Released date : 1969/ 2/ 3

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Grade Standard(Single tire) Deluxe(Double tire) For Kindergarten(Single tire)
Model type
Model type RU18(JU18) RU18-HD RU18-E
Curb mass(kg) 2260 2370 2260
Dimensions Length(mm) 6080 6080 6080
Width(mm) 1950 1950 1950
Height(mm) 2275 2255 2275
Wheelbase(mm) 3070 3070 3070
Engine Engine code R R R
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, OHV In-line 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 1994 1994 1994
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/93/5000 -/93/5000 -/93/5000
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are RU18, JU18.
In February 1969, the "light bus" version of the Dyna small truck was fully remodeled and released as the Coaster. While the light bus had shared the frame with the Dyna, the Coaster adopted an original frame with the wheelbase extended by 270 mm. By lowering the floor and renewing the body design, the Coaster substantially enlarged the cabin.

The seating capacity of the standard model was 26, exceeding that of the light bus by one. The available engines included a 2-liter 93 hp gasoline unit (5R) and a 2.5-liter 70 hp diesel unit (J). The demand for the Coaster increased with the economic growth, as more people found it useful for private transportation, small group tours, and pickup services. The Coaster went on to dominate the small bus market along with the Nissan Echo. In a minor change in 1977, the Coaster further extended the wheelbase, making the cabin larger and also enhancing its safety features.
Plant Honsha plant
A "coaster" is a ship that is used to carry cargo along the coast from port to port.

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