Toyota Adds Pixis Space to Japan Lineup, first tiny ‘minicar’

Toyota is selling its first "minicar" in Japan as demand increases for the tiny vehicles which are popular for short commutes.

Toyota, Japan’s top automaker, launched the Pixis Space minivehicle manufactured by group company Daihatsu Motor Co., today.

Minivehicles, or "kei," are defined under Japanese regulations as having maximum length of 11.15 feet, width of 4.86 feet, height of 6.56 feet and engine displacement of less than 660 cc.

Taxes are lower for minicars, which now make up about a third of Japan’s annual vehicle sales.

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