The rise of Kei car sales in Japan forced Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. launched another compact car that is new Thor and Thor Custom turbo. New Daihatsu Thor and Thor Custom is a small car that is ideal and meets a young family for everyday use with the main concept is “connection with the family”.
There are five major focus in the manufacture of the car, the interior space is relaxing and good maneuverability, large cargo space and flexible seats, comfortable interiors and stored functional features, level of driving comfort and safety for passengers, as well as dynamic exterior.
The car is to apply the technology and features that are developed specifically for small cars in order to achieve a comfortable interior despite its dimension is very small, but without reducing driving pleasure. In an official statement of Daihatsu, the long dimension of the car has been just 3,700 mm with a turning radius of 4.6 meters.
The exterior is designed with a line in the whole body, the large grille, decorated with LED active headlamps and sliding door. Nevertheless, this car still exudes a unique aura and fresh.
Log into the interior, you’ll find that a relief knee space for rear passengers. Therefore, the Daihatsu designers providing 1,105 mm distance between the back of the front seat and the rear seat backrest. Meanwhile, the entire back of the chair reaches a height of 700 mm so as to provide comfort for every occupant cabin.
The interior has been using a TFT screen of 4.2 “which is able to provide vehicle information includes fuel consumption, speed and others. Also available steering switches and cup holders are scattered in the interior.
Other standard features are cruise control, dual SRS airbags, curtain shield airbags, Smart Assist II-assisted cameras and sensors to avoid collisions from the front. In addition, it is equipped with an emergency stop signal which improves alertness riders behind. This feature allows the hazard warning lights will blink if the brake pedal is fully depressed when the car drove at a speed of 60 kph.
In Japan, the car is available choice of X, X SAII, G, G SAII, G turbo SAII, Custom G, Custom G SAII, Custom G turbo “SAII” that each store engine 1.0-liter and 1.0-liter turbo-charged that the energy equivalent to a 1.5-liter engine. The small machinery is combined with a CVT transmission system.
Daihatsu provides a choice of 2WD and 4WD wheel. This car recorded a fuel consumption of 24.6 km / liter (for engines without turbo), 22.0 km / liter (for the 2WD system) and 21.8 km / liter (for the 4WD system). Daihatsu optimistic targets sales of 1,000 units per month.