New Minica Toppo

1993

New Minica Toppo

The New Minica Toppo was launched alongside the eighth-generation Minica in September 1993. To a "super-space runabout" theme, the New Minica Toppo's styling sported distinctive lines and a class-topping big cabin that gave expression to its utility and playful character while giving it a road presence similar to that of a compact car. The model also adopted a "1:2 door" configuration with a single door on the driver's side and two doors on the passenger side, as well as a "Super High Roof" that added 70 mm to the height of the standard roof. The New Minica Toppo provided a roomy cabin as well as a spacious luggage compartment which featured a number of storage solutions. Extended by 20 mm, its longer wheelbase also added to interior roominess. On the safety front, the body cleared occupant injury protection requirements for 40 km/h frontal impacts and featured the first power windows with safety mechanism on a Japanese car. All models came with front disc brakes as standard. The engine lineup included a new 4-cylinder unit , while top trim levels became Mitsubishi Motors first K-cars to be fitted with the 4-speed INVECS (Intelligent & Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control System) automatic transmission employing fuzzy logic control system. Addressing the desire to drive something a little different, the lineup was soon joined by a number of variants with personalities designed to bring more fun to the class and including the recreation specification Carabosse, the young mother and baby-oriented Marble and the Town Bee with its round frog-eye headlamps projecting just forward of the leading edge of the engine hood.

Overall length 3295 mm
Overall width 1395 mm
Overall height 1695 mm
Engines 657 cc, 659 cc, 659 cc turbo