There used to be a lot more of these sorts of cars in Denmark a decade ago.
Now they are rarer but here is a running and non-museum quality daily driver. I find such cars a puzzle as they are so unrelentingly charmless. What is about the car that means the driver keeps it going when a 12 year old Focus or 14 year old Polo can be had for about two weeks wages?
As a new option, the Cherry offered more kit than similarly priced European cars and the promise of reliability and easy driving. Apart from that, the car promised little fun dynamically and even less appeal than the Escort which itself had little visual interest. This car is as close as you can get to the engineering minimum of straight lines and almost flat surfaces. Any character that is there resides in the precise angles of the profiles and the radius of the edges. Perhaps stung by criticism of their heavily decorated 70s cars, the Japanese went to the other extreme and stripped everything away.
This is Wikipedia’s intelligence on the topic, to save you the effort: “The Cherry name was still used in Europe on the model N12, an angular, three or five door hatchback design. In Europe the Cherry was sold as a with 988cc 50PS, 1270cc 60PS or 1488cc 69PS petrol engines. Later a high performance turbo version of the 1488cc Cherry became available. It was larger than earlier versions of the Cherry, with the new Micra taking its place in the supermini sector on its launch in 1983, leaving the Cherry to compete in Europe against the new-popular hatchback designs like the Ford Escort and Volkswagen Golf, while the Sunny gave buyers a traditional saloon and estate option.”