2009 Daihatsu e:S (eco & smart) review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 9 October 2009 , 18:10:10 byVeronica

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Daihatsu e:S (eco & smart)

Daihatsu will present six concept cars at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show in November. One of the vehicles that will be on display is the e:S, a car that focuses earnestly on the impact that automobiles have on the environment and embodies the roles that mini vehicles should play. The high environmental performance of mini vehicles is maximized by combining existing technologies to achieve fuel efficiency without the use of an electric motor or other systems.

e:S (eco & smart) - World PREMIERE

Daihatsu plans to exhibit six concept cars of four different vehicle series and nine production vehicles along with new technologies at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show to be held from October 24 to November 4 at the International Convention Complex (Makuhari Messe) in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture.

The Daihatsu Group slogan "Innovation for Tomorrow" will serve as the overall theme, while each exhibit will express the keywords for mini vehicles: eco, lifestyles, and fun.

Of the vehicles that will be on display, the e:S focuses earnestly on the impact that automobiles have on the environment and embodies the roles that mini vehicles should play. In order to maximize the underlying superior environmental performance of mini vehicles, the e:S successfully achieves high fuel efficiency of 30km/liter* through state-of-the-art improvements to existing technologies.

A new eco-car that reveals the future role of mini vehicles

The e:S is based on a current platform with the wheelbase shortened to 2,175mm. Although it has compact exterior dimensions, the package can accommodate four adult passengers.
In addition to a compact body, the use of slim, lightweight seats and the replacement of many materials with lighter versions limits total vehicle weight to 700kg.
The e:S is equipped with a conventional mini vehicle engine fitted with a combustion control system developed by Daihatsu and an EGR, as well as an Idling Stop System.
The high environmental performance of mini vehicles is maximized by combining existing technologies to achieve fuel efficiency of 30km/liter* without the use of an electric motor or other systems.
Fuel efficiency under the 10-15 Japanese test cycle; measurements made by Daihatsu.