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Daihatsu Unveils Adorable, Quirky Custom Cars For 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon

source: https://www.motor1.com/news/462607/daihatsu-tokyo-auto-salon-2021/

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Want a roadster? Daihatsu has them in two flavors.

The Tokyo Auto Salon is only happening virtually in 2021, but that's not stopping automakers like Daihatsu from showing off their customized vehicles originally for the aftermarket-focused event. This year, the Japanese automaker keeps things whimsical by calling its display the Daihatsu Village Colorful Carnival with a theme of "new ways to have fun."

Starting with by far the weirdest but certainly fun, there's the Daihatsu Hijet Jumbo Sportza Ver. It's based on the company's Hijet commercial vehicle with the Jumbo extended cab, but the automaker takes a buzzsaw to the upper half of the body to create a roadster.  There's now a sporty front fascia and a tiny windshield. Occupants sit in a pair of sports seats with tiny nacelles above them. The back has a huge cargo bed, and a three-outlet, side-exit exhaust is underneath. Compared to the normal version, the ride height is significantly lower, and there is a set of red, six-spoke wheels.

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Daihatsu makes no mention of any powertrain changes for the Sportza. The standard model makes 46 horsepower (34 kilowatts) with the five-speed manual or 52 hp (39 kW) with the four-speed automatic. Buyers can get the little commercial model with rear- or four-wheel drive.

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If you'd prefer a more capable vehicle, there's the Hijet Jumbo Camper Ver. It has a camouflage covering over the rear and roof rack. The front features a happy face with circular headlights that look like eyes, and a lower section that has the appearance of a smiling mouth.

Daihatsu's announcement doesn't offer any specifics about what's inside the camper section.

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The company's customization team rev up the saw again for the Copen Spyder Ver. This one loses most of its windshield and roof to turn the convertible into a dedicated roadster. There are also now nacelles on the rear deck.

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The Daihatsu Taft Crossfield Ver takes the brand's little crossover and makes it more capable of performing off-road. There's a higher ride height and chunky tires. A new front fascia with an integrated winch looks like it would improve the approach angle. A brush bar protects the headlights. A roof rack offers extra space for carrying gear.

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Finally, there's the Thor Premium Ver with D-sport components. It wears a colorful teal and silver paint job. It rides on big wheels and has an updated front fascia.

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WOAH! I really dun mind a Hijet Spyder. Imagine the Ta-Q-Bin deliveryman drive this Hijet and deliver your parcel. Damn cool. I approve!

 

 

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53 minutes ago, kobayashiGT said:

Daihatsu Unveils Adorable, Quirky Custom Cars For 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon

 

 

So sad not able to attend TAS 2021.

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WOAH! I really dun mind a Hijet Spyder. Imagine the Ta-Q-Bin deliveryman drive this Hijet and deliver your parcel. Damn cool. I approve!

"Your parcel has been stolen while our delivery man was doing his delivery."

"Your parcel is soaked in rain water."

"Your parcel flew out of the van when our driver kup corner at 120km/hr."

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4 hours ago, Watwheels said:

"Your parcel has been stolen while our delivery man was doing his delivery."

"Your parcel is soaked in rain water."

"Your parcel flew out of the van when our driver kup corner at 120km/hr."

MY PARCEL IS DELIVERED TO YOU BY TAKUMI!!!! hahahaha.

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26 minutes ago, Carbon82 said:

Modern or retro? :D:D

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I really suspect you are a car designer sometimes. hahaha. You thinking of career change soon? hahhaha

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On 12/29/2020 at 9:50 AM, kobayashiGT said:

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On 12/29/2020 at 10:50 AM, kobayashiGT said:

Starting with by far the weirdest but certainly fun, there's the Daihatsu Hijet Jumbo Sportza Ver. It's based on the company's Hijet commercial vehicle with the Jumbo extended cab, but the automaker takes a buzzsaw to the upper half of the body to create a roadster.  There's now a sporty front fascia and a tiny windshield. Occupants sit in a pair of sports seats with tiny nacelles above them. The back has a huge cargo bed, and a three-outlet, side-exit exhaust is underneath. Compared to the normal version, the ride height is significantly lower, and there is a set of red, six-spoke wheels.

daihatsu-hi-z-jumbo-sportza-ver..jpg

Daihatsu makes no mention of any powertrain changes for the Sportza. The standard model makes 46 horsepower (34 kilowatts) with the five-speed manual or 52 hp (39 kW) with the four-speed automatic. Buyers can get the little commercial model with rear- or four-wheel drive.

 

 

 

I would totally buy this just to drive around in it for fun when going to the park or to the beach. 

It fits my personal taste very much. Maybe I'm weird...

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This is very cute. But the windshield looks a tad too small to do any wind shielding

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