Hilux Surf

Released date : 1989/ 5/ 8

body type

Sports Utility Vehicle


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Grade 4door SSR_Surf wagon 4door SSR_Surf Wagon 2door SSR_Surf Wagon
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1730 1620 1710
Dimensions Length(mm) 4470 4470 4470
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1745 1745 1745
Wheelbase(mm) 2625 2625 2625
Engine Engine code 2L-T 3Y-E 2L-T
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC, turbo-charged Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC, turbo-charged
Displacement(cm3) 2446 1998 2446
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/94/4000 -/97/4800 -/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 LN130G(2400), YN130G(2000), LN131V(2800).
The second-generation Hilux Surf was released in May 1989. As the changes in the North American import tariffs eliminated the advantage of 2-door models, the second-generation Surf added a more practical 4-door version. Although the Hilux pickup truck remained to be used as the base model, the second-generation model came with a regular steel wagon body instead of just mounting a fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) canopy on the bed of a pickup. As a result, its cabin became more like that of a passenger car.

The principal body type was a wagon, and the van model was available only with a 4-door body and a diesel engine. The engine lineup included a 2-liter gasoline unit, a 2.4-liter turbo diesel unit, and a 2.8-liter diesel unit (dedicated for the van). The transmission was either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. The rear suspension continued to use a rigid axle design, although the leaf springs were replaced with a 4-link coil spring system to improve stability and ride comfort.

Standard-equipped on all models was the automatic disconnecting differential (ADD), which could automatically switch between 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive. A 3-liter V6 gasoline engine was made available in August 1990, followed by a 3-liter turbo diesel engine in August 1993.
Plant Tahara plant, Hamura plant(Hino Motors, Ltd.)
"Hilux" is a combination of "high" and "luxury." "Surf" means large waves which symbolize the expansiveness of the vehicle's utility.

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