Mazda Demio was released for sale in August 1996 and became a popular car, symbolizing Mazda in the 1990s. Demio is a sister car of Ford Japan Festiva Mini Wagon.
The main reason why Demio became so popular is apparently because its reasonable and compact package was highly appreciated by customers.
Size of Demio is pretty big compared to a standard town-car, but smaller than typical “Compact Leisure Car”. This size settings attracted many Japanese customers.
In the minor change in December 1999, both the design, as a part of Mazda brand strategy, and safety equipment were renewed. In September 2000, new sports grade was added to Mazda Demio line-up, together with improvements of safety and environmental features.
The Toyota Spade is a spacious and practical car, ideal for families or those who need to transport a lot of people or cargo. It is a five-seater car with a flexible seating arrangement, which means that the seats can be folded down or removed to create more space for cargo.
In terms of engine options, the Toyota Spade is typically available with a range of small, fuel-efficient engines. The exact options may vary depending on the market and the specific model year.
Nissan unveiled a new hybrid powertrain in Note e-Power on 2 November 2016 in Japan.
The company’s new e-Power series hybrid system consists of a small 1.2-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engine (HR12DE) and an electric traction motor (EM57), which is shared with the Nissan Leaf, pairs with a much smaller battery (1.5 kWh) than the Leaf’s. Unlike typical power-split parallel hybrid vehicles, in the series hybrid scheme, the small engine only charges the battery, and the electric motor is the sole source of traction with no plug-in capability. The motor power output rating is 80 kW (110 PS; 110 hp) and 240 newton-metres (24 kg⋅m; 180 lb⋅ft) torque.