TG drives the VW Amarok in Africa
Another epic Top Gear magazine feature from the archives: the only thing between us and certain death is a VW...
Posted: 17 Oct 2013
That's why Africa is Toyota country. Since the Sixties, the continent has been dominated by, first, the FJ - Japan's bare-bones answer to the Series 1 Land Rover, as driven by Hammond in Bolivia - and latterly the Hilux. Why? Because they simply refuse to break. All those tests that inspired Top Gear to declare the Hilux the Most Indestructible Car in the History of Ever - the fact it'll keep going whether drowned, burned or crushed under hundreds of tonnes of rubble - are exactly why Africa loves it so, why 40-year-old examples are still creaking round the deserts, savannahs and jungles after a lifetime's abuse.