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The Honda That's is a kei car produced and marketed by Honda solely for the Japanese market between 2002 and 2006.

History of the Honda That's

The That's is a Japanese kei-car vehicle marketed for clients who want something different, despite its ambiguous moniker. This new class of compact cars was known as kei-cars when it was first introduced on Japanese roads in 1949. To reduce pollution and alleviate traffic congestion, individuals were urged to purchase them. About a third of the country's total automobile sales in Japan were kei cars. The company specifically created Honda That's automobile to be a kei car. While it may appear awful to people outside of Japan, it was an ideal match for the Japanese market. Prices for the That's began at 1,034,000 yen on February 8, 2002, in Japan. When Honda reduced the cost of the model to 900,000 yen on October 15, 2004, sales skyrocketed by 200%. The facelifted That's debuted on March 22, 2006, while the turbocharged variant was discontinued at the same time. Honda Verno, Honda Primo, and Honda Clio were the last three models built before the company stopped production in 2006.


When the company started selling the That's in the market in 2002, Honda retailed the model with a starting price of 1,034,000 yen, which is 1,098,346 yen in 2022 ($8,601). The special version of the That's model was released in 2004 and cost 900,000 yen (956,007 yen or $7,484 in 2022).


A good illustration of the form following function design philosophy is the That's, with its tall posture and small hood. The Japanese automaker made an effort to provide a vehicle with enough inside space for four people while adhering to the legally mandated dimensions. Despite its cube-like appearance with a front extension and headlights, it was a functional car. The car's interior has four seats, including a split-folding backbench. The automaker put the gear selector near the steering column to free up space at the front of the vehicle. In the center of the dashboard, an infotainment unit was installed. In addition to a speedometer, the automobile manufacturer added two gauges for coolant temperature and fuel to the circular instrument cluster.

Specs and Performance of the Honda That's

Honda used a 0.7L engine that delivers 52 hp (38 kW) at 7,200 rpm and 45 lb-ft (61 Nm) of torque at 4,500 rpm. This Honda That's accelerates from 0-60 mph (97 kph) in 18.6 seconds with a top speed of 85 mph (137 kph). The car's curb weight is 1,808 lbs (820 kg). Honda manufactured the That's model with a 3-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) drivetrain.

Release Date

Honda released the That's model from 2002 to 2006 for the Japanese market only.