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New Terios mini-SUV could Daihatsu’s ‘rebirth’ here as a Toyota model

16 May 2006

By McDONALD and MARTON PETTENDY

Australia has an ace up its sleeve if petrol continue to climb: Daihatsu.

the small Toyota-owned Japanese withdrew from the Australian in March, some models including the all-new Daihatsu compact 4WD, released month in the UK #8211; now look set to as Toyota-badged products.

Despite initially indicating Terios (and others) was not consideration for rebirthing in Australia, Australia has re-focused its attention on offerings in the wake of skyrocketing prices.

Toyota Australia#8217;s director John Conomos last week that the huge swing in consumer to light and small cars, Toyota-badged Daihatsus was in principal a

Mr Conomos said careful would need to be given to and price-points, but acknowledged that the Terios, launched in Japan this year, would be a fit for Australia as a sub-RAV4 model.

He also said Toyota#8217;s costs-down initiative could position Toyota-badged Daihatsus as light-car options in the future.

The RAV4 now on sale in Australia is and no longer available in a three-door

The Daihatsu brand was withdrawn Australia distribution because of sales of its mostly light-car the (previous-generation) Terios, Sirion and

At present, Toyota has no vehicles the $14,990 Yaris and the company is to exploit the potential of a sub-Yaris

The Terios broke cover as a domestic market model this year, badged as a Daihatsu and a Toyota.

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It was launched this month in the UK, where available in three specification complete with full-time drive, differential lock and an 1.5-litre engine.

UK pricing at Ј12,995 ($A32,000) for the Terios 1.5 S (initially available in black colour only) and rises to ($A35,250) for the Terios 1.5 SX manual, is expected to be the top-selling variant.

The flagship Terios 1.5 SE automatic, at ($37,000), rounds out the range.

In the UK, equipment for the five-door five-seat includes air-conditioning, power anti-lock brakes with brake-force distribution, full-time drive with centre and fixed 50/50 front/rear split, twin front and airbags, five three-point radio/CD player, power and reverse parking sensors.

Compared to the previous model, the new 1.5 SX is longer at 4075mm and a significant wider at 1745mm, putting it between the new Renault Clio and Megane hatches for overall

Entry-level models have a 9.8-metre turning circle, front and rear tracks 1450 and 1480mm respectively a massive 145 and 170mm greater before. Meanwhile, the wheelbase at 2580 mm #8211; grows by

Based on an all-new monocoque the new Terios is traditionall Daihatsu’s selling model and will a key role in boosting the marque’s sales from 32,000 in to 80,000 in 2008.

Toyota to sell 1500 examples per in Japan under the name while the same vehicle is sold as the Daihatsu Be-go in where 500 monthly sales are

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