2013 Daihatsu Terios 4WD Review – Small Japanese Vehicle With Big Results?
As we now see it, all big and glamorous; Daihatsu Terios 4WD was not like this at all when it was first introduced in 1997. At first it was all simple looking and just purpose serving mini SUV and like every car with time it is now developed like a bunch of facilities in a beautiful box.
Daihatsu Motor Company is a reliable motor developer of Japan known in the world for ages. Not only in Electric and Hybrids Daihatsu has also served greatly in the manufacturing of small user friendly vehicles which are well known in several Asian countries and known as, “Auto or Rickshaw”. These autos can carry up to three people and serve as a public transport in economically slow countries like India and Pakistan. Enough about Daihatsu, this article is aimed to put forward maximum information about Daihatsu Terios 4WD which is a valuable offering in the Japanese used car industry.
Daihatsu Terios 4WD Design and Engine Account
There have been two generations of Daihatsu Terios 4WD during which Daihatsu has gone through major design developments and a few aspects in the engine were also advanced.
A mini SUV in its first generation Daihatsu Terios 4WD was a simplest looking sedan. The colors, the straight design definitions and size of the car didn’t offer much density in the designs. Similarly the interior of the car were simple with only necessary equipment available in the interiors.
There were three engine trims introduced which are as follow: a 659cc turbo l3, a 1.3L SOHC l4 and a 1.3L DOHC l4. The transmissions of 4 speed automatic and 5 speed manual were used in the car. For the first three years after its introduction the Daihatsu Terios 4WD was on roads like a Kei car. Later, in 2000 the car went through a few major advancements in its interiors and exteriors. The black grille of earlier was transformed in to quality chrome grille. Other interior controls included central locking, head rests for rear seat passengers, electric windows and roof rails. The standard rear spoiler was not touched at all in any generation.
From the first generation, there were 4WD and 2WD options available in Daihatsu Terios, yet the 4WD has always enjoyed the attention of more audience due to its capabilities for multi purposes.
The second age of Daihatsu Terios 4WD came up with a visible prominence in the design of the sedan. The size of the car was not affected however the fine paints added much more attraction to its outlook. There were silver outlines used in the car which gave the design more particularity.
There was just one engine trim Daihatsu Terios has in its second term. A 1.5L l4 with great performing capacities was available under the bonnet of good looking cars . The transmission of 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic were not improved. Unlike the length the width of the car was somewhat enlarged which made the inside roomier.
Daihatsu Terios 4WD from both generations come with a good value for money.