Released date : 1983/11/ 4

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Grade Short body_Standard Long body_Deluxe Full open deck_Deluxe
Model type
Model type L-RN35-JRS L-RN45-JDS L-YN56-JDB
Curb mass(kg) 1065 1095 1140
Dimensions Length(mm) 4300 4690 4690
Width(mm) 1610 1610 1620
Height(mm) 1565 1560 1545
Wheelbase(mm) 2585 2800 2850
Engine Engine code 12R-J 12R-J 2Y-J
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 1587 1587 1812
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/80/5200 -/80/5200 -/95/5200
* 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 RN35, RN45, LN40, YN56, LN55, LN56.
The fourth-generation Hilux was released in November 1983. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) models included the Comfortable series and the Popular series; the former was the fourth-generation model with renewed interior and exterior design, while the latter was the third-generation model that remained in production. All 4-wheel-drive (4WD) models came with a new body. The external appearance of the fourth-generation models were characterized by their blister fenders in the front and rear.

The engine lineup for RWD models included 1.6- and 1.8-liter gasoline engines (12R-J, 2Y) and 2.2- and 2.4-liter diesel units (L, 2L), and that for 4WD models included a 2-liter gasoline unit (3Y-J) and a 2.4-liter diesel (2L). Single- and double-cab versions were also available, and the total number of model variations increased from 17 to 20. A high-floor bed model with bottom-hinged gates on three sides also joined the lineup at this model generation.

In May 1984, Toyota's first sport utility vehicle Hilux Surf (known as the 4Runner in overseas markets) was released, which was a station wagon based on the fourth-generation Hilux 4WD.
Plant Tahara plant, Hamura plant(Hino Motors, Ltd.)
"Hilux" is a combination of "high" and "luxury."

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