• • The Toyota LiteAce and TownAce are a line of and derivative produced by the car manufacturer. These vehicles originally utilized the configuration, although since 1996 a semi-cab-over arrangement has featured instead. The LiteAce launched in 1970 as light-duty truck, with and / body variants added in 1971. In 1976, Toyota released the larger TownAce van/wagon that derived from the LiteAce; a TownAce truck arrived later in 1978. Between 1982 and 1992, the series accommodated the MasterAce Surf—an upscale TownAce passenger wagon. The two model lines existed separately until 1982 when TownAce trucks became rebadged LiteAce trucks—then in 1992 LiteAce vans became rebranded TownAce vans—thus unifying the once separate vehicle lines. In Japan, the LiteAce retailed at dealerships, with the TownAce sold at Toyota Corolla Store dealerships.
Toyota Liteace Van: Price. Any information about all grades of Toyota Liteace Van and other Japanese vehicles. Japanese used cars - tradecarview.
The LiteAce and TownAce have been commonly exported to Africa, Asia and Australia. Over the years, select LiteAce/TownAce models have also been available with badging in Japan. Originally sold as the Delta 750 based on the LiteAce truck, later versions have been badged Delta Wide and based on the TownAce van.
For the final Delta retailed between 1996 and 2001, the 'Wide' suffix disappeared. The LiteAce followed the introduction of the more compact and larger in 1967, acting as an intermediacy between these two models in size and carrying capacity. Smartplant Review User Manual. By the mid-1970s, the MiniAce had been retired and the HiAce had grown, thus creating a void in the market resumed by the TownAce.
The 'Ace' moniker references the medium-duty truck sold starting 1956. The 'Lite' in LiteAce refers to its light-duty capability, and the 'Town' in TownAce alludes to the suitability of the model for urban areas. • 875–910 kg (1,929–2,006 lb) (truck) • 955–990 kg (2,105–2,183 lb) (van/wagon) Toyota released the first generation LiteAce M10 truck in November 1970 as a larger, upscale model line to sit above the that had been introduced in 1967. In effect, LiteAce filled the gap between the smaller MiniAce and larger whilst keeping within concerning exterior dimensions and engine displacement.
This meant that buyers would not be liable for additional taxes for a larger vehicle as they were with the HiAce. LiteAce had also been developed following the growing popularity of affordable that could carry up to 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb). Whereas the MiniAce truck had just a 500-kilogram (1,100 lb) payload capacity, the LiteAce truck offered 750 kilograms (1,650 lb) with a three-seat front. The cargo bed was available in high- or low-deck.
External images Toyota later released a van/wagon version of the LiteAce in February 1971. Initially featuring just a single sliding door on the passenger side (curbside), the van/wagon was offered in three seating configurations, of one, two, and three rows—providing for three (van), six (van), and nine (wagon) passengers, respectively. A five-door, dual sliding door version arrived in September 1973 as an option, along with a new high-roof wagon model. The nine-seater wagon was retired in 1975 as it did not satisfy new Japanese.
Later in October 1976, the was released—a larger model heavily based on the M10 series LiteAce. Design-wise, the front-end was distinguished by vertical, black resin grilles above each. A single chrome recess held both the lamp and the black panel in place; this extended from the to just above the.
The van/wagon featured a top-hinged back door, and ornate resin panels were placed above the in accordance to the similar design upfront. The LiteAce was designated KM10 when fitted with the 1166 cc producing 68 PS (50 kW). In February 1978, this was replaced by the larger 1290 cc engine (KM11).
Honeywell Experion Manual. At the same time, there was a small facelift including a design change to panels above the headlamps and new badging. Daihatsu Delta 750 This model (truck only) was also marketed in a slightly different form as the (D10 series) from March 1971. Still with the 3K engine (and the chassis code KD10), this received a small front and other detail differences and was available with most of the same bodywork as the LiteAce. As per the donor Toyota, this was later updated in 1978 to the 4K-J engine (and now receiving the KD11 chassis code).
