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  • NEWDec. 01, 2020

Daihatsu Partially Redesigns its Tanto and Mira e:S Mini Passenger Vehicles A "Style Selection" grade is newly added to the Tanto Custom line-up

Dec. 01, 2020
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

Tanto X

Tanto Custom RS “Style Selection”

Tanto Welcome Turn Seat Custom RS “Style Selection”

Mira e:S G “SA III”

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Daihatsu”) has partially redesigned its Tanto and Mira e:S mini passenger vehicles, and its Tanto Sloper (wheelchair accessible vehicle), Tanto Welcome Seat Lift, and Tanto Welcome Turn Seat mini welfare vehicles. The updated models will go on sale nationwide on December 1.

The first*1 mini vehicle to be equipped with the Miracle Open Door with built-in pillar, and featuring Power Sliding Doors on both sides of the vehicle, the Tanto has been highly regarded by customers since its launch in 2003. The current, fourth-generation Tanto was launched in July 2019 as part one of the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA), the company’s next-generation approach to creating cars. It is a high-quality, affordably priced vehicle that caters to the needs of customers of all ages. The model is equipped with a full range of advanced safety equipment, including Next-Generation Smart Assist*2; indeed, every aspect of the Tanto has evolved significantly, both from a functional and performance perspective.

The Mira e:S was launched in September 2011 as the “third eco-friendly car,” and with its exceptional fuel efficiency*3, affordable pricing*4 , and conservation of natural resources, it has found favor with customers of all ages. The current, second-generation Mira e:S was launched in 2017, and is equipped with Smart Assist III for improved safety and security.

For the present partial redesigns, Daihatsu has added a new “Style Selection” grade for the Tanto Custom—including the Tanto Custom welfare models—which is characterized by a dynamic, plated frontal appearance. The Tanto—including the Tanto welfare models—is now available in four two-tone colors, for a richer selection of color variations. Just like the TAFT that launched in June this year, Smart Assist has also been updated with the latest preventative safety features, and now includes nighttime pedestrian detection and lane departure alert functions. Regarding the Friendship series of welfare vehicles, Daihatsu has both enhanced its standard equipment and ensured they are priced affordably. All grades of the Mira e:S are now equipped as standard with automatic lights for improved safety.

Based on its “Light you up” approach, going forward Daihatsu will continue to provide optimal mobility to every one of its customers, and cater to their needs via its extended range of mini vehicles and compact cars.

*1 Correct as of December 2007, when the second-generation Tanto launched; according to Daihatsu research

*2 The Smart Assist active safety system aims to provide driving support, and there are limits to its capabilities; depending on road surface and weather conditions, there may be occasions when Smart Assist does not operate. Drivers should not over-estimate the system’s capabilities. For further details, please see your local sales company, or visit the official Daihatsu website.

*3 The G “SA III” (2WD) has a fuel efficiency of 25.0km/L based on WLTC-mode test cycles (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism test values); the G “SA III” (2WD)’s fuel efficiency is 30% better than the FY2020 fuel efficiency standards, and eligible for the corresponding eco-car tax reductions

*4 Prices from 860,200 yen; correct as of December 2020, according to Daihatsu research.

Overview of the partial redesign of the Tanto series

Tanto Custom Now available in a new, plated “Style Selection” grade:
Large plated front grille
Plated bumper garnish
Plated side garnish
15-inch aluminum wheels on the RS grade
Tanto  Now available in the following four two-tone colors:
① Ice Green x Shining White Pearl
② White x Blooming Pink Metallic
③ White x Fire Quartz Red Metallic
④ White x Laser Blue Crystal Shine
Friendship series of
welfare vehicles
All three models now available in the X “Special” and Custom RS “Style Selection” grades

Welcome Turn Seat now available in the Custom RS Grade

Welcome Turn Seat and Welcome Seat Lift Custom RS Grades now equipped with 15-inch aluminum wheels (Sloper equipped with 14-inch wheels)

Sloper now features a label with instructions on how to operate the slope

All Sloper and Welcome Turn Seat grades equipped as standard with floor harnesses for use with Auto Step
Updated features
common to the
Tanto, Tanto
Custom, and
Friendship series
Instrument panel and door trim color changed from Grey to Black

Smart Assist now includes the following new functions:
Nighttime pedestrian detection
Lane departure alert
Lane tracing alert
Traffic sign recognition functions (stop, and maximum speed)

