The Toyota Toyoace is a light to medium cab-over truck built by Toyota Motor Corporation in September 1954. Until a renaming contest in 1956, the Toyoace truck was sold as the “Toyopet Light Truck SKB”. In Japan, it is exclusive to Japanese Toyota dealerships called Toyopet Store. Since then, the lineup has several revisions with more models including 3 seat and 6 seat versions. There are models and grades available with load capacities ranging from 1.15~2.00 tons. Both petrol and diesel engines are available (2000cc~4600cc approx.) for the Toyota Toyoace, paired with either a manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
The Toyota ToyoAce has seen a number of variants released under a different model. Extremely popular for its compact size but commendable loading capacity, the Toyota Toyoace truck features a number of different series to fit different loading capacities. Features of the Toyota Toyoace truck include a unique hybrid driving system fit to improve fuel consumption, as well as an enlarged windshield that allows for better visibility when in smaller or more confined areas. The Toyoace truck can also be found in a number of styles including tipper and chassis cab variants.
Generations of Toyota Toyoace Trucks
In 1954:- The first-generation Toyota Toyoace was a one-ton truck of a semi-cab over design. It has a four-cylinder side-valve inline-four “type S” engine of 1.0 L (995 cc) and 30 PS (22 kW). It was originally sold as the “Toyopet Light Truck”, a not very inspired name that was changed to “Toyoace” after a public contest in 1956. The spartan interior featured hammock-style seats, as in a Citroën 2CV.
The “K” in the model code was shared, as was the chassis, with the Toyopet SK/RK Truck, a line which was later to become the Toyota Stout. The first Toyoace initially sold slowly, due to a price much higher than the three-wheeled trucks with which it was competing. After a large drop in price, however, the Toyota Toyoace truck went on to change the Japanese market for light trucks in favor of four-wheeled vehicles.
In 1959:- The semi-cab over layout was retained for the 2nd-generation Toyopet Toyoace truck, initially sold as the SK20. The new SK20 was also sold as a double-cab truck (SK20P). The side-valve 1-liter engine’s power remained 33 PS (24 kW), as for its predecessor. It was introduced in March 1959, but already by October that year, it underwent a facelift and received a new engine, the 1.0-liter 45 PS (33 kW) P-type. This was the PK20 series. Later yet, 1.25 and 1.5-ton versions were added to the Toyoace truck, with more powerful 1.2 (2P) and 1.5-litre engines. This picture is a PK3# with two single lights, the upgrade added in 1966 was the PK4# series which was fitted with the R engine.
Unlike the front-engined SKB, the engine in the 2nd-generation Toyota Toyoace was moved, to underneath and behind the seats. This allowed seating for three people rather than two people. The cabin also tilted for engine access. The split windshield was replaced with a single unit, still flat. This Toyoace truck had a long life, remaining on the market until 1971.
In 1971:- The 3rd-generation of Toyota Toyoace truck received Y-series chassis codes to avoid confusion. It was introduced in August 1971 and had a much more modern design, and was available in several new body styles. There were 3P type and 12R gasoline engines as well as the 2.5-liter 2J diesel engine with 70 PS (51 kW).
In 1972:- The diesel was introduced in July 1972. Payloads now ranged between 850 and 2,000 kg (1,870 and 4,410lb).
In 1977:- A special “just low” truck version appeared, with small twin rear wheels for a lower cargo surface.
In 1979:- The fourth generation of Toyota Toyoace was built between March 1979 and August 1985. This was the last Toyota Toyoace truck to be of a separate design from the larger Dyna. While the overall size and cargo area were similar to those of the Y10-series. The wheelbase was 345 mm (13.6 in) shorter to allow for a narrower turning circle. The new Toyoace truck also met new more stringent emissions and noise standards introduced for 1979. The 1.6-liter 12R was retained, although power was down somewhat to 80 PS (59 kW).
The 2J diesel also remained but was complemented by the all-new L type, a 2.2-liter SOHC unit with 72 PS (53 kW). There was also a bigger 2-liter 5R petrol engine available. But diesel was now beginning to become more important in this sector. The number of diesel versions increased from seven to 25, as opposed to twenty petrol models.
In 1985:- The 5th generation of Toyota Toyoace introduced in August 1985, the fifth generation of Toyoace truck was based on the fifth-generation Dyna, which had been launched a year earlier. The Toyota Toyoace models were generally for lighter duty and are offered with smaller engines, down to the 1,626 cc 1Y petrol unit. There was now also the option of an LPG-powered two-liter engine, and the expanded diesel range now went up to a 4-liter six.
In 1995:- The 6th-generation of Toyota Toyoace was merged fully with the Dyna. Still with Y-series chassis numbers for the lighter models and U-series for the heavier versions. The lighter portion of the range remained on the market until 2001. Two years after the heavier versions had been replaced.
In 1999:- The heavier diesel versions were replaced by the new 7th-generation Toyota Toyoace. A four-ton model was new to the Toyoace truck lineup.
In 2001:- The lighter models were also replaced by the 7th-generation model.
In 2011:- The 8th-generation of Toyota Toyoace appeared, now featuring hybrid drive systems in several models. The Toyoace truck got a minor change at the front and received a collision-avoidance system and a lane departure alert system.
Toyota Toyoace Line up
Toyota Toyoace Cargo Truck
The Toyota Toyoace cargo truck Aiming at the continuous evolution of safety. It promotes the standard installation of various safety technologies. For example, LED headlamps keep the visibility at night even brighter. And intelligent clearance sonars that mitigate collisions caused by wrong stepping on the accelerator. Strong transportation power and mobility are always supported by great relief and security.
Performance required of the truck. It has a robust chassis that demonstrates mobility in harsh use environments, a thorough consideration of work efficiency and comfort, and a wide variety of vehicle models. The performance, functions, and ease of use that respond to various field voices.
Toyota Toyoace Dump Truck
This Toyoace Dump truck is equipped with a number of cutting-edge technologies as standard, further pursuit of preventive safety and collision safety, and carefully enhancing the comfortable and easy-to-use driving environment that gives priority to riding. The performance and functions required for future dump trucks have been polished out here. In addition, there is a lineup of clean diesel that has cleared the “2016 (post-post new long-term) emission regulations” and also achieve extremely high fuel efficiency performance.
The Toyota Toyoace dump truck is a series that greatly contributes to ease of work, safety and security, and cost reduction, as well as the robustness to demonstrate the strength in the field.
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