Daihatsu launches new Move

Posted on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 , 21:12:54 byEmil

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Daihatsu launches new Move

Daihatsu, which is Toyota Motor Corpís small-car subsidiary has recently exposed to the public a car model designed to be a new generation of its Move mini in Japan, a five-door hatchback. The car model seems to be the most fuel efficient, non-hybrid, gasoline passenger car in Japan, achieving an impressive consumption result of 27.0km/liter and measures just 3,395 mm in length, featuring also a wheelbase of 2,455 mm. A series of measures have been taken by the Japanese car manufacturer in order to obtain a reduced weight by using lighter instrument panel and door trim together with CVT unit and other components. A newly developed second-generation KF engine equipped with the worldís first i-EGR system is offered with the 2011 Move. The system manages to detect the combustion state using ions as well as Japanís first plastic electronic throttle body. A start-stop system features the 0.66-liter unit, raising an output of 52 hp and 60 Nm of torque and connected to a revised CVT. The new Move is offered by Daihatsu in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with a pricing that ranges in Japan from 1.066 million Yen to 1.372 million Yen available for the standard Move and from 1.247 million Yen to 1.534 million Yen for the Move Custom. The automaker plans to achieve a monthly sale of 12,000 units.