1985-11-11

Mini Cars in Korea 852182

Expecting the nation-wide motorization to come along with the Korean economic growth, domestic auto-makers in Korea have been working on their plan to introduce their reasonably low priced unique mini cars in around 1987, and they are driving the detailed development programs of the models in line with governmental regulations regarding body size, engine volume and seating capacity.
Korean automobiles have been considerably influenced by Japanese products in many aspects. In case of mini car, however, considering the local road condition, usage, nationality and living pattern, the most desirable features would be a model in combination with American mini van in style and European mini car in size which is bigger than current Japanese mini car in body size and total piston displacement.
In addition, these active movement of mini car development and hope for the wide use could bear fruit when various tax privileges are given to mini cars.

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