The Toyota Van is a vehicle made by Toyota and available worldwide in a multitude of different versions.
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The US model is officially known as the Van although it is the same as the Spacecruiser model available in Japan and Europe, and the Tarago model in Austrailia. The 2wd versions were imported to the US from 1984-1989 model years, and the 4wd versions were imported from 1987-1989. The Wonderwagon ad campaign in the 1980's advertised the Van as the Toyota Wonderwagon, leading to some confusion. However, only the passenger models were referred to as "Wonderwagon" and the cargo versions are consistently referred to as Cargo Vans
These vans are "forward control" meaning that the driver sits over the front wheels. They also have a mid-engine design, where the engine is placed under the front seats.
Toyota set out introduced a minivan in the year 1984 to capture a portion of the rapidly growing minivan market by designing a one-box type vehicle power-driven by a mid-mounted 2.0-liter, four cylinder engine that drives the rear wheels.
In the year 1986, Toyota had an engine upgrade by receiving 2.2-liter from a 2.0-liter engine, and together with this engine upgrade comes a front passenger swivel seat and interior upgrades.
By the year 1987, ToyotaVan had a four wheel drive option and that a two-speed transfer case was used for manual transmissions, a single-speed with automatics, and interior seating was again upgraded.
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