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Daihatsu

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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.

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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.