Daihatsu launches new generation of Move
15 December 2010
Daihatsu, Toyota’s small-car manufacture subsidiary, has unveiled a new generation of Move. The five-door hatchback has been redesigned and is claimed to be the most fuel efficient, non-hybrid, gasoline passenger car in Japan achieving up to 27.0km/litter, which is equal to 65.5 mpg US and 3.7 lt/100km.
The small Daihatsu model size is just 3,395 mm in length with a wheelbase of 2,455 mm. The Japanese automaker said it has shaved 35 kg (77 pounds) over the previous model through a series of way such as reducing the weight of tool panel and door trim as well as CVT unit and other components.
The 2011 Move is accessible with a recently developed second-generation KF engine equipped with first i-EGR system (Daihatsu world’s ) that detects the burning state using ions as well as Japan’s first plastic electronic throttle body. The 0.66-liter unit, which features a start-stop system also, is rated at 52HP and 60Nm (44.3 lb-ft) of torque, and is linked to a revised CVT.
Daihatsu offers the new Move in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive confrontations with retail prices (excluding tax) in Japan ranging from $12 700-$16 310 for the standard Move and $14 830-$18 250 for the more hip Move Custom. The Toyota’ said the monthly sales target for Japan is 12,000 units.