2003 Toyota Condor

2003-07-29 09:05

The new Condor is now available in a range of eight models with specification levels from basic to luxury.

Buyers have the choice of base line (Estate), TE or TX specification levels in 4x2 Estate range. The full time 4X4 models feature the luxury TX level specification.

Significant styling enhancements are evident with a revised front end featuring a new grille and multi-reflector headlamp treatment with more flowing lines in the style of the Condor's big brother, the Prado.

The range starts with two base specification models, the Condor 2000i Estate, and the 2400i Estate.

This 'basic' Estate specification offers a range of standard features that belies its entry-level position in the range.

Fitted as standard are: Power steering; tow bar wiring connection point; remote fuel flap opener; rear window wash/wipe; rear window demister; tinted windscreen and side windows; centre console bin with rear storage compartment; remote control alarm immobiliser with transponder key system; remote control central locking with selective unlock feature; multi-reflector halogen headlights.

Power steering is now a standard feature in this base line specification.

The Condor TE specification level is available across all three engine variants of 2000i, 2400i, and 3000D. Added at this specification level are: Colour coded bumpers; velour trim; RDS radio/tape combination, and air conditioning.

The TX specification level adds: Alloy wheels; front fog lights; fawn coloured two-tone interior trim; power windows front and rear; chrome plated side mirrors with electronic remote control; roof spoiler; a headlight on warning buzzer; a centre console storage facility with cup holders for front and middle row seats; and a radio (RDS) with front loading CD and four speakers.

A driver's side airbag enhances the safety package. Leather seat upholstery is optional at the TX specification level.

The front windscreen trim now includes a chrome beading and the top of the range TX specification models have a revised side protection moulding with wide chrome beading insert complimenting the chrome drip rail beading.

New on the TX specification models are chrome side mirrors with electric remote control. The front windscreen on all models is tinted with a shaded top section.

The seating arrangement remains an eight-seat configuration with a 2/3/3 arrangement. The rearmost split folding seat has however been revised to Toyota's "space-up" design with seats folding up for storage against the side of the vehicle when not required for passenger use.

The instrument panel gets a new lower cover for a neater appearance. The instrumentation is revised with brighter illumination than the original layout.

In keeping with an ever-increasing call for airbags in higher specification models Toyota has included a driver's side airbag in the TX specification 4X2 and 4X4 models. This adds to the full house luxury specification that includes air conditioning, electric windows and side mirrors, and radio/CD combination.

Two Condor TX 4X4 variants are available, one powered by the 2400i fuel injected petrol engine, the other by the 3-litre diesel.

In addition to the Condor TX specification level, the 4X4 models boast a full-time four-wheel drive system with centre differential lock and low range transfer gearbox to transform the versatile Condor MPV into an affordable recreational vehicle with a high level of off-road competency.

The Condor Range:


  • 2000i Estate, TE - 71kW at 4 800 r/min; 158Nm at 2 800 r/min
  • 2400i Estate, TE, TX, TX 4x4 - 85kW at 4 800 r/min; 195 Nm at 2 800 r/min
  • 3000D TE, TX, TX 4X4 - 66kW at 4 000 r/min and 192Nm at 2 400 r/min