The Daihatsu D-Base concept will be making its public debut later this month in Japan during the Tokyo Motor Show. This is kei car for the Japanese domestic market and is expected to evolve into a production version that will effectively replace the current generation Mira. This cute little city car measures 3.4 meters in length, 1.48 meters width an d 1.49 meters height while the five-door layout with the hidden rear handles send a bit of a Chevrolet Spark vibe. Although it’s billed as a concept, the D-Base looks pretty much like a production car, albeit the lighting clusters will go through some tweaks.
Powering Daihatsu’s new kei car is a small 0.66-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine that works exclusively with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which allows the D-Base concept to have an average fuel consumption of only 3 liters / 100 km. This impressive figure is possible thanks to a lightweight body construction corroborated with a newly developed regenerative braking system.
You will be able to check out the Daihatsu D-Base concept starting October 29 at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show where hopefully we will find out more about the production car which is likely due to come out sometime next year.