Released date : 1972/ 5/ 8

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Grade Deluxe Long body_Deluxe Highway
Model type
Model type RN20-JD RN25-JD RN22-JD
Curb mass(kg) 1090 1115 1110
Dimensions Length(mm) 4275 4680 4275
Width(mm) 1580 1580 1580
Height(mm) 1580 1585 1590
Wheelbase(mm) 2580 2795 2580
Engine Engine code 12R 12R 18R
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, OHV In-line 4-cylinder, OHV In-line 4-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 1587 1587 1968
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/83/5400 -/83/5400 -/105/5500
* 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 RN20, RN25, RN22.
The second-generation Hilux was placed on the market in May 1972. Both the long and short wheelbase versions succeeded the predecessors' mechanical components, although they extended the wheelbase by 10 mm and 45 mm, respectively. The length of the deck and the maximum payload capacity remained unchanged.

In addition to the standard model equipped with the existing 1.6-liter engine, the Highway model fitted with a 2.0-liter 105 hp engine (18R) was introduced for smoother driving on expressways. The standard model came with a 4-speed manual transmission with a column or floor shifter, while the Highway model featured the first 3-speed automatic floor shifter for the Hilux. The floor shifter models featured separate front seats and had a passenger capacity of two. In answer to the increasingly stringent safety requirements, tandem master cylinder brakes with a master vac (i.e., vacuum brake booster) was standard-equipped, and load-sensing brake proportioning valves were also adopted. In October 1975, the engine lineup was consolidated to a 1.6-liter 80 hp unit (12R-J) in order to meet the 1975 emission standards.
Plant Tahara plant, Hamura plant(Hino Motors, Ltd.)
"Hilux" is a combination of "high" and "luxury."

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