Daihatsu to Exhibit NORI ORI, TEMPO and Other vehicles at 44th Tokyo Motor Show

Oct. 06, 2015
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Daihatsu”) will exhibit four reference vehicles that serve as the world premiere of four models, 10 commercially available vehicles, and a variety of technologies at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show. The show will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 8.

Daihatsu presents the idea of “Possible!” a concept based on the “Your heart will race” theme of the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015. Through its exhibits, Daihatsu aims to show how car manufacturers seek to make all passengers happy and add fun and joy to everyday life through the ongoing evolution of mini vehicles that are a part of their lives.

The NORI ORI focuses on the issue "getting in and out of a car”, the first hurdle faced by anyone who uses a car. Daihatsu proposes the idea of "the multi-use commuter of the near future", aiming to create an easy access compact car equipped with an ultra-low-floor, 2-way
access doors that open widely, and an electric slope for a wide range of uses, such as loading a stroller or wheelchair. These features are all designed to make it easier for people to get in and out of a car.

The TEMPO presents the idea of “a new genre-space commercial vehicle,” creating a new form of mini commercial vehicles that make full use of the FF*1 platform. The TEMPO will be used as the moving sales vehicles to promote the flexibility of the floor space, one of the advantages of an FF vehicle. Daihatsu seeks to enter new markets by taking advantage of the features of FF vehicles, such as the ease of driving and getting in and out of a car.

In addition, Daihatsu will exhibit the D-base, a vehicle that embodies the concept of the next generation compact cars of Daihatsu. It will also present the HINATA, a new basic mini vehicle that blends a round design with a taste of refinement and space functionality.

Along with these new vehicles, Daihatsu will exhibit the Cast Sport, a previously released model that was announced on September 9, as well as the Motor Show special color-editions of the Cast Activa and Cast Style (reference exhibit).

The technology exhibition will be a hands-on exhibit that allows people of all ages to experience the technology used in the mini vehicles they know. The exhibit will convey Daihatsu’s image of life in the future supported by the use of fuel cells, and help people better understand Daihatsu’s technology.

*1 Front-engine Front-drive

Cars for reference exhibit

1. NORI ORI (getting in and out)

"Multi-use commuter of the near future"
Aim to create an easy access compact car and focus on the issue of “getting in and out of a car”, the first hurdle faced by anyone who uses a car.

  • An ultra-low-floor using a fold and kneel system that makes it easy to get in and out of a car.
  • 2-way access doors that open widely, letting you get in and out of the car from the side as well as from the back.
  • A retractable slope is set near the front passenger seat, and a floor lift is set at the rear side. In addition, the flat floor makes it easy to move inside the car.
  • Sufficient amount of floor space to carry two unfolded wheelchairs.


“A new genre-space commercial vehicle”
A new commercial vehicle that takes full advantages of the FF platform

  • A moving sales vehicle that makes full use the flexible floor space
  • A large gull-wing door with LED lighting installed on the passenger-seat side.
  • Features a showcase equipped with a counter table
  • The digital sign mounted on the side of the vehicle can be used as a signboard.

3. D-base

A new basic compact car

  • The next-generation, environmentally friendly car equipped with an internal combustion engine that incorporates Daihatsu’s advanced e:S technology.
  • Expresses Daihatsu’s innovative spirit with a stylish and environmentally smart design.


A new basic mini vehicle that blends a round design with a taste of refinement and space functionality.

  • A design that expresses a natural relaxed feel
  • An open feel with double doors on both sides and a variety of seat arrangements

Production car

Cast Activa (special color), Cast Style (special color), Cast Sport*2, Copen Cero, Move Custom, Tanto Custom, Wake, Mira e:S, Mira Cocoa, and Tanto Welcome Seat

*2 The Cast Sport will be released at the end of October.