HiLux likes it hot

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IN a pub­lic re­la­tions coup with all the drama and ex­cite­ment of Hollywood, Toy­ota has snared an­other first for its go-any­where HiLux.

Two HiLuxes were used to trans­port sci­en­tists on to Ice­land’s now vi­o­lently un­sta­ble Ey­jafal­la­jokull vol­cano just hours be­fore it erupted and brought chaos to the skies across Europe.

The four-wheel-drives were used to trans­port mon­i­tor­ing gear to the sum­mit of what once was a very dor­mant moun­tain.

The sub­se­quent erup­tion has sent plumes of ash and rock more than 13,000m into the air.

The le­gendary red pickup that the Top Gear tele­vi­sion show used to drive across the Arc­tic to the mag­netic North Pole was one of the cars used.

The ve­hi­cles were pre­pared by spe­cial­ist ex­treme off-roader com­pany Arc­tic Trucks, who also pre­pared the Top Gear ve­hi­cles.

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