Daihatsu Terios

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Daihatsu Terios
Daihatsu Terios - Flickr - mick - Lumix(1).jpg
Manufacturer Daihatsu Motor Company
Production 1997–present
Body and chassis
Class Mini SUV
Body style 5-door wagon
Predecessor Daihatsu Rocky
Successor Toyota C-HR (Japan)

The Daihatsu Terios is a mini SUV, first released in 1997 by the Japanese car manufacturer Daihatsu.

First generation (J100)[edit]

First generation (J100)
Daihatsu Terios front 20080617.jpg
Also called Daihatsu Taruna/Taruna OXXY (Indonesia)
Luis 4U Green (Germany)
Perodua Kembara (Malaysia)
Premier Rio (India)
Toyota Cami
Zotye 2008/5008 (China)
Production 1997–2006
2006–present (China)
Engine 659 cc EF-DEM/EF-DET turbo I3
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Daihatsu Terios rear

The first generation was available as a five-door estate, and the smaller kei car model called the Terios Kid, which was only released in Japan (see Japanese-language article Terios Kid). Model codes for the first generation were J100, J102, and J122.

Daihatsu Terios Kid (Japan)

In 2000, Daihatsu gave the Terios a mild facelift both in the exterior and interior of the vehicle. A new chrome grille replaced the black plastic grille. The high-grade model gained electric front windows, central locking, rear seat head restraints, alloy wheels, roof rails and a roof-mounted rear spoiler. Mechanically, the 1.3-litre SOHC four-cylinder engine fitted to the previous model had been replaced by the new 1.3-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine. Power was also increased by 3 kW (4 hp). A sport version of the K3-VET engine was produced in Japan.

In Australia, a limited edition sports series was introduced in 2001 with only 200 units being available. The vehicle had body colour matching bumpers, different from the two-tone bumper colour on the standard model. Rear spoiler and sunroof became standard. The interior was updated with metallic paint finish on the centre console and dashboard.

This was the first Daihatsu to be assembled in Venezuela, where production began in November 2001.[1]


  • Terios (first generation)
    • J100G 1997-1999 "HC-EJ" SOHC 1295 cc engine 89 PS (65 kW; 88 hp) 4WD
    • J102G 2000-2004 4WD
      • engine "K3-VE" DOHC 1297 cc engine 92 PS (68 kW; 91 hp)
      • engine "K3-VET" DOHC 1297 cc Turbo engine 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp)
    • J122G 2000-2004 2WD type ( K3-VE / K3-VET )
  • Terios Kid (still available in Japanese domestic market as kei car)
    • J111G ( EF-DEM ) 1998-2005 Light pressure turbo 659 cc 4WD 60 PS (44 kW; 59 hp)
    • J111G ( EF-DET ) 1998- Inter cooler turbo 659 cc 4WD 64 PS (47 kW; 63 hp)
    • J131G ( EF-DEM ) 1998-2005 Light pressure turbo 659 cc 2WD 60 PS (44 kW; 59 hp)
    • J131G ( EF-DET ) 1998- Inter cooler turbo 659 cc 2WD 64 PS (47 kW; 63 hp)
  • Terios Lucia (limited edition)1979 Inter cooler DVVT Engine with the 550 HP
    • J111G / J131G for 2002 only; variation of Terios Kid (without spare tire)
Daihatsu Terios Plus


Toyota Cami front
Daihatsu Taruna, Indonesian market stretched version of Daihatsu Terios First generation

The first-generation Daihatsu Terios is also known as the Toyota Cami in Japan. In Malaysia, the car is locally assembled as the Perodua badge as Perodua Kembara.

In India, there is a Terios-derived vehicle known as the Premier RiO from Premier Automobiles Limited, which is a re-badged Zotye Nomad I. It is powered by a Peugeot diesel and petrol engine, and since 2012 has a Fiat diesel option.

