Released date : 1989/ 8/24

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Grade 2400EFI_Super Custom Limited 2000EFI_Super Custom Limited 2400 Diesel_Turbo_Super Custom Limited
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1810 1810 1900
Dimensions Length(mm) 4615 4615 4615
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1980 1980 1980
Wheelbase(mm) 2330 2330 2330
Engine Engine code 2RZ-E 1RZ-E 2L-T
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC, turbo-charged
Displacement(cm3) 2438 1998 2446
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/120/4800 -/110/5200 -/94/4000
* 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 RZH101G, RZH100G, RZH110G, LH100G, LH110G, LH107G.
The fourth-generation Hiace was released in August 1989. A major change in the mechanical components was that of the engine lineup, which included newly developed gasoline engines (2-liter 1RZ-E and 1RZ units and a 2.4-liter 2RZ-E unit), and a 2.8-liter diesel engine (3L) that was fitted to all 4-wheel-drive (4WD) models. In answer to rising demand for high-grade 1-box multi-purpose vehicles, the Hiace featured luxurious internal and external equipment and design. As a result, the Hiace wagon solidified its position as a luxurious 1-box multi-purpose vehicle, while the Hiace van incorporated further improvements to become a more user-friendly commercial-use vehicle.

The Hiace had also been used as a base platform for ambulances due to its suitable size and high reliability. In May 1992, the Toyota Himedic was introduced as a high-grade ambulance built on the Hiace platform and equipped with the V8 engine developed for the Celsior. In August 1993, the 4WD models changed the drivetrain configuration from a part-time system using a transfer case to a full-time system without a center diff lock and a sub transmission.
Plant Honsha plant, Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd., GIFU AUTO BODY INDUSTRY Co., Ltd. [from July 1999]
"Hiace" combines "high" and "ace," signifying a vehicle that surpasses its predecessor, the Toyoace.

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