2015 Daihatsu Move, Move Custom kei cars launched – Japan
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A CVT is standard across the range.
The 2015 Daihatsu Move and Move Custom kei cars have been launched in Japan. The latest iteration of Daihatsu’s popular JDM small car adopts a new design language.
Dictated by the kei car regulations, the Move has a compact footprint and hence relies on its height to create a sense of roominess. The large high-mounted headlamps, rectangular grille and secondary airdam, contoured sheet metal body and a upright rear fascia with vertical combination lamps round off the exterior design.
Inside, the kei car adopts an upright dashboard with centre console-mounted gear lever and a multimedia infotainment screen. The sliding rear bench is a noteworthy feature.
The Move Custom is a sportier variant with enhancements such as projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights, an aggressive front bumper with foglights, black contrast roof and matching alloy wheels, roof-mounted spoiler and LED taillights. The cabin is given a sporty full black treatment as against the Move’s dual-tone black-beige finish.
As with any other kei car, the Move twins are powered by a 660 cc three-cylinder gasoline engine which is available in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged guises, to produce 52 PS and 64 PS respectively. A CVT is standard across the range and the cars are available in 2WD and 4WD configurations.
Prices range from 1,134,000 yen (around INR 5.98 lakhs) to 1,792,800 yen (around INR 9.45 lakhs). More information can be found in the translated press release embedded below the galleries.
2015 Daihatsu Move – Image Gallery
2015 Daihatsu Move Custom – Image Gallery
2015 Daihatsu Move and Move Custom – Press Release (Translated)
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[Images from Impress]