Toyota Hilux platform

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A Toyota light truck based on the Hilux platform, seen here in the Faroe Islands carrying two Sheep.

The Hilux Automobile platform is Toyota Motor Corporation's global small Truck platform. The platform has been used to support the Hilux light pickup truck, Hilux Surf SUV, Hiace Mini van, Land Cruiser Prado, and versions modified and renamed for the North America market: Toyota Tacoma (known earlier simply as the Toyota pickup), the Toyota 4Runner, the Toyota FJ Cruiser, and the Lexus GX 470.

This platform has gone through seven distinct generations, although some of the later derivative vehicles (specifically, the Hilux Surf/4Runner) have gone though fewer. In general, the platform and the pickup truck based on it are considered to be of the same vintage; for example, a 3rd generation Hilux is based on the 3rd generation Hilux platform.

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