Best Trading Co., based in Tokyo, has begun exporting used Japanese 4X4 mini trucks to the U.S., Canada and other countries around the world. The Kei trucks, so called because of the Kei class to which they belong, are a sub compact class with engines limited to 660cc of displacement. They do not seem to be legal for road use in the U.S. but:
Kei trucks have many different uses like farm utility vehicles, off-road hunting vehicles, maintenance vehicles for schools, university campuses, golf courses, large factories, shipping yards, warehouse facilities, large ranches or dairies, horse stables, theme parks, camp grounds, airports, orchards, landscaping companies, nurseries, local municipalities, security companies, movie sets, cemeteries, the possibilities for these trucks are endless.
These trucks are also used as the basis for small custom vehicles in Japan such as mini VW van replicas. They look like they would be pretty cool for a lot of uses. It’s too bad we can’t drive them on the road over here. You can get them directly from Best Trading, shipped in a container to a port near you.