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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Alonso’s journey to Dakar

Often regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport, two-time World Formula One Champion Fernando Alonso is taking on his toughest challenge yet. Follow his journey—from the smooth track of Le Mans to the sand dunes of Dakar.
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    First place at Le Mans
    Fernando Alonso was part of a brilliant Toyota team performance in the world’s most famous endurance car race and the trio are crowned kings of Le Mans behind the wheel of Toyota’s TSO50 Hybrid.
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    Toyota Gazoo Racing announces 2020 Dakar Rally dream team
    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing today announced an all-star line-up for the Dakar Rally scheduled to take place for the first time in Saudi Arabia in January 2020. The team features four crews consisting of Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel; Giniel de Villiers and navigator Alex Haro; Bernhard Ten Brinke and navigator Tom Colsoul; and Fernando Alonso and navigator Marc Coma.
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    Spanish duo amp up for Dakar
    Fernando Alonso and Marc Coma are making their final preparations for the upcoming 2020 Dakar Rally with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing with their entry in the 2019 Al Ula-Neom Cross-Country Rally in Saudi Arabia on November 5-9.
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    Alonso clinches first-ever rally-raid podium
    In just their third rally-raid competition together, Fernando and navigator, Marc Coma, take home the third-place trophy for the first time since the Spanish duo started their preparations towards the 2020 Dakar Rally.

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
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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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