There is a vehicle class called "Kei" in Japan and the vehicle is called "Kei Jidousha". "Kei" pronounced as "K" means lightweight in Japanese. "Jidousha" means car/automobile.
So the Mini Truck is called "Kei" truck or "Kei Tora".
The Japanese Mini Truck has been a staple utility vehicle for decades. The Mini Truck is used by farmers, logistic company, delivery services, fire department, construction company and many others.
There are bed options like a lift gate, dump bed and etc. Also mechanical options like superchager, 4wd, hi/low transfer case, and dif lock are available.
Their dimension changed over the years.
50's 118" / 51" / 360 cc
1976 126" / 55" / 550 cc
1990 130" / 55" / 660 cc
1999 134" / 58" / 660 cc
Maximum cargo capacity is 770 lbs.
Minimum turning radius is 138'-150" depends on the model
Japanese automotive manufacturers produced Mini Trucks in the last couple decades are Honda, Daihatsu, Suzuki, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru. Currently Daihatsu, Suzuki and Honda are producing the Mini Truck and Daihatsu, Suzuki, Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Mazda are selling them.
Lift kit, Aftermarket wheels, Off road tires, roof top carrier, cargo separator, cargo cover, seat cover and etc.
Hunting, farming, daily driver, around estate and many more
Our Mini trucks and other JDMs are legally imported. Comes with all import paperwork or title if applicable. The new law is in effect now in NC and it allows mini truck to be on the road with 55 mph or less posted speed limit.
In US car market, JDM refers to vehicles and parts designed and sold to Japanese Domestic Market. The term is abbreviated JDM.
In Japan, they drive 4,420 miles average annually (Less than 3,125miles =27% ) compares to 12.000 miles in US. Due to their strict annual inspection, vehicles are maintained in good condition generally.
We import JDM vehicles 25 years or older. They are exempt from DOT and EPA regulations. They are legally imported and can be registered for street use. All of them (except their imported vehicles) are RHD (right hand drive).
We import something unique in US. There are many great vehicles out there.
Toyota Land Cruiser Turbo Diesel, Mitsubishi Jeep Diesel, Mitsubishi Pajero Turbo Diesel, Mitsubishi Delica Star Wagon Diesel, Mini trucks and more.
We can find and import JDM vehicles you are looking for. With deposit, we can start look for the vehicle and let you know what is available and the price range. Upon approval and with $500 deposit, we can proceed looking for a vehicle. Once located, import the vehicle to the port near you to be ready to be picked up. It takes 3-4 weeks normally once the ship leaves the port in Japan to US ports.