In Japan there are some vehicles known as Kei Car. They stand out for their small size and because thanks to their small size they fall into a tax category that has reductions in taxes and insurance. The popularity is such that all brands have models for this segment.
Suzuki was a pioneer in the manufacture of these cars and this year has reached the 25 million units accumulated in a period of 65 years and 7 months.
Since the launch of Suzulight, the first Kei Car in series production in Japan in October 1955, Suzuki has offered distinctive products capable of meeting customer needs, including the Jimny (1970), the Alto (1979) and WagonR (1993). Currently the brand is represented with the Spacia (2013) and Hustler (2014).
Kei Cars are widely accepted for their efficiency, economic nature and ease of driving. They have been used for everyday family use: commuting to work, school trips and shopping, as well as they have been and are useful as a work vehicle to transport people and goods from private businesses, local workshops and farms.
Furthermore, in rural areas where public transport is difficult to access, they have replaced buses and trains and play a vital transport role in local communities.