In China, it is known by two ways: one of them as under the badge as Zotye 2008 and 5008 propelled with a 1.5-litre engine provided by Mitsubishi (first series body); as an unauthorized copy of the car, which caused some controversy, and the FAW badged it as the Huali Terios or Dario.[2][3] Since 2009, Daihatsu withdrew from the China market due to bad performance, and sold the tooling and rights of this car to First Auto Works (FAW), who has been their partner in China. The new name now is the FAW (or YiQi) M80 SenYa (森雅). It is based on the Daihatsu Xenia/Toyota Avanza. Two versions 1.3L (K3) and 1.5L (3SZ) are sold, with either five or seven seats. Both engines are imported Toyota DVVT engines.

In Indonesia, a version of the Terios is known as the Daihatsu Taruna (Japanese: ダイハツ・タルナ?, Daihatsu Taruna), with a longer rear-based body capable of seating seven people. The Taruna was launched in 1999 with a different fascia and a 1589 cc HD-C petrol engine. The name Taruna translates roughly as "young knight" or "cadet" in Indonesian. It is available with standard CL and FL trims; deluxe CX and FX trims; and sporty CSX and FGX trims. There are also CSR and FGZ trim level, which are similar to CSX and FGX.

A more "stylish" version, the Daihatsu Taruna OXXY, was launched in March 2005.[4]

Second generation (J200/F700)[edit]

Second generation
Daihatsu Terios front 20080730.jpg
Also called Daihatsu Be‣go (Japan)
Toyota Rush[5]
Daihatsu Terios Eco (Turkey)
Daihatsu Terios Wild (Chile)
Perodua Nautica (in Malaysia)
Production 2006-2016 (Japanese market)
2006–present (International)
Designer Mark Widjaja (second facelift)
Engine 1.5 L 3SZ-VE I4
Hybrid drivetrain Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive; four-wheel drive
Wheelbase 2,580 mm (101.6 in)
Length 4,095 mm (161.2 in) (5-seater)
4,425 mm (174.2 in) (7-seater)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,690 mm (66.5 in) (5-seater)
1,745 mm (68.7 in) (7-seater)
Curb weight 1,170 kg (2,579 lb) (5-seater)
1,210 kg (2,668 lb) (7-seater)
Daihatsu Terios Advantage, 7-seater version (Chile)

The second generation known as Daihatsu D-Concept 4x4 made an appearance in November 2005 at the Tokyo Motor Show before being named the new Daihatsu Terios, which went into production in January 2006. Model codes are J200, J210, and J211 for 5-seater version; model codes F700 and F710 for 7-seater version.

The second generation of the Terios is also wider, nearly 1700 mm, compared to the first generation which is less than 1500 mm. The 7-seater version has an increased exterior length to 4425 mm and height of 1745 mm.


For the Japanese market, the Terios has been succeeded by the Daihatsu Be‣go and the Toyota Rush. However, in European, South American and most other Asian markets, the new model is sold under the name Terios. Daihatsu designs and manufacture the Terios and also supplies the vehicle to Toyota under a consigned / OEM manufacturing agreement.[6] The Daihatsu Be‣go and the Toyota Rush was discontinued in the Japanese market in March 2016 with no successor model, but Toyota in Japan has released the Toyota C-HR in December 2016 as the spiritual successor to the Toyota Rush.

Daihatsu Be-go (Japan)

Both use 1.3-litre or 1.5-litre engine. Only the 1.5-litre version is available with both two- or four-wheel drive.

The Terios features a permanent 4WD system via lockable central differential. However, it lacks low ratio gears.


In December 2006, Toyota and Daihatsu in Indonesia launched the second generation of Rush and Terios which have longer wheelbase. However, the car only comes with rear wheel drive.[7] The Daihatsu Terios and Toyota Rush are available only with the long wheelbase in Indonesia. The difference between Rush and Terios: Rush is designed for five people only, and Terios is designed for seven people, so the Rush lacks third row seating (although third-row seat is available as a dealer option). Also both cars have different rim, with seven bespoked wheel from JDM version of Toyota Rush installed on Daihatsu Terios and five-bespoked wheel from European market Daihatsu Terios installed on Toyota Rush.

