Released date : 2008/ 2/25

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Grade GL Deluxe
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1230 1220
Dimensions Length(mm) 4045 4045
Width(mm) 1665 1665
Height(mm) 1900 1900
Wheelbase(mm) 2650 2650
Engine Engine code 3SZ-VE 3SZ-VE
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder
Displacement(cm3) 1495 1495
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. 71/97/6000 71/97/6000
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are S402M.
The fourth-generation Liteace that came out in February 2008 was jointly conceived by Toyota and Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., with the latter undertaking design and production. The vehicle was manufactured by PT Astra Daihatsu Motor in Indonesia.

The changeover in 2008 completely revamped both truck and van models under the same basic design. The semi-cab-over-engine body housed the engine underneath the front seats. The square, short-nose styling had practical advantages in terms of improved payload capacity, loading/unloading efficiency, ease of entry/exit, and visibility. The van offered only a standard roof, and the truck came with a high deck. The 2,650 mm wheelbase was the same for both models, although the body length was 4,045 mm for the van and 4,275 mm for the truck, the latter being longer by 230 mm.

Although the engine displacement decreased from previous generation's 1.8-liter to 1.5-liter (3SZ-VE), the performance actually improved. The transmission was either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic, with a rear-wheel-drive or a full-time 4-wheel-drive drivetrain configuration (the latter was added in July 2010).

Daihatsu started marketing the Liteace under the Gran Max name in November 2007 in overseas markets, mainly in Southeast Asia. The Daihatsu brand model was not for sale in Japan.
Plant Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd.
A combination of "town" and "ace."

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