Are you a massive Mercedes G-Class fan but can’t afford the exorbitant price for a G63 AMG 6x6? Or do you just love your Hilux double-cab bakkie that much that you wouldn’t part with it for anything? If you answered yes to either of these questions – and who can say they didn’t – then a Bulgarian tuner company called Vromos has created just the vehicle for you. Yup, you guessed it, it’s a six-wheeled Toyota Hilux.
The changes that have gone into the Vromos build include taking a standard D4D double-cab Hilux and lifting it up, adding a few extra metres to the frame and an extra rear axle and differential. This allows a custom-built cargo bed. Not content with just that, there’s a winch for when you get stuck, a snorkel in case you overshoot your wading potential, massively flared fenders, beefed-up skid plates and all-terrain tyres to look the part.
The outside might be all off-road business but the cabin has been given a luxurious makeover by another Bulgarian firm called Overdrive who fitted wall-to-wall leather, Alcantara and the seats from a Land Cruiser. Nice.
No technical specifications have been published yet, but we suspect that’s because the 3.0-litre D4D with four-speed automatic transmission is probably still producing standard power. For now it’s a simple a one-off with no production future, but regardless, we still think it’s a cool idea. The Toyota Hilux 6×6 should be relatively affordable by comparison.