In Indonesia, Terios came with three trim levels: X, X Extra, R and R Adventure. X and X Extra have almost spotless unsimilarities apart from parking sensor, wheel hub, and automatic transmission. Whilst Daihatsu Terios R have a striking differences even from the previous versions and facelifts, such as body kit design (R Adventure) and wheel arches, brand new bespoked alloy wheels, spoiler as standard (previous one was optional) and satnav with DVD player double din stereo, rear parking camera and HDMI input.

Toyota Rush[edit]

Toyota Rush
Toyota Rush

A seven-seater version of the Daihatsu Terios was also offered by Toyota in some countries like Malaysia and Indonesia as a Toyota Rush, Grand Terios in Egypt and as Terios Advantage in some countries like Chile starting February 2008. The vehicle is imported from Indonesia, manufactured by Astra Daihatsu Motor. The Toyota Rush in Malaysia and Indonesia comes in two trim levels – the 1.5G (in both four-speed automatic and five-speed manual) and the 1.5S (replaced with TRD Sportivo in 2013). The key differences between these trims are:

1.5 TRD Sportivo 1.5 G
Headlamps Projector with LED DRL & LED positioning lamp Projector with LED positioning lamp
Body kit TRD body kit No body kit
Wing Mirror Chrome, retractable with LED turn signal Body-coloured, retractable with LED turn signal
3rd brake lamp LED with clear glass finish LED
Spoiler TRD Spoiler with TRD embossed logo & high mount stop lamp Standard spoiler with high mount stop lamp
Safety ABS, EBD, Dual SRS Airbag & Immobilizer ABS, EBD, Dual SRS Airbag & Immobilizer

Perodua Nautica[edit]

At around the same time, Perodua, Daihatsu's local partner in Malaysia also launched a short wheelbase version of the Daihatsu Terios. Sold as the Perodua Nautica, it was launched in Malaysia in May 2008. This was fully imported from Japan, except for the front grille, front bumper and rear bumper which are manufactured and fitted in Malaysia. It has a 1.5-litre DVVT engine, full-time 4WD, projector headlamps, a 5-seater with dark interior. The price tag of the Perodua Nautica is not much different from the long-wheelbase Toyota Rush. It comes with only two colour choices: (Medallion Grey and Majestic Black) and comes in automatic transmission only. The Nautica was quietly discontinued in 2009, slightly less than a year after its launch. Only a mere total of 489 units were ever sold.[8] The reason for the discontinuation was because as a national car company focused on local manufacturing, Perodua was unable to obtain sufficient necessary Approved Permits for vehicle importation, as the Nautica was imported in CBU form from Japan.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Annual Report 2002" (PDF). Osaka, Japan: Daihatsu Motor Co. March 2002. p. 14. 
  2. ^ "FAW.com". FAW. Archived from the original on 2016-01-14. 
  3. ^ "活力小子:紧凑型SUV TERIOS 来了(多图)". Wood (in Chinese). Sohu.com. 2003-10-04. Archived from the original on 2004-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Peluncuran Taruna OXXY" [Launch of the Taruna OXXY]. Daihatsu Press Release (in Indonesian). PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor. 2005-03-24. Archived from the original on 2007-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Toyota Rush in Japan" (Press release). Toyota.jp. 
  6. ^ "Daihatsu 2010 Annual Report" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "PT Astra Daihatsu Motor Luncurkan Daihatsu Terios" [PT Astra Daihatsu Motor launches the Daihatsu Terios]. Daihatsu Press Release (in Indonesian). PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor. 2006-12-14. Archived from the original on 2007-01-10. 
  8. ^ "Malaysian Automotive Association Total Industry Volume". 

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