Showing posts in the category of Kei Cars

Japanese Kei Car Battling Against High Taxes And Falling Sales

The much-loved Japanese kei car is facing an uphill battle on the back of high taxes for the compact cars.

Honda Introduces The New N-Box In Japan

Honda has introduced the new N-Box in Japan.

Driving A Turbo AWD Daihatsu Kei Car Is More Fun Than You'd Expect

Daihatsu is a specialist in small cars and its kei-car history is riddled with turbocharged, all-wheel drive special versions that defied ...

This Cute Nissan Figaro Is A Japanese Unicorn

In Japan, the Nissan Figaro is one of just dozens of compact kei cars roaming the streets but in Canada, the cute drop-top is a real head-...

Suzuki Spacia Custom Z Proves Small Doesn't Have To Be Boring

Small doesn't have to be boring. Suzuki is here to say that much with the release of the new Spacia Custom Z.

Daihatsu's Bringing 11 Custom Concepts To The Tokyo Auto Salon

While our eyes are fixed on Detroit, on the other side of the world, Japan's burgeoning automotive industry is gearing up for another s...

Honda N-One Goes Even More Retro With Suzuka Special

Like the Mini or Fiat 500, the Honda N-One takes a decidedly retro design approach. But now the Japanese automaker has taken it in an even...

Honda Updates Its Slick Little N-Box Slash Kei Car

You think the Fit is small? Honda sells even smaller models in Japan. Most of them wear the letter N – like the N-One, N-WGN, N-Box, or the...

Daihatsu Move Canbus Has A Specific Demographic In Mind [48 Pics]

Some cars may be more popular with one gender group or the other. You're bound to see more women in, say, Volkswagen Beetles than Dodge...

Toyota Goes Retro With Pixis Joy Kei Cars In Japan [50 Pics]

If you want a small retro hatchback in North America, your choices essentially come down to the Mini, Fiat 500 or VW Beetle. But back in Ja...

Daihatsu Presents Some Of Its Concept Kei-Cars At Tokyo [w/Video]

The Tokyo Motor Show is the best place to see some authentic kei cars, and no one knows more about small-sized automobiles than Daihatsu. ...

Nissan, Mitsubishi Extend Partnership For Next-Gen Minicars, Including EV Model

You’re probably aware that Nissan and Mitsubishi have a minicar joint venture in Japan which has been producing kei cars for both manufactu...

Daihatsu D-Base Concept May Preview Next-Generation Mira Kei Car

Daihatsu will present no less than four design studies at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month and the first one to be previewed is the D...

Honda S660 Roadster Sold Out In Japan This Year

Honda has a pleasant problem with the S660 mini roadster in Japan; it can’t keep up with demand. The automaker has sold out all 8,600 un...

Immaculate Honda N600 Kei Car Is Looking For A New Home

There’s something inherently cool about small Hondas of the past and this fully restored 1971 N600 Sedan is a really rare chance to own on...

This Is Not A Toy, It’s Toyota’s New Pixis Mega Kei Car [31 Photos]

There’s something fascinating about kei cars , don’t you think? Just check out the Toyota Pixis Mega, a new model that looks just like a to...

Here's Mugen's Take on the Honda S660

Honda tuner Mugen Motorsports was quick to release a batch of custom parts for the S660 roadster , trying to make the kei car look more agg...

Suzuki Unveils All-New Alto Kei Car in Japan, Averages 2.7 L/100 KM

Suzuki has launched the all-new eighth-generation Alto kei car on the Japanese market. Based on a newly-developed platform, the new Alto i...

Honda Launches All-New N-BOX SLASH Kei Car in Japan

Honda has unveiled the all-new N-BOX SLASH kei car in Japan, the fifth model of the N Series .

Short, Skinny and Super Tall: The New Mitsubishi eK Space

When space and land is limited and comes at a price, the only way to go is up, something we see happening all too frequent in housing (main...