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First Generation Models

Make
Model
Year
Honda
Acty HA2
1988-1990
Suzuki (Mazda)
Carry DB51T
1986-1990
Daihatsu (Toyota)
Hijet S81P
1986-1990
Mitsubishi
Mini Cab U15TG
1990-1990
Length 3.25m
10’6″
3.3m
10’8″
3.2m
10’5″
3.2m
10’5″
Width 1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
Height 1.7m
5’7″
1.7m
5’7″
1.7m
5’7″
1.7m
5’7″
Wheel Base 1.9m
6’2″
1.8m
6’0″
1.8m
6’0″
1.8m
6’0″
Wheel Bolt Pattern 4/100 4/114.3 4/110 4/114.3
Ground Clearance 16cm
6’3″
17cm
6’7″
16cm
6’3″
15cm
5’9″
Drivetrain 4WD 4WD 4WD 4WD
Engine Mid EO5A
Inline 3
SOHC
Mid F6A
Inline 3
SOHC
EB water cooled
Inline 3
OHC
Mid 3G81
Inline 3
OHV
Fuel Injection No No No Optional
Displacement (cc) 540 657 547 548
Horse Power (ps/rpm) 34/5500 38/5500 30/5500 46/6000
Torque (kgm/rpm) 4.5/5000 5.3/4000 4.5/3500 6/4000
Transmission (floor) MT4/MT5 MT4 MT4 MT5
Weight 670kg
1476lbs
680kg
1498lbs
700kg
1542lbs
740kg
1630lbs
Payload Capacity 350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
Power Steering No No No No
Turning Radius 3.8m
12’4″
4m
13’1″
3.6m
11’8″
3.8m
12’4″
Fuel Tank(liter/gallon) 37
9.8
36
9.5
35
9.2
36
9.5
MPG/KPL 47.9 MPG
21.1 KPL
37.6 MPG
16.0 KPL
37.6 MPG
16.0 KPL
37.6 MPG
16.0 KPL
Front Suspension Macpherson Strut Strut Strut/Coil Spring Strut
Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Rigid Axle Rigid Axle/Leaf Spring Half Oval Leaf Spring
Brakes Front/Rear Disk/Drum Disk/Drum Disk/Drum Disk/Drum
Tires 5.00-12-4PR 5.00-12-4PRULT 145R12-6PRLT 145R12-6PR
A/C No No No No


Second Generation Models

Make
Model
Year
Subaru
Sambar KS4
1990-1998
Honda
Acty HA4
1990-1999
Suzuki (Mazda)
Carry DB52T
1990-1999
Daihatsu (Toyota)
Hijet S83P
1990-1998
Mitsubishi
Mini Cab U42T
1991-1998
Length 3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
Width 1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
Height 1.8m
5’9″
1.7m
5’7″
1.7m
5’7″
1.8m
5’9″
1.7m
5’7″
Wheel Base 1.9m
6’3″
1.9m
6’3″
1.9m
6’3″
1.8m
6’0″
1.8m
6’0″
Wheel Bolt Pattern 4/100 4/100 4/100 or 4/114.3 4/100 4/114.3
Ground Clearance 19cm
7.5″
19cm
7.5″
16cm
6.3″
17cm
6.7″
17cm
6.7″
Drivetrain 4WD 4WD 4WD 4WD 4WD
Engine Rear EN07
Inline 4
SOHC
Mid E07A
Inline 3
SOHC
Mid F6A
Inline 3
SOHC
Mid EF
Inline 3
SOHC
Mid 3G83
Inline 3
SOHC
Fuel Injection Optional No No Optional (S100) Optional (97′)
Displacement (cc) 658 656 657 659 657
Horse Power (ps/rpm) 40/6500 38/5300 42/5500 38/5600 42/6000
Torque (kgm/rpm) 5.5/3500 5.5/4500 5.8/4500 5.5/4000 5.7/5000
Transmission (floor) MT5 MT4
MT5
MT4
MT5
MT4
MT5
AT3
MT4/MT5
Gear Ratio
Km/[email protected]
4th: 90 @ 6500
5th: 110+ @ 6500
4th: 91 @ 7500
5th: 110 @ 7500
44th: 98 @ 6500
5th: 118 @ 6500
4th: 89 @ 6200
5th: 100 @ 6200
4th: 92 @ 6000
5th: 108 @ 6200
Diff Lock Selective (Opt.) Attack Model Optional Optional No
HI/LO 4wd Available Selective AWD Ultra Low 1st and R Yes Yes Yes
Weight 740kg
1628lbs
710kg
1562lbs
700kg
1540lbs
700kg
1540lbs
710kg
1562lbs
Payload Capacity 350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
Power Steering No No No Optional(’94) Optional(’94)
Turning Radius 3.9m
12’8″
3.8m
12’5″
3.8m
12’5″
3.7m
12’1″
3.7m
12’1″
Fuel Tank(liter/gallon) 40
10.5
37
9.7
36
9.5
35
9.2
40
10.5
MPG/KPL 35.7 MPG
15.2 KPL
37.1 MPG
15.8 KPL
36.2 MPG
15.4 KPL
36.4 MPG
15.5 KPL
36.7 MPG
15.6 KPL
Front Suspension Strut Strut Strut Strut Strut
Rear Suspension Semi Trailing Arm De Dion Bouton Leaf Spring Rigid Axle Leaf Spring
Brakes Front/Rear Ventilated
Disk/ Drum
Disk/Drum Disk/Drum Disk/Drum Disk/Drum
Tires 145R12-6PRLT 145R12-6PR 5.00-12-4PRULT 5.00-12-4PRULT 5.00-12-4PR
A/C Optional Optional No Optional No


