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Choosing a used Japanese mini truck as a first time buyer may be a difficult decision for you to make. Japan has long been a great manufacturing hub for all sorts of machinery and the auto industry is no exception.  There are quite a few Japanese auto makers which have built mini trucks for transportation of light goods. Today, we want to make sure that you, as a potential buyer of a used Japanese mini truck, thoroughly understand what a mini truck is, what purpose it serves, and what are the options available in the Japanese mini truck market. Above all, you will surely be able to choose a great used Japanese mini truck for your needs if you know the details of the options available.

What is a Mini Truck?

In Japan, it is also called a kei truck or mini truck. Their specifications are as follows.

Maximum Length: 3.4 meter

Maximum Width: 1.48 meter

Maximum Height: 2.0 meter

Maximum Displacement: 600cc

Weight: 700 KG

Maximum Speed: 120km/h

Purposes Of Mini Trucks

Mini trucks, also called as micro-trucks, are tiny but practical light trucks. They are available in RWD or 4WD version. They were originally built to satisfy light vehicle requirements in Japan. Generally, they fall under sub 1000cc engine category which is around 660cc. These vehicles find their use in intra-city low tonnage cargo delivery, like postal and courier services or home delivery of appliances from dealer to the customer i.e. light loads over short distances. These mini japanese trucks are also used for maintaining a campus. So, in most cases, they do not have to leave that  area. In some countries, owners of these mini Japanese trucks use them for carrying passengers over short distances. In Japan, owners use these mini trucks in farms, fishries, luggage carrying and construction purposes. In Japan and other export markets, these mini trucks are very popular due to their fuel economy, small displacement size and ease of parking.


Main Markets For Japanese Mini Truck


Exporters from japan export these trucks to the following markets

  • Southeast Asia

  • South Asia

  • Middle east

  • South America

  • Africa

  • North America (kei trucks older than 25 years old may be imported to the US).

Choosing A Used Japanese Mini Truck As A First Time Buyer

For you to be able to make an informed decision on which used Japanese mini truck to choose, you may want to go deep into what the following mini trucks from Japan may offer you in terms of price, engine capacity and reliability and price.

Options for Used Japanese Mini Trucks

Japanese Auto World can supply you any of the following used Japanese mini trucks in any quantity and working condition.  We can supply you one Japanese mini truck via ro-ro shipping methor. We can also supply these mini trucks on container basis in 20ft or 40ft container.

  • Suzuki Carry


  • Subaru Sambar


  • Daihatsu Hijet


  • Honda Acty


  • Mazda Scrum


  • Mitsubishi Minicab


Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty and Suzuki Carry mini trucks are more popular among our customers of used japanese mini trucks. We recommend you to talk to people or used Japanese car dealers around you who already have some experience buying a used Japanese mini truck.  We can also advise you on various aspects of choosing a used Japanese mini truck as a first time buyer.  To discuss the purchasing issue in details, please give us a call at +81-90-9963-3296. We use whatsapp on this number. Please feel free to contact us. You could send us an email message if you would like to. Our email address is here