Classic Car Catalogue

Daihatsu 1972

Hijet (S37) – discontinued    
Hijet (S38)      


The MP5 remained in production until December 1971, and on sale into 1972. 336,534 units had been produced, and production was terminated because of the falling popularity of three-wheeled models to more modern four-wheeled models.



L38 wb: 2 cyl. 2 stroke
356 cm³
33 PS (SAE)
2 cyl. 2 stroke
356 cm³
40 PS (SAE)
Sedan 2-dr 2090 mm SS    
Sedan 4-dr 2090 mm     – October  
Van (Kombi)   -    


March: new dash, round headlights and a new bonnet with longitudinal creases.
In October a four-door version (L38F) appeared; it was the only four-door Kei car at the time of its introduction.
Also in October, for the '73 model year, engine outputs dropped somewhat, to 31 and 37 PS respectively to lower fuel consumption and meet new, more stringent emissions standards. These engines are called ZM12 and ZM13 respectively.

Fellow Max Hardtop Coupe


wb: 2160 mm 4-cyl. ohv
958 cm³
58 PS (SAE)
1,2 l.      
Sedan 2-dr