Spec Comparison Tables

Vehicle Search Engine: Over 150,000 vehicles at auction weekly, plus thousands more on dealer lots.
Let’s find the ideal car for you today!!


Which Turbo Kei Cars can you import from Japan?
Import is easy and regulations are the same as their Kei truck cousins. However, duty is often lower as they are classified as passenger vehicles.

Australians can only import first-generation models produced before 1989. Americans can import first and second-generation models. Canadians can import first, second and third-generation models originally sold up to 2001. And lucky British customers can import any models sold up to 2006.

Each generation became larger and more powerful.
Each generation represents the response of carmakers to new Japanese government regulations increasing maximum allowable vehicle size and engine displacement.

Performance, size, weight and refinement generally increased over the years. But the biggest difference you will find over the generations are the amenities that make these cars some comfortable to drive.

First Generation

Make
Model
Year
Suzuki AltoWorks
CP21S
1988-1991
Honda
Beat PP1
1991-1996
Suzuki Cappucino EA11R
1991-1995
Daihatsu Mira TR-XX L200V
1990-1991
Mitsubishi Minica Dangan ZZ H22A
1990-1993
Daihatsu Leeza Spider L111SK
1991-1991
Length 3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
Width 1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
Height 1.4m
4’6″
1.2m
4’0″
1.2m
4’0″
1.4m
4’6″
1.5m
4’9″
1.35m
4’3″
Wheel Base 2.3m
7’5″
2.3m
7’5″
2.3m
7’5″
2.8m
9’1″
2.3m
7’5″
2.14m
7’1″
Ground Clearance 14cm
5.5″
13.5cm
5.3″
13.5cm
5.3″
16cm
6.3″
15.5cm
6.1″
16.5cm
6.4″
Drive System 4WD/FWD RWD RWD FWD 4WD/FWD 4WD
Engine MidEN07 Inline 3 DOHC
Turbo
Mid E07A
Inline 3 SOHC
Turbo
Mid F6A
Inline 3 DOHC
Turbo
Mid EF-XL
Inline 3 SOHC
Turbo
Mid EF-SE
Inline 3 SOHC
Turbo
Mid EF-JL
Inline3 SOHC
Turbo
Displacement (cc) 657 656 657 659 657 659
Horse Power (ps/rpm) 64/6500 64/8100 64/6500 61/7000 64/7000 64/7500
Torque
(kgm/rpm)
8.7/4000 6.1/5000 8.7/4000 8.6/4000 9.8/3500 9.4/4000
Transmission
(floor)
AT3
MT5
MT5 MT5 AT3
MT5
AT3
MT5
AT3
MT5
Weight 690kg
1581lbs
760kg
1675lbs
700kg
1543lbs
660kg
1454lbs
660kg
1454lbs
730kg
1608lbs
Turning Radius 4.6m
15’0”
4.6m
15’0”
4.4m
14’4”
4.5m
14’7”
4.7m
15’4”
4.5m
14’7”
Fuel Tank(liter/gallon) 30
7.9
24
6.3
30
7.9
32
8.4
32
8.4
32
8.4
MPG/KPL 39.2 MPG
16.7 KPL
39.9 MPG
17 KPL
41.4MPG
17.6 KPL
41.4 MPG
17.6 KPL
39.2 MPG
16.7 KPL
38.6 MPG
16.4 KPL
Front Suspension Strut Strut Double wishbone Strut Strut Strut
Rear Suspension Isolated Trailing Link Strut Double wishbone Axle Leaf Spring 3 link Semi Railing Arm
Brakes Front/Rear Disk/ Drum Disk/Disc VDisk/Disc Drum/Drum Disk/Drum VDisk/Drum
Tires 155/65R13 F 155/65R 13
R 165/65R14
165/65R14 145/70R12 165/60R12 145R12-6PR
A/C Optional Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes

Second Generation

Make Model Year Suzuki Alto Works
CS22S 1991-1994
Suzuki Cappucino
EA21R 1995-1997
Daihatsu Mira
TR-XX
E-L220S 1991-1994
Mitsubishi Minica Dangan ZZ
H36A 1993-1996
Mazda Autozam AZ-1
Length 3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8”
Width 1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6”
Height 1.4m
4’6″
1.2m
4’0″
1.4m
4’6″
1.5m
4’9″
1.2m
3”8”
Wheel Base 2.3m
7’5″
2.3m
7’5″
2.3m
7’5″
2.3m
7’5″
2.2m
7’3”
Ground Clearance 14cm
5″
13.5cm
5.3″
13cm
5.1″
15cm
5.9
14cm
5.5”
Drive System 4WD/FWD RWD FWD 4WD/FWD MR
Engine Mid F6A
Inline 3 DOHC
Turbo
Mid K6A
Inline 3 DOHC
Turbo
Mid EF-JL
Inline 3 SOHC
Turbo
Mid 4A30
Inline 4 SOHC
Turbo
I3, DOHC
12v Turbo
Displacement (cc) 657 658 659 659 657
Horse Power (ps/rpm) 64/6500 64/6500 64/7500 64/7000 64 PS (47 kW) at 6500 rpm
Torque (kgm/rpm) 8.7/4000 10.5/3500 9.4/4000 9.9/3500 85 N·m (63 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm
Transmission (floor) AT3
MT5
AT3
MT5
AT4
MT5
AT4
MT5
5MT
Weight 700kg
1540lbs
690kg
1521lbs
660kg
1454lbs
780kg
1719lbs
720 kg
(1,587 lb)
Turning Radius 4.6m
15’0”
4.4m
14’4”
4.0m
13’1”
4.6m
15’0”
4.7m
Fuel Tank(liter/gallon) 30
7.9
30
7.9
30
7.9
34
9.0
30
7.9
MPG/KPL 41.4 MPG
17.6 KPL
47.6 MPG
20 KPL
41.4 MPG
17.6 KPL
37.6 MPG
16.0 KPL
51.9 MPG
18.4 KPL
Front Suspension Strut Double wishbone Strut Strut Strut
Rear Suspension Isolated Trailing Link Double wishbone 5 Link 5 Link Strut
Brakes Front/Rear Disk/ Disk VDisk/Disc Disk/Drum Disk/Disc Disk/Disk
Tires 155/65R13 165/65R14 155/70R12 155/65R13 155/65R13
A/C Optional Yes Optional Yes Yes

Third Generation

Make
Model
Year
Suzuki
Alto Works CP21S
1994-1998
Daihatsu
Mira TR-XX
L210S
Length 3.3m
10’8″
3.3m
10’8″
Width 1.4m
4’6″
1.4m
4’6″
Height 1.4m
4’6″
1.5m
4’9″
Wheel Base 2.3m
7’5″
2.3m
7’5″
Ground Clearance 14.5cm
5.2″
15.5cm
6.1″
Drive System 4WD/FWD 4WD/FWD
Engine Mid K6A
Inline 3 DOHC Turbo
Mid EF-JL
Inline 3 SOHC
Turbo
Displacement (cc) 658 659
Horse Power (ps/rpm) 64/6500 64/7500
Torque (kgm/rpm) 8.7/4000 9.4/4000
Transmission (floor) AT3
MT5
AT3
MT5
Weight 710kg
1562lbs
710kg
1562lbs
Turning Radius 4.6m
15’0”
4.6m
15’1”
Fuel Tank(liter/gallon) 30
7.9
30
7.9
MPG/KPL 45.6 MPG
19.4 KPL
42.3 MPG
18.0 KP
Front Suspension Strut Strut
Rear Suspension Isolated Trailing Link 5 Link
Brakes Front/Rear Disk/ Disc V Disk/Drum
Tires 155/65R14 155/70R12
A/C Yes Yes

Note 1:Information on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge.
Note 2:Information on this page is subject to change without notice.

For more detailed information on any specific model please contact us.

