• Apr 30, 2008
Click the image above for a hi-res gallery of the Nissan Otti and Moco

Kei cars. To know them is to love them, or to tower over them in Gulliver-like wonder. Both the iridescent colored Moco and Otti feature the 0.66-liter engines common to the Kei class, meaning each also boasts 54 thundering mares beneath their ridiculously tiny hoods. Once up to speed, they run nicely, and they're pretty quiet. But these are not cars to take when you're late for anything.

They have lots of room inside and enough controls to operate them on public roads. They are both fine cars. The Otti adds to that with a chic little IP featuring good looking materials and colors, a power rear sliding door on the passenger side that you can open from the driver's seat, a seriously neat set of cupholders, and the world's smallest tailpipe.

Regarding the Moco, a rebadged Suzuki MR Wagon, Nissan says "the current generation model features a stylish exterior and interior." The Otti is Nissan's version of the Mitsubishi eK Wagon. It's described as a minicar "for daily living," and "has experienced extremely strong sales in the Japanese market." Yes. What they said.

You can check out the Nissan 360 event site for more details on all the vehicles in Nissan's lineup. In the mean time, be sure to check out the gallery of hi-res photos below.



Our travel and lodging for this media event was provided by the manufacturer.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      My Spanish is bit rusty but I seem to remember that Moco = Booger in the language of Cervantes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I want a green moco and a brown caca, LOL
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ever heard of the mitsubishi montero/pajero?
        lololol
        • 6 Years Ago
        damn you won to it!! lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sorry, you did, I just overlooked it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Be great for zippin round town!Be nice if they sold here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      CUTE!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, Japanese and American style taste doesn't always match up.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, I loved the shrinked Nissan Note.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is correct, kind sir. Booger it is...

      Just wait till they come out with the Nissan CACA...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cute, but there's a reason why they don't sell here. These are the cars the average person in Japan drives, because only the wealthiest Japanese can AFFORD to drive the types of vehicles most Americans drive everyday.

      We don't realize how privileged we are compared to most of the world.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You forgot to mention parking space, if there's anything that Japan is notorious for is for shortage of real estate (and it's cost).
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sorry, you did, I just overlooked it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think japanese are THAT short of cash... we're more and we drive bigger cars. It's probably more of a cultural thing (zen and all that stuff... and their average is definitely bigger than this, too).
        • 6 Years Ago
        35% of the Japanese market; sounds pretty typical to me. And the purchase price of the car is only a small percentage of the total cost of ownership in Japan; taxes, insurance, maintenance, inspections, gasoline and parking tend to be much higher.

        I realize not all Japanese drive tiny cars. My roommate in college was from Japan, and her mother drove a Range Rover (in Tokyo!) Of course, they were filthy rich.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bring them here! at least in Canada...
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