Light Ace

Released date : 1971/ 2/ 8

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  • Specification
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Grade Van
Model type
Model type KM10V
Curb mass(kg) 955
Dimensions Length(mm) 3870
Width(mm) 1565
Height(mm) 1740
Wheelbase(mm) 2050
Engine Engine code 3K
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder
Displacement(cm3) 1166
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/68/6000
* 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 KM10, KM10V, KM10G.
The Liteace was developed in response to the growth of the market for affordable cab-over-engine trucks (with a carrying capacity of less than one ton). The first Liteace released in November 1970 was a truck with a load capacity of 750 kg and a seating capacity for three, available in two types (high- or low-deck). The Liteace boasted the largest payload capacity and cargo bed in class.

The two unique vertical resin panels, each inset with a headlamp, covered both sides of the front end, extending from just above the bumper to just below the windshield. The 1,166 cc 68 PS water-cooled inline 4-cylinder OHV engine (3K) and other key components were the same as those of the Corolla. A 1-box van (with either three or six seats) and a passenger car-class wagon (with nine seats) were added to the lineup in February 1971. The van and wagon came with a top-hinged back door, and featured distinctive resin panels above the rear combination lamps that matched the ornamental panels in front.

In 1973, a 5-door version with sliding doors on both sides was added to the van, along with a high-roof version of the wagon.
Plant Honsha plant, DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD., Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd.
"Liteace" combines "light" and "ace."

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