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Back to Basics With the Honda S660 Neo Classic Concept

We’re big fans of Japan’s diminutive Kei-car segment, and even bigger fans of Honda’s latest mid-engined S660 Beat and newer, “retro” Kei-cars, in particular. Earlier this week, Honda gave us something really special: a new S660-based coupe concept that marries modern Kei-car tech with the old-school style of the “classic” Honda roadster. The car is […]

January 21st

555TES Minute S is Best Thing at Tokyo's 2013 Auto Salon (w/ video)

This little bit of automotive nirvana is the 555TES Minute S. Powered by one of Yamaha’s high-revving 250 cc motorcycle/ATV engines coupled to Toyota’s Aqua hybrid drive system, the tiny commuter promises some seriously fun urban commuting. Despite looking for all the world like one of those dynamically flawed 3-wheeled, motorcycle-tired fail-machines (I’m looking at […]

January 12th

Daihatsu Brings Trio of Microcars to Tokyo Show

Daihatsu may not be well-remembered here in the ‘States, but the brand is Japan’s oldest carmaker – as well as one of Asia’s top sellers, specializing in small-displacement city cars and inner-urban delivery vehicles. Despite an early withdrawal from the US in the 1990s and a more recent withdrawal from Australia, the brand continues to […]

November 13th