The Toyota Rush's badge-engineered cousin travels through time.
PT Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM) displayed the Daihatsu Terios Spirit at its stand alongside several other concepts, cars and displays at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2014 (IIMS 2014).
Not only is the Spirit an exhibit to market the customization potential of the Terios, it is also the forerunner to the Terios facelift that the Indonesian media expect in showrooms next year.
One marketing official at ADM confirms that future Terios production models will be much like the Spirit. The first results could be seen as early as the first quarter of 2015.
The Terios Spirit is fixed with new headlamps, grille, and bumper. The headlamps get LED lights and projectors, that look production ready. The front bumper is garnished with chrome accents and the side profile is jazzed-up with a chrome band on the wheelbase, mirror-mounted indicators, black roof rails and chrome alloy wheels. At the rear, the Spirit flaunts a large roof spoiler and clear-lens taillamps.
The mechanical assembly of the car continues as it is with the 1,495 cc four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 109 PS (107.46 bhp) at 6,000 rpm and 14.4 kg-m (141.2 Nm) at 4,400 rpm, paired with a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. The mini SUV, in its everyday specification, measures 4,385 mm x 1,695 mm x 1,695 mm (LxWxH) with a wheelbase of 2,685 mm.