Mitsuoka reveals retro-styled Viewt

October 16th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Mitsuoka Viewt fq

Quirky Japanese carmaker Mitsuoka has once again created a Japanese homage to a classic British automobile. This time around Mitsuoka has a unique take on a compact sedan whose styling has been influenced by what looks like the Jaguar Mk2.

The car is called the Viewt and while it looks luxurious, its underpinnings are based around a very humble Nissan Micra. There are three different versions available, with engines ranging from the 1.2 base model to the high-spec 1.5-liter unit and outputs ranging from 90- to 109-horsepower.

Little else is known about the car except that this is surprisingly the third generation of the Viewt and it is ready to make its global debut at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.

If the Viewt is a little too small for your needs, then Mitsuoka will also be happy to sell you a Rolls Royce-esque limousine or if the Viewt is too large then you can check out the company’s tiny city car that resembles a 1930’s racer.

Is it a Morgan a Mazda or a Himiko?

December 5th, 2008 by Darren Cottingham

Mitsuoka Himiko fq

Mitsuoka the Japanese company that is famous for transforming existing cars into wannabe classic British-style rides is at it again. It’s latest effort is an instant classic, it’s called the Himiko and it clearly wants to be a Morgan. The source for this unique vehicle is the Mazda MX-5, itself a throw back to British roadsters of old. The conversion is amazing and the Himiko gives little clue to its MX-5 base, except for the doors. The car even comes with a retractable hardtop. Totally brilliant.