After the Daihatsu DN Compagno four-door coupe and the Daihatsu DN Trec compact SUV concepts, here’s a more typical Tokyo Motor Show exhibit from the compact car expert. The Daihatsu DN U-Space appears just like another of the marque’s high-roofed cute box on wheels, but this one is targeted to women, specifically mothers.

Daihatsu says that the DN U-Space is a new design tailored to support moms with small kids. The headlining feature here are the wide-opening sliding doors on both sides, which are hands-free.

Combined with the lack of a central pillar and a low ground clearance, getting in and out of the U-Space, or walking through it, is extremely easy. That door aperture is larger than in most Japanese restaurants!

Daihatsu is a packaging expert, and there are acres of space for four humans and their shopping. The seats tip up easily to accommodate larger items. The U-Space offers “ultimate usability for moms,” Daihatsu says. Like the existing Tanto, it’s a Japanese market kei car, which means that a 660 cc triple is under that short hood.

Ease of use and practicality is the order of the day here, and we can see many moms with kodomo to handle nodding to that. When the kids grow up, and the nest becomes empty, the sleek Compagno awaits. For Malaysia, here’s something more relevant.