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Kei cars are comming....

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Rex, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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  2. Adam K

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    Interesting
    Wish they would sell more kei cars in the UK.
    Hello Honda, I want one of these please
    A Honda Mugen N-One
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  3. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Yea, I was looking at the Honda.
    More pictures HERE

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  4. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    That Honda looks a little familiar; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_N360
    Honda look like they are doing an update on an old car like BMWMini and Fiat 500. Except instead of just going for looks Honda have kept true to the small car small engine concept.
     
  5. dsb

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    uk needs more of these - but with a flagrant ignoring of the engine rules - give us something that gives super economy and large service intervals.
     
  6. CA49000

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    I really hope Honda produces the S1500. I wouldn't mind a 1.5 vtec rwd kei car in South Africa
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  7. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    That is beautiful but wouldn't be a Kei car with the engine sizes they're talking about in the news.
    Kei class cars have a maximum allowance of 660cc & 63hp.
    It could've been the new Honda Beat.
     
  8. CA49000

    CA49000 Copenworld Member

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    Thank you Adam, I've learnt something new.
    So that means the Copen 1.3 doesn't fall under yellow plate cars.
     
  9. dsb

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    they didn't ever sell that one in japan.
    personally, I think it's a good think to take a Japanese kei car and ask the question ' without the Japanese law to hold us back, is there a better engine we could use?'
    by better that could be performance or could be increased service intervals or better fuel efficiency.
     
  10. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I'm afraid so.
    However the European 659 Copen isn't 100% Kei either. As it gained 3hp on it's trip over.

    The Suzuki Jimny is another example of a Kei car with an engine transplant.
     
  11. ex-xr

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    I love the Honda S500/S600 and esp. the S800!;)
    It's a nice remake!!:cool:
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