The Toyota Blizzard
is a four-wheel-drive vehicle built by Daihatsu for Toyota from March 1980 into the 1990s. The LD10
Blizzard is based on the Daihatsu Taft
Daihatsu Taft is a four-wheel-drive vehicle built by Daihatsu between 1974-1984. It was also known as the Daihatsu Scat in some markets. The Daihatsu Taft is similar to Suzuki Jimny, although a bit larger, and was later replaced by the Daihatsu Rugger Daihatsu Taft is a four-wheel-drive vehicle...
(also known as the Scat), but in the third quarter of 1984 the LD20
, based on the Daihatsu Rugger (Rocky in most export markets), appeared. The Blizzard was only intended for the Japanese domestic market.
It is a rare Toyota vehicle with less than a dozen known examples in North America. Visually very similar to the Dahatsu vehicles, they were rebadged by Toyota and utilize Toyota engines.
The Blizzard was originally equipped with the naturally aspirated L
The L family first appeared in October 1977, it is a series of 4 cylinder diesel engines. It is the first diesel engine from Toyota to use a rubber timing belt in conjunction with a SOHC head. Engines like 2L-II and 2L-T are still in production to the present day.- L :The L is the first L engine...
diesel, but beginning in the summer of 1984, they came equipped with the 2.4-litre 2L
or the 2L-T turbodiesel
Turbodiesel refers to any diesel engine with a turbocharger. Turbocharging is the norm rather than the exception in modern car and truck diesel engines...
. The engines were originally coupled to a Toyota 4-speed manual transmission, while 1983+ models came with a 5-speed. The axles are of a Daihatsu construction.
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Co.
Model: LD10 Blizzard (1980–1984)
Curb Weight: 1,260 kg (2,772 lbs)
Engine: straight (inline) 4 cylinder
Displacement: 2,188 cc
Bore: 90.1 mm
Stroke: 86.0 mm
HP: 50 kW / 67 hp at 4,200 rpm
TQ: 142 N·m / 104.7 lb·ft at 2,400 rpm