The tougher, the better

Legendary toughness forged at the Dakar Rally

Over 40 years of Toyota at the Dakar Rally

With its extraordinarily-challenging terrain and unbelievable speeds, success at Dakar is about more than speed; quality, durability and reliability are vital. In these extremes, trust is key, and it’s Toyota’s legendary toughness that has made them the vehicle of choice for competitors. One such competitor, Nasser Al-Attiyah, proved the tenacity of the Toyota Hilux in winning the Dakar Rally outright in 2019.

Toyota at Dakar 2020

Two weeks, 12 stages and over 5,000km of extreme terrain. The caliber of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and the Hilux was once again on display, with yet another successful year at the Dakar Rally, including a second place finish for Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-pilot Matthieu Baumel, as well as four Hilux models finishing in the top 10. And the teams look to do even better next year.

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Dakar Gallery

“We will continue to make ever-better
cars by traversing the wide variety of
roads and terrains across the world.”
Akio Toyoda

Our extreme Dakar off-roaders
Toyota Hilux Dakar
Super Production Category
  • Mid-mounted V8 petrol engine
  • Independent rear suspension
  • All-wheel drive
Toyota Land Cruiser Dakar
Production Category
  • V8 diesel engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power 300hp & torque 800Nm
Meet the Dakar Team
Meet the Dakar Team
Hilux Team 1 (Nr. 300):
dakar car
Mathieu Baumel, France,
Navigator
Career Highlights:
  • Dakar Rally Winner (2015, 2019)
  • FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies Winner (2015, 2016, 2017)
Nasser Al-Attiyah, Qatar,
Driver
Career Highlights:
  • Dakar Rally Winner (2011, 2015, 2019)
  • FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies Winner (2008, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Hilux Team 2 (Nr. 307):
dakar car
Alex Haro, Spain,
Navigator
Career Highlights:
  • Dakar Rally 2nd (2019)
Giniel de Villiers, South Africa,
Driver
Career Highlights:
  • Dakar Rally Winner (2009)
  • Rally of Morocco Winner (2003, 2006, 2007, 2019)
Hilux Team 3 (Nr. 304):
dakar car
Tom Colsoul, Belgium,
Navigator
Career Highlights:
  • Dakar Rally Winner (2012)
  • FIA World Cup for Cross Country \nRallies Winner (2018)
  • Rally of Morocco Winner (2012)
Bernhard Ten Brinke, The Netherlands,
Driver
Career Highlights:
  • Rally of Morocco Winner (2011)
  • Dutch Rally Champion (2009)
Hilux Team 4 (Nr. 310):
dakar car
Marc Coma, Spain,
Navigator
Career Highlights:
  • Dakar Rally Winner (2006, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015)
  • FIM Cross Country Rallies Championship Winner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014)
Fernando Alonso, Spain,
Driver
Career Highlights:
  • Le Mans 24 Hours Winner (2018, 2019)
  • FIA World Endurance Championship Winner (2018/19)
  • Formula 1 World Champion (2005, 2006)
  • Dayton 24 Hours Winner (2019)
Land Cruiser Team 5 (Nr. 326):
dakar car
Jean-Pierre Garcin, France,
Navigator
Career Highlights:
  • Dakar Rally winner (Production cars category) 2016, 2017 and 2019
Christian Lavieille, France,
Driver
Career Highlights:
  • Dakar Rally winner (Production cars category) 2017 and 2019
Land Cruiser Team 6 (Nr. 338):
dakar car
Laurent Lichtleuchter, France,
Navigator
Career Highlights:
  • Dakar Rally winner (Production cars category) 2018
  • Silk Way Rally winner (Production cars category) 2019
Akira Miura, Japan,
Driver
Career Highlights:
  • Dakar Rally winner (Production cars category) 2018
  • Silk Way Rally winner (Production cars category) 2019



  • Hilux Team 1 (Nr. 300):
    Mathieu Baumel, France,
    Navigator
    Career Highlights:
    • Dakar Rally Winner (2015, 2019)
    • FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies Winner (2015, 2016, 2017)
    Nasser Al-Attiyah, Qatar,
    Driver
    Career Highlights:
    • Dakar Rally Winner (2011, 2015, 2019)
    • FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies Winner (2008, 2015, 2016, 2017)
    dakar car
  • Hilux Team 2 (Nr. 307):
    Alex Haro, Spain,
    Navigator
    Career Highlights:
    • Dakar Rally 2nd (2019)
    Giniel de Villiers, South Africa,
    Driver
    Career Highlights:
    • Dakar Rally Winner (2009)
    • Rally of Morocco Winner (2003, 2006, 2007, 2019)
    dakar car
  • Hilux Team 3 (Nr. 304):
    Tom Colsoul, Belgium,
    Navigator
    Career Highlights:
    • Dakar Rally Winner (2012)
    • FIA World Cup for Cross Country \nRallies Winner (2018)
    • Rally of Morocco Winner (2012)
    Bernhard Ten Brinke, The Netherlands,
    Driver
    Career Highlights:
    • Rally of Morocco Winner (2011)
    • Dutch Rally Champion (2009)
    dakar car
  • Hilux Team 4 (Nr. 310):
    Marc Coma, Spain,
    Navigator
    Career Highlights:
    • Dakar Rally Winner (2006, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015)
    • FIM Cross Country Rallies Championship Winner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014)
    Fernando Alonso, Spain,
    Driver
    Career Highlights:
    • Le Mans 24 Hours Winner (2018, 2019)
    • FIA World Endurance Championship Winner (2018/19)
    • Formula 1 World Champion (2005, 2006)
    • Dayton 24 Hours Winner (2019)
    dakar car
  • Land Cruiser Team 5 (Nr. 326):
    Jean-Pierre Garcin, France,
    Navigator
    Career Highlights:
    • Dakar Rally winner (Production cars category) 2016, 2017 and 2019
    Christian Lavieille, France,
    Driver
    Career Highlights:
    • Dakar Rally winner (Production cars category) 2017 and 2019
    dakar car
  • Land Cruiser Team 6 (Nr. 338):
    Laurent Lichtleuchter, France,
    Navigator
    Career Highlights:
    • Dakar Rally winner (Production cars category) 2018
    • Silk Way Rally winner (Production cars category) 2019
    Akira Miura, Japan,
    Driver
    Career Highlights:
    • Dakar Rally winner (Production cars category) 2018
    • Silk Way Rally winner (Production cars category) 2019
    dakar car


Trust comes as standard – also in the standard production Hilux
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    Active Traction Control
    Provides grip on the toughest terrain
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    Hill-start Assist Control
    Take on hills without ever rolling back
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    Heavy Duty Under Body
    Protect the essential parts of your Hilux
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    Rear Differential Lock
    Getting stuck is a thing of the past

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