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1993 Daihatsu Midget II

The original Midget featured a single seat, a doorless cab, and handlebar steering. In 1957 the DK Midget was introduced. The engine was an air-cooled 2-stroke design of 250 cc, which produced 10 hp (7 kW).

Daihatsu Midget I (MP), 1959-1972


In 1959 the MP Midget was introduced - updated with such features as a steering wheel, doors, and seating for two. The engine was an air-cooled 2-stroke design of 305 cc, which produced 12 hp (9 kW).


Subsequent revisions to the MP design were made, resulting in the model MP4 (which featured a larger cargo bed than the original model) and finally, the MP5 (which introduced automatic oil mixing for the 2 stroke engine), which remained in production until 1972.


By 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.


The Midget I has also been sold outside Japan as the "Bajaj," "Tri-Mobile," or "Bemo".


Daihatsu Midget II, 1996

Daihatsu Midget II, 1998


From 1996 to 2001, Daihatsu manufactured a four-wheeled kei Midget with four-wheel drive or air conditioning as options. As Kei cars, they were equipped with 660 cc engines.


The Midget II was introduced as a concept at the 1993 Tokyo Motor Show. There are 2 types of engine available, differentiated by the injection type, one being electronic. Both are identical in width and height, but the EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) version is shorter by 75mm. They are available in one-seater or 2 seater, with automatic and manual transmissions available.