Daihatsu FX Concept May Preview Small SUV For Asian Markets

You may have forgotten about Daihatsu if you live in the US or Europe, but the Japanese carmaker still sells cars in Asia.

Actually, Daihatsu has just unveiled two concept vehicles at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show, the FX Concept and FT Concept. We’ll talk here about the former, a small SUV “tough enough to stand up to the rigors of off-road running,” according to the automaker.

Although it has some show-car features like the suicide doors, headlights and taillights, the study looks quite production ready and may preview a B-segment SUV for Asian markets.

The Daihatsu FT Concept is 3,800mm long, 1,690mm wide and 1,580mm tall, with a 2,455mm wheelbase. To put it into context, it’s 495mm shorter than the Honda HR-V. Its dimensions position it between the A-segment (Renault Kwid) and B-segment (Honda HR-V).

The study has a modern, stylish appearance, with the front end featuring sleek LED headlights, a slim upper grille and a full-width chrome bar. The sharp trapezoidal lower grille is flanked by LED daytime running lights.

At the rear, the LED taillights are connected by another chrome bar, while the bumper integrates a skid plate and twin vertical exhaust tips. The interior is bright and somewhat futuristic, with a dual-tier instrument panel and a large interactive display in the center of the dash.

Daihatsu didn’t say much about the technical part – the study is powered by a 1.2-liter engine and has a rear-wheel drive layout, like the Terios.

Story references: Daihatsu via PaulTan