5 responses

  1. Sonico
    October 31, 2012

    I agree with Rutger, Matt. If I recall correctly, the smart was even sold in a specific version (I seem to remember it was called the smart k) which was somewhat reduced in the width, as the Kei-car restrictions have rules for both length and width and the standard smart was just a bid wider.

    Even a couple centimeters more than the limits, and you don’t get ANY of the Kei-car legislation bonuses.

  2. Miguel
    October 31, 2012

    The Japanese are mad about tiny and ugly cars!!!!

  3. Rutger (D-C)
    October 29, 2012

    The first gen smart fortwo (city coupé/city cabrio) was the only non-Japanese Kei car ever sold. Like the Toyota iQ and new electric version eQ, the engine displacement and dimensions of the VW up! are too big. That makes these sales numbers even more astonishing.

  4. Juan Felipe
    October 29, 2012

    For all news regarding Fiat-Chrysler group come to my blog. The new Fiat 500E, what happened in Sao Paulo, Italian exports to the US market, how the Dodge Dart is going, and so on


  5. Juan Felipe
    October 29, 2012

    Hi Matt, the Up! would not be the first kei car imported over there. Remember the 500, on sale from some years ago and also with good results.

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