Daihatsu Boon

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Daihatsu Boon
Daihatsu Sirion front 20081202.jpg
Daihatsu Sirion
ManufacturerDaihatsu (Toyota)
Also calledToyota Passo
ProductionJune 2004 – present
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car
Body style5-door hatchback
PredecessorDaihatsu Storia

The Daihatsu Boon (Japanese: ダイハツ・ブーン, Daihatsu Būn) is a subcompact car produced by Japanese automaker Daihatsu since 2004, and also sold as the Toyota Passo (Japanese: トヨタ・パッソ, Toyota Passo). The Passo is sold at Toyota Corolla Store Japanese dealerships.

Outside Japan, the first and second generation Boon is sold as the second and third generation Sirion. The first generation Sirion was sold as the Storia in Japan.

First generation (M300; 2004–2010)[edit]

First generation (M300)
Daihatsu Boon X4.jpg
Daihatsu Boon X4 (Japan)
Also called
  • June 2004 – February 2010 (Japan)
  • 2004–2015 (international)
Body and chassis
RelatedDaihatsu Boon Luminas/Toyota Passo Sette/Perodua Alza
Wheelbase2,440 mm (96.1 in)
Length3,600–3,630 mm (141.7–142.9 in)
Width1,665 mm (65.6 in)
Height1,535–1,550 mm (60.4–61.0 in)
Curb weight900–980 kg (1,984–2,161 lb)

For Japanese domestic market, the Boon/Passo are available with 1.0 L and 1.3 L engines. The major difference between the Japanese Boon and Sirion are automatic version where the gear-changing located beside the steering on the dashboard and the handbrake below the steering. The Japanese Boon both have front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive version. A 1.0 L turbo version with AWD is also available known as Boon X4.

The Boon/Passo was designed for European tastes and the model took on a larger and stockier frame. It weighs about 940 kg (2,072 lb). With the back seats down, its luggage capacity increases from 225 L (8 cu ft) to 630 L (22 cu ft).

On May 25, 2005, Malaysian automaker Perodua launched a variant of the Boon/Passo known as the Perodua Myvi. Sporting a few cosmetic differences, the Myvi became Perodua's best-selling car in Malaysia for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

On December 25, 2006, the Boon/Passo was restyled. This version was exported to Europe as the Sirion in 2007.

In 2007, Daihatsu launched the Boon/Passo in Indonesia using the facility and parts from the Myvi.[1]

The Subaru Justy was unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show using the Sirion/Passo model. It is positioned as an entry-level model in Subaru’s lineup.[citation needed]

Daihatsu and Toyota launched an extended 7-seater version of the Boon and Passo called the Boon Luminas (Japanese: ダイハツ・ブーン ルミナス, Daihatsu Būn Ruminasu) and Passo Sette (Japanese: トヨタ・パッソ セッテ, Toyota Passo Sette) in Japan on December 2008.[2] "Sette" means "seven" in Italian, referring to the car's 7-seater capability. The Passo Sette and Boon Luminas were discontinued in early 2012 due to poor sales. The Malaysian variant was launched in the country as the Perodua Alza.

In April 2013, Toyota New Zealand announced its decision to stop selling the second generation Sirion, still on sale, stating it was unable to secure Daihatsu products that comply with future regulatory standards for New Zealand.[3]

The second generation Sirion was discontinued in South Africa in April 2015, when Daihatsu left the South African market.[citation needed]

Second generation (M600; 2010–2016)[edit]

Second generation (M600)
2nd Daihatsu Boon.jpg
Daihatsu Boon (Japan)
Also called
  • February 2010 – April 2016 (Japan)
  • 2011–2017 (Perodua)
  • 1.0 L 1KR-FE I3 (petrol)
  • 1.3 L 1NR-FE I4 (petrol)
  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
  • CVT
Wheelbase2,440 mm (96.1 in)
Length3,640–3,650 mm (143.3–143.7 in)
Width1,665 mm (65.6 in)
Height1,535 mm (60.4 in)
Curb weight910–970 kg (2,006–2,138 lb)

The second generation Boon was unveiled in Japan on February 15, 2010 alongside the second generation Passo

The second generation Myvi based on the Boon/Passo was released in Malaysia on June 17, 2011.[4]

The third generation Sirion for the Indonesian market was unveiled at the 19th Indonesian International Motor Show in 2011.[5]

Third generation (M700; 2016–present)[edit]

Third generation (M700)
Daihatsu Boon X"L Package SA II" (DBA-M700S) front.JPG
Daihatsu Boon X "L Package SAII" (M700S, Japan)
Also calledToyota Passo
ProductionApril 2016 – present
Body and chassis
RelatedDaihatsu Thor
Engine1.0 L 1KR-FE I3 (petrol)
Wheelbase2,490 mm (98.0 in)
Length3,650–3,680 mm (143.7–144.9 in)
Width1,665 mm (65.6 in)
Height1,525 mm (60.0 in)
Curb weight910–960 kg (2,006–2,116 lb)

The third generation Boon and Passo was unveiled in Japan on 12 April 2016. Both were received the first update on 10 October 2018. The Passo has an improved collision avoidance support system (Smart Assist III) which can grasp various information such as pedestrians, vehicles, preceding and oncoming vehicles, and obstacles and then activate various driver assistance systems such as alerting the driver or switching from low and high beam.[6]

The third generation Boon/Passo is currently the only model that does not share any mechanical/visual components with the third generation Myvi/fourth generation Sirion.


  1. ^ Daihatsu Sirion in Indonesia uses Myvi styling
  2. ^ Toyota Passo Sette 7-seater MPV full details
  3. ^ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/motoring/news/article.cfm?c_id=9&objectid=10876362
  4. ^ DAIHATSU - News
  5. ^ DAIHATSU - News
  6. ^ CORPORATION., TOYOTA MOTOR. "トヨタ パッソ | 安全性能 | トヨタ自動車WEBサイト". toyota.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-10-20.

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