Toyota Kijang Innova 2.0 V (TGN40)
|Manufacturer||Toyota Astra Motor|
|Also called||Innova/Tamaraw (in the Philippines)
Zace (in Taiwan and Vietnam)
Innova/Unser (in Malaysia)
Qualis/Innova (in India)
Stallion/Condor/Venture (in Africa)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||Pickup truck (1977-2004)
|Successor||Toyota Kijang Innova (fifth generation)
Toyota will reinstate the "Kijang" name by 2012 (sixth generation)
The Toyota Kijang is a series of pickup trucks and minivans sold in Indonesia and Brunei, made by Toyota. "Kijang", meaning deer/muntjac in Indonesian, was first introduced in Indonesia in 1977 and it has become the most popular car in the country.. The car was first built in the Philippines (as the Tamaraw), where it was launched on 2 December 1976. This car is also sold in other countries, and is known as the Unser in Malaysia (Innova for the fifth generation), Zace in Taiwan, Qualis and Innova in India, Nepal, and the Philippines, and Stallion and Condor in South Africa. The original Kijang is known as the Revo in the Philippines (see Revo for the history of the Tamaraw and Tamaraw FX).
It is relatively affordable in the markets where sold when compared to four-wheel drive vehicles (the Kijang is a rear-wheel drive) and features high seating capacity, high ground clearance and rugged suspension, popular features in an area with generally poor road conditions and large extended families.
It is manufactured as a CKD (complete knock-down) in almost every country it is sold in, and many of the parts come from each of the markets in which it is sold. The Kijang was designed with ease of manufacture in mind; in 1986 assembly of a Kijang only cost 42% of the cost of assembling the much smaller Corolla 1300.
First generation (1977-1980)
The prototype was displayed at the 1975 Jakarta Fair, and production began in 1977. The first Kijang was a boxy little pickup truck powered by 1.2 liter 3K engine matched to a four-speed manual transmission. The pickup with rear body and roof was also produced. The Kijang Minibus was built by a local company.
The Kijang first entered the market on 9 June 1977. It was a boxy pickup truck with externally hinged half doors and plastic/canvas windows. Called "KF10" it shared the 3K engine with the Corolla, coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission. It was nicknamed "Kijang Buaya" (English: Crocodile Kijang) because of the long engine hood. The KF10 Kijang car sold 26,806 units until 1981, when replaced by the second generation Kijang.
Second generation (1981-1985)
The 20-series Kijang retained its boxy style although the body panels were different. Under its slimmer hood was a 1.3 liter 4K engine, which was replaced in 1985 by a 1.5 liter 5K. The only transmission was a 4-speed manual. The facelift model had rectangular headlights. In the Philippines, the Tamaraw was also sold as long wheelbase 30-series.
Third generation (1986-1996)
Introduced in late 1986, the Kijang was offered as short wheelbase (KF40 series) and long wheelbase (KF50 series). The Standard Kijang had a 4-speed manual transmission, while the Super Kijang had a 5-speed manual and a better equipped interior. Introduced in this generation was Full Pressed Body minibus built by companies appointed by Toyota.
Minor changes occurred in 1992. The minibus now received a right-side rear door and adopted a new name, Toyota Original Body, instead of Full Pressed Body. In its creation process, it was pressed and used pointed welding. The trim levels for the minibus were Standard, Deluxe, and Grand Extra, with emblems for short models being the SX, SSX, and SGX; and for the long ones the LX, LSX, and LGX. In 1994, the Kijang received a second facelift, including a new grille and the larger 1.8-litre (1,781 cc) 7K-C engine.
The Kijang was sold in India under the name of Qualis. The Qualis was based on the third-generation model, but came with the newer fourth-generation front and rear.
It was called as the Tamaraw FX in the Philippines when it was introduced in the early 1990s. In the Philippines, the Tamaraw FX was available with the 1.8 litre 7K-C petrol engine, or the 2 litre 2C diesel. Power was 78 hp (58 kW) and 69 hp (51 kW) respectively, allowing for top speeds of 130 or 125 km/h (81 or 78 mph). Standard, Deluxe and GL were the equipment levels offered.
Fourth generation (1997-2004)
The new Kijang was more powerful and more refined than its predecessors. The pickup was coded 60-series. The minibus, often known as Kijang Capsule, was either the 70-series (short wheelbase) or the 80-series (long wheelbase). Engine options were 1.8-litre non EFI gasoline, 2.0-litre EFI gasoline, 1.8-litre EFI gasoline and 2.4-litre diesel engine. The diesel-equipped Kijang was the favorite model in Indonesia, and it could achieve up to 14 kilometres on 1 litre of fuel, which was comparable to the Isuzu Panther (which gave the same rate of engine but with stiffer design). The design cues of this generation of the Kijang later appeared in the last revisions of the Philippines' Revo. This generation are the first
The fourth generation Kijang vehicles were generally released in two series of trims:
- Long Series
- LX: Standard (very basic model without air conditioning, cassette tape player, power windows, tachometer or other luxuries. An air conditioning unit could be added for Rp 950,000 (approximately equivalent to US$105.5.) In Indonesia, the 1997 LX version has 4-speed manual transmission, but starting from the facelift model in 2000, the transmission has changed with 5-speed manual transmission.
