Released date : 1969/ 4/ 1

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Grade Publica_SL Publica 1000_Deluxe Publica 800_Standard
Model type
Model type KP30-S KP30-D UP30
Curb mass(kg) 690 680 635
Dimensions Length(mm) 3670 3645 3645
Width(mm) 1450 1450 1450
Height(mm) 1380 1380 1380
Wheelbase(mm) 2160 2160 2160
Engine Engine code K-B 2K 2U-C
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder In-line 4-cylinder Horizontally opposed 2-cylinder
Displacement(cm3) 1077 993 790
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/73/6600 -/58/6000 -/40/5000
* 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 KP30, UP30.
The second-generation Publica that came out in April 1969 incorporated major upgrades in performance and quality, in answer to changes in the social environment. The model lineup included a 2-door sedan, a 2-door van, and a pickup truck (added in October 1969), while the convertible and detachable top versions were dropped.

The body became a size larger, and the engine lineup expanded to include a water-cooled 4-cylinder 1,100 cc engine for the Corolla (replaced with a 1,200 cc unit in September 1969) and a 1,000 cc version of the same, in addition to the existing 800 cc engine. The 1,100/1,200 cc engines were available for the sporty SL/SR models and the luxurious Hi Deluxe model.

In a major model change in January 1972, the body panel was redesigned and semi-fastback styling was introduced. The model variations were expanded and divided into the family-use series and the youth-oriented series. The original air-cooled 2-cylinder 800 cc engine that had been used since the first model generation was discontinued at this time.
Plant Takaoka plant, Hino Motors, Ltd.[from 1970], DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. [from 1970]
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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