Toyota-Daihatsu Readying a New 6-Seat MPV

Toyota-Daihatsu Readying a New 6-Seat MPV 1

Daihatsu is reportedly working on an all-new three-row 6-seat minivan which will sit on the low-cost version of Toyota’s TNGA platform– called the DNGA (Daihatsu New Global Architecture) that also underpins the Daihatsu Rocky/ Toyota Raize mini SUVs that were introduced recently.

Daihatsu DN-Multi Six concept

The 6-seat MPV will apparently be based on the Daihatsu DN-Multi Six concept that was displayed at the 2017 GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) and will come as a replacement of Daihatsu Xenia/ Toyota Avanza MPVs. Toyota will also get its own derivative of the new MPV just like the Daihatsu Rocky/ Toyota Raize duo.

Daihatsu DN-Multi Six concept displayed at the 2017 GIIAS

According to reports, the new MPV will receive the 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Toyota Raize/ Daihatsu Rocky. Paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox, this engine (in Raize) produces 98hp of power and 140Nm of torque. The company will also offer a hybrid version that combines a newly-developed 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine and an electric motor.

Related: Bestselling Cars in Japan- Q1 2020

The new 6-seat mini MPV is expected to make its debut later this year and will reportedly be launched in Japan and other Asian markets including Indonesia & Malaysia towards the end of 2020.

5 2 votes
Article Rating
Share this

About UsmanAnsari

A 3d animation professional with over 19 years of industry experience, an avid car enthusiast, petrolhead and social media influencer. Formerly written for PakWheels as well as major publications including Dawn. Founder of CarSpiritPK.com

View all posts by UsmanAnsari
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
3 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
GB
GB
3 months ago

Stunning! What are the chances that the car measures less than 4 meters in length?

GB
GB
Reply to  UsmanAnsari
3 months ago

& a RWD too?