Yesterday, Toyota surprised the motoring world by unveiling the all-new Rush SUV which is set to take on the Honda BR-V and Mitsubishi Xpander. Now, Toyota's subsidiary brand Daihatsu has also released their version of the seven-seater SUV, the 2018 Terios.
The Terios is based on the FX crossover concept shown during the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) where it gets the same styling cues like the upswept headlights, four-slat front grill, eye-catching front bumper and sloped hood. Meanwhile, the side gets five-spoke alloy wheels, side skirts and black plastic body cladding on the wheel arches and rear bumper give the Terious a rugged look. Over to the rear, it gets the same taillight design, tailgate-mounted spoiler and rear bumper.
It also has the same exact measurements; 4435mm long and 1695mm wide and a wheelbase that comes in at 2685mm, making it longer than the BR-V by 23mm. Ground clearance, on the other hand, is at 220mm.
Much like the exterior, the cabin also gets similar styling cues and finishes. A three-spoke steering wheel with audio controls comes as standard, as well as a touchscreen infotainment that comes with an around-view monitoring system. Cooling the cabin is done by a digital climate control system.
Powering the Terios is the familiar 1.5-liter 2NR-FE four-cylinder engine with Dual VVT-i. It puts out 104 PS at 6000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm. Available transmissions include a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic.
Other features available in the new Terios include Optitron gauges, multi-info display, LED headlights and taillights, hill-start assist, anti-lock brakes and a host of airbags.