The Toyota TownAce Noah is an 8-passenger minivan. The body design offers great passenger protection up to par with all of Toyota’s sedans. While some cars may not always stand the test of time, the TownAce Noah is among those that do – this sturdy and dependable Toyota van often lasts for many years with minimal part replacements.
But once you’ve decided on a TownAce Noah, you still need to figure out which one! Let’s explore this model in its key years from 1997 to 2001.
1997 Toyota TownAce Noah
The 1997 Toyota TownAce Noah is a member of the model’s first (1996-2001) generation, with the model code E-SR40G and an average fuel economy of 10.4-11.0 km/l.
This inline four-cylinder engine AT van is coveted by many—not just for its reliability, but for its customization options. Coming in both gasoline and diesel models, the 1997 TownAce Noah also comes in 4-speed AND 5-speed Automatic and Manual Transmissions. They also have both front wheel drive and 4WD, in addition to a range of different roof options, including the spacious twin moon roof. With its 8-passenger capacity, safety is paramount—and Toyota has you covered, even in these early first-generation models. The 1997 TownAce Noah standardizes anti-lock brakes, driver and passenger airbags, fog lamps, and a side impact bar. This highly functional van includes air-conditioning, UV cut glass, power windows, and a central locking system, to make sure nothing gets in the way of whatever job you need it to accomplish. The 1997 TownAce Noah also comes in a variety of colors to match your personal style.
1998 Toyota TownAce Noah
The 1998 Toyota TownAce Noah is a member of the model’s first (1996-2001) generation, with the model code E-SR40G and an average fuel economy of 9.9-12.4 km/l.
Like previous models, the endless customization options on the 1998 TownAce Noah make it an excellent choice for any business looking for a good multi-purpose workhorse. The Royal Lounge grade enjoys luxurious equipment next to the sporty Road Tourer. Then comes the outdoorsy Field Tourer, the Super Extra with full equipment, and 5 grades of the basic LD. There are both gasoline and diesel options, in a 4-speed Automatic AND 5-speed Manual Transmission models, with front and 4WD options available throughout the grades. Some options even include twin moon roofs for a little bit of light and luxury when you need it. The inline four-cylinder DOHC engine has an EFI (electronically controlled fuel injection system), and includes Anti-lock braking systems to improve safety and efficiency. With seating for up to 8 passengers, this spacious vehicle has also improved its seatbelt safety, adding three-point pretensioners across the board.
1999 Toyota TownAce Noah
The 1999 Toyota TownAce Noah is a member of the model’s first (1996-2001) generation, with the model code GF-SR50G and an average fuel economy of 10.4-11.6 km/l.
The 1999 TownAce Noah continues in the grand tradition of TownAce Models in style, with the updated Super Extra Memorial Edition. All grades are equipped with a water-cooled inline 4-cylinder DOHC 130 hp 2L Haimeka twin cam and a 94 hp 2.2L diesel turbo, with both FR and full-time 4WD options. The transmission is basically an easy column shift II electronically controlled 4AT that moves forward and backward, while a floor shift 5-speed MT is available in select models. In addition, a twin moon roof is available for 4 grades. As a safety mechanism, all models are equipped with a dual airbag, anti-lock braking system, and a seat belt with pretensioner and force limiter as standard. The interior and exterior have remained mostly the same, with the spacious interior seating up to 8 people. This edition also comes with a CD and AM/FM system and navigation standard.
2000 Toyota TownAce Noah
The 2000 Toyota TownAce Noah is a member of the model’s first (1996-2001) generation, with the model code GF-SR40G and an average fuel economy of 10.4-11.6 km/l.
Toyota adds two models in 2000 to the TownAce Noah lineup—the Super Extra Limited and the Road Tourer Limited. Only the Super Extra has two roof types: a special roof and a standard roof. All grades are equipped with a 130 hp 2L Haimeka twin cam and a 94 hp 2.2L diesel turbo. Both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models are available. The engine is a water-cooled inline 4-cylinder DOHC 16 valve, and the transmission has improved to be an electronically controlled column shift 4-speed AT, and a 5-speed MT is available only for 2WD and gasoline models. The Super Extra Limited features a silver-painted head and front turn lamp, metal full wheel cap, special seats and door trim, wood grain dash trim and power windows, and easy close sliding doors. The Road Tourer Limited is equipped with aluminum wheels, special striped tape, special seats and leather door trim, special sport meter, hammer tone instrument panel and power windows, with a metallic front door inside handle.
2001 Toyota TownAce Noah
The 2001 Toyota TownAce Noah is a member of the model’s first (1996-2001) generation, with the model code GF-SR50G and an average fuel economy of 10.4-11.6 km/l.
This is the last year of the TownAce Noah, and they go out in style, updating the exterior to be sleeker and brighter than ever before. Adding to the five grades already available for the TownAce Noah comes the final 2001 Super Extra Special Edition. For all grades, a water-cooled inline 4-cylinder 130-liter 2L Haimeka twin cam and a 94-hp 2.2L diesel turbo are available in both FR and full-time 4WD. The electronically controlled column shift transmission comes standard on the 4-speed automatic, while 5MT is available on certain models. Safety is paramount to Toyota, so all models are equipped with a dual airbag, ABS, and a seat belt with pretensioner and force limiter as standard. The Super Extra Special Edition, a unique model based on the Super Extra, is equipped with an electric retractable remote control colored door mirror, keyless entry, and driver and passenger armrest.
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