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Daihatsu - D-Compact X-Over

Original name: ダイハツ Dコンパクト Xオーバー


World Premiere: D-Compact X-Over —Natural Feeling, Natural Style

Drivers primarily associate compact cars with utility, meaning cost effectiveness and driving ease particularly on busy streets — and environmental friendliness, meaning low fuel consumption that conserves natural resources. By fulfilling these requirements, compact cars have become popular as essential means of transportation for everyday activities such as commuting and shopping.

But how would you feel if a compact car also gave you the pleasure of weekend driving — as if the views seen through the windshield every day had been completely transformed?

If that sounds attractive to you, Daihatsu would like to recommend its new D-Compact X-Over, a dramatically innovative compact car that features practical design and sports-car performance, plus highquality styling. To create this new model, Daihatsu collaborated with ItalDesign, an Italian design company led by Giorgetto Giugiaro.

Generated through fusion of the creativities of two companies, the D-Compact X-Over is a concept car positively crammed with original features.

Exterior/Interior

While the D-Compact X-Over is one of the world's most compact crossover models, its smooth, elegant silhouette and powerful styling make it highly unusual among compact vehicles.

The D-Compact X-Over's most distinctive feature is its glass roof, sweeping from the top of the windshield to above the rear seats in a smooth and flowing roofline. Providing unequalled access to the world of sunlight, this transparent roof enables you to feel at one with the refined nature of our immediate environment.

A key feature of the D-Compact X-Over's side design is its blister type fender. Combined with 17-inch tyres, it expresses the friskiness, dynamism and sportiness of this model.

As for rear design, this vehicle's combination lamp is an attention grabber.

Positioned behind the backdoor glass, it adds sharpness and elegance.

Elegant design also features in the passenger compartment's combination of brown suede and orange patent leather. Plated bezels of specially designed meters and air-conditioning duct unit accentuate the D-Compact X-Over's characteristic high quality and sportiness. Convenience of use is considered too, as evidenced in the exclusively designed utility pockets provided in the front seatbacks.

The D-Compact X-Over is packed with additional accessories that both driver and passengers will find particularly useful on long nonroutine trips. The spacious passenger compartment and extensive luggage space realized in this compact body are a major achievement of Daihatsu's highly efficient packaging technology.

Mechanism

Whether used for everyday shopping or commuting, or simply for the sheer pleasure of driving, the D-Compact X-Over will certainly fulfill your every expectation. Its 1.5-litre specially tuned engine provides surplus driving power.

 

Dimensions and
weight

Overall length

mm

3750

 

Overall width

mm

1695

 

Overall height

mm

1575

 

Wheelbase

mm

2440

 

Kerb weight

kg

1020

 

Seating capacity

persons

5

Engine

Type

 

Petrol, 4-cylinder,
DOHC, 16-valve,
DVVT

 

Displacement

cc

1495

 

Bore º stroke

mm

72.0 º 91.8

 

Max. output

kW/rpm

96/7000

 

Max. torque

N·m/rpm

140/4400

 

Fuel supply system

 

Electronic fuel
injection

Drive system

 

 

Front engine, front
wheel drive

Transmission

 

 

4-speed automatic
transmission

Suspension

Front

 

MacPherson-struts
with coil springs

 

Rear

 

Torsion beam with
coil springs

Brakes

Front

 

Disc brakes

 

Rear

 

Disc brakes

Tyre size

 

 

205/50R17

 

SOURCE: Daihatsu

Shows

2006  Paris

Types

Hatchback

Design studios

ItalDesign - Giugiaro

Picture places

Daihatsu 

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