Daihatsu launched the all-new Daihatsu Move yesterday, which is based on a new chassis and comes equipped with a new KF-VE 660cc engine from the Topaz range. The new KF-VE engine makes 58 horsepower at 7,200rpm, and 65Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. You can either opt for a 5-speed manual, a 4-speed automatic or a CVT gearbox and either a 2WD or 4WD drivetrain – these varies with the trim level.
The new Daihatsu Move RS is powered by the KF-DET, a turbocharged version of the new Topaz KF series engine, this boosts power up to 63 horses, which is only a meagre 5 horsepower more than the KF-VE, but it kicks in at a lower speed – 6,000rpm. Torque is up by a large margin and at a lower engine speed – 103Nm at 3,000rpm.
The new Move’s styling cues reminds me alot of the Mitsubishi Colt. Not sure if this will come to our local shores as a Kenari replacement, but Daihatsu are K-car specialists – they really know how to maximize the little space you have to play with considering K-car dimensions – so you can expect this new Daihatsu Move to offer amazing interior space in relative to it’s exterior outlook!
More photos including interior shots after the jump.