A Cornish business that has bought no less than 200 Hilux pick-ups has been rewarded for its loyalty - with a miniature bespoke pick-up.

To thank WH Bond for its 28 years of loyalty, Toyota surprised the company with a radio-controlled model version of Hilux, complete with company livery.

The family business established in 1957 is based near Saltash in Cornwall.

It uses Hilux to support its different commercial areas which include an award-winning timber merchant, bespoke civil engineering division, sales of plant and agricultural equipment including classic tractors and farming nearly 2,000 acres.

Nicole Harding, sales representative of WH Bond, said: “This is a wonderful and thoughtful gift. The WH Bond livery features all the different areas of our business. Toyota is a valued supplier and we have a great relationship with its fleet team and our local centre, Snows Toyota, in Plymouth. We look forward to receiving many more life-size Hilux in the future.”

The radio-controlled Tamiya Hilux is also a seriously capable off-roader on a small scale, featuring a ladder frame, live axle suspension with metal housing, leaf springs and oil dampers.

A front metal under-guard helps the model tackle tough conditions. It has an electric motor linked to a three-speed gearbox, delivering power to all four wheels.

The road-going Toyota Hilux has just won the International Pick-up Award for 2022/2023.