The Kyocera D-811 is a compact and lightweight SUV (sports utility vehicle) that was produced by Kyocera, a Japanese technology company known primarily for its semiconductor and solar panel products. Despite Kyocera's lack of experience in the automotive industry, the D-811 was introduced in the late 1980s with the goal of competing with established SUV brands like Toyota and Mitsubishi. The vehicle's body was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the renowned Italian automotive designer, while the construction was completed by a Kyocera subsidiary called Alfa-Romeo Japan.The D-811 featured a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine with 93 horsepower and a part-time four-wheel-drive system. It had a cargo space capacity of around 1,500 liters (53 cubic feet), making it appropriate for hauling gear for outdoor activities. The vehicle also included the provision of central locking, power steering, and air conditioning as standard.However, the D-811 was ultimately unsuccessful, and Kyocera ended production in 1992 due to high production costs and intense competition in the SUV market. As a consequence, the Kyocera D-811 remains an unusual and little-known SUV in automobile history, and the vehicles are now considered collector's items by enthusiasts.