#347 Kei Cars

Kei cars are called kei jidousha/軽自動車  which means “lightweight car”.


They are specifically designed to fit the Japanese car regulations and private kei cars all have yellow licence plates.

They have a 3 cylinder engine no larger than 660cc.

They are cheap, inexpensive to register and get you through tolls cheaper.


They are thought to be too small to be popular worldwide – but they are one of the most common type of cars in Japan.

DaihatsuHondaMitsubishi, and Suzuki all manufacture kei cars.


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