Hilux Support The South Pole Race

Toyota Hilux dukung South Pole RaceToyota Hilux again showed his toughness in the two event adventure at the end of the world. The first is the Dakar Rally in early January. In this toughest rally Toyota Hilux showed toughness throughout the race, especially when crossing the Atacama desert where temperatures reach 48 degrees. Other event is the South Pole Race, where the Hilux have to travel with super-cold temperatures, minus 50 degrees Celsius.

In these two races, with climate and environmental challenges that are very heavy-Hilux memegan vital role. In the Dakar Rally, Giniel de Villiers led Hilux into third place in overall standings. While the Race to the South Pole is fully supported by the Toyota Hilux that has been modified specifically to penetrate the Arctic tundra of this earth. Coincidentally, the South African team also became the third team to reach the South Pole. South Pole is marked with a silver ball.

Toyota Hilux is a product of South African Toyota Motors and Toyota are made in factories in Prospecton, Durban. From there, the pickup was taken to Iceland for a vehicle modified by the polar Arctic Truck company. One of the Hilux-blue-dikendari Emil Grímsson, Managing Editor of Arctic Trucks International. There are six modified pickup, two of them into six-wheel pickup.

In addition to the logistic support, Hilux even be the only vehicle available to carry a doctor when one of the participants experienced serious health problems, life-threatening.

Marc Woods of England collapsed after suffering a chest infection which developed into pneumonia. Men 43 years of disability should be treated the foot doctor. The only vehicle that can carry a doctor is the Toyota Hilux. He was treated in a tent for 24 hours before being flown to the Russian base at Nova to get better care. "I was treated for one week by a Russian doctor before I get flown to Cape Town in South Africa."

Toyota Hilux pickup is the first and the only one who managed to reach the North Pole (2007) and South Pole (2009).