Basic Performance

Daihatsu aims to make vehicles that can be used with confidence and in comfort every day whether for commuting, driving children to school, or for work.

Comfortable ride by controlling vibration and wobbling

Body that absorbs vibration from the road and controls wobbling

Move: Light and high-rigidity body framework structure (D monocoque)

By using thick high-tensile steel for all side outer panels and providing optimal reinforcement on the underbody, Daihatsu has increased the rigidity of the car and improved maneuverability and riding comfort.

Suspension that absorbs road irregularities and controls wobbliness in corners

Move: Suspension (D suspension)

By increasing the rigidity of the rear suspension and improving every detail from coil springs and bush characteristics to steering attachments, Daihatsu has improved both maneuverability and riding comfort. Roll and pitching are minimized on bumpy surfaces and in cornering to reduce occupant discomfort from wobbliness or swaying.

Smooth and stress-free acceleration

Move: D assist switch

“D assist” allows the driver to switch driving modes with a power switch on the steering handle. When power mode is selected, the engine and CVT programs are changed to improve accelerator response and achieve stress-free acceleration.

Secure and comfortable driving posture

Pedal and steering wheel layout for ease of driving

Move: Steering wheel position

Move: Pedal layout

The distance between the steering wheel and the driver has been reduced to enable a more suitable driving posture.
The height difference between the accelerator pedal and brake pedal has been revised to prevent the driver from stepping on both pedals at the same time.

Quiet cabin by controlling noise

Reducing wind noise in motion and insulating the cabin from outside noise

Tanto: Cabin

The Tanto is aerodynamically designed, from the flush front and side surfaces to optimal mirror shapes, to control turbulence and reduce wind noise. By minimizing the number of holes in the body, such as drain holes, Daihatsu has reduced the acoustic paths that cause noise. It has also revised insulator layout and improved steering rigidity to vastly reduce noise and vibration.

Emotional driving performance

Frame structure with the rigidity fit for a sport car (D-Frame)

Copen: Frame structure (D-Frame)

By integrating the front, sides, rear, and floor as a seamless structure and reinforcing the tunnel underneath the floor and the cross member, Daihatsu has vastly improved the vertical bending rigidity and torsional rigidity of the body to levels fit for a sports car, and achieved amazing control stability.

※Note: Above is the proto-type photo so the specifications may differ from the current sales model

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