Minicab

1984

Minicab

There was significant diversification in demand for the commercial K-car Minicab at the beginning of the 1980s as the market looked for more attractive styling, roomier interiors and better road performance. In response, Mitsubishi Motors introduced the fourth-generation Minicab in June 1984, its first full model change in seven years. The new Minicab models came, as might be expected, with significantly improved practical functionality as a commercial K-car. The Minicab Van in particular was developed as a one-box K-car with a distinct minivan flavor that provided a comfortable and pleasant driving experience for leisure purposes, as well as satisfying commercial use requirements. Design features included a large glazing area, bonded windshield and rectangular headlamps, while the Estate variant was available with a class-first power sliding glass sunroof and had flat folding seats. The lineup included models powered by the new engine as well as a part-time 4WD model with freewheeling hubs which improved running performance and noise levels. The larger interior featured seat slide adjustment for the driver, a class-first tilt-adjust steering column and an air-mix heater for easy-to-drive and occupant comfort. The lineup was joined in 1987 by the first supercharger K-car while in 1989; the Minicab Bravo replaced the Estate as the top-end trim level. The Bravo series included a hydraulic coupling full-time four-wheel drive model, and the Super Aero Roof model which sported a glass sunroof with glasses on front and sides of the roof, an oversize bumper, and other aero parts.

Overall length 3195 mm
Overall width 1395 mm
Overall height 1860 mm
Engines 546 cc