Estima Campervan

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The Estima, introduced in 1990, had only one sliding side door for the rear passengers. It featured a unique mid-engined platform, where the in-line 4-cylinder gasoline-powered engine was installed almost flat (at a 75-degree angle), beneath the front seats.  All engine-driven accessories, such as the alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and radiator fan, are accessible from the front bonnet, driven off the front of the engine by an accessory driveshaft, and is known as the Supplemental Accessory Drive System, or “SADS.” This allows for even front/rear weight distribution, which benefits ride quality and handling.

The first generation Previa was 4750 mm long and 1803 mm wide. In Japan, two smaller versions, the Toyota Estima Lucida and Toyota Estima Emina, were produced, which were approximately 110 mm narrower and 70 mm shorter than the standard model.  The Estima Emina and Estima Lucida were also available with a 2.2 litre diesel engine (3C-T and 3C-TE).

Estima (Standard)

Estima (Standard)

It is available in both rear- and all-wheel drive versions (called All-Trac) and powered by a 101 kW 4-cylinder 2.4-litre fuel injection engine. Available with a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual gearbox, it seats seven or eight people, with three seating configurations offered. All configurations have a driver and front passenger seat forward, and a three-seat bench seat at the rear that splits and folds flat against the sides of the cabin. The 8-seat configuration contains a 2/1 split swiveling bench seat in the middle row, while the 7-seat configurations contain either two independently swiveling captain’s chairs, in the middle row or a two seat bench offset towards the driver’s side. The third row is also better upholstered in the 7-seat version. It was available with either 4-wheel disc brakes or traditional front disc/rear drum brake setup, with Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) as an option.

Models eligible are the R10 and R20 series but they must be fitted out as a Campervan with storage, cooking facilities, a table and sleeping accomidation. This reduces the seating capacity.

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