Tiny Bajaj Qute is the modern depiction of what Japanese Kei cars used to be in the 90s

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Bajaj Qute
Bajaj Qute
Gaylene Simpson

Like the Smart Fortwo, the Bajaj Qute is one of the smallest cars ever produced, but its local introduction is reminiscent of Japanese Kei cars of the 1990s.

Rolling back the clock to the 1940s, according to Top Speed, the Kei car category was created by the Japanese government in 1949, shortly after the end of World War II, when a full-sized car was out of bounds for many people.

The Subaru 360, Daihatsu Copen, Honda Beat and Suzuki Cappuccino serve as some of the most notable examples over the decades and continue to be sought after in a world where cars can park themselves.

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