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Toyota Van Specifications

Station Wagon Type

Probox Van

Announced and launched on July 2nd, 2002. The early model was made based on the first generation of Vitz platform (NBC platform), and the late model was made based on the third generation of Vitz platform (B platform). The commercial van model and the passenger wagon model were created in early model. As a successor of the Corolla van & the Assista (? business) wagon/the Sprinter van & wagon, it is a model that was developed using a special design with the usability of a van in mind. Although the sale of the wagon model has ended on October 11, 2013, sale of the van model is ongoing as in the past. The origin of the car name is a combination of the English words “Pro” (Professional) and “Box,” and it is a coined word with the meaning of “Box for professional.”

Succeed Van

Announced and launched on July 2nd, 2002. Same as the Probox, the early model was made based on the first generation of Vitz platform (NBC platform), and the late model was made based on the third generation of Vitz platform (B platform). The commercial van model and the passenger wagon model were created in early model. The Succeed replaced the medium size commercial model of the Caldina van, and together with the sister car Probox, which is the successor of the Corolla van/the Sprinter van, it is a model that was developed using a special design with the usability of a van in mind. Since there is no extra equipment and the price is reasonable, it is popular like the sister car Probox as a base vehicle for custom cars. Although sale of the wagon model has been discontinued on October 11th, 2013, sale of the van model is ongoing as in the past. The name originates from the English word “Succeed.”

The difference between the Probox and Succeed

The difference between the sister car Probox and Succeed is the difference gap of the predecessor car class as below.

Exterior In the early model, forms of the front grill, front bumper, front fender, quarter, rear bumper, tailgate, headlamp, and the rear combination lamp are different. In the late model, all of them are common between Probox and Succeed.
Size In the early model, the forms of the back door and the rear bumper are different. The cargo compartment of Succeed is 20mm longer and the full length of Succeed is 105mm longer than Probox, and it barely fits a 3 x 6 plywood or a tatami mat (1830mm) with two passengers.
Load Capacity Compared to the 400kg of Probox, the early model of 2WD Succeed is 450kg. However, the 4WD with a heavy vehicle weight is 400kg. It became 50kg heavier than the predecessor Corolla van, but it is 50kg lighter than the Caldina van. Furthermore, in the late model, the body was commonized with Probox, so the weight became 400kg.
Engine Succeed does not have the option settings for 1300cc gasoline and 1500cc CNG engine (early model only).
Transmission In the early model of Probox, there were option settings for manual transmissions for both the wagon and the van, but for the early model of Succeed, there was only manual transmission setting for the van.

One-Box Type

One-Box Type

It first appeared in 1967. The short wheelbase (standard body) and the truck were lined up in the past, but they have disappeared now, and there are only long, super long, wagon, light van, and commuter (micro bus) available. Although the price is a little high, because of its durability, it is widely used by delivery services and many companies as a cargo vehicle or a company car as well as a passenger vehicle such as a courtesy shuttle, a jumbo taxi, a fixed route bus, a community bus, and as a special purpose vehicle such as an ambulance and a sleeping car. In personal use, it is used as a transporter for hobby tools such as a racing motorcycle and a radio-controlled airplane as well as a base vehicle for vanning and a camping car. Because of its durability, it is especially popular in emerging and developing nations. The name originates from “Toyonaka,” and it is a coined word from “High” and “Ace” in English.

Regiusace Van

It is a cab over type van produced and sold by Toyota. It is a sister car of the HiAce, and everything is the same except for the car name and the dealership, but it is deployed as a van and an assistive vehicle instead of a wagon and a commuter passenger vehicle. The car name “Regius” means “Splendid” and “Fantastic” in Latin, and the naming was decided with the image of the stylish body and the splendid run. “Regiusace” is a coined word from “Regius” and “Ace.”

Townace Van

It is a cab over or a semi-cab over one-box commercial vehicle, and its derivative passenger vehicle (today’s minivan), and a truck that has been produced and sold by Toyota since 1976. It was planned and developed as a commercial and passenger dual-use vehicle with Corolla’s components and born as a high class model of the Liteace, which was already in production as a successor of the Miniace van coach. It was exported to overseas as the “Toyota Van” until about 1991, and the second generation for Europe was called “Toyota Model F.”

Liteace Van

It is a cab over one-box car and a truck, which was released in 1970 by Toyota. Liteace is positioned as the cab over version of Publica (later changed to Starlet), and Townace was positioned as the cab over version of the Corolla. Part of the development and production is consigned to Daihatsu.