Daihatsu Cargo Minitruck Van Highlights

Daihatsu Hijet Cargo van loading dimensions
Daihatsu Hijet Cargo Van max cargo length 8 feet 8 inches

If you're looking for fully enclosed interior and load space, and seating for 4 with AC / heat, but without compromising on offroad ability, then this model is for you. You also get power steering and power windows, as well as the usual equipment you expect from Japan's minitrucks. Fit the free lift kit, and this sturdy truck can take 23" wheel-tire combinations. (These extra wheels and tires are not included.)

To your door from $18,999 *

+ includes free $350-value lift kit & delivery charges!
Go-Anywhere 4WD

Part-time 4WD works great with both the auto and the 5-speed manual transmissions. Add the free lift kit put on some new 23" 6-ply tires for even better off road performance. 

Automotive-Grade Frame

Built to exacting automotive standards, the Cargo van-type minitruck has all the strength to handle hauling loads while covering difficult terrain. Japanese Minitrucks are notoriously tough and this one is no exception.

Seat 4 passengers, or swallow stuff

Seat up to 4 (2 at front, 2 inthe back) and still have lots of space left to haul your gear in the AC or heat, all while keeping the weather out. Or, temporarily stow the second seat row, flip the front passenger seat, and you have up to 8' 8" length of load carrying space.

Easy loading for hauling up to 770lbs of stuff

Loading up to 770lbs of cargo is a breeze with the floor only 2 feet above ground level. Then you load it up through a 3' 9" high door, into the load area with a roof height of 4 feet in this high-roof model. That's up to sixty-five 15" x 12" x 11" boxes you can stack in there with seats down.

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A Color For Every Taste

Minitruck color White


Minitruck color Silver


Minitruck color Black


Minitruck color Mint Metallic

Mint Metallic

Minitruck color Mist Blue Metallic

Mist Blue Metallic

Minitruck color Rose Metallic

Rose Metallic

Equipment Highlights

Daihatsu Hijet Cargo manual and automatic transmission shifters

Manual or Automatic Transmissions

Fed up with your standard UTV transmissions? Want something more like you are used to with your full-size truck?

Choose between a dashboard-mounted  5-speed manual transmission, or a 4-speed automatic 'box. Whether you select the gears yourself, or let the gearbox decide for you, these Daihatsu minitruck transmissions are built tough for work.

Daihatsu Hijet Cargo switchable 4WD button

Push-Button 4WD For Grip

Power to all 4 wheels, whenever you need it, and saving you fuel when you don't.

Daihatsu's tough 4 x 4 powertrain gives you the grip exactly when you need it, with the click of a button. Then when you're back on a paved surface, switch it off and enjoy the improved fuel economy. Fit the optional free lift kit and some 23" 6-ply tires for even greater off road ability.

Daihatsu Hijet Cargo / Deckvan air conditioning and heating

AC & Heat

Keep cool in summer with fully adjustable AC, or turn the heater up to make sure you don't freeze in the winter.

Active switchable air conditioning keeps the cab nice and chilly in the hot summer months, but becomes a warm oasis in the winter with the heater blasting. Multi-directional ducts send cool air just where it's needed to cool you down. Or warm your feet and  give the windshield a hot blast to stay toasty and the windshield fog-free in the winter.

Daihatsu Hijet minitrucks keyfree power door locking and power windows

Power Windows & Remote Locking

The same conveniences you have in your car -- power windows and remote key-free power door locking.

Just because it's an off road workhorse doesn't mean you have to make do with wind-up windows and primitive door locks. Lock and unlock your minitruck remotely, and control both driver and passenger side power windows effortlessly from the master switch in your door. These minitrucks are not your typical UTVs!

Daihatsu Cargo rear seat and load area

Fully Enclosed Rear Load Area

Carry four passengers with the rear bench seat up, or fold it away to open up an extensive fully enclosed load area.

Put 2 extra passengers on the back seat, or fold the seat flat to carry up to 770lbs of cargo in this fully weather protected 112 cubic feet enclosed load area. The 4' high ceiling and 6' 5" deep (with the rear seat stowed) squared-off cargo space is just 2 feet off the ground, making it a breeze to load.

Is the Daihatsu Cargo van model right for you?


  • Fully enclosed cab with AC, heat, power steering, power windows, overhead storage and seating for up to 4 passengers.
  • Available in 6 different color choices.
  • Switchable 4WD available with 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmissions
  • Up to 8 feet 8 inch-long load carrying capacity, rated for hauling up to 770lbs of gear in fully-enclosed van-style body.
  • Easy loading with rear floor just 2 feet above ground level.


