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Daihatsu has introduced its facelifted fifth-generation Move in Japan, and though there aren’t any major changes to the car – which was introduced two years ago – a simple crash-avoidance system is now being offered, a first for the kei car segment.

Reports indicate that the system employs a laser to detect obstacles in front of the car, and applies the brake automatically to avoid a collision.

The facelift features four grade variants, these being the L, L”SA” as well as the X and X”SA,” in both 2WD and 4WD forms. The 3.39 metre-long vehicle continues on with the KF-VE 660 cc normally-aspirated mill offering 52 PS at 6,800 rpm and 60 Nm at 5,200 rpm, which is paired to a CVT gearbox.

The reports add that the new car is good for 29 km per litre in terms of fuel efficiency, up two kilometres from the pre-facelift. The Move will be more familiar to us as the Perodua Kenari, but this one is very far removed from the second-gen one we know.