Daihatsu Terios: Perfectly Fits Where You Go

Daihatsu Terios was released in the year 1997 and categorized under mini SUV segment. The Japanese car manufacturer had released Terious with a 1.3L unit with 4-wheel and 2-wheel drive options. The power-train is teamed with a 4-speed manual or 5-speed manual transmission.

In order to meet the kei car regulations, the width of the 1st generation Terios was designed to be less than 1500mm. The car was also short and had lost the rear side window. The second generation model was developed by Toyota, the Japanese automotive giant. The first generation vehicle was available in 4-door styling, while the smaller kei model known as Terios kid was released only in Japan.

In the year 2000, the company had made changes to the interior and exterior, and one could see a new chrome grille installed, replacing the older plastic grille. The top-end version received central locking, electric front windows, alloy wheels, roof-mounted rear spoiler, rear seat head restraints, and roof rails.

When it comes to mechanical aspects, the older 1.3L SOHC 4-cylinder engine was replaced by a 4-cylinder 1.3 L DOHC engine. The overall power increased by almost 3KW. The sport version of the K3 VET power-train was manufactured in Japan.

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Technical Characteristics of Daihatsu Terios

Technical Characteristics of 1998 Daihatsu Terios CL produced by Daihatsu (JP).

Body Type Off-road vehicle 5 doors / 4 seats
Weight 1050 Kg
Length 3785 mm
Height 1760 mm
Wheelbase 2420 mm
Front Track 1305 mm
Rear Track 1310 mm
Ground Clearance 195 mm
Fuel Capacity 46 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels All wheel drive
Steering n/a
Fuel Supply System EFi
Max Power 90HP (66 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 123Nm @ 3200 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1297 cc
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 79 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes n/a
Rear Brakes n/a
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres n/a
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 7.9 l/100km
Road 5.6 l/100km
Mixt 6.4 l/100km