Wednesday, December 10, 2008

RICH YUNG REPORT: Mitsuoka Himiko: The Classiest Mazda Eve

Mitsuoka, arguably the most interesting car company in Japan, has released another Japanese homage to a classic British automobile.

Their latest design the Himiko is an amazing mix of the British sports car- Morgan and the Mazda Mx-5. The company has taken the Mazda MX-5, one of the best driving roadsters in the world, and made it look like the British sports cars it so dutifully emulated back then.

The 2 L four cylinder engine and the six-speed automatic transmission generating 170 hp and 190 Nm torque allows three models of the good looking Himiko, like Himiko Standard, Himiko Premium and Himiko Hi Premium.

Weighing 2,800 lb the car promises a driving experience like never before. The basic Himiko car will come for $60,000 with a rise in price for a superior model. A completely custom interior can also be ordered for around $1,000.