Why does ISIS have so many Toyota Hilux utes?

The US Government is investigating why ISIS has so many Toyota vehicles, which have been seen in several propaganda videos during the terrorist groups ongoing war in Syria and Iraq.

The inquiry into how international supply chains and capital flow into the Middle East by the US Treasury has now forced the Japanese manufacturer to release a statement.

Toyota is "committed to complying fully with the laws and regulations of each country or region where we operate and require our dealers and distributors to do the same.

"We are supporting the US Treasury Department's broader inquiry into international supply chains and the flow of capital and goods in the Middle East," Toyota spokesperson Ed Lewis told CNN.

The prime minister speaks to media during his top secret mission to Taji Military Base in Iraq. Source: 1 NEWS

However, Mr Lewis said its impossible for any automaker to completely control the supply of its vehicles due to theft or being resold by independent third parties.

Many of the vehicles used by ISIS are converted into armoured vehicles, with heavy machine guns mounted to the cargo tray in the rear.

"Toyota has a strict policy to not sell vehicles to potential purchasers who may use or modify them for paramilitary or terrorist activities, and we have procedures and contractual commitments in place to help prevent our products from being diverted for unauthorised military use," Mr Lewis said.

The Treasury Department has not commented about which companies it's seeking information from as it works to better understand ISIS financing.