Taking after the gigantic accomplishment of the R360 Coupe, on February 23, 1962, Mazda drew out a totally new smaller scale little named after a tune (an upbeat melody). This was the Carol 360, an auto that Mazda created close by the model Mazda 700 that was revealed at the 1961 Tokyo Motor Show. The Carol 360 had enough lodge space to oblige four grown-ups easily, and contrasted in an assortment of different courses from the routine small scale smaller than normal. Of specific note was the styling of the back rooftop; the roofline contained a precarious drop-off known as the “bluff cut.” Despite a general length of just 3 meters inside the miniaturized scale smaller than expected direction length of the period, the outline guaranteed lodge space for four grown-ups and gave the Carol 360 a novel, upscale nearness.
The Carol 360 additionally mechanically surpassed other small scale minis of the period. Its recently created power plant was a 358cc all-aluminum water-cooled inline four-barrel four-stroke motor, which guaranteed levels of quietness befitting a traveler auto. Likewise included was a four-wheel autonomous suspension framework with trailing arms front and back. These and other mechanical developments earned the Carol 360 acclaim for being a stage up from normal smaller scale minis. Taking after the dispatch of the select adaptation in May 1962, Mazda presented a facelift model a year later (September 1963) with a motor force update from 18 to 20ps. A four-entryway show likewise entered the lineup, which was a first for the miniaturized scale smaller than usual class. These advancements gave Mazda a staggering offer of the smaller scale little market 67% in 1962, 62% in 1963 and 56% in 1964.
In October 1966 a minor facelift occurred. The auto was helped to some degree, new guards were mounted, and the extra tire was moved from the front to the motor room, arranging for rare gear space. Additionally, the gearbox was currently completely synchronized. The last alteration occurred in 1969, when because of stricter security benchmarks a driver’s side headrest and procurements for safety belts were fitted. Creation proceeded until August 1970, by which time 265,226 Carol 360s had been built. Mazda did not offer a Kei class traveler auto for a long time, until the 1972 presentation of the Chantez.
Mazda Carol 360 Deluxe 1962 Design Interior Exterior