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knicks125
08-31-2005, 02:12 PM
<A HREF="http://www.autoindex.org/news.plt?no=1200" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoindex.org/news.plt?no=1200</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">HVS (concept car world premiere)<br>A new lightweight sports car that reconciles environmentally friendly performance with the joy of driving at an unprecedented high level, the HVS combines a 1.5-litre engine and an advanced electrically operated 4WD hybrid system to draw out the full potential of hybrid technology. The result is a powerful and exhilarating drive reminiscent of a 2-litre car but with fuel economy exceeding that of a conventional 1-litre car. The rear electric motor transmits power via a drive-control mechanism that drives the left and right wheels separately for increased stability during high-speed cornering</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoindex.org/images/news/1200/norm_1_orig.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Autoindex<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The D-Compact 4X4 is Daihatsu's proposal for a new compact SUV that's more powerful, more dynamic and more handsome. Its dynamic and sophisticated styling is an expression of the car's pure SUV performance and ease of use in the city. The newly developed 1.5-litre engine supports nimble acceleration in all speed ranges and delivers the powerful driving performance you'd expect of an SUV.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoindex.org/images/news/1200/norm_2_orig.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Autoindex

Gian86
08-31-2005, 04:37 PM
What's wrong with Toyota Australia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????<br>The replacement of Terios looks much better for Australian sales, if Daihatsu didn't finish here it would sell much better starting with the next Terios. After Daihatsu finish selling cars here early next year i hope toyota should bring some important cars from Daihatsu as Toyota's similar to Daewoos cars as holdens here.

AXIS
08-31-2005, 06:11 PM
The new Terios looks like a scaled down Rav-4 which isn't a bad thing.

scorpio14
08-31-2005, 06:23 PM
WOW if the Terios looks like that.... that looks awesome for its size... and yeah now im annoyed Toyota Australia took Daihatsu off the markets end of this year.... <p>Whether theyll do a Holden wit Daewoo... well its possible coz in Japan the Terios is sold as a Toyota... BUT i doubt it and if they did itll be like ages from now...

Speedstick
09-01-2005, 05:25 AM
I've seen that bodystyle before - isn't that a facelift of the old Terios, or another Toyota product?

bm88
09-13-2005, 11:45 AM
Daihatsu HVS & D-Compact 4x4 <b>official info</b><p><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.nl/newsimages.php?ID=3996&p=2&ref=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.nl/newsima...&ref=</A>

anonms
09-13-2005, 08:28 PM
That D-Compact's nose REALLY resembles the tC's nose.<br>Maybe it'll become a Scion to fill the gap now left by the now-enlarged RAV4? Looks nice for that part.

scorpio14
09-13-2005, 08:36 PM
Both these concept looks awesome... i really hope now Toyota Australia bring it out as a Scion or Toyota... i read in an australia article on these concepts its possible.<p>the HVS interior is AWESOME... could this replace the Copen or be another sports car

knicks125
09-13-2005, 08:39 PM
Both look great <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>HVS has a great feel of the older gens' Miatas, certainly nothing wrong with that.<p>My only criticism of the 4x4, from those pics, are the proptions of the SUV. Maybe are just from the pictures, but from some angle, especially the wheelbase, look somewhat smalled than conventional. Still good looking regardless.

Gian86
09-13-2005, 08:47 PM
It's not the end of this year it ends, it's march 2006. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The HVS concept is the next challenger to Mazda's MX-5.<br>But D-Compact 4X4 looks heaps better for Daihatsu what i saw for a long time. <br> <br>

scorpio14
09-13-2005, 10:30 PM
Nah the HVS looks way smaller then the MX-5. its more of a Copen replacement take on like the Holden Tigra (whatever its called)<p>And the D-Compact i can c the Toyota badge fittin nicely wit it and sittin along wit the RAV4... its like the RAVs baby brother... id say stik the old 2.0L from the RAV into it

Gian86
09-13-2005, 11:05 PM
Well, i understand that. It would be replacement of Copen, it looks new but it's old now. I remember in mid 90's has a concept looks bit similar to production version but it take very long time to get here for production version, HVS would be in production as Copen replacement around 2 or more years (maybe less).