|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel-drive / four-wheel-drive|
|Engine||658 cc I3 (petrol)|
|Wheelbase||2,390 mm (94.1 in)|
|Length||3,395 mm (133.7 in)|
|Width||1,475 mm (58.1 in)|
|Height||1,470 mm (57.9 in)|
|Curb weight||700–780 kg (1,540–1,720 lb)|
The Daihatsu Esse is a Japanese kei car launched in December 2005, that at launch was the cheapest new car in Japan. Its former price range was ¥682,500 - ¥1,123,500. It has four seats and a 658 cc (40 cubic inch) engine.
It was available as a 5-door hatchback in two distinct styles - Esse or Esse Custom.
Esse Custom was added in November 2006 and was available as Custom and Custom 4WD.
Production ended in September 2011 and it was replaced by the Daihatsu Mira compact car.
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