Besides the D-Base Concept, Daihatsu’s lineup at the Tokyo Motor Show includes three other studies called Hinata, Tempo and Noriori.
The first of them is the most realistic-looking of the three, as it’s said to preview a new generation mini-MPV from Daihatsu – possibly the successor to the Move Conte. It has the exact same length and width as the D-Base (3.40 meters and 1.48 meters, respectively), while the height is increased to 1.67 meters.
The main attraction of the Hinata study is obviously its highly configurable interior, in which the front and rear chairs can rotate to the passenger’s desired position.
The car combines a light green exterior and a soft ivory interior with an interesting dashboard finished with wood panels. Under the hood there’s the same 0.66-liter three-cylinder petrol engine mated to a CVT.
Now let’s move on to the Daihatsu Tempo study, which is a proposal for a new catering vehicle based on a front-wheel drive light passenger car platform. Equipped with facilities for product sales or cooking, the Tempo is even higher than the Hinata, at 1,995mm. Power comes from a turbocharged 0.66-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine.
Finally, the Daihatsu Noriori study could be described as a mini minibus, offering easy access for passengers thanks to its large sliding doors, as well as platforms that make it friendly for disabled users. When the vehicle stops, the ride height decreases in order to make access easier for people using wheelchairs. The Noriori offers room for two wheelchairs and has an impressive cabin height of 1,995mm. Power comes from a 0.66-liter three-cylinder petrol engine as well.
Story references: Daihatsu via Autoblog Japan