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In 1947, Toyota Motor Co. developed its first small engine, the Type S (SV, 950 cc, 27 hp) and installed it in its compact passenger cars and trucks. After the Type R engine (OHV, 1453 cc, 48 hp) was developed in 1953 to provide greater speed and power, the company studied ways to utilize the Type S engine, whose production volume had decreased.
1953 was a time when the post-war recovery had gone into a slump, and attention began to be focused on the rationalizing of distribution, mainly by using three-wheeled trucks with comparatively long cargo beds for small-lot transport. In 1954, Toyota developed the Toyopet SKB light truck, the forerunner of the Toyoace, as well as a forklift, both powered by the Type S engine.
The SKB was developed as a truck for Japanese customers, with a cab-over design that allowed for a long cargo bed, four wheels to provide running stability, and simple accessories that made it an economical purchase. It was renamed the Toyoace in 1956, and with its combination of practicality and economy, it immediately became the "ace" vehicle for small-lot distribution, supplanting the three-wheeled truck.
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Storage location:TOYOTA COMMEMORATIVE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY (1-35, Noritake Shinmachi 4-chome, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 451-0051)
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Year manufactured:1956
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Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Corporation
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: static
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Toyoace
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Model name:SKB
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Company name:Toyota Motor Corporation
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Year manufactured:1956
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Vehicle type/usage:Light duty truck
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Toyota Automobile Museum
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Model / Weight
Style:Semi-cab over engine type
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:2
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Vehicle weight:1200 kg
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Gross vehicle weight:2310 kg
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Body / Size
Bumpers:Laterally moveable type
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Step:Floor height: 190 mm
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Overall length:4287 mm
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Overall width:1675 mm
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Overall height:1850 mm
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Tire size:Front: 6-16 6P Rear: 6.5-16 6P
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Features:Maximum payload: 1,000 kg, loading space (length) 2.495 x (width) 1.515 m
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Ladder section U-shape
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Front axle:Reverse Elliot I section
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Rear axle:Semifloating type banjo
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Wheelbase:2500 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1325×1350 mm
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Steering:Semi-reversible worm and sector roller
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Dampers:(Front) Cylinder type shock absorber
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Features:Front: Semi-elliptical flat spring (5-piece)/Rear: Semi-elliptical flat spring (10-piece)
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 6-cylinder (S type)
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Valve train:Side valve
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Carburetor:Downdraft, diaphragm pump
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Bore x stroke:65×75 mm
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Displacement:995 mL
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Max. power/r.p.m.:30 hp/4000 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:6.2 kgm/2600 rpm
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Fuel tank capacity:37.8 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:4 forward speeds, 1 reverse speed
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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