Minica Toppo

1990

Minica Toppo

In January 1990, regulations governing the K-car were revised, increasing the permitted size of engine from 550 cc to 660 cc and the overall length from 3.2 m to 3.3 m. Both to take advantage of the new regulations and to meet the ongoing diversification in K-car user needs, Mitsubishi Motors developed the Minica Toppo model that was the precursor to a totally new "height wagon" body style. Launched in March 1990 at the same time as the new regulation compliant Minica, the Minica Toppo was developed to a "DIY Fun Box" theme. The Minica Toppo gave shape to ways of enjoying the vehicle not seen before providing drivability and comfort of a bonnet-type model, cargo capacity of a one-box model, as well as asymmetric front door size with the driver's door smaller than the front passenger's door for easier access to the rear seats. The new model also sported a number of novel interior equipment features as seen in the overhead shelf for small item storage in its roomy cabin. The tailgate used vertically located hinges and could be opened fully even with long items on the roof carrier while a small glass hatch facilitated the loading of small items. A number of specially equipped variant were built with the model, which included parcel and chilled foodstuff delivery vans for commercial use while the Marble variant featured a specification designed for mothers with babies or young children.

Overall length 3255 mm
Overall width 1395 mm
Overall height 1695 mm
Engines 657 cc