Toyota Probox (XP50/160)
Toyota Probox Van DX (NCP51V)
Overview
ManufacturerDaihatsu[1]
Also called
Production
  • 2002–present
  • *2002–2014 (XP50)
  • *2014–present (XP160)
AssemblyJapan: Ōyamazaki, Kyoto (Daihatsu Kyoto plant)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassLight commercial vehicle
Body style5-door station wagon/van
Layout
PlatformToyota NBC platform (2002–2014)
Toyota B platform (2014–present)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,550 mm (100.4 in) (XP50/160)
Length4,195 mm (165.2 in) (XP50)
4,245 mm (167.1 in) (XP160)
Width1,690–1,695 mm (66.5–66.7 in) (XP50/160)
Height1,525–1,530 mm (60.0–60.2 in) (XP50/160)
Curb weight1,030–1,120 kg (2,270.8–2,469.2 lb) (XP50)
1,090–1,170 kg (2,403.0–2,579.4 lb) (XP160)
Chronology
PredecessorToyota Corolla/Sprinter Van (E100)
Toyota Succeed
SuccessorToyota Corolla Fielder (Probox Wagon)

The Toyota Probox is a 5-door, 2- or 4-seater passenger car (Probox Wagon) and light commercial van (Probox Van) produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota since July 2002. It replaced the Corolla/Sprinter van[1] and served as a slightly shorter version of the now-discontinued Toyota Succeed.

The Probox has been a commercial success with stable sales for 20 years, despite its design being largely unchanged since 2002.[2]

First generation (XP50/XP160; 2002)

The Toyota Probox was created as a new type of commercial van in July 2002.[2]

Until 2008, the Probox and its "brother model" Succeed sold a total of 70,000 to 90,000 units a year. Since 2008, the model has maintained the sales of about 50,000 units per year.[2]

2014 facelift

The Probox received a redesign, which was published on August 6, 2014, and the sales began on September 1 of the same year. The redesign was announced alongside the redesign of the Succeed. The new version is powered by a 1NR-FE engine.[3]

Starting in 2018, a rebadged version of the Probox has been offered in Japan as the Mazda Familia Van.

Although the Succeed was discontinued in 2020, the Probox continued stable sales, selling 48,000 units in 2021.[2]

Foreign use

The Probox is used with a left-hand drive conversion extensively as a taxi in Peru and Bolivia. It remains in the JDM right-hand drive orientation for Jamaica, Guyana & Trinidad and Tobago.[4] Right-hand-drive Proboxes are used in Myanmar despite the country's traffic being oriented on the right.[5]

The car is not officially supplied to Russia, therefore it is distributed mainly in Siberia and the Far East of Russia (in the right-hand drive version).

Jamaica

The Probox is popular among taxi drivers in Jamaica. In 2020, a single was released by RDX called 'Probox'.[6]

Gallery

Toyota Probox
Mazda Familia Van

References

  1. ^ a b c "75 Years of Toyota - Toyota Probox (XP50)". www.toyota-global.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "ザ・商用車「プロボックス」誕生20年 なぜモデルチェンジしない? "無敵"だからさ!(乗りものニュース)". Yahoo! News (in Japanese). Retrieved 2022-09-09.
  3. ^ "TOYOTA、プロボックスならびにサクシードをマイナーチェンジ | トヨタ自動車株式会社 公式企業サイト". Toyota. Retrieved 2022-09-09.
  4. ^ Autoevolution.com
  5. ^ Manandhar, Ashok (2016-03-07). "Picturing the Probox". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  6. ^ "RDX salutes taxi drivers with 'Probox' single". Jamaica Star. 10 March 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2023.