Released date : 1989/ 7/20

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Grade 201 202 501
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Curb mass(kg) 1200 1230 1250
Dimensions Length(mm) 4385 4385 4385
Width(mm) 1650 1650 1650
Height(mm) 1985 1985 1985
Wheelbase(mm) 2500 2500 2500
Engine Engine code 5K 5K 5K
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder In-line 4-cylinder In-line 4-cylinder
Displacement(cm3) 1486 1486 1486
Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm -/70/4800 -/70/4800 -/70/4800
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are KXC10V.
A semi bonnet-type delivery van in the small truck category, the Deliboy was introduced in July 1989 targeting small shop owners engaged in door to door delivery. A 2-seater model with a payload capacity of 750 kg and a 2/5-seater model with a payload capacity of 600/500 kg were available.

The large, smooth side panels could be painted on as billboards on wheels. The body featured a front-hinged door on the right, a sliding door on the left, and asymmetrical double doors in the back. Walkthrough access to the cargo cabin was possible though rather impractical, because the cabin height was only 1,390 mm. The available engines included a 1.5-liter gasoline unit and a 2-liter diesel (made available in May 1991). The choice of transmission was initially limited to a 5-speed manual column shifter, to which 3-speed automatic (for gasoline-engine model) and 4-speed automatic (for diesel model) column shifters were added in March 1991. The front passenger's seat could be folded and tumbled. The 2/5-seater model employed split folding rear seats, the left half of which could be tumbled sideways.
Plant Honsha plant
The name evokes an image of an agile delivery boy, which is suitable for this walkthrough van with easy ingress/egress and loading/unloading of cargo. The van also serves as a billboard-on-wheels, which is consistent with the image of a messenger.

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