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May
20

Kei Car Craze

For those who have not been informed on the Japanese “K”-car scene, they are compact cars that are very affordable and very accommodating for the narrow streets of Japanese metropolitan cities. Mainly used to just move people around short distances, they have recently gained huge popularity in the aftermarket culture with custom body kits, excessive lights, and custom leather interiors. Some kei cars are VIP styled like big body luxury sedans while others are more sports oriented (like the Cappuccino and Copen).

Although the scene is huge in Japan unfortunately there isn’t a market anywhere else for small compact cars, but nevertheless here are some that stood out to me in this issue of K-CAR magazine (and as it turns out, they have SSR wheels on!).

 

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