Until 1998, each of the larger Japanese car manufacturers offered a wide range of Turbo Diesel vehicles in the form of 4WD off road style and from the early 1990's Diesel People carriers too. After 1998 however, few Diesels were sold in Japan because of impending legislation thereafter to ban such cars from being registered in major cities. Such legislation is now in full force, which is one of the reasons Hybrid technology began to appear from Toyota & Honda from 1997 onwards (Prius & Insight being the first introductions from each manufacturer).
The Hiace Regius 3.0 Turbo Diesel was one of the last Diesel models to be released (From 1997) by Toyota - Japan's, if not the world's favourite car maker (For good reason because their cars are so well engineered and reliable). These were available in 2WD and as you see with this example - permanent 4WD.
This example is the most sought after spec. of all - the Wind Tourer version, equipped with full factory spec as follows:
Specifications: 3.0 Turbo Diesel engine with permanent 4WD, ABS, Dual SRS airbags, Power Steering, Central Locking, Remote control door mirrors with retract mode, Automatic transmission with Overdrive and ECT (Electronic Control Technology enabling power / Norm settings), 7 seater with high seating position for excellent view, Swivel mounted front seats so they can be adjusted to face the rear, velour seat finish (In excellent condition throughout), slidable rear seats for maximum versatility, full fitted mat set, twin electric sunroofs, curtains & full privacy glass for all rear occupants, Dual Climate control A/C, Rear wiper, reversing mirror, high level rear spoiler, factory alloy wheels, Original audio equipment inclusive of 10 disc CD changer and TV system (TV may not work in UK, but would be possible to adapt to work with a DVD player - Note all audio equipment comes free of charge with this car).
Note the rear door pulls itself closed fully automatically when it's brought down.
Condition: Having been a non smoker's car, there's none of the burn marks often found in used Japanese people carriers and combined with the low genuine mileage, interior condition is excellent throughout. Most importantly the underside of this car is also rust free - meaning with such low mileage and being a tough Toyota design, there's no reason this versatile family car shouldn't last another decade if it's well looked after. As with all cars of this size, there are a couple of minor pin dents and touched in scratches and scratches on each of the bumper corners, with a few grazes to the plastics on the lower sides too (See detailed pictures on our stock page slide show) - each of these will be plastics repainted if the full UK OTR package (Details below) is chosen.
Test Drive: No faults at all to report. Car drives very well, with notably low rpm's at motorway speeds - a feature given by the fitted overdrive system (Original equipment on this model). We noted the tyres were reaching the legal limit so they'll also each be replaced as part of our preparation of this vehicle, prior to MOT.
This car is offered with full UK registration, 12 month's MOT, 12 month's comprehensive warranty, less paintwork at £ 7,095 or at £7,495 OTR - inclusive of paintwork described above to bumpers and lower side moulding.
This vehicle is due to depart our storage depot in Yokohama on 28th January and will arrive to UK mid March 2010.
Please contact us for further details on how to reserve. A deposit of £1,000 secures.
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