If only the Toyota HiLux was available in the states. Maybe someday. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the dreamy HiLux Tonka Concept. Like the ultimate life-size toy truck, this fully-functional overbuilt beast is a lifted, loaded Tonka-truck inspired mix between a rock crawler and a desert racer and if you’re lucky enough to be in Australia this spring, you can see it drive live at events across the country.
Gateway Bronco call themselves “Barn-Find Specialists” and once found, their vintage Ford Bronco’s are transformed into new modern classics: frame-off restorations updated with modern performance technologies, 4-wheel disc brakes, a new Ford Coyote 302 engine, & new leather interiors. What they don’t mess with: the paint. That 40 years of patina stays.
A true off-road racer with looks inspired by the Ford Raptor, the Class 6100 Trophy Truck Spec from Jimco is made to excel in extreme conditions like the Baja 1000 and Paris-Dakar—brutal long-distance races that push every part to the limit. Powered by a 6.2-liter Chevy LS3 V8, it rides on 39-inch race tires with 26” of suspension travel up front & 32 in the rear.
If you dream of jungle river crossings in Nicaragua, off-roading the Yukon, or just want to be the raddest dad at school drop-off, this hyper-custom battle wagon is what you need. Based on the new GXL Toyota Landcruiser dual cab, it is fitted with an extended chassis and kitted with the best & baddest off-road equipment to handle any situation. Winch, snorkel, water & power supply, absolutely everything & then some.
For 2017, Dodge is rolling out a new variant of the Challenger. The new GT model will be the first 2-door American muscle car offered with all-wheel-drive. So instead of parking it in storage when the snow starts to fly, you can just swap tires to the snow sneakers and keep cruising. The GT also offers heated leather seats for those cold winter mornings.
The High Desert special edition package for Chevy’s Silverado 1500 offers a trunk-like storage system in the bed with compartments you can move & configure to suit your needs. A hard tonneau cover is also integrated into the design as well as sail-shaped panels and roll bar-like trim behind the cab; recalling the now discontinued Avalanche.
Everyone can agree that the Defender is one of the best-looking 4X4s ever made. Regarding mechanics & performance—that’s another story. But ICON fixed it, re-fitting this classic with an all-new 6.2-liter GM Erod V8 & a ¾-ton GM automatic transmission. In the overhaul process they updated & upgraded the grill, interior, and loads of other details.
Land Rover’s ultra-limited Reborn initiative offers 25 prospective customers the opportunity to purchase an original & highly collectible Land Rover Series I directly from Land Rover Classic. These vehicles have been painstakingly restored to original 1948 factory specs by the company’s in-house experts using meticulously sourced classic parts.
As evidenced by these hyper-realistic photo-composite renderings, the classic Ford Bronco could make a return, some believe it could come as soon as 2020. Blending images of the 1st generation 1966 Bronco with images of Ford’s 2004 concept, the team at bronco6g.com have created a very viable looking 6th generation Bronco. Let’s hope it happens.
Turning the F-150 Raptor into even more of a beast was no small feat but that’s what Ford has done for 2017. The new model got a military-grade all aluminum body to shed 500-pounds and it sits on a high strength boxed steel frame. Higher ground clearance, a new 4WD system, 3-inch Fox Racing Shox & a 24-valve, 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine make this big bird badder than ever.