Display Audio now available as a manufacturer’s option

L (with Smart Assist) grade equipped with motorized retractable door mirrors 

Overview of partial update to the Mira e:S

  • Automatic lights equipped to all grades as standard

Overview of the partial redesign of the Tanto series

Tanto Custom Now available in a new, plated “Style Selection” grade:
Large plated front grille
Plated bumper garnish
Plated side garnish
15-inch aluminum wheels on the RS grade
Tanto  Now available in the following four two-tone colors:
⑤ Ice Green x Shining White Pearl
⑥ White x Blooming Pink Metallic
⑦ White x Fire Quartz Red Metallic
⑧ White x Laser Blue Crystal Shine
Friendship series of
welfare vehicles
All three models now available in the X “Special” and Custom RS “Style Selection” grades

Welcome Turn Seat now available in the Custom RS Grade

Welcome Turn Seat and Welcome Seat Lift Custom RS Grades now equipped with 15-inch aluminum wheels (Sloper equipped with 14-inch wheels)

Sloper now features a label with instructions on how to operate the slope

All Sloper and Welcome Turn Seat grades equipped as standard with floor harnesses for use with Auto Step
Updated features
common to the
Tanto, Tanto
Custom, and
Friendship series
Instrument panel and door trim color changed from Grey to Black

Smart Assist now includes the following new functions:
Nighttime pedestrian detection
Lane departure alert
Lane tracing alert
Traffic sign recognition functions (stop, and maximum speed)

Display Audio now available as a manufacturer’s option

L (with Smart Assist) grade equipped with motorized retractable door mirrors 

Overview of partial update to the Mira e:S

  • Automatic lights equipped to all grades as standard

Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Prices (including 10 percent consumption tax; Tanto welfare vehicles are exempt)

Prices are recommended retail prices and are intended for reference purposes only. Prices are independently set by sales companies; for further details, please visit your nearest sales company. Prices do not include recycling costs, insurance fees, taxes apart from consumption tax, or registration or other fees.

Tanto Custom

Grade Engine Transmission Smart Assist Drive system Price (in yen)
Custom X NA※5 CVT 2WD 1,721,500
4WD 1,842,500
Custom X
“Style Selection”
2WD 1,749,000
4WD 1,870,000
Custom RS TC※6 2WD 1,853,500
4WD 1,974,500
☆ Custom RS
“Style Selection”
2WD 1,881,000
4WD 2,002,000

☆Pictured vehicle

※5: Naturally aspirated engine

※6: Turbo charger

Tanto

Grade      Engine Transmission Smart Assist Drive system  
L (without Smart Assist) NA※5 CVT - 2WD 1,243,000
4WD 1,369,500
L CVT 2WD 1,342,000
4WD 1,468,500
☆X CVT 2WD 1,490,500
4WD 1,617,000
X “Special” CVT 2WD 1,408,000
4WD 1,534,500
X Turbo TC※6 CVT 2WD 1,644,500
4WD 1,765,500

☆Pictured vehicle

Tanto Sloper (exempt from consumption tax)

Grade Engine Transmission Smart Assist Drive system Price (in yen)
L (without Smart Assist) NA※5 CVT - 2WD 1,435,000
L 1,525,000
L (turn seat version) 1,625,000
X “Special” 1,585,000
X 1,660,000
X (turn seat version) 1,760,000
Custom RS TC※6 1,970,000
Custom RS
“Style Selection”
1,995,000

Tanto Welcome Seat Lift (exempt from consumption tax)

Grade Engine Transmission Smart Assist Drive system Price (in yen)
X NA※5 CVT 2WD 1,680,000
4WD 1,795,000
X “Special” 2WD 1,605,000
Custom RS TC※6 2WD 2,010,000
4WD 2,120,000
Custom RS
“Style Selection”
2WD 2,035,000
4WD 2,145,000

Tanto Welcome Turn Seat (exempt from consumption tax)

Grade Engine Transmission Smart Assist Drive system Price (in yen)
X NA※5 CVT 2WD 1,525,000
4WD 1,640,000
X “Special” 2WD 1,450,000
Custom RS TC※6 2WD 1,855,000
4WD 1,965,000
☆ Custom RS
“Style Selection”
2WD 1,880,000
4WD 1,990,000

☆Pictured vehicle

Mira e:S

Grade   Engine Transmission    Smart Assist Drive system Price (in yen)
B※7 NA※5 CVT - 2WD 860,200
4WD 992,200
B “SA III”※7 2WD 926,200
4WD 1,058,200
L※7 - 2WD 893,200
4WD 1,025,200
L“SAⅢ”※7 2WD 959,200
4WD 1,091,200
X“SAⅢ”※7 2WD 1,102,200
4WD 1,234,200
X “Limited SA III” 2WD 1,118,700
4WD 1,243,000
☆G “SA III”※7 2WD 1,232,000
4WD 1,364,000
G “Limited SA III” 2WD 1,248,500
4WD 1,372,800

Prices do not include recycling costs; prices in Hokkaido are 16,500 yen higher for 2WD Grades only, including consumption tax

☆: Pictured vehicle