Nissan and Mitsubishi are continuing to expand their kei car joint venture (NMKV) by announcing that production of four new vehicles has begun at Mitsubishi’s Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki, Japan.

The four models are the all-new Nissan Dayz, Nissan Dayz Highway Star, Mitsubishi eK wagon and Mitsubishi eK X, with all set to be offered with semi autonomous driving technology that is designed for single-lane use on highways.

These tall wagon-type cars will also offer improved performance thanks to upgraded platforms, engines and transmissions. While they will share many key components, the Nissan and Mitsubishi kei cars will get their own individual brand features and designs. The models will go on sale later this month.

The NMKV joint venture launched its first generation of the models in 2013 and this collabroation was intensified when Mitsubishi became part of the Alliance in 2016. Last month, the latest Nissan Livina, which shares a platform with the Mitsubishi Xpander, went on sale in Indonesia.