We’re at the 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) and here’s something gorgeous and surprising to kick off our live coverage. The Daihatsu DN F-Sedan concept is making its world debut in one of the company’s most important export markets – it’s a sleek four-door coupe that is uncharacteristic from the mini car expert.

It’s 4,200 mm long, 1,695 mm wide and 1,430 mm tall, making it 50 mm longer, 75 mm wider and 80 mm lower than our Perodua Bezza; its 2,510 mm wheelbase is also 55 mm longer. Power comes from a 1.2 litre four-cylinder engine – likely the same 88 PS/108 Nm 3NR Dual VVT-i unit found on the Ayla and Sigra – matched to a CVT, which should make it eligible for Indonesia’s Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) programme.

If you gave me 20 guesses with the badges blanked off, I would not have guessed Daihatsu. The F-Sedan boasts nice proportions and a sleek curved dome of a roof that gives it a four-door coupe vibe, baby Tesla even. The face is bold (a little Honda-like?) and boasts a large grille with LED headlamps and DRLs. The rear is a sharp multi-layered affair with a full-length LED blade.

Although the car may look outlandish, Daihatsu’s Indonesian arm has a track record for turning concepts into reality – the A-Concept into the Ayla and the UFC concepts into the Sigra, for example. So the F-Sedan could spawn a small four-door that Indonesians will actually be able to buy, perhaps based on the Bezza.

Ignore the fact that there are no B-pillars, and that its doors open barn-style, and you’ll get a fantastic looking compact sedan. Come on Daihatsu and Perodua, make this real and it’ll fly off the showroom floor!