Toyota’s subsidiary company, Daihatsu, has unveiled its new Move in Japan

Toyota’s subsidiary company, Daihatsu, has unveiled its new Move in Japan.

Power comes courtesy of a 0.66-litre petrol unit - featuring stop-start - and produces 51bhp and 44lb ft of torque.

Shorter in length than Fiat’s 500, the Move is available with either front or four-wheel drive and is said to be the most efficient petrol car in Japan, the company claims.

Compared with its predecessor, the new Move is 35kg lighter, thanks to weight reductions in its instrument panel and door trim as well as the CVT unit and other components.

Prices in Japan will start at approximately £8000.

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16 December 2010

As ever, it looks precisely like the thing you find in the bargain basement end on Gran Turismo! Doesn't look especially modern or new if i'm being honest.

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16 December 2010

I don,t think it looks too ad . yes it is very tall and short and its not a car you would throw around corners but for what it is its nice at the front and spacies Id say for its size . Any one remember the first move in the 90s or the Grand Move they were funny cars them .

16 December 2010

Have Aston Martin seen this? It'd look great with a DB9 grille.

16 December 2010

Are Daihatsu still importing cars into the UK? There have been loads of new models on websites around the world, but none have appeared here. The Sirion seems to be the only one that persists, while the new smaller model, the Charade or Cuore, just didn't appear. The dealer network doesn't seem extensive, but the one I know still advertises the company so they must be getting sales. If the new Move does appear it will have its fan club, I suppose, although it'll probably get a bigger engine like the Copen. Perhaps Toyota are positioning it as the low-rent brand for emerging markets, while teasing the UK with model ranges that will never appear.

16 December 2010

[quote n50pap]Are Daihatsu still importing cars into the UK?[/quote]

The last new Daihatsus were imported to the UK in late 2009. The importer cites unfavourable exchange rates as the reason why imports have ceased. They're not ruling out future imports, but apparently there are no plans to resume them at the moment.

That explains why Daihatsu's UK sales in 2010 are 90-odd per cent down on 2009, as there have only been old-stock models available. And I think they've now almost sold out. Seems a shame,when you think how long Daihatsu has been selling cars in Britain.

16 December 2010

[quote Paul123]They're not ruling out future imports, but apparently there are no plans to resume them at the moment.[/quote]

Their cars seem good value, which probably means they've not made as much money as they might. The Sirion and its clones the Subaru Justy and Perodua Myvi will have disappeared for the same reason, no doubt. They may not be ground-breaking design concepts, but they do provide trouble-free motoring for a great many drivers. I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that a reliable car is what a lot of owners are looking for and that there is a market for cars under £10k which don't feel like poor relations in manufacturers' ranges.

16 December 2010

This looks like another Japanese car which is designed for the crowded Japanese streets ie tall and skinny a wardrobe on wheels.

16 December 2010

[quote Straff]

Have Aston Martin seen this? It'd look great with a DB9 grille.

[/quote] Hahahahaha! Love it! The car on the otherhand... Still looks a bit awkward.

16 December 2010

Very slow news day....

16 December 2010

Will the Move be sold here as a Perodua? I was looking on the Perodua website (sad I know )

that they've discontinued the Kelisa which was the old Move.

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