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Though it’s technically shown as a “concept” in Tokyo, the SUV clearly looks production ready. The Perodua links are also clear to see, especially at the rear. You can just about imagine the front with a Perodua logo and grille for an early peek at what should be the Malaysian car manufacturer’s big splash in 2020.
The 980-kg Daihatsu SUV measures 3,995 mm long, 1,695 mm tall, 1,620 mm wide, and has a 2,525 mm wheelbase. This makes it larger than the current Myvi, which has a length of 3,895 mm, width of 1,735 mm, height of 1,515 mm and a wheelbase spanning 2,500 mm.
Powering the Daihatsu SUV is a turbocharged and intercooled three-cylinder petrol engine, with the 996-cc mill serving up 98 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque from 2,400 to 4,000 rpm. This is mated to a CVT driving the front wheels. The Perodua version, meanwhile, is likely to run the usual 1.3/1.5 litre four-cylinder engine, perhaps even with hybrid technology in tow.
We previously sighted a Perodua development model going up Genting Highlands earlier this month, which appeared to be a test mule wearing a stretched Axia body. Prior to that, the Malaysian carmaker showcased the X-Concept during the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show, and if this indeed becomes Perodua’s B-segment SUV, it will most likely get a unique front end inspired by said concept.