Daihatsu Tanto Exe

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Daihatsu Tanto Exe
Daihatsu Tanto Exe Custom.jpg
Manufacturer Daihatsu
Also called Subaru Lucra
Production 2009-2014 (Daihatsu)
2010-2015 (Subaru)
Body and chassis
Class Kei car
Body style 5-door hatchback Mini MPV
Layout FF layout or 4WD
Related Daihatsu Copen
Daihatsu Esse
Daihatsu Mira
Daihatsu Mira Cocoa
Daihatsu Move
Daihatsu Sonica
Subaru Pleo
Engine 659 cc petrol
Transmission 4 speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,490 mm (98.0 in)
Length 3,395 mm (133.7 in)
Width 1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Height 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Curb weight 870 kg (1,918 lb)
Predecessor Subaru R2

The Daihatsu Tanto Exe is a Kei car produced by Daihatsu. The production version made its debut at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show and was launched on December 24, 2009 by Daihatsu and April 20, 2010 by Subaru as the Subaru Lucra. The Tanto Exe was designed to compete with models such as the Honda Life, Nissan Moco and Suzuki Wagon R. The Daihatsu Tanto Exe Custom, a more sports-oriented version of the Tanto Exe with sports styling, was launched simultaneously. The Daihatsu Tanto Exe and Tanto Exe Custom are both available with a 659cc petrol engine, mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox on front wheel drive models and CVT on four wheel drive models.

Subaru Lucra[edit]

Subaru Lucra

Due to Subaru's strengthened alliance with Daihatsu and Toyota (announced April 16, 2008), the company has been able to launch the Lucra to market. Essentially, the Subaru Lucra is a rebadged Daihatsu Tanto Exe, and the Subaru Lucra Custom is a rebadged Daihatsu Tanto Exe Custom.

The Daihatsu Tanto Exe and Daihatsu Tanto Exe Custom were discontinued on October 2, 2014, due to declining sales caused by the launch of the third-generation Daihatsu Tanto and third-generation Daihatsu Tanto Custom the previous year. The discontinuation left the Subaru Lucra and Subaru Lucra Custom as original Subaru models, even though they were still both being manufactured by Daihatsu. The Subaru Lucra and Subaru Lucra Custom, however, lasted until April 1, 2015, when they were discontinued due to changing tax consumption rules.