Japanese tuner ESB builds Land Rover Defender clone with Toyota ProBox

Updated Jan 03, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The modified version gave life to the Toyota station wagon.

Japanese car tuner ESB is looking to wow spectators at the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon with the TFender.

Toyota TFender front view

Toyota TFender [Photo: ESB]

The Toyota TFender is a modified version of the ProBox by ESB designed to look like the Land Rover Defender. From looking like an entry-level station wagon to a rugged off-roader, the TFender sports a flair that aims to attract buyers at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon.

At the front, the unmistakable Defender fascia is built on the TFender with the addition of a new front bumper and headlights. Like the Defender, the Toyota station wagon features a “TFENDER” lettering on the hood.

Once we turn to the sides, we start to see the TFender’s station wagon nature. To make it more like an off-roader, the TFender comes with a suspension lift that increases the ground clearance by 30 or 40 mm. A set of aftermarket white wheels wrapped in off-road tires is also part of the side profile.

Toyota TFender rear view

A Land Rover Defender-inspired Toyota ProBox [Photo: ESB]

Moreover, the rear end received some revision. Inspired by the Defender, the new taillights paired with a more rugged-looking rear bumper give the TFender its off-roader appearance. It also houses the Toyota logo, along with the TFender badge on the lower left part.

The Toyota TFender will be made exclusively in the Japanese market. Reservations will start at the opening of the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon on January 13. But in case you’re still interested to find out the cost of building one, here is the list of prices of the TFender modification kits in Japan:

  • Front bumper – 90,000 Yen (around Php 38,600)
  • Rear bumper – 60,000 Yen (Php 25,750)
  • Headlight cover – 25,000 Yen (Php 10,700)
  • Tail light cover – 25,000 Yen (Php 10,700)
  • Seat covers (available in the hybrids) – 50,000 Yen (Php 21,500)
  • Armrest – 21,000 Yen per side (Php 9,013)
  • 30 mm lift-up kit (available in 2WD gasoline) – 50,000 Yen (Php 21,500)
  • 40 mm lift-up kit (available in all ProBox 160 Series variants) – 55,000 Yen (Php 23,600)

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Know more about Toyota


For the local market, Toyota Philippines offers 22 car models. The most affordable of these is the Toyota Wigo hatchback. Toyota also has three sedan models namely the Vios, the Corolla Altis, and the Camry. It then has one entry to the pickup truck segment, the Hilux. For coupes, Toyota Philippines offers two models: the GT 86 and the Supra. The Toyota local SUV segment has four models. These include the Fortuner, Land Cruiser, and Land Cruiser Prado. The Toyota MPV segment for the Philippines has three models: the Avanza, Rush, and the Innova. Then there are two Toyota vans in the Philippine market: the Hiace and the Hiace Super Grandia. For hatchbacks, there's the Wigo, the GR Yaris, Prius, and the Yaris, while the minivan segment then has the Alphard. And lastly, the crossovers sold by Toyota include the Corolla Cross, and the RAV4.

Here at Philkotse.com, we provide the complete Toyota Philippines Price list for 2023, which we update on a monthly basis. Besides that, we also list the latest and hottest car promos ranging from low monthly amortizations, cash discounts, and low downpayments. 

For more information about the Toyota Philippines price list for 2023, as well other details regarding the brand, continue below.

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined Philkotse.com as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.

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