Daihatsu is Bringing All Sorts of Funky New Concepts to Tokyo
Japanese automaker Daihatsu is going all-out for its home auto show later this month, with plans to show off a full lineup of all-new and updated concept cars.
Daihatsu has released images and some info on its Tokyo Motor Show concepts prior to their official unveiling in Japan. In our opinion, the most interesting of these design studies is the Compagno. Inspired by the original Daihatsu Campagno of the 1960s, the concept is a cheeky modern-day take on a classic. Daihatsu envisions it being powered by either a 1.0-liter gasoline engine or a 1.2-liter engine with a hybrid system.
Coming in a close second to the Compagno for our favorite of these concepts is the DN Pro Cargo. The cute little box van is a commercial vehicle that could be used for a variety of tasks, from hauling cargo to serving as a wheelchair accessible cabby. The interior is also configurable, allowing the owner to adjust the interior layout to their liking.
If you like the look of the DN Pro Cargo but don’t have any hauling to do, you’ll like the DN U-Space. It looks awfully similar to the DN Pro Cargo, but is tailored for personal use over commercial. It has some cool front and rear sliding doors for easy ingress and egress and a fuel efficient 660cc engine. Completing the concept car lineup for the automaker is the DN Multisix, a six-person minivan with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and the DN Trec – a crossover.
We’ll see much more of these sweet little concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 25th. For now, you can get acquainted with them in the gallery above.
Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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