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Old 06-03-2015, 04:38 AM
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Old 06-03-2015, 01:38 PM
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Make that A or B segment sized and I think it would sell in NA.
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Pretty neat looking, I feel these brands should look into selling these little K cars in Europe, I feel priced right, people would buy them up.
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Pretty neat looking, I feel these brands should look into selling these little K cars in Europe, I feel priced right, people would buy them up.
I doubt it tbh. In Europe they seem to steer away from Japanese K-cars, unless they are grey-imports from Japan. It's a shame because there is no reason for them not to buy them if the likes of the Fiat 500 and VW Up! do well. Then again the K-segment is designed with their local market in mind. The front of this reminds me of the recent electric Honda small cars..
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I doubt it tbh. In Europe they seem to steer away from Japanese K-cars, unless they are grey-imports from Japan. It's a shame because there is no reason for them not to buy them if the likes of the Fiat 500 and VW Up! do well. Then again the K-segment is designed with their local market in mind. The front of this reminds me of the recent electric Honda small cars..
There have been 2 major problems with Kei Cars in Europe: they are smaller than a Fiat 500 or up, especially narrower due to regulations, which makes them feel even tighter sometimes than those already tiny European Economy cars; Also, as they are all made in Japan (unlike the majority of other Japanese cars in Europe - except the premium Lexus brand - which are assembled either in Europe, the US or somewhere in Thailand), the unfavorable Yen exchange rate made them comparably expensive. Unfortunately, this also means we usually got the cheapest and least fun cars like the Daihatsu Cuore/Mira or the Suzuki Alto, which felt cheaper than they were as result. (the Daihatsu Copen was more expensive than a Peugeot 206 CC or Opel TIgra on the other hand) These colorful happy and lovable "non cheap" ones would end up as uncompetetively priced as the Copen did...
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There have been 2 major problems with Kei Cars in Europe: they are smaller than a Fiat 500 or up, especially narrower due to regulations, which makes them feel even tighter sometimes than those already tiny European Economy cars; Also, as they are all made in Japan (unlike the majority of other Japanese cars in Europe - except the premium Lexus brand - which are assembled either in Europe, the US or somewhere in Thailand), the unfavorable Yen exchange rate made them comparably expensive. Unfortunately, this also means we usually got the cheapest and least fun cars like the Daihatsu Cuore/Mira or the Suzuki Alto, which felt cheaper than they were as result. (the Daihatsu Copen was more expensive than a Peugeot 206 CC or Opel TIgra on the other hand) These colorful happy and lovable "non cheap" ones would end up as uncompetetively priced as the Copen did...
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