Publica Truck

Released date : 1964/ 2/ 1

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Grade UP16 UP16-E UP16V-B
Model type
Model type UP16 UP16-E UP16V-B
Curb mass(kg) 595 605 640
Dimensions Length(mm) 3585 3585 3585
Width(mm) 1415 1415 1415
Height(mm) 1385 1650 1650
Wheelbase(mm) 2130 2130 2130
Engine Engine code U U U
Engine type Air-cooled, horizontally opposed 2-cylinder, OHV Air-cooled, horizontally opposed 2-cylinder, OHV Air-cooled, horizontally opposed 2-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 697 697 697
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/28/4300 -/28/4300 -/28/4300
* 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 UP16(700), UP16-E(700), UP16V-B(700).
In February 1964, a pickup truck version of the Publica was introduced as a new commercial-use model. The sedan's 697 cc 28 PS engine and the 4-speed gearbox were used without alteration, while the monocoque body was replaced by that of a pickup truck.

The truck came in two versions, one with a canvas top and one without. Both versions had a cargo bed measuring 1,270 mm in length and 1,145 mm in width, with the maximum load capacity of 400 kg. The truck without a canvas top was priced at 335,000 yen (in Tokyo), which was the lowest among all Publica models. Its wheelbase was the same as that of the sedan and the van at 2,130 mm, while the body was 60 mm longer than that of the van. The body dimensions of the truck without a canvas top were 3,585 mm in length, 1,415 mm in width, and 1,385 mm in height.
Plant Motomachi plant, Takaoka plant[from 1968]
Derived from "public" and "car," the name signifies "a car cherished by the public." The name was chosen in a public naming competition that attracted nearly 1.1 million entries.

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