Japanese manufacturer releases a brand-new version of the familiar SUV, as 2018 Daihatsu Terios. This manufacturer works in cooperation with Toyota and this is one of the products from this joint venture. This is the time when crossovers, especially those small ones, are overtaking the market from classic SUV. This model comes as some kind of response. The new model is compact in size but comes with plenty of benefits, including even a rear-wheel drive.
The new model is the third version of the familiar SUV. The original Terios was in production between 1997 and 2006. The second generation came in 2007 when it also saw Toyota’s version of this SUV. Just like the previous generations, new models are also pretty much identical. The styling is pretty much the same, as well as chassis, engine, interior design and pretty much everything. The 2018 Terios comes exclusively to an Asian market.
2018 Daihatsu Terios redesign
This manufacturer is not present on the global market anymore. Despite the fact that you can’t find its products in, for example, Europe, it still puts a high effort into making a great vehicle. The 2018 Daihatsu Terios is definitely one of them. The third generation of this SUV comes with plenty of novelties. Just like its twin Toyota Rush, it is available in specific markets. You can find it in various countries. However, it comes with design characteristics that will primarily attract drivers from India and Indonesia.
These two countries are huge markets. So, it is not wondering that there are many cars designed for this specific part of the world. Though, a big majority of cars are designed for the global market. People in these countries prefer more affordable cars. Those that will give a perfect balance between price and quality. Luxury features are unnecessary.
2018 Daihatsu Terios design very similar to Toyota Rush
The new generation brings a completely new styling. The 2018 Daihatsu Terios comes with significant improvements in this aspect. Compared to the outgoing model, the new one looks far more attractive. The reason is simple. This small manufacturer definitely benefits from the world’s best-selling brand. Differences between new 2018 Daihatsu Terios and Toyota Rush are minimal. So, we can say that both models feature Toyota’s new design language, just with different badges.
The same thing is on the inside. You can notice pretty familiar interior design. Although a compact SUV, it features three rows of seats, which is pretty amazing. The dashboard looks pretty much the same, which the biggest difference is probably a different badge on the steering wheels. Also, we must mention that this version is cheaper than Toyota. So, it comes with a little bit shorter list of standard features.
2018 Daihatsu Terios highly-reliable engine
While the aesthetic part of the car is mostly from Toyota, engineers from Daihatsu did a great job in terms of mechanics. So, it is not wondering that such small SUV features such good characteristics. This model is actually pretty capable when it comes to utility, especially when you go off the road. Though, you definitely won’t get some impressive performances on the road.
The 2018 Daihatsu Terios features not so powerful, but highly-reliable 1.5-liter gasoline engine. This unit delivers around 105 horsepower 100 pound-feet of torque and comes with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. This definitely doesn’t sound amazing for the western standard. Though, low costs of maintenance and high reliability are priorities in this part of the world.
2018 Daihatsu Terios (very) affordable price
The key reason for the success of 2018 Daihatsu Terios will be its affordable price. This model offers an excellent balance between quality and price. Base models are available already at 14.000 dollars.