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North America's Growing Passion for Japanese Kei Cars, Trucks, and Vans

North America's Growing Passion for Japanese Kei Cars, Trucks, and Vans

Auto Trader Imports
Auto Trader Imports
March 27, 2024
The love affair between the USA, Canada, and Japanese Kei Cars, Kei Trucks, and Kei Vans, shows no signs of slowing down. The practicality, reliability, and economy offered by these 660cc turbo vehicles are unmatched in their class, making them a favourite choice for both personal and commercial use. From the compact, off-road capable 4x4 Kei vehicles to the robust Kei dump trucks, these Japanese auto giants - Honda, Suzuki, Daihatsu, Nissan, and Subaru, specifically the popular Sambar model, have captured the hearts of North American auto traders and consumers alike.
The Rise of the Kei Car

The Rise of the Kei Car

Auto Trader Imports
Auto Trader Imports
October 10, 2023
Kei cars, also known as mini cars or micro cars, have gained popularity in Japan due to their compact size, fuel efficiency, and affordability. Their rise can be attributed to rising fuel prices, environmental concerns, and the ability to navigate narrow streets and congested urban areas. Kei trucks, a variant of Kei cars, are also widely used for various commercial purposes. The introduction of the 660cc engine has revolutionized the efficiency of Kei cars, making them a practical and sustainable transportation option. The Japanese government has played a significant role in promoting the Kei Car market through tax regulations and incentives. Kei vehicles offer a convenient and econom
Small and Efficient, The Attraction of Japanese Kei Cars in Japan's Auto Market

Small and Efficient, The Attraction of Japanese Kei Cars in Japan's Auto Market

Auto Trader Imports
Auto Trader Imports
October 1, 2023
Japanese Kei Cars, or simply "Kei" cars, are a unique category of small, lightweight, and highly efficient vehicles that have become an integral part of the Japanese auto market. These compact and eco-friendly cars were first introduced in Japan following World War II, as a response to the country’s need for affordable and accessible transp
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