Daihatsu’s DN F-Sedan’s World Premiere
Japanese small-car specialist Daihatsu has strayed from the company’s convention at the 2017 Jakarta motor show, and instead, has presented a world premiere of its DN F-Sedan.
However, Daihatsu that is owned by Toyota has been already selling the Camry as Daihatsu Altis in certain Asian markets since 2012.
Although that is badge-engineering, this latest DN F-Sedan concept that was unveiled in the Indonesia showcases Daihatsu’s own styling on a five seater, four door model. The F-Sedan is about the same size as the Honda City or Yaris sedan, measuring 4.2 meters long with a wheelbase of a two-and-a-half meter.
Since the Daihatsu doesn’t have a lineage of sedans to use as inspirations, the design has been an open book since the start. The F-Sedan has a more premium feel as compared to a four-door Yaris.
The F-Sedan will be powered by 1.2 liter four cylinder naturally-aspirated engine that has been mated with a CVT, although the car produces around 90 horsepower as well as a little over 100 Nm torque.
Daihatsu has a market share of about twenty percent in Indonesia, and hence Indonesia is a core market for the company.
The car can possibly be sold as the Toyota Vios in other regions, however, it is unlikely that Daihatsu has enough prospect of becoming a Middle Eastern giant. Although, if the car reaches the shores of Middle East, it is likely to fetch around AED 50,000 for DN F Sedan.