  • If a fully-enclosed cargo area is not so important, consider the pickup style Basic, Farming or Dump models.
  • If you want space for up to 4 people, but need to have an exposed load bed, try the Deckvan model.
  • If you need a tilting dump mechanism with the same load specs then check out our Dump models.
  • Diff lock and high-low range are only available with the pickup style or dump models, not this van-body Cargo model.

Looking for an alternative? Try the Deckvan model

Love the color selection, the AC / heat and other creature comforts, but would prefer some exterior load carrying area rather than the fully enclosed load area of the Cargo, then why not take a look at the Deckvan model? It offers seating for up to 4 passengers, with an exposed load bed or, with the rear seat down, a combination of enclosed and open cargo areas. Click here to find out more.

Minitruck Questions? Get Answers Here.

How long does it take to get the minitruck to me?

When ordering a new Daihatsu minitruck fresh from the factory, it takes approximately 30 to 60 days from order to delivery on the Japan side, but this depends on the model, with dump trucks taking longer.

Of course, then it has to be prepared for shipping and shipped out. Typically, it will take between 2 and 4 weeks to prepare it for export and get it on a ship. The voyage time is around 35 to 45 days to the East Coast, and 16 to 21 days for the West Coast. After that, the minitruck has to clear customs and be trucked to you, which would typically be another 7 to 10 days. 

Does the free lift kit come fitted to the minitruck?

The free ($350-value) lift kit is provided in the form of parts. It does not come fitted to the vehicle. It is up to you to decide whether you want to fit it or not. If you are using the minitruck within a large manufacturing location, or a similar location where serious off-road ability is not really required, then you may well want to leave the standard suspension and wheel / tire set up. If you do want to go ahead and fit the lift kit, then we strongly recommend you fit the heavy duty springs at the front, and get the parts fitted by a professional mechanic following the instructions we provide. Once fitted, your minitruck will be able to take 23" wheel / tire combinations. These wheels and tires are not included, but can be sourced easily from sellers in the United States. Unfortunately, 25" wheel / tire combinations cannot be made to work with this model.

Can I drive my minitruck on the road?

Although it is true that some US states do have laws that permit minitrucks to be registered for the road, and that minitrucks are also used on the road in Japan, under federal law in the US, they are categorized as being for offroad use only. As a result, minitrucks ordered through Minitruck World are for offroad use only and we will not respond to requests for documentation to allow these vehicles to be registered for on-road use in any state.

How fast will my minitruck be able to go?

Although minitrucks in Japan can be used on roads at highway speeds, they are usually used to move rice harvesting equipment, fishing gear, landscaping tools and similar on smaller, low-speed backroads.

However, minitrucks sold through Minitruck World for use in the US have all been speed limited to 25 MPH comply with US EPA Federal laws. Users are expected to take care to ensure that their speed is always suitable for the driving conditions.

Does the price cover shipping etc.?

Spec your minitruck in our online configurator, and you will have the pricing automatically emailed to you. So what does this price include? Is it just the cost of the minitruck itself? 

No, this price gets you the minitruck delivered to your desired delivery address within the contiguous 48 states. It covers the truck itself, Japan-side customs, EPA compliance work, US import customs clearing, and trucking to your delivery address. (And, of course, it includes the free custom lift kit which has a $350 value.)

Can you get me parts for my minitruck?

We don't offer a parts service at the present time, but we will be happy to provide you with information for a reputable specialist Japanese parts supplier from whom you can order from directly using English.

What if my question isn't here?

Can't find the information you're looking for here? Don't worry! First, check out all the answers on our FAQ page here, and if you still can't find what you need, contact us using the information at the bottom of any page, and we will be happy to get you on the right track.

Guaranteed US EPA-certified

* Price includes sourcing in Japan, EPA compliance, Japan-side customs compliance, shipping to US port, import filings and duties, and trucking to your location. Includes free lift kit to pair with 23" 6-ply tires. 25" tires cannot be made to work with this model. Lift kits do not come fitted to the minitruck. 23" tire / wheel sets are not included. Lifted vehicle images are shown for illustrative purposes only. Price does not include sales tax. Price does include getting the vehicle to your door in the USA. All minitruck vehicles are sold in compliance with US Federal law for off-road use only. 

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