Hilux Surf

Released date : 1995/12/ 1

body type

Sports Utility Vehicle


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Grade V6 3400_SSR-G_Wide-body 2700_SSR-X_Wide body 2700_SSR-X_Standard body
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1770 1650 1640
Dimensions Length(mm) 4850 4540 4540
Width(mm) 1800 1800 1690
Height(mm) 1805 1765 1750
Wheelbase(mm) 2675 2675 2675
Engine Engine code 5VZ-FE 3RZ-FE 3RZ-FE
Engine type Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 3378 2693 2693
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/185/4800 -/150/4800 -/150/4800
* 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 VZN185W(3400), KZN185W(3000), KZN185G(3000), RZN185W(2700).
The third-generation Hilux Surf was released in December 1995, renewing the entire chassis including the frame and enlarging the wheelbase and treads to further improve the stability and ride comfort. The 4-door body with a top-hinged tailgate became the only available body styling, although a standard version that fitted into the "5 number" category and a wide body version with overfenders were offered.

The power units included a 3.4-liter V6 DOHC gasoline engine producing 185 PS (5VZ-FE), a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder DOHC gasoline engine with 150 PS (3RZ-FE), and a 3-liter 4-cylinder SOHC turbo diesel engine with 130 PS (1KZ-TE). The transmission was either an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual. The standard drivetrain configuration was part-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD), although the principal model grades also offered a 4-mode part-time 4WD system that included a full-time 4WD mode. The double wishbone front suspension was retained, although the torsion bar springs were replaced with coil springs. The ball and nut steering mechanism was replaced with rack and pinion steering. The turbo diesel engine was replaced with an intercooled version producing 140 PS in May 1996, which was switched to a common rail direct injection turbo diesel unit with 170 PS (1KD-FTV) in July 2000. In answer to the demand for an affordable SUV without 4WD, the Sports Runner model was added to the lineup in August 1998, featuring a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and the vehicle height that was 65 mm lower than that of the 4WD model.
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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