Yamaha is known to develop one of the best two-wheeler across the globe. Over the years they have decided to enter various other segments to re-ignite their passion. Now the Japanese manufacturer has decided it will compete even in the four-wheeler market.
The Japanese manufacturer has decided it will work on a small car, which they plan to introduce in 2019. These automobiles will be introduced primarily in European markets. At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha showcased an electric vehicle, along with a small concept vehicle.
Yamaha is focussing on European markets as the demand for small cars is high in this region. Their goal is to develop a four-wheeler, that will be manufactured and sold in European countries alone. They could also introduce it in other countries based on the demand and feasibility for their project.
Engineers at Yamaha facility will focus on developing their own engine that will power their small car. Other components for this vehicle will be outsourced to keep costs under control. Yamaha has previously worked with Toyota on developing vehicles for automobiles.
The Japanese manufacturer recently launched its flagship motorcycle in two variants. Yamaha introduced their all-new R1 and R1 M, both serve different purposes. The new R1 can be used on both track and street, however, the R1 M is a track only model and has several carbon fibre components to make it a worthy trackday tool.