The new Daihatsu Charade, based on the current generation of the Toyota Yaris and presented at the Geneva Motor Show, finally reaches its dealers. The debut of this minicar is within a few months after the Japanese carmaker’s decision to retire from the European market since 2013.
The new Charade, to be built in Thailand’s plants and then imported to Europe, is a B-segment car with a unique engine available: the 1.3-L by 100 hp and max torque of 132 Nm. The new Charade is derived from the Toyota Yaris platform, its length is 3.79 m, width 1.7 m and the height is 1.53 m. According to Daihatsu, the city car can reach 175 km/h in top speed and take from zero the 100 km/h in 11.7 seconds with an average fuel consumption of 5.4 liters per 100 km.
New Daihatsu Charade will have two version, one with the 6-speed manual transmission (€ 13,550 *) and the other with the automatic gearbox 6-speed multi-mode (* € 14,150). The package of standard equipment is unique for both versions and features manual air conditioning, electric mirrors, radio with CD/MP3 with remote controls on the steering wheel which wrapped by leather. The metallic paint is the only optional extra not included in the standard package.
* prices are estimate on european average.
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