The Toyota Van MasterAce is a cab over vehicle that was produced by Toyota and distributed worldwide under several names, with “MasterAce” being the name used in Japan. In Japan, the MasterAce was sold only at Toyota Store locations. North American markets called it the Toyota Van (VanWagon in early press materials). In parts of Europe it was known as the Toyota Space Cruiser, while Australia referred to the vehicle as the Toyota Tarago (named after Tarago, New South Wales). In Germany, Sweden, Norway, China, and some countries of Latin America it was sold as the Toyota Model F.
The MasterAce was a slightly larger version of the Toyota LiteAce/TownAce. It featured a sharply sloped front, in contrast to the upright flat found in the larger Toyota HiAce. When introduced in November 1982, only the carbureted 1,812 cc 2Y petrol engine was available. Most markets gained the option of the 1,974 cc 2C diesel engine in May 1983. North American market sales started in 1983 with the fuel-injected 1,998 cc 3Y (87 hp/65 kW), which was later replaced with the 102 hp (76 kW) 2,237 cc 4Y engine for the 1986 model year. Much of the vehicle was borrowed from the Toyota Hilux, including suspension components.
The Toyota MasterAce was replaced with the production of the Toyota Previa in 1990.