Daihatsu Opti

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Daihatsu Opti
1998 Daihatsu Opti 01.jpg
Overview
Also called Daihatsu Opti Classic
Production 1992-2002
Powertrain
Engine 659 cc petrol
Chronology
Successor Daihatsu Esse

The Daihatsu Opti is a kei car produced by Japanese automaker Daihatsu from 1992 to 2002. It is available with a 659 cc petrol engine and either front- or four-wheel drive. It is a variant from the Daihatsu Mira.

First generation[edit]

Daihatsu Opti (first generation)
Daihatsu Opti 1992.jpg
Overview
Production 1992-1998
Body and chassis
Body style 3-door and 5-door hatchback
Related Daihatsu Mira L200
Powertrain
Transmission 3 or 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,280 mm (89.8 in)
Length 3,295 mm (129.7 in)
Width 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Height 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Curb weight 660 kg (1,455 lb)
Daihatsu Opti rear

The first generation Daihatsu Opti was launched in Japan in 1992. It was based on L200 chassis of Daihatsu Mira. It was available as a three-door or five-door hatchback and replaced the Daihatsu Leeza. The Opti Club Sport version was featured in Gran Turismo 2. In November 1998, it was replaced by the second generation.

YM Mobilemates ami[edit]

YM Mobilemates, a branch of Yamaha Motor Company, announced to produce the ami, a micro coupe with a Ferrari F40 inspired design.[1] The ami was an Opti's variant with a dummy mid-engine design body. It came with the same engine as the Opti's SOHC or DOHC 12-valve 55 bhp engine. [2] It costs 2,150,000~2,545,000 yen which equaled the cost of three standard Opti cars. 600 were planned to be produced but it was said that only 3 were ordered. The ami was only sold in capital area of Japan via an event ticket supplier Ticket Pia.[1]

Second generation[edit]

Daihatsu Opti (second generation)
Daihatsu Opti 003.JPG
Overview
Production 1998-2002
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door saloon
Related Daihatsu Mira L500
Powertrain
Transmission 3 or 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,360 mm (92.9 in)
Length 3,395 mm (133.7 in)
Width 1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Height 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Curb weight 740 kg (1,631 lb)
Daihatsu Opti rear

The second-generation Daihatsu Opti was launched in Japan in November 1998. It was based on the modified L500 chassis from Daihatsu Mira. It was available as a four-door saloon in two different styles - Opti and Opti Classic (launched in 2000). It was discontinued in 2002, but was not replaced until 2005, by the Daihatsu Esse. The high-performance model, called the Opti Aerodown Beex, was only sold in Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MEGA Rare 1997 (Daihatsu Opti-based) Yamaha AMI". WasabiCars. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Honey, Someone shrunk the F40". FaezClutchless. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

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