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Daihatsu DN Trec compact SUV to be showcased at Tokyo

11th Oct 2017 12:25 pm

All-new compact SUV concept built on DNGA platform; aimed at emerging markets.


Daihatsu has taken the wraps off the all-new DN Trec compact SUV concept, which will be shown to the public at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

One of five concepts showcased by the Japanese manufacturer, the DN Trec, is based on a version of Toyota's TNGA platform and is called the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA).

In terms of dimensions, the new SUV is 3.98m long, 1.69m wide and 1.60m tall. The concept features rugged styling and includes LED headlamps and LED fog lamps, a black roof, and black cladding on both bumpers and the sides. The DN Trec concept also features rear cameras on the outside rather than the conventional outside rear view mirrors.

The cabin gets a multi-tone red finish and a touchscreen system in the centre of the silver and red dashboard. The digital instrument cluster sits behind a steering wheel that does not look particularly concept-like, suggesting the steering that could be offered as is on the production-spec model.

The Japanese manufacturer has not revealed any details concerning the Daihatsu DN Trec concept’s powertrain or launch date, though more information will probably be announced at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Speculation suggests that the compact SUV will also be launched in emerging markets. 

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