- Daihatsu Move
Daihatsu Move Manufacturer Daihatsu Production 1995–present Class Kei car Body style 5-door hatchback Engine 660 cc, 847 cc (export) or 989 cc (export) Transmission 5-speed manual, auto Wheelbase 2,300 mm (90.6 in) Length 3,310 mm (130.3 in) Width 1,400 mm (55.1 in) Height 1,770 mm (69.7 in) Curb weight 720 kg (1,587 lb) Related Daihatsu Mira/Cuore (L7XX) Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro
The Daihatsu Move is a kei car, produced by Japanese automaker Daihatsu since August 1995. The Move is designed to be as tall as compact cars like the Suzuki Wagon R. Daihatsu successfully sold 500,000 Moves during its first three years of production. The Move is built upon the chassis of the Daihatsu Cuore but with a taller body. The second generation Move (L900) used the same chassis as the first generation (L600). In 2002, the third generation Daihatsu Move (L150/L160) was introduced.
In October 2006, the fourth generation Move was introduced. A KF-VE-type non-turbo engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) were available on this model, providing superior acceleration performance and higher fuel efficiency of 23 km/L. This latest Move is also one of the few kei cars available with optional side curtain airbags. (The Honda Zest was the first.)
In addition to the 660 cc engine, the Move has been supplied with 850 cc and 1,000 cc engine for export markets.
In China, the FAW Tianjin joint venture between First Automobile Works and Toyota produces a petrol and electrical version of the Move. The electric version is exported to the US as the Miles ZX40.
The first two generation Moves were also exported to Europe, where they also went by the JDM name. Due to poor sales, Daihatsu did not export the third or fourth generation Moves to Europe, making it strictly a domestic market model.
- Turning circle: 5.0 m (16.4 ft)
- Tires: 145/65 R13
- Top speed: 140 km/h (manual) / 131 km/h (automatic)
- Both 2WD (FF) and 4WD version are available.
- Overall length (mm): 3,395 (2nd - 4th generation)
- Overall width (mm): 1,475 (2nd - 4th generation)
- Overall height (mm): 1,630 (4th generation)
- Wheelbase (mm): 2,390 (3rd generation)
- Wheelbase (mm): 2,490 (4th generation)
Variations on this model include the Grand Move, Move Latte and Move Custom. Move Custom versions have been available in all generations of Move, it features a sportier look than does the original Move and is often equipped with sport rims and bodykits.
These are the other variations of the Move to have appeared over the years:
Daihatsu Move Latte
A cosmetic variation of the Daihatsu Move with a target market of women in their late twenties and early thirties who frequent cafes and is related to the Daihatsu Mira Gino, another kei car with distinctive retro styling which is based on the Daihatsu Mira.
The Move Latte was launched on August 23, 2004. On June 2, 2005, Daihatsu launched a two sporty versions of the Move Latte, the Cool and Cool Turbo. Then, on June 4, 2007, two face-lifted versions of both the Move Latte and the Move Latte Cool were launched. The Move Latte was discontinued in March 2009.
Daihatsu Move Conte
Another cosmetic variation of the Move geared at a more stylish look launch in August 2008. Having a similar appearance to the Scion xB it is considerably smaller as it is a kei car. It produces 58 brake horsepower (43 kW) in the standard model and 64 brake horsepower (48 kW) in the turbocharged model It also available with Custom model. In September 2011, a Toyota version of the Daihatsu Move Conte, the Pixis Space, was debuted.
Only available in Japan, the Naked is also based on the Daihatsu Move bodyshell, although with a different fascia, body and door trim. They come in a variety of trims and optional accessories. Recently, a hybrid version of the Move, based on the Daihatsu Pyzar, has been manufactured. It uses both gasoline and electricity.
- Daihatsu Webpage (English)
- Daihatsu Webpage (Japanese)
- Daihatsu Catalogue - Move (Japanese)
- Daihatsu Catalogue - Move Custom (Japanese)
- Daihatsu Catalogue - Move Conte (Japanese)
- Daihatsu Catalogue - Move Conte Custom (Japanese)
- - Move Club Hong Kong
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