Mini Trucks, also known as Kei trucks, Kei means “light weight“. Kei class vehicles are less expensive, smaller, lighter, and more fuel efficient. Mini trucks are available with automatic transmissions, 2WD, 4WD, air conditioning, forced induction engines, and other optional features. Japanese Used Mini Trucks are Popular in USA, Canada & Other countries.
Major Japanese mini trucks makers are Suzuki, Daihatsu, Honda, Isuzu, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Nissan, Hino, Mazda.
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SOME FACTS ABOUT JAPANESE MINI TRUCKS
Japanese Mini Trucks are considered “Kei Class“or “K Class” vehicles. Kei means “light weight“.
4×4 Japanese Kei Mini Truck Is An ATV - Off Road - Multi Purpose Utility Vehicle.
In Japan, the Kei Mini Trucks must pass mandatory inspection and strict EPA emissions standards, the cost of inspections increase as the vehicle ages, resulting in early export.
Engines are 550cc to 660cc, liquid cooled, 2, 3 or 4 cylinder gasoline, 40 MPG
4×4, 12″ tires, aftermarket tires available.
Some with differential lock or axle lock.
Bed capacity, ~ 880lbs
Weight ~ 1800lbs
Ten feet long, Five feet high and Four feet wide.
The Japanese 4×4 Kei Mini Truck is approved in the United States For Off Road Use Only.
4′ x 6′ rear bed with folding sides, some available with dumps & Hydraulics.
Full instrumentation - electric, oil, temp,
Heat, defrost, wipers and headlight all standard, some with A/C.
The Japanese 4×4 Kei Mini Trucks are 60 mph vehicles, but with U. S. Import Regulations
they are limited to Off Road Use & Restricted To 25 mph.

Japanese Mini Truck Makers & Their Models
DAIHATSU : Daihatsu Delta , Hijet Maxx, Daihatsu 3.5 T
HONDA : Honda Acty
MITSUBISHI : Mitsubishi Raider, Fuso FG
SUBARU : Subaru Sambar
SUZUKI : Equator Cab, Equator Sport, Equator Crew
ISUZU : Isuzu I-350 Pickup, Isuzu I-280 Pickup
HINO : Hino 300 Dump , Hino 145
TOYOTA : Hilux Extra Cab, Tacoma Pickup, Tundra Regular Cab
NISSAN : Titan King Cab, Frontier King Cab
MAZDA : Mazda B-4000 Pickup, Mazda B-2300 Pickup
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Japanese Mini/Kei Trucks Uses
Construction Landscaping
Hunting Farming
Fishing Hotels
Manufacturing Yards Airports
Automobile Yards Hospitals
Schools/Universities Sports Centers
Train Stations Complexes
Industrial Complexes Amusement Parks
Industrial Mines
Malls Warehouses
Parks/Gardens Auto Garages
Docks Boatyards
Museums Race Tracks
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