Indonesia Live – Daihatsu UFC-3 MPV concept

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014 - 2:06pm IST

Could slot below the Xenia. 

Daihatsu showcased the UFC-3 MPV concept at the ongoing 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS 2014). The UFC-3 is a further development of the UFC-2 concept which was shown at last year’s edition of the show.

Daihatsu UFC-3 Concept at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show front quarter
The UFC-3 could get power from a sub-1.2-liter petrol engine.

Compared to its predecessor, the UFC-3 (Ultra Function Compact) looks more production ready, and its not hard to imagine the MPV with production lights and bumpers.

Daihatsu UFC-3 Concept at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show rear quarters

Local media reports say that the UFC-3 could be introduced as a model below the Daihatsu Xenia (Toyota Avanza). The Xenia/Avanza, which compete in the Mobilio’s class of Low-MPV (LMPV) vehicles in Indonesia, are volume sellers for their respective brands, and the Avanza is the current leader in its segment. The UFC-3 would be cheaper than the Xenia, going by the report.

Daihatsu UFC-3 Concept at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show side

If the UFC-3 were to take advantage of Indonesia’s LCGC (Low cost Green Car) program which exempts the vehicle from certain taxes, the engine capacity will be under 1,200 cc.

Daihatsu UFC-3 Concept at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show headlight

The company did not disclose technical details on the UFC-3. However, officials are reported to have said that the MPV will enter production sometime next year. If positioned below the Xenia, competition for the UFC-3 will come mainly from the Datsun Go+ MPV, which was also on display at IIMS with a sporty body kit.

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