Daihatsu reveals 94.1mpg concept car for Tokyo motor show
Daihatsu D-Base concept will make production as the next-generation Daihatsu Mira
Daihatsu D-Base is actually likely to reach production next year; kei car vans also revealed
This particular 94.1mpg Daihatsu D-Base concept will be unveiled at the Tokyo motor show. the item is actually one of several vehicles set to be unveiled which conform to Japan’s smaller kei car regulations.
Kei cars are restricted in size, engine displacement as well as also power output as well as also are given tax as well as also parking breaks in Japan as a result. The market for such cars is actually hugely important to car makers in Japan, where they account for almost 40% of all sales. Bodystyles traditionally range coming from sports cars as well as also family hatchbacks through to transporter vans.
The D-Base concept is actually reported to show the styling of the next-generation Daihatsu Mira kei car, which is actually known in Japan among the most fuel-efficient cars from the class. In a statement, Daihatsu said the D-Base is actually a “proposal for a completely new basic smaller car” as well as also is actually being shown “to express the spirit of innovation from the next generation of environmental vehicles”.
To meet kei car regulations, the item is actually 3.4 meters long, 1.48 meters wide as well as also 1.49 metres high as well as also powered by a 660cc three-cylinder engine. Fuel economy, which is actually boosted by regenerative braking, is actually claimed to be 94.1mpg on the Japanese test cycle.
Daihatsu is actually also showing three van concepts built to kei car regulations, called Hinata, Tempo as well as also Noriori. All three sit on the same front-drive platform as well as also are built to showcase the amount of space which can be obtained in such a compact vehicle.
The Hinata is actually said to be the closest to production as well as also is actually tipped to replace the Daihatsu Move Conte which is actually already sold in Japan as a micro-MPV. The production car is actually unlikely to hold the concept’s suicide doors or extravagantly carpeted Indoor.
The Tempo, which is actually taller, is actually designed around the theme of a catering van, while the Noriori has been created specifically with wheelchair users in mind.
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