The Huali Dafa is an extremely popular three-cylinder microvan in the People's Republic of China since introduced in 1984. It is well known for its low cost and reliability. It is highly identifiable by its slightly curved "snub" shape. For this reason it is commonly nicknamed the "bread car". Production of the Huali Dafa was discontinued some time ago, but hundreds of thousands remain on the roads of China. By far, its most common color is maroon, followed by silver.
The first Dafas looked very similar to the 1981 Daihatsu Hijet, but two major facelifts left late versions looking quite different, with body colored bumpers and grille accompanying a slightly elongated nose. Originally, the Dafa's internal code was TJ110 (1984-1989). After 1989 model codes switched to TJ6320 and TJ6350 for minivans, while trucks were called TJ 1010SL, TJ 1010A, and TJ 1013F. These were built alongside the facelifted TJ6330 and TJ 1010FL/FLA (introduced in 1998) until production of all versions ended in 2002.
Today, Huali produces two rebadged versions of the first-generation Daihatsu Terios (Huali Dario) and the first-generation Daihatsu Move (Huali Yiqi or FAW Jiaxing Xinfu Shizhe). The Yiqi forms the basis for an electrical version, sold in the United States as the Miles ZX40.
- World of Cars 2006·2007. Warsaw, Poland: Media Connection Sp. z o.o. 2006. p. 231.
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