The all-new 2018 Terios has been introduced by Daihatsu which will enlist the SUV-flavored MPVs for example the Honda BR-V and Mitsubishi Xpander. The new Terios made its Indonesian debut prior this week and will reach other markets very soon.
The new 2018 Terios sheds off the boxy 4×4 old model look for a SUV stimulated styling with tints of Toyota Fortuner in the design.
The Terios has a chrome horizontal slat with matching chrome fog lamp housings and the headlamps are LED units. It’s the similar at the back, however with the addition of black trim bridging the long wraparound tail lamps.
The new Terios is strengthen by an overhauled platform, even though it keeps hold of the front engine, rear-wheel drive layout, as per Daihatsu the handling stability and ride comfort, NVH levels and fuel efficiency have all been enhanced.
The 2018 Terios also acquires a new engine – the 2NR-VE 1.5 liter Dual VVT-i unit which churns out 104 PS at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm, mated to either a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic gearbox. The new engine is said to be approximately 25% more efficient than the previous one.
The Terios is a real 7 seater measuring 4,435 mm long and 1,695 mm wide, that is 18 mm shorter and 40 mm narrower than the Honda BR-V, even though its 2,685 mm wheelbase is 23 mm longer than the BR-V’s, whereas ground clearance is also remarkably high 220 mm. Daihatsu claims that the cabin length has been increased by 170 mm and cargo area length by 150 mm.
Daihatsu is now entirely owned subsidiary of Toyota and takes the lead in manufacturing small cars, which are afterward rebadged as Toyota to be sold in different markets. such as, the Daihatsu Mira which is rebadged as Toyota Pixis for some markets.Likewise the DaihatsuTerios sibling is Toyota Rush which is technically the same vehicle with a little special styling.