Japanese Rides & Subaru Sambar

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Subaru Sambar

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In 1961, the Japanese Subaru introduced the Japanese Keitora (for kei class the Subaru Sambar. The vehicle has been in production since its appearance in 1961. It is offered as microvan and kei truck based on truck style.

The Sambar has a successful history and still and popular in the Japanese domestic It is also assembled in Korea, and in Finland where it is built a joint venture with Automotive.

The term Sambar is from a type of deer to India. The Sambar has been a drive, rear-engined vehicle its first appearance, where an drive arrangement was made as an option from 1980 For the initial two generations, the engine was an air-cooled type found in 360. All the later generations a water-cooled engine found in Vivio.

Subaru Rex and Subaru Pleo.

The was regarded as the first Japanese kei to use a cabover design together the passenger cabin atop of the

First Generation (1961-1966)

The generation Sambar introduced as a rear-wheel drive platform and a independent suspension. It was first at the Tokyo Motor Show as commercial and private versions in It shared its platform with the 360.

It was powered by an EK series

The idea was to design a vehicle could perform the role of 360, i.e. to transport load, like commercial van. This vehicle was given a nickname as “kuchibiru” The front-engined Suzulight Carry was as a competitor to the Sambar in 1961 by a cabover version as well in

Daihatsu also joined the with their Daihatsu cabover in 1964.

Second Generation (1966-1973)

The generation Sambar was launched in 1966 as a redesigned model. generation was nicknamed as ‘baban’ For this generation, a truck was also released.

Although, it the same EK series 356 cc engine, but updated 20 hp iteration found in the 360.

The vehicle received a grille at the front had nothing to do for adding to the contemporary looks of the For the second generation Sambar, and Honda introduced their in the form of 1968 Mazda and 1970 Honda Vamos .

Generation (1973-1982)

On February 10, the third generation Sambar was under a nickname of ‘Tsutomu Sambar. It was powered by a water-cooled 2-cylinder 356 cc EK34 engine. The was designated as K71, while the van received a model code of

The engine received an upgradation in where the EK34 was upgraded to 4-… water-cooled version in the Subaru Rex. An electric washer pump was also in this model. Three after the first engine the revised emissions standards the company to upgrade the engine to a 490 cc EK22 engine for the truck panel van K76 and van K85. In 1977, the was once again upgraded to 550 cc model.

The Sambar at this was marketed in the export market as 700 featuring a 665 cc EK series engine.

Generation (1982-1990)

The fourth Sambar was launched on May 9, 1982 a chassis code of KR. It was also by a commercial version ‘Try’ a designation KT. It featured an independent suspension having MacPherson at the front.

In order to accommodate drum brakes, the wheel was increased from 10-inch to An optional all-wheel drive was also offered with a transmission.

The Japanese version was powered by a 544 cc, EK23 engine rated at 21 kW (29 However, the export market with a larger 665 cc version of the EK series rated at 23 kW (31 PS). The generation was also offered as drive.

A 6-valve engine 25 kW (34 PS) was released in April 1989. The Domingo was powered by a 3-cylinder 1000 cc engine and was introduced in

The European market received a version of Sambar in 1983, larger engines. The larger were normally known as Libero, Domingo (Japan), and 1983 Columbuss.

Fifth (1990-1998)

In 1990, the fifth Sambar was launched by Subaru. By time, the engine regulations revised and allow the automakers to use engines allowed the Subaru to use engine for this generation. The drive model was introduced as a Dias Wagon.

It was nicknamed as “Kuniko Yamada”

The EN07 engine was used for generation. Options were for the supercharger and intercooler packages. ECVT transmission was offered a tandem arrangement for full-time drive as well as a viscous

A completely redesigned model was in 1994 which was very identical to the Domingo. It was powered by a EF12 engine for which the was enhanced to 1200 cc and a single-overhead was introduced. The ECVT was dropped the lineup in October 1995 and was with 3-speed automatic mated to the EMPi engine at 45 bhp (46 PS).

Sixth Generation

On May 2, 1999, the sixth generation was launched. For the sixth generation the EN engine was no longer entertained by Also the EF series engines not built anymore.

The Dias was equipped with a automatic transmission.

Toyota a good amount of money in the Heavy Industries on June 26, as a result of which the parent Subaru had to end its production and all of its vehicles be over by the Toyota-owned Daihatsu The Daihatsu models were to be sold rebadged as Subaru. The loyal customers failed to interest in the rebadged versions.

the Toyota acquisition of FHI, the Dias Wagon took the of Sambar which was a rebadged of the Daihatsu Atrai van.

new features were introduced to the lineup in July 2008 power sliding rear dual front passenger leather interior and power

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