Toyota Adds First Tiny ‘Minicar’ to Japan Lineup

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Toyota Adds First ‘Minicar’ to Japan Lineup

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(by Kageyama, TOKYO – Toyota is selling its first in Japan as demand increases for the vehicles which are popular for commutes.

Toyota Motor Corp. top automaker, launched the Pixis minivehicle manufactured by group Daihatsu Motor Co. on Monday.

or “kei,” are defined under regulations as having a maximum . of 11.15 feet, width of feet, height of 6.56 and engine displacement of less 660 cc.

Pixis Space mini car

Taxes are lower for minicars, now make up about a third of annual vehicle sales.

is planning two more minicar for the Japanese market, although it has not when those will go on Toyota is targeting annual sales of 60,000 in Japan for all models in total.

The Pixis starts at 1.12 million yen

Minicars are popular not only for the tax but also with people who use for short commutes or grocery as well as with those who see cars as status symbols as did the generation.

They are also easy to in Japan’s crowded streets, and come in cute designs appeal to Japanese consumers. Toyota entering the sector, is expected to step up in minicars.

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Motor Co. Japan’s No. 2 automaker, has a with Japanese automaker Motors Corp. under Mitsubishi makes minicars for

Honda Motor Co. already several minicar models in Honda sold 160,000 last year, comprising a quarter of its overall vehicle in Japan.

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