Daihatsu has launched a new range topping variant of the Daihatsu Terios at the 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). The Daihatsu Terios Custom is based on the top R trim level, but adds on extra features, mostly to the exterior.
Apart from the red/grey body stripes, the Terios Custom is differentiated by a dark chrome grille that replaces the shiny item on the R trim. However they did leave one of the four horizontal bars in normal chrome though. Flanking the grille, the housing for the fog lamps are now large and in black.
The lower portion of the sides and rear no longer have SUV-style black plastic cladding, instead they are now body colored. The rear bumper reflectors get black cutouts to match those in the front. Lastly, there’s a Custom sticker below the Terios badge and a black muffler.
The Daihatsu Terios range is priced slightly lower than its twin, the Toyota Rush, and this is consistent with the Daihatsu-Toyota brand positioning in Indonesia, as seen with the Ayla-Agya, Calya–Sigra and Avanza-Xenia duos.
The Terios is powered by a 1.5 liter Dual VVT-i engine with 104 PS and 136 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. The seven-seater is 4,435 mm long and 1,695 mm wide, which is 18 mm shorter and 40 mm narrower than the Honda BR-V, although its 2,685 mm wheelbase is 23 mm longer. Ground clearance is a high 220 mm, which is a valuable feature in Indonesia (BR-V 201 mm). Cabin length is up by 170 mm, which increases tandem distance by 45 mm (distance between first and second rows) and cargo area length by 150 mm.
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