The Toyota Hilux Surf was a popular Japanese-made SUV that was exported from domestic Japanese markets to countries around the world from its inception in 1984. Throughout its lifespan the Hilux Surf experienced many cosmetic and structural changes, adapting to suit modern drivers'' needs.
First generation Toyota Hilux Surf (1984 - 1989)
Toyota first introduced the Hilux Surf in 1984, using the existing Hilux pickup as a base for its new vehicle - resulting in the first gen Hilux Surf being very similar mechanically to the original Hilux. This Mk1 model saw the arrival of an electronically fuel-injected 2.4 L 22R-E I4 engine, which increased the horsepower from 100 hp for the 22R to 116 hp for the 22R-E Engine. 1986 saw a major front suspension change for the Hilux Surf models, moving away from a solid front axle to the Hi-Trac independent front suspension. These changes were designed to make the vehicle more comfortable on the road, improving stability and handling.
Second generation Toyota Hilux Surf (1989 - 1995)
The second generation vehicle launched in 1989 for the 1990 model year. Both Hilux Surf and 4Runner variants once again relied on the Hilux pickup as a base, although it was recognised as quite a departure from its predecessor. The new vehicles had a full steel integrated body, mounted on the existing frame, rather than the fibreglass cap previously seen. In another change, many of the Mk2 vehicles were four-door models, although two-door options were available for a short period. The engine range was the same as before due to the drive train still being developed from the same source.
Both the first and second generation vehicles became known as unsafe. One of the most common accusations against the SUVs was that they were prone to rolling over.
Third generation Toyota Hilux Surf (1995 - 2002)
The third generation saw another sizeable redesign for the Toyota vehicle, including an all-new body shell sitting atop an all-new chassis. This was the first generation to have moved almost entirely away from its original pickup heritage, instead starting to share elements with the Land Cruiser Prado. These included the chassis, suspension and most of the drive train. The changes made on the Mk3 turned this version into more of a luxury-oriented vehicle, increasing in size slightly on its predecessors to create more interior space and a larger cargo area. This model also received additional safety features such as dual airbags and ABS, to help rectify its unsafe image.
The 4Runner ceased to be sold in the UK from 1996, replaced by the Land Cruiser Prado, leaving the Hilux Surf to be exported throughout the world from Japan.
Fourth generation Toyota Hilux Surf (2002 - 2009)
2002 saw the introduction of the fourth gen Hilux Surf, which once again saw an increase in size on previous models. Design changes including squared wheel arches gave this model a heavier appearance, with it once again sharing components with the Prado. When the Mk4 came to the end of its lifespan Toyota discontinued the Hilux Surf.
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