|Manufacturer||Daihatsu Motor Company|
|Body style(s)||4-door wagon|
|Also called||Toyota Cami |
Dario Terios (in China)
Daihatsu Taruna (in Indonesia)
Perodua Kembara (in Malaysia)
|Engine(s)||1.3L HJ-EC SOHC I4|
1.3L K3-VE Dvvt DOHC I4
659cc EF-DEM / EF-DET
|Related||Zotye 2008 (copied illegally)|
The Daihatsu Terios is a mini SUV, first released in 1997 by the Japanese car manufacturer Daihatsu. The engine was a modified Daihatsu Charade 1.3 litre engine or 660cc kei car engine, with constant four wheel drive or two wheel drive. It comes in 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic transmission. The width of the first generation Terios is lesser than 1500mm to fulfill the kei car regulation. The kei car's Terios is shorter without rear pillar-window to fulfil the kei car's length regulation. The second generation of Terios is co-developed by Daihatsu and Toyota.
In 2000, Daihatsu gave the Terios a mild facelift both in the exterior and interior of the vehicle. A new chrome grille replaced the plastic black grille. The high-grade model had an addition of electric front windows, central locking, rear seat head restraints, alloy wheels, roof rails and a roof-mounted rear spoiler. Mechanically, the 1.3 litre SOHC four cylinder engine fitted to the previous model had been replaced by the new 1.3 litre DOHC four cylinder engine. Power was also increased by 3 kW (4 hp). A sport version of K3-VET engine were produced on Japan in several period.
In Australia, a sports limited edition series was introduced in 2001 with only 200 units being available. The vehicle had body colour matching bumpers, different from the two-tone bumper colour on the standard model. Rear spoiler and sunroof became standard. The interior was updated with metallic paint finish on the center console and instrument
- Terios ( replace by Second Generation )
- J100G 1997-1999 "HC-EJ" SOHC 1295 cc engine 89 PS (88 hp/65 kW) 4WD.
- J102G 2000-2004 4WD
- engine "K3-VE" DOHC 1297 cc engine 92 PS (91 hp/68 kW).
- engine "K3-VET" DOHC 1297 cc Turbo engine 140 PS (138 hp/103 kW).
- J122G 2000-2004 2WD type ( K3-VE / K3-VET )
- Terios Kid ( Still available in JDM as kei car)
- J111G ( EF-DEM ) 1998-2005 Light pressure turbo 659 cc 4WD 60 PS (59 hp/44 kW)
- J111G ( EF-DET ) 1998- Inter cooler turbo 659 cc 4WD 64 PS (63 hp/47 kW)
- J131G ( EF-DEM ) 1998-2005 Light pressure turbo 659 cc 2WD 60 PS (59 hp/44 kW)
- J131G ( EF-DET ) 1998- Inter cooler turbo 659 cc 2WD 64 PS (63 hp/47 kW)
- Terios Lucia (Limited Edition)
- J111G / J131G 2002 only. variation of Terios Kid.( without spare tire )
The Zotye 2008 is apparently a bootlegged, unauthorized copy of the car, which caused some controversy.
In Brazil it was imported between 1998 and 2000 but few units were sold because it was considered too expensive by the local market - for instance, Suzuki Sidekick and Vitara were the direct competitors offering more powerful engines and a more prestigious brand for the same price. The version sold there - 1.3SX - was fully equipped with air conditioning, leather interior, 1.3L fuel injection engine, 4-speed manual transmission, selectable 2/4WD, which made it high-end to Brazilian standards. They still are especially popular in the southern region of the country.
In Indonesia, this car is known as the Daihatsu Taruna which has a longer rear-based body capable of seating 7 people. The Taruna launch in 1999 with a different facelite and a 1589cc HD-C petrol engine. The name Taruna, which translates roughly as "young knight" in Indonesian, expresses the new car's youthful vigour, excitement and high potential. It is available in three grades: the standard CS, deluxe CX, and sporty CSX. Prices start at around 90 million rupiah (about US$13,750).
|Also called||Daihatsu Bego (in Japan and China)|
Perodua Nautica (in Malaysia)
|Engine(s)||1.5 L 3SZ-VE I4|
|Wheelbase||2580 mm (101.6 in)|
|Length||4055 mm (159.6 in)|
|Width||1695 mm (66.7 in)|
|Height||1690 mm (66.5 in)|
|Curb weight||1170 kg (2579 lb)|
The second generation known as Daihatsu D-Concept 4x4 made an appearance in 2005 at the Tokyo Motor Show before being known as Daihatsu Terios; which went into production in 2006.
The second generation of the Terios is also wider, nearly 1700mm, compared to the first generation which is less than 1500mm since it built based on kei car.
On the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM), the Terios has been succeeded by the Daihatsu Be-go and Toyota Rush, however, in European, South American and most other Asian markets, the new model is sold under the name Terios.
In December 2006, Toyota and Daihatsu in Indonesia launch the second generation of Rush and Terios which have longer body based and offer 2 rows, or 3 rows of seats for 7 passenger. However, the car only come with 2WD. The long wheel base version of the Toyota Rush was also offered by Toyota Malaysia starting February 2008. The Toyota Rush in Malaysia comes in 2 trim levels – the 1.5G (in both 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual) and the 1.5S. The key differences between these trims are:
|Wing Mirror||Chrome, rectractable||Body-coloured|
|3rd brake lamp||LED||Bulb|
|Spoiler||Standard (with high mount stop lamp)||Without|
Perodua Nautica was launched in Malaysia on May 2008. The compact SUV is fully imported from Japan, except for the front grille, front bumper and rear bumper which are manufactured and fitted in Malaysia. It has a 1.5 liter DVVT engine, full-time AWD, projector headlamps, a 5-seater with dark interior. The price tag of the Perodua Nautica is not much different from the long wheel base Toyota Rush.
- Daihatsu Terios official website
- RTC (Rush Terios Club Singapore)
- TeRuCI (Terios Rush Club Indonesia)
- Taruna Owners Club of Indonesia
- Kembara Owners Club Malaysia