The very first product that Daihatsu’s designers and engineers have formulated with the European market is a fun little city car while using 1.3 litre engine from the Sirion – however with the vital addition of the turbocharger about the top-of-the-range model.
Styling from the car is subtle by Daihatsu standards, and stacks up well when parked alongside competitors like the Citroen C2. Accommodation is nice, and the safety equipment levels are high.
The entry-level car includes a useful quantity of power, allied to some well-executed suspension package that provides dean and tidy handling. Next comes the 4-Trak, which delivers in four wheel drive, making the vehicle useful for those who live in remote regions.
The flagship 1.3 Turbo pumps out 130PS, sufficient to show the capacious, but externally compact, car right into a little street racer.