Publica Pickup

Released date : 1969/10/20

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Grade Publica pickup Publica Pickup_Deluxe
Model type
Model type KP36 KP36-D
Curb mass(kg) 675 685
Dimensions Length(mm) 3835 3835
Width(mm) 1490 1490
Height(mm) 1390 1390
Wheelbase(mm) 2280 2280
Engine Engine code 2K 2K
Engine type Water-cooled, 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, 4-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 993 993
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/58/6000 -/58/6000
* 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 KP36, KP36-D.
The Publica pickup was a small bonnet-type truck released in October 1969. It used the second-generation Publica (launched in March 1969) as the base model, although its wheelbase and the length were made 120 mm and 190 mm larger, respectively. As a result, the small yet practical truck featured a capacious bed measuring 1,535 mm in length and 1,250 mm in width, without sacrificing the cabin space.

The payload capacity was 500 kg, which was 100 kg larger than that of the previous-generation Publica truck. The engine was a 1-liter water-cooled 4-cylinder unit producing 58 PS (2K), and the transmission was a 4-speed manual. A 1.2-liter 68 PS engine (3K) was added to the engine lineup in January 1972. To comply with the emission and noise standards, a 1.3-liter engine (4K-J) became the standard engine for the Publica pickup. A 5-speed manual transmission was adopted in August 1985, and other upgrades continued to be added until production was discontinued in 1988.
Plant Takaoka plant, Hino Motors, Ltd.[from 1970], DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. [from Sep. 1969]
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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