Daihatsu Consorte

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Daihatsu Consorte
Overview
Manufacturer Daihatsu
Production 1969–1977
Body and chassis
Class Supermini
Body style 2-door sedan
4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Platform Toyota EP
Related Toyota Publica
Powertrain
Engine 958 cc OHV 4-cyl.
1166 cc OHV 4-cyl.
Transmission 4-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,160 mm (85.0 in)
Length 3,645 mm (143.5 in)
Width 1,450 mm (57.1 in)
Height 1,380 mm (54.3 in)
Curb weight 710 kg (1,565 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Daihatsu Compagno
Successor Daihatsu Charade
Daihatsu Charmant

The Daihatsu Consorte was a small sedan sold by the Japanese automaker Daihatsu from 1969 to 1977. It was based on the Toyota Publica, and its name, meaning "consort" in Italian, reflected Daihatsu's newly established affiliation with Toyota. It replaced the Compagno as Daihatsu's passenger vehicle. The Consorte was derived from Toyota's Publica and was sold at a newly established Japanese dealership network intended to exclusively sell the Publica. This was called Toyota Public Store. This arrangement allowed Toyota to sell the Publica at recently acquired Daihatsu dealerships. The Consorte used a Daihatsu developed engine, while the Publica used a two-cylinder, air-cooled, flat-2 engine.

Initially, the Consorte was available only as a two-door sedan and with Daihatsu's own 1.0-litre engine. In 1971, Publica's 1.2-litre was added to the range. In 1973 a four-door sedan version joined the lineup, only to be dropped for 1974, with the launch of the Daihatsu Charmant. The 2-door was superseded in 1977 by the Daihatsu Charade.

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