Just when you thought that small cars might all be starting to look alike, along comes Daihatsu in Japan with this new boutique mini called the Mira Cocoa.
The Cocoa (isn't that an absolutely fantastic name?) is the latest entry into Japan's unique 660 cc minicar sector.
That means to say it's small, cheap to buy and run, strictly limited on power and speed, and definitely not coming to the UK.
As Daihatsu sees it, the Cocoa targets women "who pursue a fun and laidback lifestyle." It's being pitched in Tokyo as a fashionable new mini for fun loving 18-30s, a cool crowd who might previously have gone for something like the Mini-lookalike Mira Gino or another Daihatsu 660cc concoction, the Move Latte.
Putting out a modest 57bhp, the three cylinder Cocoa is certainly not built for speed. It's come into being instead as a convenient, chic city runaround with a style "that's easy to love." And it certainly doesn't hurt that if you order the CVT version, official mpg goes as high as 66.4 mpg.
How much? The Cocoa will set you back £6420-£8745 before taxes, and if you're wondering how the Japanese can possibly do these 660 cc minis for that kind of money, you're not alone.