Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-G V6 (VZN185)


Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-G V6 (VZN185).
Manufactured March 1996
Imported to UK from Japan August 2004
Purchased June 2008
Imported to Finland from UK January 2010
Sold July 2011


3.4 litre V6 DOHC 24 valve
136kW @ 4800rpm, 294Nm @ 3600rpm

SSR-G was the highest level specification for this model.

  • Electronic control type 4 speed automatic (ECT)
  • Multi-mode 4WD (2WD, normal 4WD, high and low range 4WD)
  • Hard and soft suspension settings
  • Ganador stainless-steel exhaust
  • Rear spoiler with incorporated rear under mirror
  • Rear window wiper
  • Driver airbag
  • Front passenger airbag
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Manufacturer bull-bar
  • Rear seat lap sash belt
  • Side impact protection bars
  • Power windows
  • Power mirrors (retractable)
  • Central door locking
  • Electric tilt and slide sunroof
  • Air conditioning
  • Steering wheel height adjust
  • Wood trim
  • Alloy wheels (steel winter wheels)
  • Tinted windows
  • Window visors
  • Field monitor (outside temperature, compass, barometer, altimeter & relative altimeter)
  • Wired for front fog lamps
  • JVC KD-AVX44 El Chameleon headunit


Christian Jull

During his 'car years', Christian owned, ran and modified a Nissan 200SX (S14) and Nissan Silvia Spec R (S15). He was an active staff member of the UK 200SX Owners Club and one of the founding members of the S15 Owners Club. He owned and administered the club for ten years. Over the course of five years of Nissan ownership, Christian wrote modification guides to aid others. These guides have proved very popular with 200SX/Silvia owners all over the world.

Included with the guides is a record of car ownership over a ten year period.

Christian is now car-less and lives in the public-transport-friendly city of Helsinki in Finland.