Subaru Unveils Pleo + Kei Car in Japan [Photo Gallery]
They are called kei cars, and they are somewhat fascinating little things. Suzuki’s Wagon R is the best seller since 2003. And today, Subaru is fighting back with another badge-engineered Daihatsu model.
It’s called the Pleo + and it’s based on the Daihatsu Mira e:S, which has also been transformed into a Toyota model called the Pixis Epoch.
Just like its sister cars, the Subaru version is powered by a 660cc engine producing 51 hp and mated only to a CVT. It can even be fitted with all-wheel drive. Prices start at JPY795,000 ($9,600), with sales to start at the beginning of 2013.
❐ Check out the 2013 Subaru Pleo + photo gallery