Minicab Truck

1966

Minicab Truck

The Mitsubishi 360 bonnet-type K-light truck received wide acclaim after its launch in April 1961 but the commercial K-car category was caught up in the inexorable switch to cab-over-engine (COE) designs that was sweeping the whole truck market spectrum. Mitsubishi had already started development of a COE Minicab and in August 1966 launched the first generation Minicab Truck. It was powered by an improved version of the 359cc 2-stroke air-cooled 21 PS engine used in the Mitsubishi 360 and the first-generation Minica. Its suspension arrangement delivered outstanding ride comfort together with excellent payload capability. The first Minicab Truck came only with a single cargo gate but in December 1966, the model was joined by a version with cargo gates on three sides. The Minicab Van was launched in February 1968 with a four model lineup that included Super Deluxe, Deluxe, Standard and Route Van trim levels.

Truck
Overall length 2990mm
Overall width 1290mm
Overall height 1610mm
Engine 359cc
Van
Overall length 2995mm
Overall width 1290mm
Overall height 1630mm
Engine 359cc