A double cab pickup truck was also available of the KD11. • 1,075–1,085 kg (2,370–2,392 lb) (truck) • 990–1,120 kg (2,180–2,470 lb) (van/wagon) Second generation LiteAce van/wagons and trucks were released to the Japanese market in October 1979. Widely exported for the first time, the M20 included seating for up to eight in the wagon with a 2/3/3 arrangement, including fully reclining seatbacks for the second and third rows. Options included dual-zone air conditioners, a four-speaker audio system, and aluminum wheels. The high-roof GXL wagon grade also offered a option.
Truck versions now included a 'just low' model—created by fitting 10-inch double tires to the rear wheels (as opposed to 13-inch for the front wheels) to lower the bed floor further. Toyota fitted the 1290 cc inline-four engine (designated KM20 with this engine) with 69 PS (51 kW) to the van and truck initially, with the wagon receiving the 1770 cc inline-four (TM20) good for 92 PS (68 kW).
Both engines were teamed with a four-speed manual transmission. Updates to the wagon in December 1980 brought an optional three-speed automatic or five-speed manual as well. Further to these revisions, a flagship FXV grade joined the range and new second row seats with a swivel function to face either the forward or backwards position became optional in the wagon. In 1981, a 'handy-cab' version that could accommodate a passenger in a wheelchair was introduced.
A Montana package arrived in January 1982, complete with removable and electric curtains. Simultaneously, an eight-seat version with rear-facing second-row seats was introduced (being a 2/3/3 configuration). Then in April 1982, a medium roof height body variant with a twin moonroof was introduced.
External image Minor changes to the M20 series LiteAce arrived for November 1982, including a front-end facelift and the adoption of. The van gained the option of a 1626 cc (YM20) engine with 84 PS (62 kW).
Toyota also upgraded the wagon's 13T-U engine to the 1812 cc (YM21; 95 PS or 70 kW) while proving a new 1839 cc diesel option (63 PS or 46 kW) across the various body variants range (CM20). When the second generation series TownAce van/wagon arrived in November 1982, the M20 LiteAce truck became the donor model for the next TownAce truck, with minor trim changes distinguishing the two. The subsequent generation of LiteAce van/wagon arrived in September 1985, but M20 manufacture continued until October 1986 when the truck variant came to the market. Daihatsu Delta 750 Like the previous M10 series, the M20 TownAce again provided the base for the rebadged (D20 series) truck sold between October 1979 and October 1982. The 4K-J engine was fitted and designated KD20.
• 1,020–1,110 kg (2,250–2,450 lb) (truck) • 1,050–1,280 mm (41.3–50.4 in) (van/wagon) The third generation LiteAce van/wagon (M30/M40 series) were placed on the market in September 1985 with four roof variations—a standard roof, a high roof, a high roof with panoramic ( Skylite roof), and a high roof for the SW grade. Dimensionally, body width increased at the expense of length. Improvements to stability and ride comfort were courtesy of an overhauled rear suspension type from a semi-elliptical design to a four-link type with a. Further improvements were made by switching to steering. 1988–1991 LiteAce wagon GXL (CM30G) The interior was designed so that the driver's seating position was virtually the same as in a.
Seating options included standard first rows on the cargo van, plus second-row positions on the wagon (five- or six-seater) and optional third-row seats that could be stowed sideways to for additional luggage space. Select trims levels heralded a fully reclining driver's seat and with some, the second-row seats could be turned three-ways (forward, sideways, and backward).
The engine is reached through a small hatch beneath the front seat; this does not open very wide and the limited access came in for some complaint. Engines fitted to the van/wagon included the 1486 cc (70 PS or 51 kW) and 1812 cc (79 PS or 58 kW) gasoline engines and two 1974 cc diesels—the (70 PS or 51 kW) and the (82 PS or 60 kW).