Released date : 1982/12/ 9

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Grade Diesel_Standard Van_Deluxe Diesel_Long Van_Deluxe Gasolin_Long Van_Deluxe
Model type
Model type LH50V-QDB LH60V-QDB YH61V-JDB
Curb mass(kg) 1420 1450 1350
Dimensions Length(mm) 4425 4690 4690
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1950 1950 1950
Wheelbase(mm) 2295 2495 2495
Engine Engine code L Diesel L Diesel 3Y
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 2188 2188 1998
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/72/4200 -/72/4200 -/105/5200
* 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 LH50V, LH60V, LH70V, LH60B, LH70B, LH24, YH50V, YH61V, YH71V, YH71B, RH24.
The third-generation Hiace was released in December 1982. Only the 1-box models (wagon, van, commuter) were remodeled at the time, however, and the second-generation trucks remained in production. As the Hiace wagon was gaining a reputation as a luxury multi-purpose vehicle (called RV or recreational vehicle in Japan at the time), the wagon improved the interior spaciousness and ride comfort, offering the top-end Super Custom Sunroof/Moonroof grade and employing a 4-link coil spring rear suspension.

Newly developed 1.8-liter 2Y and 2-liter 3Y LASRE gasoline engines were introduced, as well as the Type L diesel unit (and the 2L at a later date). A 4-speed automatic transmission was also made available for gasoline-engine models to answer demand for multi-purpose vehicles. In a minor makeover in August 1985, the top-end Super Custom Limited model was added to the 7-seater wagon, and 4-wheel-drive models were made available for vans and selected wagons. The Hiace truck came to share the platform with the Dyna in August 1985, becoming a completely separate line from the 1-box models.
Plant Honsha plant, Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd.
"Hiace" combines "high" and "ace," signifying a vehicle that surpasses its predecessor, the Toyoace.

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