The Baja Hauler is a Dakar-styled truck. It has an opening tailgate.
For the 2018 lineup, the Kmart exclusive model is in a different series, City Works while in the mainline, it is categorized as HW Metro. It was originally from the HW Hot Trucks series.
In 2019, the tooling was changed such that the tailgate can no longer be opened. Instead, the top of the container is left open.
The Baja Hauler has been released in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Cab Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Exhaust Color||Container Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|179/365||2017||HW Hot Trucks|
|White||Blue, Red & White 'Baja Hauler', Offroad Suspension' & sponsor logos on sides||Black / Metal||Grey||Light Blue||Dark Grey BLOR||DTX12||Malaysia||New Model|
Base code(s): K05
|270/365||2017||HW Hot Trucks|
|White||Black, Grey & White 'Baja Hauler', Offroad Suspension' & sponsor logos on sides||Black / Metal||Grey||Red||White BLOR||DVB68||Malaysia||New Model|
Base code(s): K16
|2017||HW Hot Trucks|
3/10 ** CARD ERROR
|Yellow||White, Red & Yellow 'Baja Hauler', Offroad Suspension' & sponsor logos on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Orange||Black||Red Chrome||FKB98||Malaysia||Kmart Excl: Nov 04, 2017|
Base code(s): K29
**Tampos are from HW Hot Trucks
|Blue||Blue "Pepop & Sons Plumbing Co" w/ piping & plumber tampos on sides||Black / Metal||Grey||Lime Green||Grey rim||FJW81||Malaysia||Base code(s): L09|
|Red||Red "Pepop & Sons Plumbing Co" w/ piping & plumber tampos on sides||Black / Metal||Blue||Grey||White rim|
|FJY67||Malaysia||Base code(s): L25, L27|
|228/250||2019||HW Art Cars|
|Orange||Paint splashes, HW logo on container, "T" on top of cab||Unpainted|
|Grey||Black||Chrome Red rim BLOR (front) / Red & Black BLOR (rear)||FYC22||Malaysia||Updated tooling
Base code(s): M19, M20
From the back of the 2017 card:
Birthplace: El Segundo
Designer: Hot Wheels®
Specialty: The rugged desert terrain and blistering heat are no obstacle for the Baja Hauler™. Its powerful V10, twin-turbo engine and outrageous suspension can haul massive amounts of cargo in record time.