Suzuki Alto Works 1988-2000

Suzuki Alto

Honda Beat 1991-1996

Honda Beat

Suzuki Cappuccino 1991-1997

Suzuki Cappucino

Daihatsu Mira TR-XX 1991-1998

Daihatsu Mira

Mitsubishi Minica Dangan ZZ 1989-1998

Mitusbishi Minica

Daihatsu Leeza Spider 1991

Daihatsu Leeza

google-review
  • I had an excellent experience working with Matthew at Japan Car Direct. I was a first time auction buyer and importer to the United States. Mathew walked me through... read more

    Alex Spiegel Avatar
    Alex Spiegel
    8/11/2022

    Matthew at JCD is the man. I’ve now imported three of my own cars through him. JCD was able to accommodate my unique needs, everything from short turn around inspections,... read more

    Chan Shin Avatar
    Chan Shin
    7/29/2022

    I highly recommend Japan Car Direct. They help you find exactly what you are looking for and are with you throughout the entire process. Import was seamless. Mike was great... read more

    Sir Selrahc Avatar
    Sir Selrahc
    7/14/2022
  • Before this I have never imported any vehicles to NZ let alone one from Japan! I decided to give these guys a shot and bought a JDM Tesla into the... read more

    Edward Yuan Avatar
    Edward Yuan
    7/11/2022

    Great experience. Extremely easy process and Kept me well informed. Highly recommend them if looking to purchase a vehicle from Japan.

    Antonio Sevilla Avatar
    Antonio Sevilla
    7/08/2022

    It's hard to say anything that hasn't been said from other reviewers! This was my first experience importing a vehicle. Mike Nguyen was super patient with me and my indecisiveness.... read more

    Law_of_the Za Avatar
    Law_of_the Za
    6/30/2022
  • I used Japan Car Direct's services to import a Nissan Silvia from Japan to Australia. Mike was very helpful from start to finish and definitely made the process stress free.

    The...
    read more

    matthew martin Avatar
    matthew martin
    6/24/2022

    Just picked up my car that I bought through JCD. I was a complete newbie about buying a car overseas and Mathew was kind enough to basically hold my... read more

    TK Mad Avatar
    TK Mad
    6/18/2022

    I worked with Mathew on getting my first Japanese Kei truck. The process and communication were great. For me the back-and-forth communication was the reason why I decided to go... read more

    John Penny Avatar
    John Penny
    6/12/2022
  • Taylor at JCD has been incredibly helpful in my search for a couple of unique rigs from overseas -- We've scored one, and are looking forward to finding another.

    Taylor's professinoalism,...
    read more

    camden lindsay Avatar
    camden lindsay
    5/31/2022

    After seeing quite a few Kei Trucks on the road, I was intrigued. Seeing the local retail prices gave me sticker shock, so I immediately thought there has to be... read more

    Chris Okano Avatar
    Chris Okano
    5/24/2022

    Can't fault these guys - this was the first time I've bought a car at any auction, let alone one in Japan. The support from Yoshiro was brilliant, very patient... read more

    Phil Stebbing Avatar
    Phil Stebbing
    4/14/2022
  • Japan Car Direct helped me find my dream car. We found a great deal on an ST205. Yoshiro was fantastic and super responsive and patient with all of my questions.... read more

    Brandon Moore Avatar
    Brandon Moore
    4/11/2022

    So pleased with our companies new Japanese mini-truck import. Japan Car Direct made it all too easy. We made a few first-timer mistakes on the paperwork but the next import... read more

    MARKNADEN Studio Avatar
    MARKNADEN Studio
    4/08/2022

    Great dependable business! Highly recommended! Thank you Mathew for all your hard work!

    Dmitri Gordei Avatar
    Dmitri Gordei
    3/30/2022
Japan Car Direct provides friendly, honest, efficient service. Get the vehicles you want today at a price you can afford!!

We accept refundable deposits by PayPal to ([email protected]t.com). Log into your account, and lets start working together today!
paypal-logo3

Back to top
Good day!

We will be away from the office while the majority of the auctions are closed from August 7th - August 17th during the Obon summer holiday. 

We hope you are having a great summer and we look forward to getting in touch with you soon.

Thank you.
The JCD Team
Good day!
We will be away from the office while the majority of the auctions are closed from August 7th - August 17th during the Obon summer holiday. 

We hope you are having a great summer and we look forward to getting in touch with you soon.

Thank you.
The JCD Team
JCD Menu logo