Daihatsu FX Concept previews sub-4m mini SUV for Asia; Will Toyota India be interested?
Daihatsu FX concept previewing a sub-4m mini SUV for Asian markets (especially Indonesia) has been unveiled at the ongoing Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2015 (GIIAS). The concept is a design study which is aimed at gathering public opinion.
FX Concept measures 3,800 mm in length, 1,690 mm in width and 1,580 mm in height. The sub-4m body length makes it an attractive proposition for India so we wonder if parent company Toyota is interested in studying our market for a possible rebadged version of FX’s production avatar.
Even in its concept guise, the mini SUV sports a conservative design. Save for the futuristic LED headlamps, other elements would feel at home in the production-spec model. A slit of a grille, contoured bonnet, hexagonal secondary air intake, black bumper and LED foglight strips render a sporty appeal to the front fascia.
Flat roofline, angular greenhouse and black lower body cladding make up the SUV in profile. The rear fascia is composed of a mildly tapering windshield, edgy taillights bridged by a logo-carrying chrome strip and a black bumper with a silver diffuser.
The car ditches traditional B-pillar in favor or a suicide type rear doors. Interior certainly has the air of a concept car with a dual-layered dashboard which houses three displays including two instrument panels. The front seats are mounted on what appears to be alloy load carrying members.
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Daihatsu has not released mechanical details of the concept but expect the production model to use a 1.2-litre petrol engine in Indonesia with both manual and automatic transmission options.
Via – IndianAutosBlog.com