Daihatsu unveils a range of concept cars at the Tokyo Motor Show

Daihatsu is no longer in the UK market, but is still prominent in Japan and has unveiled a range of concepts cars at Tokyo

Compact car manufacturer Daihatsu has unveiled a range of five new vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show.

First up is the DN Compagno, a four-door coupe that boasts a stylish yet compact coupe body kit. It shares its name with the original multi-purpose Compagno from 1963 and features similarly frugal engines to its 1960’s namesake.

The two engine options for the DN Compagno are a 1.0-litre turbocharged powertrain and a 1.2-litre hybrid, although it is not yet clear whether they will be three-pot or four-pot engines. 

• Best city cars on sale

Also unveiled is the boxy DN Pro Cargo kei car. It’s designed as a commercial EV with a low, flat floor resulting in easy access for passengers, in addition to good luggage space for a concept car. The DN Pro Cargo is loosely based in the 1957 Daihatsu Midget tricycle. 

Daihatsu has also joined in on the SUV bandwagon with the DN Trec compact SUV. The vehicle is said to boast a high-quality, compact interior with active, fun and tough exterior styling. Both the 1.0-litre turbo and 1.2-litre hybrid powertrains on the DN Compagno will also be fitted to the DN Trec.

• Best small cars

Daihatsu has been a compact division of Toyota since 1967. They have not been in the UK market since 2013, but still remain prominent in the Japanese market, where the above concepts are designed for and could go on sale in a few years time.

Which is your favourite concept car at this year's Tokyo Motor Show? Let us know in the comments section below...

Most Popular

Citroen Ami on sale in the UK this summer from £7,695
Citroen Ami UK - front static
Citroen Ami

Citroen Ami on sale in the UK this summer from £7,695

The compact quadricycle is pricier than first thought, but the Citroen Ami will still be the UK’s cheapest ‘car’
24 May 2022
New Mercedes T-Class 2022 review
Mercedes T-Class - front
Mercedes T-Class

New Mercedes T-Class 2022 review

The Mercedes T-Class tempts van-based MPV buyers with the chance to take a step up in perceived quality - but will they take the bait?
24 May 2022
New Maxus T90EV is first electric pick-up truck on sale in the UK
Maxus T90EV - orange truck static
News

New Maxus T90EV is first electric pick-up truck on sale in the UK

Chinese firm Maxus introduces the T90EV, the UK's first electric pick-up truck, with a 198-mile WLTP city range
24 May 2022