It’s called the eK X
Well isn't this cute? Mitsubishi's gone ahead and turned the Xpander into a kei car called the eK X.Sure, it might not offer the same seating capacity or utility as its hot-selling MPV brother, but it sure nails
She makes driving a souped-up Civic look easy
In some cultures, coming face to face with a car girl is almost like seeing a four-leaf clover. You sit there mesmerized as you deal with being in the presence of a real-life Letty from The Fast and the Furious.
Meet the Gazoo Racing Daihatsu Copen
It may not have escaped your attention that we're quite partial to Japan at Top Gear. It's a country of wild and wonderful car culture, one of the very best elements being the kei car.Deliberately tiny and deliberately slow,
It’s all about having fun
Cars come in all different shapes and sizes. Some cost a fortune, while others are dirt-cheap. Some are built to fit in even the tiniest of parking spaces, while others are developed with the intention of towering over everything else on
Because Liberty Walk
Remember Face Swap? You know, the 2016 app that had every man, woman and dog in the land swapping faces for Whatsapp group chat lols? Well, this is what happens when cars get in on the act.Recently, those crazy cats at
Still pining for these cute transports
Tiny, light and humble Kei cars are as synonymous to Japan as sushi and Ichiran Ramen-you just can't turn a corner without spotting one. But it's not just the novelty that draws people to them: Their miniature scale is
Small and sweet
We are big, big fans of the Honda S660 here at Top Gear. It's as small and sweet as sports cars get, even if, with less power than a Fiat Panda, it's not particularly quick.Prime for some tuning, you'
Small, practical, and snow-proof
Part of our jobs as motoring journalists involves regular sojourns to Japan, the birthplace of many major carmakers. So we're no strangers to the Land of the Rising Sun and the many cool cars that can be found in cities like
A joint-venture project with Daihatsu
Toyota and Daihatsu have another little hatchback in their joint arsenal in the form of the Toyota Passo. Also known as the Daihatsu Boon, the little Toyota has been around since 2004.The third-generation Passo receives a few styling cues to
We drive the turbocharged wonder
We're in the Twin Ring Motegi complex in Japan, where the midday heat is slowly roasting us. It's supposed to be a little uncomfortable, but we don't care. Before us lies the Honda S660 sports car, and we're
Rough and ready
There was some hubbub a while back over the Isuzu Crosswind getting yet another in a seemingly endless string of facelifts. But however ancient the diesel utility may seem, there's another car on sale that's even older.Introduced globally in
JDM city car looks fun
For most of us, growing up with a Toyota was practically a way of life. We all knew about the brand because either we owned one or someone we knew had it in their garage. And the notion of what a Toyota
A cute-looking car for the open road
The Integra, the S2000 and, of course, the Civic Type R--these are just some of the names that come to mind when the Japanese automotive brand Honda is mentioned. While the company is known the world over for churning out practical,
Is it better-looking to you?
Suzuki has launched the all-new Alto, the eighth-generation model of the city car that the Japanese carmaker first introduced in 1979.Developed using an all-new platform, the new Alto is reportedly 60kg lighter than its predecessor. Equipped with a
Starting with Mitsubishi-branded Renault sedans
The Renault-Nissan Alliance is expanding its collaboration with Mitsubishi by exploring \"several new projects covering shared products, technologies and manufacturing capacity.\" The venture between the carmakers was first established in 2011 to develop a range of kei cars for both Nissan
It could've been a different kind of Ondoy
As tropical storm Marce hovers over Luzon and dumps an estimated amount of 10mm to 25mm of rainfall per hour on us, it's easy to forget that a few days ago, we were threatened by the arrival of tropical storm Lawin.
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