“ELF”, a full cab-over 2-ton light-duty truck was launched in 1959 for the first time in Japan.
It looked smaller than a bonnet truck but was capable of carrying much more load.
The original model was installed with a 1.5L gasoline engine. In the following year, a diesel model with a 2L DL200 (52HP) was released.
It was the Japan’s first light-duty diesel truck with superior loading capacity, fuel efficiency and drivability. Thanks to its high market reputation, it truly established itself as the best-selling truck brand.
DL201 an upgraded engine was later released. Further improvements were made to the radiator grill and side mirrors.
|Type||4-cylinder, water-cooled, in-line|
|Maximum output||55 PS (40 kW)|
|Overal length||4,690 mm|
|Overal width||1,690 mm|
|Overall height||1,990 mm|
|Complete vehicle curb weight||1,540 kg|
|Maximum load||2,000 kg|
|Riding capacity||3 people|
"The best 240 automotive technologies of Japan", Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. (1960 Model TL151)
Origin of a name
ELF, meaning a mischievous sprite, denotes agile performance and street-smart features.