The antecedent of the Porter, presented in February 1961, the Mazda B360, was accessible as a pickup (KBBA33) or light van (KBBAV) variant of the R360 kei traveler auto. It had a 356 cc OHV V-twin creating 13 PS (10 kW) (BA) and weighed 535 kg (1,179 lb). The 1962, trade just Mazda B600 was like the B360 with the exception of that it got an augmented 577 cc form of the air-cooled V-twin. Later forms shared the P600 Carol’s 586 cc RA motor. In September 1963 the B360 picked up the 4-chamber, 358 cc 20 PS (15 kW) DA OHV motor from the Carol. It likewise got a facelift and new modelcodes (KBDA33/KBDAV), and a DeLuxe Van variant was included. Top rate went up from 67 to 79 km/h (49 mph). In October 1966 the B360 got another facelift, giving it a considerably more advanced look.
The B360 was a pickup truck bodystyle taking into account parts of the R360 roadster. It utilized the same 356 cc motor, yet mounted it in front with back wheel drive. Like most pickups, it utilized an inflexible back hub and leaf spring suspension. The motor was supplanted with the Carol’s 358 cc I4 in 1964, and the B360 was supplanted by the Mazda E360 in 1967.
In 1970 new entryways were produced, with sliding windows were traded for move down things, fusing a quarter window. A ventilation vent was likewise added to the front. Like the Porter, the Porter Cab got the Chantez-determined AA motor in April 1973, which offered 30 PS (22 kW) at 6000 rpm, five not exactly in the Chantez. In January 1975, the Porter Cab too was daintily adjusted to fit the new bigger tags – up to this point, kei autos had conveyed littler tags than normal autos (230 mm (9.1 in) x 125 mm (4.9 in) instead of 330 x 165 mm). The Porter Cab, with its impossible to miss cowlings around the headlights conveyed a right away conspicuous “shocked” appearance.
Mazda B360 1961 Design Interior Exterior