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Published on December 21st, 2011 | by Seán Ward

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6th Generation Toyota Hilux Wins 4X4 Pick-Up of the Year

The latest generation Toyota Hilux pick-up has won ‘4X4 Pick-Up of the Year’ in the Total 4X4 Awards 2011.

Apart from its obvious rugged look and quite extreme capabilities, it was helped along to the title because it became the first car in history to be driven to both the magnetic North and South poles.

Alan Kidd, Editor of Total 4×4 magazine said, “Hilux has always stood out in what is a very fiercely fought category. It’s incredibly capable in every area and comes at a very appealing price.

“The updates Toyota has made to it are subtle, but they’re enough to nudge it back in front of the pack. In particular, its interior is much more modern and, without sacrificing anything in the way of refinement, the vehicle is tougher than ever. There’s a lot of talent in the pick-up market, but once again Hilux is the one to beat.”

The 2011 Subaru Forester has also been named ‘Junior Crossover of the Year’.

“Typically of Subaru, the Forester does very good things without making a fuss of it. The combination it offers of quality, value, practical usability and driving talent makes it very hard indeed to beat,” said the panel of judges.

“The Forester has always been a star in its own corner of the market, and heavily revised petrol and diesel engines means it now shines brighter than ever.”

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