Third Generation Models

Make
Model
Year
Subaru
Sambar TT2
1999-2003
Honda
Acty HA7
1999-2005
Suzuki (Mazda)
Carry DB62T
1999-2005
Daihatsu (Toyota)
Hijet S210C
1999-2002
Mitsubishi
Mini Cab U62T
1999-2002
Length 3.4m
11’2″
3.4m
11’2″
3.4m
11’2″
3.4m
11’2″
3.4m
11’2″
Width 1.5m
4’9″
1.5m
4’9″
1.4m
4’6″
1.5m
4’9″
1.5m
4’9″
Height 1.8m
5’9″
1.7m
5’7″
1.8m
5’9″
1.8m
5’9″
1.8m
5’9″
Wheel Base 1.9m
6’3″
2.4m
7’8″
2.4m
7’8″
1.9m
6’3″
2.2m
7’2″
Wheel Bolt Pattern 4/100 4/100 4/100 4/100 4/100
Ground Clearance 19cm
7.5″
19cm
7.5″
16cm
6.3″
16cm
6.3″
15cm
5.9″
Drivetrain 4WD 4WD 4WD 4WD 4WD
Engine Rear EN07
Inline 4
SOHC
Mid E07Z
Inline 3
SOHC
Mid F6A
Inline 3
SOHC
Mid EF-SE
Inline 3
SOHC
Mid 3G83
Inline 3
SOHC
Fuel Injection All Models All Models All Models All Models All Models
Displacement (cc) 658 656 657 659 657
Horse Power (ps/rpm) 46/6400 46/5500 50/6000 43/5900 48/6000
Torque (kgm/rpm) 5.9/4000 6/5000 6.3/3500 5.8/3600 6.3/4000
Transmission (floor) MT5 MT4
MT5
MT4
MT5
AT3
MT5
AT3
MT4/MT5
Gear Ratio
Km/[email protected]
4th: 110 @ 6500
5th: 130 @ 6500
4th: 110 @ 7500
5th: 135 @ 7500
4th: 105 @ 7000
5th: 120 @ 6800
4th: 98 @ 6200
5th: 120 @ 6200
4th: 80 @ 6000
5th: 120 @ 6000
HI/LO 4wd Available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight 770kg
1697lbs
830kg
1829lbs
730kg
1608lbs
750kg
1653lbs
770kg
1697lbs
Payload Capacity 350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
350kg
770lbs
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Turning Radius 3.9m
12’8″
4.6m
15’0″
4.1m
13’5
3.8m
12’5″
4.4m
14’4″
Fuel Tank(liter/gallon) 40
10.5
37
9.7
40
10.5
38
10
40
10.5
MPG/KPL 38.1 MPG
16.2 KPL
38.1 MPG
16.2 KPL
37.6 MPG
16.0 KPL
37.6 MPG
16.0 KPL
38.6 MPG
16.4 KPL
Front Suspension Strut Strut Strut Strut Strut
Rear Suspension Semi Trailing Arm De Dion Bouton Leaf Spring Rigid Axle Leaf Spring
Brakes Front/Rear Ventilated
Disk/ Drum
Disk/Drum Disk/Drum Disk/Drum Disk/Drum
Tires 145R12-6PRLT 145R12-8PRLT 145R12-6PRLTT 145R12-6PR 145R12-6PR
A/C Optional Optional Optional Optional No

 

Note 1:All the above specs are for 4WD models. All models are also available with rear 2WD drive trains. All 2WD versions are also available with automatic transmission.
Note 2:The above information is general. There were some minor changes made between 1990-1999
Note 3:Information on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge.
Note 4:Information on this page is subject to change without notice.

For more detailed information on any specific model please contact us.

Subaru Sambar 1991-1998
Subaru Sambar 1991-1998

Honda Acty 1990-1999
Honda Acty 19

Suzuki Carry 1991-1998
Suzuki Carry 1991-1998

Daihatsu Toyota Hijet 1990-1993 / 1994-1998
Daihatsu Hijet 1990-1993 / 1994-1998

Mitsubishi Mini Cab 1991-1998
Mitsubishi Mini Cab 1991-1998

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