- LSX: Standard Plus (equipped with standard air conditioning. cassette tape player and tachometer)
- LGX: Deluxe (equipped with double blower air conditioning, cassette tape/CD player, power windows, garnish and also available in 4-speed automatic transmission variant, which is the very first time automatic transmissions were equipped throughout the Kijang history)
- Krista (long series only): Deluxe Sport Edition (same as LGX but includes an additional body kit; the Krista edition also included specially made door trim. Like the LGX, the Krista is also available in automatic transmission)
- Short Series
- SX: Standard (without air conditioning, cassette tape player, power windows, tachometer or other luxuries)
- SSX: Standard Plus (equipped with standard air conditioning and cassette tape player)
- SGX: Deluxe (equipped with double blower air conditioning, cassette tape/CD player, power windows and garnish)
The pickup variant was offered with Standard Deck and Flat Deck. Trim levels for the minibus included SX, SSX, SGX (short), LX, LSX, LGX and Krista (long). The short wheelbase and sporty Rangga was also offered for a short time, but this model was not successful in the market, with only a very few units sold.
In the year 2000, the Kijang got a new front end. The 2.0-litre engine was offered in the LGX and Krista models. Another minor change was given in 2003 with new grille, rear garnish, and some small changes with its features.
Fourth generation Kijang, in Indonesia, was changed three times:
- First edition (1997 - early 2000): The body's steel was thicker than 2nd edition. The window was still equipped with a rubber seal. It used 1.8-litre gasoline and 2.4 diesel.
- Second edition (2000–2003): Thinner body-steel was used to decrease production cost; therefore, the new model was sold as the same price as the 1st model. It used compound sealant for the rear window, while the front windscreen was still using rubber seals. The design of the front panel was slightly changed (mostly on the driver's side). For this model (and upwards) customers could choose which engine they wanted to use - the original (but renewed) 2.0-litre gasoline engine, a 2.4-litre diesel engine or the new 1.8-litre EFI engine. The second edition shares a similar interior design as the Land Cruiser.
- Third edition (2003–2005): LSX and LGX series and SGX for short series were now equipped with suede door trim (the older model used carpet-like door trim made from plastic). The interior changed into full beige color (the older models' color is mostly grey).
A version was built and sold in South Africa as the Condor.
Fifth generation (2004-2014)
In late 2004, Toyota launched the new Kijang, with the introduction of the new Avanza as a cheaper version to replace non-premier Kijangs. The new Kijang is more luxurious and expensive than the previous generation. This all new Kijang is called the Kijang Innova. The Innova was an MPV powered by either a 2.0-liter 1TR-FE VVT-i Gasoline, a 2.7-liter 2TR-FE VVT-i Gasoline, or a 2.5 liter 2KD-FTV D4-D Common Rail Diesel. Although the exterior design is quite similar to the WISH which has a monocoque chassis, the Kijang Innova has a body-on-frame chassis using the Hilux platform. It was part of Toyota's IMV program together with the Hilux Vigo pickup truck and Fortuner SUV.
The Innova MPV sold in large numbers in India (where it's known as an MUV)- primarily serving the tourist taxi market and fleet operations of large technology business process outsourcing companies. It also enjoyed large markets in Malaysia, East Timor and Philippines. In the Philippines, it replaced the Tamaraw/Tamaraw FX/Revo line in the process, as the Toyota MPV sold there became simply known as the "Innova".
Sixth generation (2014-)
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Toyota has prepared the sixth-generation Kijang and it is scheduled to be launched in 2014. It will be using the same chassis, suspension and engine as the fifth generation Kijang Innova. The engines will remain same as the Innova: its petrol engine is the 1TR-FE 2.0 L 16-valve VVT-i 136 PS (100 kW) 182 Nm and its diesel engine is the 2KD-FTV 2.5 L D4-D common-rail with a variable nozzle turbo (VNT) 16-valve 144 PS (106 kW) 260 Nm. The prototype design has already been released in PDF format by an Indonesian designer and has some brand new exterior and interior designs plus improvements to the Kijang that will be present in 2012. The design is matched with current car design trend for both the exterior and interior, plus Toyota's J-Factor will appear on the sixth-generation Kijang. The essential design given to the nickname of sixth generation Kijang concept was "Kijang Essential".
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