Hilux Surf

Released date : 2002/11/15

body type

Sports Utility Vehicle


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Grade V6 3400_SSR-G_4WD 2700 Gasolin_SSR-G_4WD V6 3400 Gasolin_SSR-X_2WD
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1880 1860 1740
Dimensions Length(mm) 4770 4770 4770
Width(mm) 1875 1875 1875
Height(mm) 1790 1790 1790
Wheelbase(mm) 2790 2790 2790
Engine Engine code 5VZ-FE 3RZ-FE 5VZ-FE
Engine type Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 3378 2693 3378
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. 136/185/4800 110/150/4800 136/185/4800
* 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 VZN215(3400), VZN210(3400), RZN215(2700), RZN210(2700), KDN215(3000).
The fourth-generation Hilux Surf came out in November 2002. It shared principal components with the Land Cruiser Prado, slightly enlarging the body dimensions and cabin space over the previous model. The trapezoidal front grille and the broad-based C-pillars gave unique features to the Hilux Surf, emphasizing its vigorous and sporty styling. The vehicle was designed and produced jointly by Hino Motors, Ltd. and Toyota, and was assembled by Hino. A front-engine, rear-wheel-drive model and a part-time 4-wheel-drive model with a sub transmission were available. The latter adopted the torque-sensing limited slip differential (Torsen LSD) to improve performance on a slippery road surface.

The engine lineup included 2.7-liter 4-cylinder (3RZ-FE) and 3.4-liter V6 (5VZ-FE) gasoline-powered units and a 3-liter 4-cylinder direct injection turbo diesel unit (1KD-FTV). The 2.7-liter unit was replaced with the 2TR-FE in 2004, and the 3.4-liter gasoline-powered engine was replaced with a 4-liter V6 unit (1GR-FE) in July 2005, while diesel models for the domestic market were discontinued. The transmission for the 4-liter model was a 5-speed automatic, while all other models came with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Production of the Hilux Surf was discontinued in August 2009, making the Land Cruiser Prado the only SUV in this segment by Toyota.
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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