Sep. 12, 2007
DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (Daihatsu) announced today that it has launched the redesigned compact car Sirion at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2007. The Motor Show will be open to the general public from 15 to 23 September, with press days on 11 and 12 September.
Based on the concept of a “Multiple Purpose Compact,” Daihatsu commenced exports of the Sirion (Japanese name:Boon), mainly to Europe, in November 2004. The high degree of functionality as evidenced by the roomy interior and a refined exterior design, high fuel efficiency, and other outstanding features, has led to the vehicle being very well received.
Daihatsu anticipated rapidly-changing market needs and redesigned the Sirion to enhance basic performance, update the interior and exterior styling, and improve features to provide an even greater sense of quality. In addition, a new sports model with a 1.5-liter engine has been added to the lineup to increase sales among young drivers who place an emphasis on superior driving performance.
Beginning in the autumn of 2007, the new Sirion will be launched successively in several countries, focusing on Europe. The global sales target (excluding Japan) is 3,000 units/month. At the same time, Daihatsu will also begin supplying the new Sirion to FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. on an OEM basis.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, among other vehicles Daihatsu will also display the OFC-1, an embodiment of the future image of the open sports car, and the HSC, a next-generation compact car that is environmentally- and people-friendly. This is the first time these concept cars will be on public display anywhere in the world.
|Overall length (mm)||3,605 (Sporty package: 3,630)|
|Overall width (mm)||1,665|
|Overall height (mm)||1,550|
|Seating capacity (persons)||5|
|Total displacement (cc)||998||1,298||1,495|
|Maximum output (kW/rpm)||51/6,000||67/6,000||76/6,000|
|Maximum torque (N·m/rpm)||94/3,600||120/4,400||132/4,400 (M/T)