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Mitsubishi eK X EV is the Nissan Sakura From Another Mother
Mitsubishi eK X EV is the Nissan Sakura From Another Mother

20 May 2022, 13:29 UTC / The electric kei car previewed by the IMk Concept EV arrived at the same time as its sibling from Nissan, and the differences are minimal

 
The Beat: Honda's Tiny Mid-Engine Sports Car
The Beat: Honda's Tiny Mid-Engine Sports Car

7 May 2022, 02:44 UTC / One of the most influential kei cars of the 1990s, Suzuki Cappuccino's biggest rival was built from 1991 through 1996 to the tune of 33,635 units

 
2022 Mazda Carol Kei Car Revealed With Suzuki Alto Underpinnings
2022 Mazda Carol Kei Car Revealed With Suzuki Alto Underpinnings

31 Dec 2021, 15:46 UTC / Back in the Land of the Rising Sun, Mazda's all-new Carol kei car is based on the Suzuki Alto and subsequently manufactured by the peeps at Suzuki

 
Toyota C+Pod All-Electric Kei Car Is Now a Full-Blown JDM
Toyota C+Pod All-Electric Kei Car Is Now a Full-Blown JDM

23 Dec 2021, 09:12 UTC / After one year on the market for corporate users, Toyota's tiny C+Pod all-electric kei car goes on a nationwide offensive for all customers

 
New Mitsubishi Kei EV and Ralliart Concepts Teased Ahead of 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon Premiere
New Mitsubishi Kei EV and Ralliart Concepts Teased Ahead of 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon Premiere

20 Dec 2021, 08:13 UTC / Mitsubishi's 2022 Kei EV Concept previews a new kei car that will launch in Japan next year, with a battery-electric powertrain

 
Caterham Turns the Seven Into a Kei Car, Gives It Tiny 660cc Engine
Caterham Turns the Seven Into a Kei Car, Gives It Tiny 660cc Engine

23 Sep 2021, 10:53 UTC / The new Caterham Seven 170 is on sale in the UK, priced from £22,990 in kit form. It uses an 84 hp engine and weighs only 970 pounds

 
Nissan Will Finally Launch Its Electric Kei Car in a Partnership With Mitsubishi
Nissan Will Finally Launch Its Electric Kei Car in a Partnership With Mitsubishi

27 Aug 2021, 15:27 UTC / The kei car should be based on the IMk concept, and it also should bring the i-MiEV back to life with the Mitsubishi badge.

 
Tiny Japanese Kei Camper Has Everything You Need for That Van Life
Tiny Japanese Kei Camper Has Everything You Need for That Van Life

23 Jun 2021, 13:02 UTC / Norm Nakamura is showing us what a Suzuki Every wagon packs inside. Although it looks really small, it feature a lot of space

 
2021 Honda S660 “Modulo X Version Z” Serves as a Swansong for the Sporty Kei Car
2021 Honda S660 “Modulo X Version Z” Serves as a Swansong for the Sporty Kei Car

14 Mar 2021, 11:28 UTC / After a little more than 30,000 sales back home in Japan, Honda has decided to discontinue the cutesy roadster known as the S660

 
2020 Daihatsu Taft Goes on Sale in Japan, Is Both Adorable and Rugged
2020 Daihatsu Taft Goes on Sale in Japan, Is Both Adorable and Rugged

11 Jul 2020, 17:43 UTC / It's always amazing to see how these tiny Japanese cars can seat four people. The Taft even comes with on-demand AWD and off-road suspension

 
POV Test Drive of 1991 Nissan Figaro Looks Very Serene, Pretty Fun Too
POV Test Drive of 1991 Nissan Figaro Looks Very Serene, Pretty Fun Too

30 May 2020, 20:37 UTC / The 1991 Nissan Figaro was rare back then, but on U.S. roads in 2020, it's pretty much a JDM unicorn that makes the driver and onlookers smile

 
Fake Lamborghini Miura Jota from Japan Is Based on Autozam AZ-1
Fake Lamborghini Miura Jota from Japan Is Based on Autozam AZ-1

18 May 2020, 20:29 UTC / Not a classic Italian sports car but a Japanese kei car made by Mazda in the 1990s with a 0.660cc engine. The conversion must have taken a while, though

 
Chevrolet C10 "Mini Truck" Looks Adorable, Is Actually a Kei Car Conversion
Chevrolet C10 "Mini Truck" Looks Adorable, Is Actually a Kei Car Conversion

13 May 2020, 20:47 UTC / We're looking at a Japanese aftermarket specialist that aims to mix slabs of America with tiny pieces of Japan, all to keep local enthusiasts happy

 
Mitsubishi Reveals New Kei Car Concept In Tokyo, Looks Really Boxy
Mitsubishi Reveals New Kei Car Concept In Tokyo, Looks Really Boxy

23 Oct 2019, 19:25 UTC / "Mitsubishi Super Height K-Wagon Concept" is the full name of this lil' fellow here, and it's a very safe kei car by Japanese standards

 
2020 Daihatsu Copen GR Sport Features Visual Changes, Chassis Upgrades
2020 Daihatsu Copen GR Sport Features Visual Changes, Chassis Upgrades

16 Oct 2019, 12:19 UTC / Forget the 2020 Toyota Supra; the Daihatsu Copen GR Sport looks a lot more fun and it's even available with a manual transmission!

 
Nissan IMk Concept EV Looks Like An Oddball Kei Car, Rides On All-New Platform
Nissan IMk Concept EV Looks Like An Oddball Kei Car, Rides On All-New Platform

1 Oct 2019, 11:00 UTC / A zero-emission urban commuter painted like an iPhone, the IMk Concept promises to introduce an all-new platform for Nissan's future kei cars

 
Nissan and Mitsubishi Begin Production of Jointly Developed Kei Cars
Nissan and Mitsubishi Begin Production of Jointly Developed Kei Cars

14 Mar 2019, 10:43 UTC / The Japanese kei cars are the smallest highway-legal passenger cars in production and have been around ever since the end of the 1940s

 
2020 Nissan Dayz Kei Car Spied Testing in Spain
2020 Nissan Dayz Kei Car Spied Testing in Spain

23 Dec 2018, 08:03 UTC / For some reason or another, Nissan decided to test the 2020 Dayz in Europe instead of Japan, the market where it will be go on sale in late 2019

 
2019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A110
2019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A110

20 Dec 2018, 16:45 UTC / It's not that the Alfa 4C is particularly large or powerful, but the Copen Coupe measures only 3.4 meters and is powered by a 660cc engine

 
Daihatsu Kei Car With GT-R Body Kit Meets Real Widebody GT-R
Daihatsu Kei Car With GT-R Body Kit Meets Real Widebody GT-R

18 Aug 2018, 13:32 UTC / This is what happens when you make a 64 HP kei car look like a 570 HP Japanese supercar. Only Liberty Walk can pull this off