The Toyota Coaster is a minibus produced by Toyota Motor Corporation. It was introduced in 1969, with the second generation introduced in 1982, followed by the third generation in 1993. The third generation Coaster received a facelift in 2001, and again in 2007. Since 1996, the Toyota Coaster is also sold under the name Hino Liesse II. The Toyota Coaster was introduced in 1969 as a 17-passenger minibus using the same running gear as the Toyota Dyna of the time. Early models used the 2.0-liter Toyota R engine with 4-speed manual transmission. Subsequent models used a variety of 4 and 6-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, and an option of automatic transmission was later introduced. In August 1997, Toyota 'Coaster Hybrid EV' minibus was launched, ahead of Prius. The Coaster Hybrid, according to Toyota, became its first production hybrid vehicle. Production of the Coaster Hybrid continued until 2007.
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