Japanese company Toyota began the production of Toyota 4 in the year 1984. It was a car with great many off-road characteristics. On the other hand, this truck had the traits of an ordinary sedan. This huge and impressive truck could reach almost any place in the world and meanwhile provide the comfort of a truly family car.
Through the years of its production, Toyota 4 appeared with variations of the main power plant. The original 2.6- and 2.8-liter was replaced by 3-liter V6 engine. The power was significantly better than the previous versions. The main change of the engine took place in the year 2003, when the car received 4-liter V6, producing the standard 245 horsepower. More luxury-type trucks had 4.7-liter V8, which power was 235 horsepower. But the capacity of the engine was modified, and next year Toyota was able to put out 280 horsepower. Previous to the year 2004 models were of rear-wheel drive type, but the most current versions are all-wheel drive.
First versions produced in the late 1980-ies were 5-door with metallic roof. The original Toyota 4 was presented in two types of the body. A simpler one had 2 seats and a large capacity trunk. Another version was equipped with 2 rows of seats, able to comprise 5 occupants. Through the years new generations came to possess some other features. Step by step outdated pickup features like side-door panel and old-type chassis. The design presented after the year 2000 had brought within a renewed truck. The cabin became extended providing more space, and the elements of exterior gave the car a sporty look together with smooth lines of the body. The large grille and the height of the car referred the car to typical off-road trucks.
There were different variants of Toyota 4. One could choose between simple and luxurious versions. The number of amenities was limited in simple versions, while leather upholstery, CD-changer and climate control became available in premium class variant of Toyota 4. New elements of heating and conditioning, headlamps, 4-channel ABS were standard in some versions, which had bettered the class of the car.