Daihatsu Tanto

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Daihatsu Tanto
Daihatsu Tanto 001.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerDaihatsu (Toyota)
Also calledSubaru Chiffon (2016–present)
ProductionNovember 2003 – present
Body and chassis
ClassKei car
Body style5-door hatchback
Layout

The Daihatsu Tanto (Japanese: ダイハツ・タント, Daihatsu Tanto) is a kei car manufactured by the Japanese automaker Daihatsu. It was introduced at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show as a concept vehicle based on the Move's 'tall' body style. The car was introduced to the Japanese market in 2003. The Tanto Custom was added in July 2005.

The "Tanto" name is Italian for "so much" or "a lot".

First generation (L350; 2003–2007)[edit]

First generation (L350)
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Overview
ProductionNovember 2003 – November 2007
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 43 kW (58 hp; 58 PS) (EF-VE)
  • 47 kW (63 hp; 64 PS) (EF-DET)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,440 mm (96.1 in)
Length3,395 mm (133.7 in)
Width1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Height1,725 mm (67.9 in)
Curb weight870–960 kg (1,918–2,116 lb)

The first generation Tanto went on sale on 27 November 2003. The grade levels consist of L, X and X Limited for naturally aspirated engine option; R and RS for turbocharged engine option. Front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive are available in all grades.

The Tanto Custom was added in July 2005, which grade levels consist of L and X for naturally aspirated engine option; RS for turbocharged engine option.

Tanto FCHV[edit]

The Tanto FCHV was introduced at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. "FCHV" stands for "Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle". Based on the regular Tanto, the prototype adds a hydrogen tank and electric motors.[1]

Second generation (L375; 2007–2013)[edit]

Second generation (L375)
2nd generation Daihatsu Tanto.jpg
Overview
ProductionDecember 2007 – October 2013
Body and chassis
RelatedDaihatsu Tanto Exe
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 43 kW (58 hp; 58 PS) (KF-VE)
  • 47 kW (63 hp; 64 PS) (KF-DET)
Transmission
  • 4-speed automatic
  • CVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,490 mm (98.0 in)
Length3,395 mm (133.7 in)
Width1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Height1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Curb weight900–1,010 kg (1,984–2,227 lb)

The second generation Tanto went on sale on 17 December 2007. Among the main features of this generation is an ordinary side-hinged rear door while on the left side, the rear door is a sliding door without an intermediate pillar.

Third generation (LA600; 2013–2019)[edit]

Third generation (LA600)
Daihatsu Tanto G SA 0044.JPG
Daihatsu Tanto G "SA"
Overview
Also calledSubaru Chiffon
Production
  • October 2013 – June 2019 (Tanto)
  • December 2016 – July 2019 (Chiffon)
Body and chassis
RelatedDaihatsu Move Canbus
Powertrain
Engine
  • 658 cc KF-VE I3 (petrol)
  • 658 cc KF-DET I3-T (petrol)
Power output
  • 38 kW (51 hp; 52 PS) (KF-VE)
  • 47 kW (63 hp; 64 PS) (KF-DET)
TransmissionCVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,455 mm (96.7 in)
Length3,395 mm (133.7 in)
Width1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Height1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Curb weight920–1,010 kg (2,028–2,227 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorSubaru Lucra (Chiffon)

The third generation Tanto went on sale on 3 October 2013. This generation uses the sliding door on both sides. The car is also sold by Subaru as the Subaru Chiffon (Japanese: スバル・シフォン, Subaru Shifon) since December 2016 through an OEM agreement.

Fourth generation (LA650; 2019–present)[edit]

Fourth generation (LA650)
Daihatsu Tanto X Turbo 2WD (5BA-LA650S-GBGZ) front.jpg
2019 Daihatsu Tanto X Turbo (LA650S)
Overview
Also calledSubaru Chiffon[2]
ProductionJuly 2019 – present
Body and chassis
PlatformDaihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA)[3][4][5]
Powertrain
Engine
  • 658 cc KF-VE I3 (petrol)
  • 658 cc KF-DET I3-T (petrol)
Power output
  • 38 kW (51 hp; 52 PS) (KF-VE)
  • 47 kW (63 hp; 64 PS) (KF-DET)
TransmissionCVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,460 mm (96.9 in)
Length3,395 mm (133.7 in)
Width1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Height
  • 1,755 mm (69.1 in) (FWD)
  • 1,775 mm (69.9 in) (4WD)
Curb weight880–1,000 kg (1,940–2,205 lb)

The fourth generation Tanto went on sale on 9 July 2019, followed by the second generation Chiffon on 16 July.[2] It is based on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform.[3][6][4][5] The standard variant of the Tanto is offered in L, X and X Turbo grades, while the Custom variant is offered in L, X and RS grades. The turbocharged engine option is only available in X Turbo and RS grades.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daihatsu Tanto FCHV". Hydrogen Cars Now. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b https://www.autoweek.nl/autonieuws/artikel/subaru-chiffon-in-het-nieuw/
  3. ^ a b "DNGA第一弾として、軽乗用車「タント」をフルモデルチェンジし発売" [As the first DNGA car, the fully remodeled Tanto mini passenger car has been launched] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Daihatsu. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b "ダイハツ新型タントは7月デビュー! エンジン・CVT・ボディ・サスペンションのすべてが新しい!!" [Daihatsu new Tanto debuts in July! Engine, CVT, body, and suspension are all new !!]. clicccar (in Japanese). Japan. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "ダイハツ 新型タント[プロトタイプ]試乗│期待しといてゼッタイ損ナシ! "DNGA"第一弾に先行試乗(1/3)" [Daihatsu new Tanto [prototype] test drive: Looking forward to this! Test drive of the first "DNGA" (1/3)]. MOTA (in Japanese). Japan. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  6. ^ https://response.jp/article/2019/07/09/324254.html

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