Daihatsu Hijet
Mini Truck

4×4 Mini Trucks with Maximum Perks

Hijet Mini Trucks stand out for their incredible array of standard equipment, surpassing other 4×4 UTVs on the market.

  • Quiet engine and smooth transmission 
  • Off-road ready suspension, wheels & tires
  • 4WD with automated on/off capability 
  • Weather-proof steel cab and body 
  • Comfortable and familiar interior
  • 78” load bed with 3-way opening & 1500 lbs capacity

Even if you max out the options on a typical UTV, you still won’t get everything a Hijet mini truck has. Let’s break down what you can expect to find on a Daihatsu Hijet Mini Dump (not every model has all features, so ask before you buy). But one thing’s for sure: you’ll get the essentials like 4WD and AC + heat as standard.

Off-Roading with Daihatsu Mini Truck

Hijet UTVs are sold as off-road use-only vehicles in the USA, with a capped top speed of 20 MPH. Even though they are for off-road use, their engines and transmissions are so quiet and smooth that your experience from the cab is of levels of refinement far better than you can expect from a typical off-road UTV.

Mechanically sophisticated engines
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Powerful Yet Whisper-Quiet Engine

  • 3-cylinder, 12-valve gasoline engines with electronic fuel injection
  • 35 to 40 miles per gallon
NVH-insulated transmissions options
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Sophisticated Transmission

  • 5-speed manual transmission + ultra-low range selector + rear locking differential
  • CVT automatic transmission + rear locking differential

The CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic transmission option makes the best use of the engine’s power and torque while accelerating smoothly, without the step changes of traditional auto gearboxes. If you just want to focus on where you’re going across the fields, and don’t want to think about shifting, then this CVT automatic transmission will work well for you. 


Each suspension setup is optimized for your particular Hijet Mini Truck UTV so that it is safe and stable off-road. This will give it around 10 inches of ground clearance, as well as the ability to haul and dump up to 1500 lbs of load in the case of the Hijet HD Mini Truck model.

This underside photo also gives you a good idea of the high level of engineering that goes into these Daihatsu Hijet UTVs. They may be cheaper than other similar UTVs, but that’s not because the manufacturer has skimped on sophistication or quality.

Smart 4WD Systems in Daihatsu Mini Truck

All 4×4 mini trucks sold in the USA come with 4WD as standard. All new models also have a locking rear diff to complement the 4WD system, providing even more grip on those uneven surfaces.

Older mini trucks used to have a push-button 4WD selector to save fuel, only running in full 4WD mode when really needed. In the latest Daihatsu mini truck, the 4WD systems make the decision for you, and only deploy the full 4WD when they sense conditions require it. Extra traction when you need it, more fuel economy when you don’t.

Keeping weather out
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Durable Exterior Cab

All the Daihatsu mini truck options available at Mini Truck Depot are designed with a strong, fully weatherproof steel cab. Working off-road in our Daihatsu mini truck happens to be safer, more comfortable, and less tiring than riding in any comparable mini truck side-by-side

  • Fully welded, rust resistant steel shell
  • Tough and safe in the event of a rollover
  • Effective in keeping the weather out
  • Noise and vibration insulation from the stiffer structure
Keeping Comfort in
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Convenient and Comfortable Interior Features

Make your off-road work experience more convenient and less uncomfortable.

  • AC and heat controls with adjustable vents
  • Spacious interior with adjustable seats
  • Windshield wipers
  • Large side mirrors 
  • Hard-wearing, water-resistant seat covers
  • Storage spaces and glove box 
  • Rugged floor mats and carpet
  • Interior lighting

4×4 Mini Trucks with Massive Dumping Power

It’s not just about the size of objects you can load into your Hijet mini truck cargo area, it’s the weight as well. The Hijet HD Mini Dump models are particularly great at hauling with a max load capacity of 1500 lbs.

Flat Bed Three-Way Opening

No more having to hoist gear up high to get it over the sides of the bed. Just pop the cotter pins and flip down the side you need to access. On- and off-loading has never been easier.

The Hijet Mini Trucks, with their powerful electro-hydraulic or PTO-powered mechanisms, are perfect for hauling and dumping dirt, logs, or whatever. You get the size of the fixed beds plus the convenience of the three-way opening and then, on top of that, you have this hugely powerful dumping mechanism. The HD models have beds that are specially reinforced as well. You can read more about Dump models here, but, suffice to say, there’s a good reason we call them the Swiss Army Knives of the UTV world.

What to Expect on Your Daihatsu Mini Truck
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  • AC & heat
  • Power windows (some models)
  • Power steering
  • Proper seats
  • Cup holders
  • Remote unlocking (some models)
  • Power door locks (some models)
  • Sun visors
  • Switchable 4WD (some models)
  • Start-stop technology (some models)
  • Automotive-grade frame
  • Tipping dump beds
  • Locking diff (some models)
  • Weather proof cab
  • Windshield wipers
  • Headlights
  • Power outlet (some models)
  • Glove box
  • Central door locking (some models)
  • Adjustable AC vents
  • Door mirrors
  • Powered door mirrors (some models)
  • Grab handles
  • Door pockets
  • Load bed lighting
  • 3-way opening bed
  • Interior lighting
  • Cigarette lighter
  • AM / FM stereo
  • Window rain visors (some models)
  • Key-free entry (some models)
  • Windshield demister
  • Rugged off-road tires
  • Tough, off-road suspension
  • Frugal, quiet engine