Sakura Automobiles of Japan
The Child Company of Kurashiki Heavy Machinery, it propped up in Japan in 1947, made to originally produce “People Cars.” They moved toward proper automobile manufacture in 1955.
The First car to come out of Sakura would be the “Sakura One.” Released in 1949 as small, light, and cheap car made for a post-war Japan. It featured a basic 360cc Inline 3, making 12kW of power, and rocketing the One up to a top speed of 90km/h
It was reliable, economical, and cheap. Repairs were simple, and able to be done quickly. it sold for $5,353 (Equivalent) when new, and quickly became a staple car in the atmosphere of Post-war Japan.