Kyosho Mini-Z 4×4 Toyota 4Runner/HiLux Surf RTR Crawler

Kyosho Mini-Z 4×4 Toyota 4Runner/HiLux Surf RTR Crawler

Kyosho goes crawling with its popular small-scale nameplate.

Fresh out of the 2020 International Toy Fair, Kyosho has released two new small-scale trail truck models, loosely-based their Mini-Z platform. The first model is a 1/27-scale Toyota 4Runner/HiLux Surf ready-to-run (RTR).

Built on a ladder-frame chassis, the new Mini-Z 4×4 line features solid front and rear axles, steel tie rods, ball bearings, coil-over shocks, and scale Nitto “Ridge Grappler” tires.

Kyosho Mini-Z Toyota 4-Runner HiLux Surf - Red - Chassis

Two body-color options are available for this small-scale trail truck, metallic red, and metallic gray. Each features a number of highly-detailed features that make this model stand apart from others on the market.

On the electronics side, the Kyosho Mini-Z 4×4 Toyota 4Runner utilizes a 130-size brushed motor and a Syncro KT-531P radio transmitter.

Kyosho Mini-Z Toyota 4-Runner HiLux Surf - Red - Rear

Kyosho Mini-Z 4×4 Toyota 4Runner/HiLux Surf Specs:

  • Length: 200.5mm
  • Width: 87mm
  • Weight: 86.0mm
  • Chassis Type: MX-01
  • Wheel Base: 110mm
  • Tread F/R: 72.7mm
  • Weight: 223g (without battery)
  • Motor: 130 Class
  • Gear Ratio: 55.44:1/ 30.80:1/ 46.20:1/ 27.72:1/ 39.60:1/ 34.65:1
  • Front Tire Diameter: 42.0mm
  • Rear Tire Diameter: 42.0mm
  • Front Tire Width: 14.3mm
  • Rear Tire Width: 14.3mm
  • Battery: 4 x AAA alkaline
  • Radio Transmitter: Syncro KT-531P
  • Speed: Approx. 3.3km/h-6.6km/h (Pinion gears 10T- 20T)
  • Running Time: Approx. 60 mins

While the size of this rig is small, the price tag isn’t. At $319.99, the Mini-Z Toyota 4Runner/HiLux Surf is one of the more-expensive small-scale crawler options on the market. That said, it brings enough interesting details to the table where it appears to be worth checking out.

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