Meet Japan’s 180-KG Mitsuoka Micro Car

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Meet Japan’s 180kg Mitsuoka Micro-Car

Meet Japan’s 180kg Mitsuoka Micro-Car

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There’s no end to the wacky cars that are sold over in Japan. Car maker Mitsuoka, which created the strange looking Orochi supercar, has another model that’s aimed at motorists in tight inner-city areas where parking can be a major hassle. The small Mitsuoka Micro will be sold in kit form or as a completed model, featuring an air-cooled 50cc two-stroke motor joined to a sequential type automatic shifter. In kit form the car is labeled the K-4 while the completed version is called the Type R.

Total length of the small car is only 2490mm with width at just 1290mm. Thanks to its curb-weight of 180kg, the Micro can achieve a top speed of 50km/h while returning an average fuel consumption rate of 30km per liter. For the eco-friendly out there, Mitsuoka even provides a version powered by an electric motor. The Micro is still in its final testing stage and is awaiting safety approvals from Japan’s traffic ministry. Mitsuoka plans to supply 120 kit cars and 120 completed cars.
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