Daihatsu Deckvan Minitruck Highlights

Daihatsu Hijet minitruck Deckvan model

The Deckvan has all the offroad performance of a normal minitruck, with the added benefit of 2 extra seats. Get diff lock and high-low range with the manual model, or cruise effortlessly with the automatic. You and your passengers stay comfortably warm or cool with standard AC and heat. Power steering and power windows, as well as the usual equipment you expect from Japan's minitrucks -- headlights, windshield wipers, mirrors and even airbag and ABS. Perfect for moving more people with some tools, or for your spouse to take the kids or grandkids around the ranch.

From $20,900 *

+ includes free $500-value lift kit!
Go-Anywhere 4WD

Part-time 4WD works great in the auto, and gets paired with diff lock and high-low range in the 5-speed manual for ultimate control. Add the free 3" lift kit put on some new rims and tires for even better offroad performance. 

Automotive-Grade Frame

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

Seating for 4 in Airconditioned Comfort

All the full weather protection of an enclosed cab has the comforts of AC and heat with power windows at front and rear for the colored models, or just at front for the silver and white ones. Or, fold the rear seats flat for extra enclosed storage space.

Useful Load Box With Tailgate

Although the Deckvan does not have as much capacity as a regular minitruck, but still a deep good-sized load area for hauling tools and other equipment. It's 23 inches deep and 33 inches long, and can take up to 550lbs. with a tailgate that makes loading easy.

* 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 3" lift kit, but this does not come fitted to the minitruck. Does not include relevant sales tax depending on your location.

A Color For Every Taste

Minitruck color White


Minitruck color Silver


Minitruck color Black


Minitruck color Green Metallic

Green Metallic

Minitruck color Mint Metallic

Mint Metallic

Minitruck color Mist Blue Metallic

Mist Blue Metallic

Minitruck color Rose Metallic

Rose Metallic

Minitruck color Orange Metallic

Orange Metallic

Is the Daihatsu Deckvan model right for you?


  • Fully enclosed cab with AC, heat, power steering, power windows and more can take up to 4 people, or 2 people with the rear seats folded flat for extra loading space.. 
  • Available in 8 different color choices.
  • Switchable 4WD and 5-speed manual model comes with diff lock and high-low range.
  • Front and rear power windows for colored models (not white or silver).
  • Pair the free 3-inch lift kit ($500 value) with 23" or 25" tire / rim sets for even greater offroad ability.


  • If you need a tilting dump mechanism and seating for 2 is enough, then check out our Dump models.
  • Diff lock and high-low range are only available with the manual transmission model.
  • Only colored models (not silver or white) have rear power windows. 

Looking for an alternative? Try the Jumbo model

Love the color selection, the AC / heat and other creature comforts, but don't need seating for 4 and would prefer to have a longer load box, then why not take a look at the Jumbo cab model? It offers the same transmission options, including diff lock and high-low range (when you spec manual transmission), and the extended cab gives you more space to stow items behind the seats, but it does not lose so much load box length as a result of only being a 2-seater. 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 days from order to delivery on the Japan side. If you want to cut that time line down, then consider buying one of our pre-ordered minitrucks.

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 ($500-value) 3" 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 3" lift kit, then we strongly recommend you get it fitted by a professional mechanic following the instructions we provide. Once fitted, your minitruck will be able to take larger offroad 23" or 25" wheel tire combinations. These are not included, but can be sourced easily from sellers in the United States.

Do I have to pay for the whole minitruck up front?

No, you do not have to pay the whole price of the minitruck up front, unless you want to. You will know the full total cost at the time you place your order, but the actual payment is broken down into three separate amounts. The amount of each payment will be stated clearly to you in the invoice you receive.

The first payment due is the deposit of $2,000. Once you have configured your minitruck specification, you will receive the invoice, and you will then have 7 days to get us this deposit. We cannot start the order process until 

The second payment will be due on the date that Daihatsu tells us the vehicle will be delivered. We enter the order for your vehicle, and then receive notification from Daihatsu based on their manufacturing schedule. 

The third (final) payment is due after the ship has left. When the ship leaves, we receive a legal document from the shipping company called the waybill. This shows the vehicle is on that ship and consigned to you. You must pay this final amount by 7 days of receiving this waybill copy by email.

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 50 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 3" lift kit which has a $500 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.

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