Toyota Dyna (2002–2014)
- November 2001: New Dyna launched in the UK
- June 2002
- February 2003: Dyna Transporter, Box Van and Caged Tipper launched
- February 2004
- February 2005: Toyota Dyna Tipper introduced
- February 2007: New 3.0 D-4D engine added
New Dyna launched in the UK
The Dyna is a chassis cab design that has been on sale in Japan, General Countries and Europe since the 1970s. This version got a new cab and a new D-4D direct injection 16v common rail diesel engine. The first model to be launched was the Dyna 300 dropside. The model line up is named to reflect the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of the Dyna models 300 and 350 (the GVW is 3000kg and 3500kg respectively).
The 2002 model range comprised a choice of the all-new 2.5-litre direct injection common rail D-4D diesel engines with either 89PS or 103PS. The range starts with the Dyna 300 dropside equipped with 2.5-litre D-4D diesel engine with 89PS in five-speed manual. The Dyna 350 is available with 2.5-litre D-4D diesel engine with 103PS also in five-speed manual in either medium or long wheelbase.
Satellite navigation now available. The full map version of Toyota’s satellite navigation was made a £1500 option.
Dyna Transporter, Box Van and Caged Tipper launched
The Dyna 350 LWB car transporter was revealed alongside the Dyna 350 MWB box van and the Dyna 300 Dropside Caged Tipper – ideal for local council use.
Production starts in Europe. Production of right-hand drive Dyna commenced in December 2003 at the Salvador Caetano factory in Portugal. Previously, Dyna vehicles for the UK market were shipped from Japan. The Portuguese-built Dynas benefit from a new cab design that provides extra storage and offers improved headroom.
Toyota Dyna Tipper introduced
The Dyna range increased with the introduction of a factory supplied and fitted three-way tipper body. The high quality body offers functionality and versatility with alloy dropsides and a telescopic ram, permitting a 50-degree rear tip angle and 45-degree side tip angle.
As the new body is factory-fitted, production is streamlined and customer delivery times are reduced. The completed vehicle is held in stock in the UK allowing accurate delivery dates for customers. The tipper unit is manufactured by Scatollini and installed at Toyota’s commercial vehicle production centre in Portugal, where all Dyna models for the European market are built.
New 3.0 D-4D engine added
The new unit replaced the previous 2.5-litre D-4D engine in the Dyna range of dropside, tipper and chassis cab models and completed Toyota’s upgrade of all its LCV powertrains to meet Euro IV emissions standards.
The new engine develops 109PS at 3000rpm, a significant increase on the 89PS and 103PS outputs offered by the 2.5 D-4D. More torque is generated with a maximum 286Nm available from 1200rpm to 1600rpm, compared to 192Nm and 260Nm from the outgoing engine. A five-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard to all Dyna models.