The Minicab Kei Truck went on sale in 1966 and has since seen 6 generations. It was also sold by China Motor Corporation (CMC) in Taiwan as the CMC Varica, starting in 1985.
Current Minicab imports are powered by a 660cc engine capable of making upwards of 45 hp. Transmission options include a 3 speed automatic or 5 speed manual paired with a RWD or selectabe 4WD drivetrain. Like many other Kei Trucks of the 1990’s, the Minicab is said to achieve EPA’s of up to 45 mpg.
The Minicab is often outfitted, from the factory, with hydraulic dump beds, hydraulic scissor lifts, hydraulic scissor/dump combo’s, electronic bed mounted cranes, enclosed refrigerated beds, boxed beds or with power lift gates.
Popular aftermarket options include turf or Trax tires, plows, salters, refrigerated beds, dump beds, scissor lifts, cranes and all kind of customizable signage.