Released date : 1982/11/ 8

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Grade 1800 diesel_Deluxe 1600 Gasolin_Deluxe 1300 Gasolin_Deluxe
Model type
Model type N-CR26V-MD L-YR26V-JD L-KR26V-JD
Curb mass(kg) 1140 1095 1020
Dimensions Length(mm) 4240 4240 4240
Width(mm) 1670 1670 1670
Height(mm) 1790 1790 1790
Wheelbase(mm) 2230 2230 2230
Engine Engine code 1C 1Y 4K
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 1839 1626 1290
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/63/4500 -/84/5000 -/69/5200
* 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 KR26V, YR26V, CR26V.
The second-generation Townace wagon was released in November 1982, and the Masterace Surf was also introduced as a sister model in response to brisk demand for 1-box wagons. A medium roof (slightly higher than that of the Townace Van) was standard for the wagon, and a higher roof version was also made available. Both body types offered an optional twin moonroof.

Initially, the only available engine was a 4-cylinder, 1,800 cc unit with 95 PS dubbed LASRE 2Y. A choice between a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive (the first for this type of vehicle) was offered. The leaf spring rear suspension was replaced with a 4-link coil rigid suspension with a lateral rod. A wide range of accessories were available, including a refrigerator/warmer with ice maker, a 7-speaker audio system, and a color TV. A diesel model with a 1,974 cc 72 PS power plant was added in April 1983, and a sporty model with a 2,000 cc 115 PS EFI engine was added in May 1984. A new turbo diesel model (1,974 cc 88 PS) was introduced in August 1984, followed by part-time 4-wheel-drive models (with a 2,000 cc 97 PS gasoline engine or an 82 PS turbo diesel engine) with a sub transmission in November 1985 and a skylight roof model in August 1985, further increasing model variations. An electronically controlled suspension (TEMS) was adopted in September 1987.

In a minor model change in January 1992, the Liteace line became a derivative of the Townace line, sharing the latter's body.
Plant DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD., Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd.
A combination of "town" and "ace."

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