Daihatsu is now accepting pre-orders for it, albeit not in our market
Remember the Daihatsu TAFT Concept we featured a couple of months back? It debuted during the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, and now Daihatsu is accepting orders for it in Japan.This 'Tough & Almighty Fun Tool' is what its makers call the world'
It’s all sorts of crazy but also a whole lot of fun
For us, the Suzuki Jimny never ceases to impress.Yes, it's a quirky little vehicle that definitely turns heads when it drives past. But it was only recently that Top Gear PH associate off-road editor Beeboy Bargas got to take
Including ProPilot, forward-collision warning, and Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats
Small they may be, but kei cars are a big deal in the Japanese automotive industry-in 2019, the country's best-selling vehicle came from this segment. No surprises there considering how sensible and economical these runabouts are, though some of
Kawaii!
In 2019, Japan's best-selling car shifted 253,500 units. We don't have the end-of-year stats for the Philippine market yet, but for a bit of context, our 2019 midyear report showed that the best-selling brand in
Thankfully Honda didn't mess with the winning formula
Nothing delights the bank of desks that pushes the buttons of this website more than tiny weeny Japanese kei cars. And of those, it's the tiny weeny kei sports cars that make us giddiest.King of the kei sports cars at
Plus a few other mods and concepts as well
Mitsubishi has revealed its lineup for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. Though we might not be seeing any of these in the Philippine market anytime soon, we're excited to see these concepts on the show floor.Headlining the display are
Looks can be deceiving
Oh, kei cars. You either love them or find them totally ludicrous. They were born of government regulation, but really, their quirky nature could only have ever been conceived by the Japanese.In Japan, the N-Box is Honda's best-selling
The carmaker’s Tokyo Motor Show display reaffirms its commitment to PHEV tech
At the ongoing 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi is showing off what it does best: vans and four-wheel-drive vehicles. The carmaker has revealed its Mi-Tech crossover concept and the very Japanese Super Height K-Wagon concept.The Mi-Tech
It’s for Japan only
What if we told you that in a faraway place, Toyota's racing skunkworks Gazoo Racing has just launched a new open-top lightweight sports car? A back-to-basics fun machine. A roadster with a manual gearbox, sports suspension, a turbocharger,
The names are pretty quirky, too
The Tokyo Motor Show is a rich seam for madness. Thus we look forward to its opening in much the same way we do Christmas. And just like an advent calendar spewing out chocolate on a daily basis, Japan's domestic carmakers
Big things come in small packages
We have a soft spot for kei cars here at Top Gear Philippines, and it's not just because they look cute. These miniature haulers are about as practical as cars get, and you simply have to hand it to the Japanese
Launched in Pakistan
The all-new Suzuki Alto has been launched in Pakistan...sort of.We say this because while the vehicle was indeed launched in the South Asian Islamic Republic, it's not the first market that's seeing it. In fact, this particular
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
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