Town Box

1999

Town Box

Bearing the Town Box nameplate, the successor to the Bravo minicab variant was launched in April 1999, three months after the sixth-generation Minicab. This marked the first cab-over passenger K-car. Measuring in at 3395mm long, 1475mm wide and 1890mm high, the Town Box came with a semi-cab shape body while sporting an oversize airdam-like resin bumper, unconventional headlamp styling and large rear combination lamp units giving it a distinct personality. It was offered with 2WD or 4WD drivelines putting down on the road the power from an eco-friendly 660cc 3-cylinder MVV lean-burn engine or in sportier models a 660cc 4-cylinder DOHC intercooled turbo engine. The range included 4-speed automatic transmission models while 4WD models employed the Easy Select system that allowed the driver to switch between 2WD and 4WD on the fly at the touch of a button. The Town Box's long wheelbase and wide track gave excellent driving stability as well as a comfortable ride. The interior provided the maximum space possible from its dimensions and featured a 50-50 split rear bench seat that could be reclined fully flat. The reinforced impact-safety body employed a high rigidity cabin surrounded by high energy-absorbing front, side and rear structures. Powered by a 1.1L engine, 210mm longer, 60mm wider and sitting six adults in three rows of seats, the Town Box Wide was added in June 1999.

Overall length 3395 mm
Overall width 1475 mm
Overall height 1890 mm
Engines 657 cc, 659 cc turbo