Daihatsu Materia

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Daihatsu Materia
Daihatsu Materia
Automotive industryDaihatsu
Also calledDaihatsu Coo (in Japan and Taiwan)
PredecessorDaihatsu YRV
Car classificationMini MPV
Car body style5-door MPV
Internal combustion engine1.3 L K3-VE Straight-4
1.5 L 3SZ-VE Straight-4
RelatedToyota bB
Daihatsu Sirion

The Daihatsu Materia is a Mini MPV manufactured by the Japan Automaker Daihatsu.

First generation

It is based on the platform of the second generation of the Daihatsu Sirion and is largely identical to the second generation of the Toyota bB.

Comes in 1.3L and 1.5L varieties with a 4WD version in the pipeline, manual and Auto versions. (Currently in UK they only have the 1.5L Version 16/11/2007) 0-60 mph times 10.8 seconds for manual, and 13.7 seconds for Auto (UK Versions)

Maximum speed of 106 mph (171 km/h) and for automatic 102 mph (164 km/h)

In the tenth series of Top Gear (current format), Jeremy Clarkson jokingly compared the Materia to the Ascari A10, saying, "Sure the Daihatsu Materia is a good car...but on balance...I'd go for the big, yellow, shouty car instead."[1]

This generation of the Materia will also be sold in Japan in late 2009 as the Subaru Dex.


  1. Top Gear, Series 10, Episode 9.

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