Minica 70

1969

Minica 70

July 1969 saw the introduction of the second-generation Minica bearing the name Minica 70 after a major redesign of the model originally launched in 1962 as Mitsubishi was keen to offer a minicar which anticipated the needs of the 1970s. Minica 70 was developed and designed employing the latest in Mitsubishi technology as a K-car that would handle highway driving faster, more comfortably and more safely. Features included "wing flowline" styling that lowered aerodynamic drag and a rear hatch. MacPherson strut suspension was used at the front and a 5-link rigid axle at the rear. Minica 70 was fitted with urethane foam padded seats giving superior comfort and durability, as well as a powerful 2-level heater / all-weather ventilation system that allowed the driver to adjust vent angles and air flow. In December 1969 the twin carburetor 38 PS SS and GSS performance models, and in October 1970 the GL luxury trim level with stereo radio receiver were added to the lineup. After a minor change in September 1971 the model name was changed to Minica 72.

Overall length 2995mm
Overall width 1295mm
Overall height 1345mm
Engine 359cc