Released date : 1996/10/23

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Grade 2WD_Royal Lounge 2WD_Field Tourer 2WD_Super Extra
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1440 1430 1470
Dimensions Length(mm) 4435 4595 4435
Width(mm) 1695 1695 1695
Height(mm) 1935 1905 1935
Wheelbase(mm) 2715 2715 2715
Engine Engine code 3S-FE 3S-FE 3S-FE
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1998 1998 1998
Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm -/130/5600 -/130/5600 -/130/5600
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are SR40G, CR40G, SR50G, CR50G.
Introduced in October 1996, the Liteace Noah and the Townace Noah succeeded the Liteace and Townace lines. The body configuration was switched from cab-over to semi-cab-over with the engine moved forward. Although the Liteace Noah and the Townace Noah are basically the same models, they were marketed through different channels, and were differentiated by their front exterior designs.

The body dimensions were kept within the limits of the "5 number" category, and two roof heights (standard and high roof) were made available. With the capacity of either 6, 7, or 8 passengers, the 3-row seats on the flat floor gave walk-through access between the rows. The engine, placed lengthwise on the front end, drove the rear wheels. Starting with this model generation, the part-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD) version was replaced with a full-time 4WD version. Either a 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve 2,000 cc 130 PS gasoline engine or a 4-cylinder SOHC 2,200 cc turbo diesel unit with 91 PS could be chosen, and the gearbox was either a 5-speed manual transmission with a floor shifter or a 4-speed automatic with a column shifter. It should be noted that the competitor Nissan Vanette Serena had switched to a semi-cab-over design five years earlier in 1991, and adopted the front-engine, front-wheel-drive (FF) layout in June 1996. Similarly, Honda had introduced the FF-based Stepwgn one month ahead of Nissan. There was thus a clear shift in this class of 1-box wagons at the time toward semi-cab-over and FF layouts.
Plant DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. [to Dec. 2001], Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd. [from Jan. 2002]
A combination of "town" and "ace."

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