ARO 24 Series
|ARO 24/32 Series|
|Production||1969–2006 (Romania) |
|Assembly||Câmpulung-Muscel, Romania |
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door convertible|
|Layout||Front-engine, rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive|
|Wheelbase||2,350–4,200 mm (93–165 in)|
|Length||4,098–6,410 mm (161.3–252.4 in)|
|Width||1,775–2,100 mm (69.9–82.7 in)|
|Height||1,840–2,900 mm (72–114 in)|
|Curb weight||1,650–2,000 kg (3,640–4,410 lb)|
The ARO 24 Series is a 4x4 off-road vehicle manufactured by ARO from 1969 to 2006 and mass produced from 1972. The engineers that designed Aro 240 were probably inspired by the second generation Fiat 1107 "Nuova Campagnola", while the first Fiat Campagnola was "inspired" by the Willys Jeep.
ARO 240 was the first of the ARO 24 series, which eventually included many other models: the four-door 241 and 244, the 242 pick-up, the three-door 243, the 320, 330 pick-ups, and many other body trims. Last special military versions were called ARO Dragon.
It is equipped with many different engines (both diesel and petrol options), and comes in both 4x2 and 4x4 versions. Notable improvements over the years were the introduction of Romanian Diesel engines, units equipped with Toyota engines, and units equipped with Romanian-built Turbo Diesel engines. The ARO-24s are no longer in production, as ARO was shut down.
Plans to market the ARO 244 in the United States as the Cross Lander 244X in 2005 were eventually cancelled. During the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s the original Romanian ARO 4X4 Series were also produced under alternative names often with modified running gear depending on the export market. In Portugal they were assembled in Setúbal south of Lisbon and locally known there as the PORTARO 4X4, in Spain they were called HISPARO 4X4, with a reshaped bodyshell and better equipped.
|2.4 2RZ-FE||2438 cc||Toyota||140 PS (103 kW) at 5000 rpm||212 N⋅m (156 lb⋅ft) at 4000 rpm|
|2.5 205HX||2469 cc||Chrysler||120 PS (88 kW) at 5250 rpm||190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) at 3500 rpm|
|2.5 L25||2495 cc||ARO||83 PS (61 kW) at 4200 rpm||170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) at 3000 rpm|
|2.5 M-207||2512 cc||ARO||67 PS (49 kW) at 4000 rpm||160 N⋅m (118 lb⋅ft) at 2500 rpm|
|2.9 V6||2935 cc||Ford||145 PS (107 kW) at 5500 rpm||225 N⋅m (166 lb⋅ft) at 3500 rpm|
|3.0 L30||3007 cc||ARO||95 PS (70 kW) at 4000 rpm||196 N⋅m (145 lb⋅ft) at 3000 rpm|
|4.0 V6||3958 cc||Ford||165 PS (121 kW) at 4400 rpm||316 N⋅m (233 lb⋅ft) at 2400 rpm|
|2.9 V6 24V||2932 cc||Cosworth||207 PS (152 kW) at 5250 rpm||320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) at 3000 rpm|
|2.4 4C||2417 cc||Andoria 4C90
|69 PS (51 kW) at 4200 rpm
90 PS (66 kW) at 4100 rpm
101 PS (74 kW) at 4100 rpm
|147 N⋅m (108 lb⋅ft) at 2500 rpm|
195 N⋅m (144 lb⋅ft) at 2500 rpm
230 N⋅m (170 lb⋅ft) at 2500 rpm
|2.4 2L-T||2446 cc||Toyota
|86 PS (63 kW) at 4000 rpm||188 N⋅m (139 lb⋅ft) at 2200 rpm|
|2.5 XD3||2498 cc||Peugeot||75 PS (55 kW) at 4500 rpm||147 N⋅m (108 lb⋅ft) at 2500 rpm|
|2.5 XD3T||2498 cc||Peugeot
|95 PS (70 kW) at 4150 rpm||205 N⋅m (151 lb⋅ft) at 2500 rpm|
|2.5 L4 OHV||2499 cc||VM
|101 PS (74 kW) at 4200 rpm||232 N⋅m (171 lb⋅ft) at 2200 rpm|
|2.7 L27||2660 cc||ARO||68 PS (50 kW) at 3800 rpm||138 N⋅m (102 lb⋅ft) at 2250 rpm|
|2.7 DX-28||2660 cc||ARO||71 PS (52 kW) at 3900 rpm||152 N⋅m (112 lb⋅ft) at 2250 rpm|
|2.7 TDX-28||2660 cc||ARO
|87 PS (64 kW) at 3500 rpm||191 N⋅m (141 lb⋅ft) at 1900 rpm|
|3.1 D127||3119 cc||UTB||68 PS (50 kW) at 3200 rpm||185 N⋅m (136 lb⋅ft) at 1600 rpm|
- ARO 240 3 door nine seater estate
- ARO 241 a 4 door soft top five seater model
- ARO 242 a 2 door closed cab pickup
- ARO 243 a 3 door three seater van bodied model
- ARO 244 a 4 door five seater estate model
ARO 245 Estate a 5 door deluxe model
- ARO 246 Estate 5-door seven seater model
Light commercial vehicles
- ARO 242 Regular Cab Pick-up
- ARO 320 Regular Cab Pick-up
- ARO 324 Double Cab Pick-up
- ARO 328 TD Double Cab five seater
- ARO 330 Long Cab Pick-up
Others Versions: 243 VAN, 263, 264, 266, 323 Ambulance, 324, 328 MT MaxiTaxi, 330, 330BB, 330C, 33N, 338TC, 350BC, 35S Ambulance, 35M, 429TC/TP.
The ARO Dragon came in several variants to include different bodywork. There was even an armored variant.
The ARO Dragon Zivil was a civilian version of the Dragon.
The first generation of ARO 24, between 1972 and 1976, had Dacia 1300 headlights and round taillights similar to the ARO M461. From 1977, round headlights were used like in the IMS and the rear lights were restyled. In 1985, a new front grille and smaller round headlights were introduced. Also, they were available with double headlights, that were used mostly on the 244. In 1995, the double headlight front design was slightly restyled and the rear lights were used Oltcit Club lamps. The last restyling, in 1998, was a slight facelift of the previous model and it introduced the so-called Toyota-type ornaments.
The vehicle was replaced by the ARO 10 Series of jeeps.
ARO 24 security van
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- ^ a b "Seria Aro 24". Automobile Romanesti. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
Original Book The Complete Encyclopedia Of Four Wheel Drive Vehicles by Jiri Fiala from REBO Publishers International BV Holland 2004 ISBN 9036616980
Original Book 4X4 Vehicles by John Carroll from Grange Books London England 1996 Regency House Publishing Limited ISBN 1856278786