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Mitsubishi Minica (A100)

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Mitsubishi Minica (A100/A100V/A101/A101V/H-A104/H-A105V/J-A106V). 1969–81 (prod. n/a). 3-door sedan, 2-door coupé, 3-door van. F/R, 359 cm³ (I2 2-str.), 359, 471, 546 cm³ (I2 OHC). Originally dubbed Minica 70, Mitsubishi pioneered with a three-door hatchback in the kei class. Rigid rear axle. Van was essentially the hatch with a more upright tailgate. Annual upgrades, with name often changing with the year (70, 71, 72, 73). Skipper coupé added in May 1971, styling inspired by the Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO. Mid-term changes in September 1971 when the car became Minica 72, gaining the Skipper’s instrument panel and honeycomb grille. Water-cooled engines throughout the range in October 1972. Sedan continued till October 1973, with some overlap with Minica F4 successor, while the coupé lasted an extra year. Van gained bigger bumpers in 1975, and some regulatory changes for 1976.

Manufacturing location: Japan

Marque: Mitsubishi | Model: Mitsubishi Minica | Predecessor: Mitsubishi Minica (LA20) | Successor: Mitsubishi Minica (A103)

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