The Toyota Stout was a light truck produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota.
|Curb weight||860 kg|
Introduced in April 1954 as the Toyopet 1¼ ton truck, it was larger than the similar Toyota SG light truck but smaller than the Toyota FA medium duty truck. In 1955 it was upgraded to carry 1.5 tons.
The standard body was a 2-door, 3 seater pickup with a separate well body (with a fold down tailgate). Other bodies advertised by Toyota included a van, an ambulance, double cab coupe utility (2-doors, 6 seater, integral well body), drop-side pickup, pickup with stake sides, a pickup with full height metal side with a canvas top, a light bus (precursors to the Coaster) and an ice cream van.
All models used mechanicals common to new vehicles of its time, such as a ladder frame chassis, leaf springs, solid axles and 4 wheel drum brakes. The engine was the 48HP Type R with a manual transmission. The body was professionally finished with windscreen wipers, dual outside mirrors (1955 onwards), hubcaps, chrome trim and dual headlights.
In 1957 the RK was revised to become the RK30 and the RK35. The Stout name was first used in May 1959.
|Layout||front-engine, rear-wheel drive|
|Engine(s)||Type R, 3R-B, 5R|
|Transmission(s)||4 speed manual|
|Curb weight||835 kg|
Export out of Japan began in September 1967 with the RK101. In some markets (e.g. North America) it was replaced by the slightly smaller Hilux in 1968 but in many other markets (e.g. South-East Asia and Australia) it was sold alongside the Hilux. The RK101 used the 1994 cc 5R engine. Exported body styles included a pickup (2-door, 3 seater) and a double-cab pickup (4-door, 6 seater).
Conventional mechanical parts were used in the form of leaf springs and 4 wheel drum brakes on a ladder frame chassis.
Body styles included a pickup (2-door, 3 seater) and a double-cab pickup (4-door, 6 seater).
- "Toyota Truck 48HP", Toyota brochure No. 228, Japan
- "Toyopet 1.5 Ton", Toyota brochure No. 316, Japan
- "Toyopet Stout, Model RK45-100 Parts Catalog", No. 53336-64, Japan
- "Toyota Vehicle Identification Manual", Toyota Motor Corporation, Overseas Parts Department, Catalog No.97913-84, 1984, Japan