Subaru Sambar - A kei car that has been bolstering people's livelihood for half a century

Subaru Sambar’s history, utility vehicle that bolsters people’s livelihood

Title: Subaru Sambar – A kei car that has been bolstering people’s livelihood for half a century
Publisher: Miki Press
Price: 3,240 yen (pre-tax price 3,000 yen)

The Subaru Sambar, launched in 1961, was based on the Subaru 360 platform. Owing to its unique layout that offers excellent ride comfort that other cars don’t have, it continues to be useful in a variety of fields like agriculture and commerce.

Furthermore, it’s the first kei car that had a 4WD option, making it popular as a passenger vehicle. Even until now, a number of enthusiasts use the Sambar.

Including the Domingo, the book will feature the changes the Sambar underwent, from when it was first launched until its latest version, using the colored catalogues that were used at that time. Other information regarding the Sambar, such as its chronology, production volume and specifications, is in the index at the back of the book.

(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)