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GIIAS 2015: Daihatsu Shows Off All-New FT Concept SUV

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Chris Aaron August 21, 2015 12:18

Premiering alongside the FX Concept we showed you yesterday, here is the Daihatsu FT Concept, a full-on rear-wheel drive SUV right out of Japan.

Very little was officially shared about the two all-new concept models when they were first mentioned, apart from the fact that the FX Concept you’ve already seen is to become a crossover five-seater model, while the FT Concept you see here will be a larger SUV fit for seven-passengers (three-row seating) and that it would feature a front-engine, rear-wheel drive chassis.

Reporting to you live from the show, Daihatsu themselves are keeping mum about further details apart from what’s open obvious to see.

For starters, the concept itself measures in at 4,350mm long, 1,750mm wide and 1,690mm tall, offering a wheelbase of 2,685mm. To give you an idea of what those dimensions look like in the metal, it’s just over 200mm shorter than a Honda CR-V’s total length, and just about 80mm narrower for width. But it’s also a little bit longer than a HR-V, for example.

Everything else we know about the car is as you see it here: sporting a very futuristic and expressive exterior and interior design, but not so much so that you couldn’t almost see what a production-ready car might look like.

The FT-Concept is bestowed with a lot of toughening panels around it, suggesting some off-roading capacity.

Stay tuned for more as we make our way through the halls of the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2015.

Read more: GIIAS 2015: Daihatsu FT Concept Previews Next Perodua SUV Model?

About Chris Aaron

Chris finds equal pleasures in reviewing fast cars as much as the everyday workhorses. He maintains a passion for European makes, Formula 1, playing the electric guitar and spending endless hours on the PlayStation; first-person shooters and the Gran Turismo franchise remain favourites. He also finds it strange to have written this in the third person.

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