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Subaru Sambar

The Subaru is an automobile built by automaker for the Japanese market. It is Japan’s Keitora (軽トラ), shorthand for kei truck and is still in production. The is available in both microvan and Kei (Pickup truck style) to the Kei car guidelines. Still popular in the market, the Sambar continues to be in Japan, China, Korea, as as in Finland with a joint with Elcat Automotive .

The Sambar comes from a native to India commonly to carry small loads.

its introduction, the Sambar has used a engine, rear wheel format (with optional 4WD 1980 on), with the two generations using the air-cooled from the Subaru 360. and generations using the water engine from the Subaru Vivio and the Pleo .

The current Subaru Sambar model is using the Sixth Generation and body with updated It was the first Kei truck in Japan used a cabover design..

1961-1966 Edit

The first

From the very beginning in the Sambar uses 4-wheel suspension and a rear engine drive powertrain that keep the vehicles weight It was based on the Subaru 360 platform and it was at the 1960 Tokyo Motor in both private purchase and versions. The Chassis uses a frame construction, using a bar trailing arm suspension in the back.

The reverse gearshift position was a pattern selection, instead of a pattern selection. The engine, the EK series, was accessed from an hatch inside the vehicle. The doors opened in the same as the 360, meaning the doors backwards, with the rear doors opening conventionally, the hinges for all doors to be centrally with a rear hatch in

Bunk beds could be as an option for outdoor camping

The Sambar was created for the market that desired a Subaru 360 was able to carry small such as for commercial delivery The nickname for this version is the Sambar. 1961 saw competition in of the front-engined Suzulight Carry placed the engine in front of the but also adopted the cabover in 1966, and the Daihatsu Hijet appeared in 1964. [1]

1966-1973

The second generation

The redesigned appeared in January 1966 a fresh new appearance, with a version introduced. The nickname for generation is baban Sambar.

The continued to use the 356#160;cc EK series but now in the 20#160;hp iteration used in the 360 since July 1964. [2]

A raised roof for extended was added to the options list in Starting with the 1970 year, the engine was now accessed outside the vehicle, and the front were conventionally hinged. To safety a full padded pad was introduced, sharing the dashboard from the new R-2 .

A styling upgrade was done, adding a faux to the front of the vehicle that had no other than a more appearance, as well as bringing the look of the all new compact Subaru .

The Sambar saw new competitors, the Mazda in 1968, and the Honda Vamosin

1973-1982 Edit

The third (1973-1982)

(Subaru 700 export

The third generation appeared 10 1973, this one nicknamed the Tsuyoshi Sambar due to an advertising at the time. The first series carried a two-… two cylinder engine but by now water cooled. The code was EK34, the truck the K71 model code while the van was K81.

As of February 1976, the was upgraded to the EK21 four-… cooled version introduced in the Rex to emissions. This model saw the of an electric window washer to improve driver visibility. of regulations changes, only months later the engine was upgraded with a 490cc (EK22 engine) for the Sambar 5 truck, K76 panel van, K85

This was in turn soon by a full 550cc (EK23) the K77/87 of March 1977. In the Sambar was known as the Subaru 700 . a 665#160;cc version of the EK engine.

model saw the introduction of a sliding door added on both (although a version without the side door remained with a full B pillar to body stiffness instead of the used by the Nissan Prairie had the front and rear doors together. Minor horsepower were introduced in 1977 with an increase in the width of the A sunroof was added to the options in 1979. 4WD was introduced as an option in on both the van and truck bodystyles, with the same feature offered on the Subaru Rex .

1982-1990

The fourth generation

May 9, 1982 is the fourth generation model (KR), also introducing the Sambar Try (KT). The suspension was to a four-wheel independent layout MacPherson struts for the front The wheel size increased 10#160;inches to 12#160;inches, thereby larger drum brakes at all four wheels.

The 4WD was available a dual-range transmission.

While the market Sambar came with the 544#160;cc, 2-cylinder (29#160;PS) EK23 engine, versions (known as Subaru received an enlarged 665#160;cc of the same, producing 23#160;kW LHD versions were available.

January 9, 1987 saw an extended feature available both the Sambar Try trim level the commercial version available the standard height roof. An clutch was added to the options as did disc brakes for the front Full time 4WD was available the end of this generations product In April 1989, a six-valve producing 25#160;kW (34#160;PS) the regular engine, itself to 28#160;PS.

The EN05 four-cylinder used in the Rex was never fitted to the Sambar, as it would require of reengineering to a soon to be replaced The Domingo was available with the EF10 1000cc engine in 1983.

A bigger version of the was available in Europe from with larger engines, the went by several names, as the Subaru Sumo. Libero, Domingo ) and Columbuss starting in

The small-bodied version went by the of Subaru 700 in the few markets where it was

The primary difference between the and the larger engined variants is the of both the front and rear to aid in occupant protection. The larger (and its various iterations) considered kei class because the exceed the requirements and the engine is larger than regulations

1990-1998 Edit

The fifth Dias Classic

The fifth Sambar was introduced in 1990. regulations for displacement size increased and the Sambar’s engine was to 660cc. For the 4WD version it sold as Dias Wagon as a permanent model.

Commercials in Japan Kuniko Yamada.

The tradition of the engine in Subaru’s kei car offering, the Vivio’s engine was shared in version fo the Sambar, the EN07. The piston amount increased to cylinders and 55#160;PS (54#160;bhp) was with an optional supercharger. with fuel injection. An transmission was offered in the form of ECVT system in tandem full-time 4WD and a viscous coupling

1994 saw a full model with a body similar to the with the EF12 three engine’s displacement increased to and SOHC borrowed from the Justy. A maximum seating of seven was possible.

October saw the elimination of the ECVT transmission due to issues and a 3-speed automatic was instead, coupled to the EMPi (45#160;bhp) engine.

Special appearance packages were including a retro Dias later available on the Sambar influenced by the Subaru Vivio

1998-2009 Edit

The sixth

The sixth generation was available for May 2, 1999, and in 1998 kei class size regulations allowed for an in body size. The 4WD Dias is now offered with a 3-speed transmission, with the supercharger engine power output to 58#160;PS (57#160;bhp). Carburetors are no used on the current version of the EN engine for the entire product and the EF engine is no longer manufactured.

On 26, 2007 in the Japanese newspaper Kogyo saw an article claiming due to the investment by Toyota in Fuji Industries, the parent company of that all kei class vehicles by Subaru would end and be replaced by Daihatsu models, rebadged as which didn’t go over with traditional Subaru especially loyal customers of the the first microvan introduced in The Sambar’s Daihatsu competitor is the and the Hijet. September 2009, the was replaced with the Subaru Wagon, a re-badged version of the Atrai van.

July 18, items that were were dual front airbags, power sliding doors, power windows, and interior on upper trim models.

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