Released date : 1984/ 5/ 7

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Sports Utility Vehicle


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Grade Van-type_DX Van-type_LX Soft Type_Deluxe
Model type
Model type N-LD20V-MD N-LD20V-MN N-LD20-MD
Curb mass(kg) 1350 1400 1340
Dimensions Length(mm) 3655 3655 3655
Width(mm) 1580 1580 1580
Height(mm) 1840 1840 1830
Wheelbase(mm) 2205 2205 2205
Engine Engine code 2L 2L 2L
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 2446 2446 2446
Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm -/83/4000 -/83/4000 -/83/4000
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are LD20V(2500), LD20(2500).
The second-generation Blizzard went on sale in May 1984. As with the previous model, the vehicle was supplied by Daihatsu under an OEM arrangement. Being based on the new Daihatsu Rugger, however, the Blizzard's body dimensions became significantly larger. The rugged look of the first-generation model was replaced with a more urban and stylish one. The Blizzard came in standard-wheelbase soft-top and van versions, but did not include the long-wheelbase resin-top model available with the Rugger.

In September 1985, a station wagon model (registered as a passenger car) joined the lineup. The wagon came equipped with reclining rear seats with headrests accommodating three passengers, which were located far in the back to give more room and ride comfort. Its interior and exterior equipment was upgraded to the level of a passenger car, and softer rear springs were adopted. The second-generation Blizzard initially came with a 2.4-liter diesel engine producing 83 PS, and a 2.4-liter 96 PS turbo diesel (2L-T) also became available in September 1985. As with the first-generation model, its drivetrain configuration was part-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD) with a 5-speed manual transmission with a 2-speed transfer case. It also came standard-equipped with 3-stage adjustable shock absorbers, freewheel hubs, and a steering dumper, and offered a limited slip differential (LSD) and a mechanical winch as options. The one-touch 2WD-4WD selector was adopted in August 1986. In a minor model change in September 1987, two rectangular headlamps, larger bumpers, and a grille guard were adopted.

Production of the Blizzard was discontinued in April 1990.
The meaning is the same as in English.

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