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4 Wheel Drive Madness


A list of some spectacular 4x4s and some not so spectacular. | 4x4 History


2000 November: Daihatsu has revised its Terios 4x4. The main mechanical change is a new 1.3 litre `K3-VE' 16-valve dohc engine which produces 63kW at 6000rpm and 120Nm at 3200rpm. Maximum torque is now produced at lower rev's than before which is good for 4 wheel driving. The engine has variable valve timing and distributor-less ignition. Five speed manual and four speed automatic gearboxes are offered. The Terios has a full time four wheel drive system, with a lockable centre differential.

Standard equipment includes dual airbags, front seat belt pretensioners, air conditioning, and CD player.

Terios comes in two levels of trim - basic DX and luxury SX. SX gets rear seat head-rests, power front windows, central locking, alloy wheels, and roof rails and spoiler.

2001 July, left: The limited edition Terios Aero 4x4 from Daihatsu. The Aero is based on the Terios SX with skirts, spoiler, alloy wheels, sun roof and sports seats.


1981 Daihatsu Taft also called "The White Elephant". It has a 2.8l diesel engine, roll cage, Scheel seats, 130 litres fuel-tank, BF Goodrich tires, and, not yet on photo, but still in package, a Ramsey 8000 Winch. The pics are taken in Belgium near Namur at Chateau Chérimont, a great off-road playground.