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Daihatsu D-Base concept revealed ahead of Tokyo Motor Show premiere

Daihatsu D-Base concept kei car front

The car is likely to enter production minus the blue accents, swanky alloy wheels and LED headlamps.

The Daihatsu D-Base concept has been unveiled online ahead of its world premiere which is set to take place on October 29 at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015. The kei car concept appears to be previewing a production model, a replacement for the Daihatsu Mira which has been on sale in Japan since 2006.

Adhering to the kei car regulations, the D-Base concept has a compact footprint and relies on its tall boy design to impart a sense of space in the cabin. The vehicle measures 3.4 m in length, 1.48 m in width, 1.49 m in height.

The simple design eschews front grille and employs a wide silver insert in its place. The bumper houses blue finished trapezoidal insert which accommodates air intake vents and license plate holder.

Daihatsu D-Base concept kei car interior

The modern interior gets white and blue treatment.

The dark blue accents continue in profile as well. Stylish alloy wheel design is a typical concept car stuff. The pronounced kink in the rear window line adds some jazz to an otherwise conservative design. The rear fascia gets massive bumper with a diffuser, compact LED combination lamps and an undersized hatch door.

The modern interior is finished in white-blue dual-tone color theme. Highlights include a flat-bottomed steering wheel, digital instrument panel and a standalone infotainment screen on the centre console.

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Being a kei car, power comes from a 660 cc three-cylinder petrol engine which is paired to CVT. Specs are not released yet but the engine is claimed to deliver a mileage of 33.33 kmpl.

Daihatsu D-Base Concept – Pictures


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