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Daihatsu Rugger

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The Daihatsu Rugger wis an off-road vehicle biggit bi Daihatsu atween 1984 an 2002. The Rugger wis cried the Daihatsu Rocky in maist export markets, an Daihatsu Fourtrak in the UK.

First generation (1984-1992)

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Rugger/Rocky/Fourtrak (First generation)

The first generation was sold from 1984 to 1993, replacing the Daihatsu Taft. It was available in short wheel base form with a convertible soft tap or removable hard top an in extended wheel base form with metal top. The extended variant, cried Rugger Wagon, could carry up to aicht fowk in the back. Three engines were available, a Toyota 3y petrol 2.0 L with an overhead cam, a single carburettor an 88 PS (65 kW); an twa 2.8 Diesel variants, normally aspirated with 73 PS (54 kW), or turbocharged with 88 PS (65 kW), both featuring overhead valve. Part-time 4WD was standard on all models. An upscale version was sold in the Japanese market as the Toyota Blizzard.

Second generation (1992-2002)

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The Second generation was introduced in 1992 an available for export the flowing year. Among the evolution's wis the replacement o the early leaf spring axles bi independent front suspension an coil sprung back axle. The petrol ingine wis enlarged tae 2.2 L, wi a smaw pouer hike tae 91 PS (67 kW), while the 2.8 Turbo Diesel wis fittit wi an intercooler, resultin in a pouer increase tae 102 PS (75 kW). Still, the model wis considered too rustic, still no possessin rear doors in the lang wheel base model, an Daihatsu declined tae replace it, concentrating on smawer automobiles.

Italian Version

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Called the Bertone Freeclimber wi mechanical components bi Daihatsu, a BMW 2443 cc turbodiesel or ane o twa petrol ingines (1991 cc. an 2693 cc), aw sax cylinders, ad a Bertone designed body. The Freeclimber is a hie end off-roader produced, frae 1989 tae 1992.

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