Mitsubishi Motors Corporation partially updated the Minicab Truck, a kei commercial vehicle, and launched it on September 3.
The updates made to the engine improved the fuel economy of the five-speed MT model by 1.2km/l (in JC08 mode), enabling the 2WD and 4WD models to now offer a fuel economy of 19.8km/l and 19.6km/l respectively. Meanwhile, the fuel economy of the three-speed AT model improved by 0.4km/l, enabling the 2WD and the 4WD models to now offer a fuel economy of 17.2km/l and 17km/l respectively.
Furthermore, it offers better seating comfort because both the driver’s and passenger seats have bigger seat surfaces. In addition to all grades being outfitted with an air conditioner filter, the G grade now adopts a seat riser carpet that covers the metal plate below the seats, improving the cabin comfort.
For functional equipment, aside from adopting hooks for both the left and right loading platforms, a gate hook has been added to the center of the rear gate. Therefore, it offers better loading capacity and practicality. Furthermore, because the roof panel now adopts a rustproof steel sheet, the Minicab Truck is now 100% rustproof.
The price ranges between 812,160 and 1,210,680 yen. It should be noted that the Mitsubishi Minicab Truck is the OEM model of the Suzuki Carry.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)