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Old 05-31-2013, 05:20 AM
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The Blizzard, a small cross-country type 4-wheel-drive vehicle, was launched in April 1980 in response to the rising demand for 4WDs. Using the Daihatsu Taft that had been in production since 1974 as the base, the Blizzard came equipped with a Toyota-made 4-cylinder SOHC diesel engine (Type L) with a displacement of 2,188 cc and an output of 72 PS.

Mounted on the sturdy ladder frame was a compact body measuring 2,025 mm in wheelbase, 3,485 mm in height, and 1,460 mm in width. The body types included soft-top and van models. The soft-top model came either with soft canvas doors or steel doors, with built-in roll bar-like center pillars. Both front and rear suspensions used the rigid axle leaf spring design. The transmission was a 4-speed manual with a sub transmission. An FRP-top model (only available in white) with a sunroof was added to the line in October 1981, and the standard transmission of the FRP-top model was switched to a 5-speed manual in October 1982.
Whichever, Daihatsu or Toyota, still a neat little thing.
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