Mar / 2006Release date:
TOYOTA’S fourth-generation Tarago followed the style of its predecessor in that it was based on the mid-sized, front-wheel drive Camry platform.
Also like its predecessor, it offered ample three-row seating for eight people, a lofty driving positi... continued
Jun / 2000Release date:
Feb / 2006End date:
Another clean-sheet redesign, Toyota took the cheaper way out this time by basing the Tarago on the (current) front-drive ACV36 Camry platform.
It offered improved performance, economy and emissions from its 115kW/221Nm 2.4-litre twin-cam 16-v... continued
Jan / 1998Release date:
Aug / 2002End date:
The Spacia Mk2 was a much more modern van than its ancient predecessor.
Quite clearly based on the Town Ace short-bonnet vehicle (SBV), this Spacia eschewed the old model’s forward-control design compromise to the benefit of greater safety and... continued
Oct / 1994Release date:
Jan / 1998End date:
Battered by the skyrocketing Yen, Tarago II prices crept above the reach of many Australians, so Toyota re-introduced the ancient Mk1 Tarago as the Spacia.
Even with marginal improvements to safety, handling and refinement, it was still light year... continued
Sep / 1993Release date:
Aug / 2000End date:
In September ’93 a new front bumper design improved aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.
High prices forced Toyota to drop the remaining 4WD variant (GLS) in favour of the rear-wheel drive, independent rear suspension Ultima.
However equipmen... continued
Sep / 1990Release date:
Aug / 1993End date:
Here is where the true revolution in people carriers began.
Toyota spent a fortune developing the US-designed, egg-shaped second generation model, and it quickly became a symbol of the ambitious, cash-rich environment prevailing in Japan at a ... continued
Oct / 1985Release date:
Oct / 1990End date:
The 1986 facelift (new bumpers, twin headlights, new colours and trim inside and out and a specification upgrade) also saw a change in model nomenclature.
In the YR21 2.0 engine models, the GL was replaced by the GX.
A range of 75kW/180Nm ... continued
Feb / 1983Release date:
Oct / 1985End date:
The first-generation Tarago (named after a NSW town), with its futuristic wedge shape, wowed buyers with its futuristic design and car-like packaging.
But it was still essentially a forward-control rear-wheel drive commercial vehicle-based eig... continued
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