Released date : 1993/ 1/19

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Grade Super lounge Deluxe EX
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 3610 3110 3280
Dimensions Length(mm) 6990 6990 6255
Width(mm) 2025 2025 2025
Height(mm) 2750 2580 2580
Wheelbase(mm) 3935 3935 3200
Engine Engine code 1HD-T 1HZ 1HZ
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 6-cylinder Water-cooled, in-line 6-cylinder Water-cooled, in-line 6-cylinder
Displacement(cm3) 4163 4163 4163
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/170/3600 -/140/4000 -/140/4000
* 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 HDB51(4200), HDB50(4200), HZB50(4200), HZB41(4200), HZB40(4200), HZB56V(4200), BB40(3400), BB46V(3400).
The third-generation Coaster was placed on the market in January 1993, aiming to lead the next generation of small buses and featuring aerodynamic styling with large glass windows. Its model lineup was basically the same as that of its predecessor's.

The three available engines were all diesel-powered, including a 4.2-liter 170 hp turbocharged unit (1HD-T), a 4.2-liter 140 hp unit (1HZ), and a 3.4-liter 98 hp unit (3B). The vehicle enhanced ride comfort and drivability, while adding safety devices including the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and eliminating the use of asbestos to ensure environmental safety. The engine was moved further forward to the front end, flattening the floor under the second-row seats and improving the view from the third row and further back. Furthermore, the vehicle incorporated extensive measures to reduce noise and vibrations, achieving the highest level of cabin quietness in its class.

In November 1995, a full-time 4-wheel-drive model was introduced, with a high-roofed long body, a 4.1-liter diesel engine (15B-F), and an ECT system for transmission. A hybrid EV model was added in August 1997, adopting the series hybrid design which used a 1.5-liter gasoline engine solely to supply electricity to the main electric motor, with substantially reduced CO2 emissions and vibrations.
Plant Honsha plant, Yoshiwara plant(Toyota Auto Body co.,Ltd.) [from Jan. 2005]
A "coaster" is a ship that is used to carry cargo along the coast from port to port.

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