Masterace Surf

Released date : 1982/11/ 8

body type

Station Wagon


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Grade Grand Saloon_High-roof_Twin Moon Roof Touring Saloon_High-roof_Twin Moon Roof Super Touring_High-roof
Model type
Model type E-YR20G-POZ(W) E-YR20G-PXZ(W) E-YR20G-PEZ(M)
Curb mass(kg) 1365 1340 1270
Dimensions Length(mm) 4455 4455 4455
Width(mm) 1670 1670 1670
Height(mm) 1955 1940 1940
Wheelbase(mm) 2235 2235 2235
Engine Engine code 2Y 2Y 2Y
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 1812 1812 1812
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/95/5200 -/95/5200 -/95/5200
* 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 YR20G(1800).
The Masterace Surf was released in November 1982 as a new line of 1-box wagon. It was a sister vehicle of the Townace that was remodeled at the same time in response to the rising demand for 1-box wagons, although the Masterace Surf was targeted at customers who wanted greater luxury and a personal touch in a wagon. The Masterace Surf line consisted solely of wagon models registered as passenger cars, and no commercial-use vans were included.

Neither the Masterace Surf nor the Townace wagon came in a standard roofed body offered by the Townace van, but was only available in a medium- or high-roofed body. A twin moonroof model was also made available. Features of the Masterace Surf's exterior design that differed from those of the Townace included the SAE-compliant rectangular four headlamps and large polyurethane bumpers.

The Masterace Surf was mechanically the same as the Townace. It carried a 1.8-liter carburetor engine (2Y-U) that was developed for new generation of commercial-use vehicles, coupled with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission in a rear-wheel-drive configuration. The front suspension was of a double wishbone and torsion bar spring design, and the rear suspension adopted a 4-link coil spring system with a lateral rod for the first time among Japanese cab-over-engine type wagons. A 2-liter EFI engine (3Y-EU) was made available in February 1984, followed by 4-wheel-drive and turbo diesel models in August 1985. The TEMS (Toyota Electronically Modulated Suspension) became available in August 1988.

Production of the Masterace Surf was discontinued in January 1992.
Plant Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd.
"Masterace" is a combination of "master" and "ace," signifying a vehicle that leads a group and excels at what it does. "Surf" means large waves which symbolize the expansiveness of the vehicle's utility.

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