Mitsubishi Toppo

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Mitsubishi Toppo
2008 Mitsubishi Toppo 01.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerMitsubishi Motors
Also calledMitsubishi Minica Toppo
Mitsubishi Minica Toppo Town Bee
Mitsubishi Toppo BJ
Production1990–2004, 2008–2013
AssemblyMizushima plant, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
Body and chassis
ClassKei car
LayoutFront engine,
front-/four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine3G83 657 cc I3
4A30 659 cc I4
Transmission3-speed automatic
4-speed automatic
4-speed manual
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,260–2,340 mm (89.0–92.1 in)
Length3,255–3,395 mm (128.1–133.7 in)
Width1,395–1,475 mm (54.9–58.1 in)
Height1,695–1,790 mm (66.7–70.5 in)
Curb weight620–860 kg (1,367–1,896 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorMitsubishi Minica
SuccessorMitsubishi eK Space

The Mitsubishi Toppo is a light recreational vehicle (RV) produced by Mitsubishi Motors from 1990 until 2004, derived from their Minica kei car. The name is a portmanteau of the English "top" (roof) and the Japanese "noppo" (lanky).[1]

Originally named the Mitsubishi Minica Toppo, a retro-styled variant was introduced in 1996 called the Mitsubishi Minica Toppo Town Bee. In 1998 a new generation was launched; now referred to as the Mitsubishi Toppo BJ ("Big Joy"). A larger derivative, the Mitsubishi Toppo BJ Wide was introduced in 1999. The model was replaced by the new eK in 2001, although sold alongside the eK until being discontinued in 2004. The Toppo was re-introduced in 2008; now referred to as the Mitsubishi Toppo.[2] In Japan, it was sold at a specific retail chain called Galant Shop.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fact & Figures 2000 Archived 2006-10-22 at the Wayback Machine, Mitsubishi Motors website
  2. ^ Mitsubishi Motors press release, September 17, 2008