Daihatsu Hijet Second and Third generation (S35/S36/37)
|1964 to 1972|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||Van |
|Layout||mid-engine, rear-wheel drive|
|Engine||356 cc ZM two-stroke I2 (water-cooled)|
|Length||2,995 mm (118 in)|
|Width||1,295 mm (51 in)|
|Height||1,615 mm (64 in)|
To maximize cargo carrying space while still staying in the "kei" class regulations, a cabover approach was adopted in 1964, offering buyers the choice between the first generation style or the cabover approach. This generation appearance was also introduced as the larger "New Line" Daihatsu cabover truck, shared with the Daihatsu Compagno.
The cabover bodystyle approach appeared after the 1950 Volkswagen Type 2, the 1961 Ford Econoline, the 1961 Chevrolet Greenbrier, and during the same year as the Dodge A100.
Third generation (S37) 1968-1972
First model change from previous generation saw minor improvements, to include installation of the front door hinges to a conventional implementation as opposed to the rear hinged door. This generation was also offered as an all electric truck and van.