Japanese Rides & Daihatsu Applause

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Daihatsu Applause

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In 1989, the Japanese Daihatsu introduced a compact named the Daihatsu Applause. The remained in production until The car is known for its unique body i.e. although, it appeared to be a sedan, it was actually a 5-door featuring a notchback-shaped 412-L as well as a tailgate.

The Daihatsu, a of Toyota emerged as a prominent to manufacture small or kei cars. The appeared to be the major producer of the vehicles. When it came to the popular Charmant, a unique was used to design a replacement with an intention to provide with a sedan that also provide the comfort and of a 5-door body.

This approach of the company resulted in the formation of the Applause was revealed for the first time at the Motor Show in 1989.

Initial Problems

As of debut the Applause’s fame suffered a deal by a number of reported of fuel spurting under air pressure while refueling could cause severe The problem was rectified by the company for the model year and was introduced as Applause Theta.


A mild facelifted version was in 1992. The changes were particularly on the front and rear The length of the vehicle was also increased.

For the facelifted model, the company the ‘Theta’ suffix from the The company also dropped the engine. As of 1994, the 4-wheel version was ceased and the rear and grille received minor

Major Facelift

Daihatsu Applause

Initially, the was considered very contemporary and design regarding the prevailing at that time in 1989. after remaining in production for seven years in the market, it appearing outmoded and relatively compared to other freshly compact vehicles. Economically, the saw it indefensible to produce an all-new as a replacement vehicle, so decided to the existing vehicle some treatment so as to raise the dwindling

The Applause was discontinued in the European after the 1996 model

The renewed Applause was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in The vehicle received an entirely front and rear fascias and a increase in the overall length. The of all the features remained almost the as they were before under extensive work.

Despite of the refreshed facelift, the failed to bring the required for the company as result of which the ceased the production of Applause in May without announcing any replacement for it. the Japanese market received a Toyota Camry that the Applause as an indirect replacement. The Camry served the purpose of sedan for the Daihatsu.

As for drivetrain, the Applause featured a FF with transversely-mounted engine. A 4-wheel drive was available for few years. The engine offered in was the Daihatsu’s HD 1589 cc straight-4

Available transmissions were: a manual, 3-speed automatic and automatic.

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