Daihatsu Terios 4×2 CARmag co za

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DAIHATSU is one of those companies whose existence is queried because of Toyota’s large shareholding. Why not just these cars Toyotas?

The tested here answers the unequivocally. It is unlike any Toyota on the It has rear-wheel drive and although may point to some technical with the Toyota Avanza, the of the Terios is not at all like the RAV4, is its closest Toyota rival.

In the drive Terios all four are driven permanently, and the centre is manually lockable. This it a serious small offroader of just a parttime soft-roader the RAV4. We drove it over rugged mountain tracks and can that it is very capable.

Terios boasts a torquey good ground clearance, and gear ratios and in off-road rear-wheel drive is less to wheelspin than front-wheel

The interior is very refreshing, it is stylistically different. The centre is strangely reminiscent of some American cars and gives the an upmarket ambience. The controls are not run-of-the-mill either, being and intuitive, it’s easy to see a lot of thought has gone into design.

For example, the air-conditioning are so logical and practical that could serve as a model for designers to copy. Huge switches rotate for temperature and air and they incorporate push-buttons for the and other adjustments. A high-quality system, capable of delivering volume, is fitted.

Instruments are large and uncluttered, but it was to find that a water gauge is no longer deemed This omission cannot be held against Daihatsu it reflects a modern trend. The wheel carries the basic system controls.

Features as air-conditioning, central locking, windows, a front-loading CD-player, an 12V power supply and lots of are all standard. There are dual airbags and an emergency fuel

The driver’s seat has a hippoint as as 740 mm above the ground, but offers a adjustment of 15 mm as well as an upwards of 31 mm. This has obviously been over from the 4 4 version, and one of the advantages of buying a 4 2 that is on a 4 4. Most testers found a driving position quite in spite of the steering having tilt adjustment, but a few staffers did about the lack of height

The gear lever position, is quite low down, also in for some criticism.

Interior is quite generous in spite of the looking small from the and there is an above-average amount of The boot is commendably large and can be by folding the 60:40 split backrest. An external spare cover, mounted on the tail seemed quite flimsy.

The door opens sideways, as often happens, was praised by testers and condemned by others.

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The displaces only 1,5 litres and places a limit on the performance, since it is powering a heavy The unit develops 77 kW at 6 000 r/min, and is smooth. Fuel consumption is a reasonable 9 litres/100 km according to index, but readings taken the vehicle’s fuel consumption at steady speeds suggest this value can easily be

Maximum torque of 140 N.m is delivered at 4 400 but the engine pulls well below 2 000 r/min.

It takes a day or two to get to the slightly strident exhaust which would be more in a sportscar. It is loudest while but dies down at cruising After a few days we liked it, it was an aural reminder of what the was up to.

When going off-road it a good indication of how hard the was working.

Brakes are easy to feeling perfectly in keeping the car’s intended use and the power carried just the right of weighting. Suspension is firm, likely because the spring are shared with the off-road but the ride is still better on some inexpensive family


This of the Terios costs just R205 000. That it right in the price bracket of saloon-based station wagons, but few will have its ground or its dirt-road capability. The number of on the road seems to suggest the Terios is a highly regarded

We agree.

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