1. Any Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant vehicles or variants.
They had Mitsubishi 2.6 L engines or Chrysler 2.2/2.5 L engines, not producing more horsepower than of those of an electric granny scooter.
Legend has that a boss at McKevitt Trucking
produced these vehicles with ball-less (detesticulated) technical specifications so it won't go more than 55 miles per hour. Most drivers driving K-Cars are Sunday drivers
or those who want the looks of a car but YET the power of an electric go-kart or granny pusher scooter.
In 1989, the final bona fide k-Cars were constructed and were swept under the carpet.
2. Although "erroneously" used: Any "k-car" wannabes (in terms of mass-production, or familiarity) from other vehicles like the Chevy Cavalier/Pantiass Sunfire or the Ford Escort.
Pontiac Sunfire: GM's answer to the Chrysler K-Car.