Released date : 1979/ 3/ 7

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Grade Diesel_"Just Low" model Gasolin_"Just Low" model Long deck_"Just Low" model
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1420 1325 1390
Dimensions Length(mm) 4430 4430 4590
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1975 1980 1975
Wheelbase(mm) 2255 2255 2515
Engine Engine code L Diesel 12R 12R
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, OHC (longitudinal engine) In-line 4-cylinder, OHV (longitudinal engine) In-line 4-cylinder, OHV (longitudinal engine)
Displacement(cm3) 2188 1587 1587
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/72/4200 -/80/5200 -/80/5200
* 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 RY20, LY20, LY30, JY30, LY30ZV.
The fourth-generation Toyoace that came out in March 1979 addressed the social concerns of the time by complying with 1979 emission and noise standards and featuring enhanced safety measures, while expanding model variations to respond to the increasingly diverse customer needs. It also adopted the full cab-over-engine design to enlarge the cabin and improve the ease of boarding and exiting. The loading/unloading of cargo also became easier, while the drivability improved as well. The specifications and equipment including the seats were also upgraded, making the Toyoace as comfortable to ride as a passenger car. The lengths of the body and the deck remained virtually the same as the predecessor's, although the wheelbase was shortened by 345 mm to reduce the minimum turning radius by 0.7 meter.

In addition to the 2.5-liter diesel engine (2J) inherited from the previous model, a 2.2-liter SOHC unit (Type L) was made available, and the number of diesel engine-equipped models increased from seven to 25. Furthermore, the Toyoace offered 20 models equipped with either a 1.6-liter (2R) or a 2-liter (5R) gasoline engine, satisfying a wide variety of needs.
Plant Honsha plant, Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd.
"Toyoace" is a combination of "Toyota" and "ace."

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