Build knowledge, gain experience and sharpen your skills with the ultimate adventure-travel resource. Dig deeper into the details of your dream car, hear stories of the best road trips, and read more on the cars that shaped our world. According to Toyota, the HiLux name is a combination of ‘high’ and ‘luxury’ – although those signing up for the fifth-generation model in 1988 might have disagreed. While it would, over time and a number of subsequent models, evolve into a multi-use vehicle, it was still very much a working-class hero 30 years ago. Australians still preferred locally produced Holden and Falcon utes, but the HiLux was gaining ground with anyone wanting a no-nonsense go-anywhere workhorse with a useful payload. Although it was still primarily aimed at tradesmen, farmers, miners, and anyone else who wanted a work vehicle, the fifth-generation HiLux that arrived in 1988 was showing signs of a shift towards a multi-use ute that extended beyond the weekday worker. There were a raft of models and configurations to choose from, designed to suit whatever it was you wanted to do with your HiLux. It was available as a cab-chassis, on which you could mount your ow...