The New Daihatsu Terios | Part Five

Outstanding Safety Measures

The new Terios has outstanding safety measures with in-house tests giving results equal to an NCAP 4-Star occupant protection and 3-Star pedestrian protection.

Crushable structures are used at the front and rear of the body with the cabin itself made stronger to minimise occupant injury. To protect from side-impacts, the front floor cross-member, tunnel, sills, B-posts and roof-side rails are all strengthened to secure occupant survival space.

As for pedestrians, the front bumper and bonnet are designed to minimise injury to the head and thigh with a shock-absorbing structure built into the bonnet.

High-power seatbelt pretensioners are standard while special pads are installed to reduce injury to occupant knees, torso and lower legs. The pedals are also designed not to intrude during an impact.

Both driver, passenger and side airbags are fitted and the standard four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) also feature electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) which maximises stopping power and minimises skidding.

Equipment Levels

Every new Terios model has an outstanding equipment tally with the entry-level Terios 1.5 S featuring air-conditioning, power-steering, ABS with EBD, full-time four-wheel drive with centre diff-lock, driver, passenger and side airbags, three rear-seat three-point seatbelts, radio/CD player, four electric windows and reverse parking sensors.

Expected to be the best-seller, the Terios 1.5 SX adds, for example, alloy wheels with 235/60R tyres, two-tone wheelarch extensions and side-skirts, roof rails, multi-information display, front fog-lamps, smoked ‘privacy glass’ for the rear side doors and rear window, leather trimmed steering wheel, electric windscreen de-icer and door mirrors and various AC sockets and load-restraint ties.

The automatic transmission-only Terios 1.5 SE has a similar equipment level to the SX but features a different design of alloy wheel with 215/65 tyres and has colour-keyed side skirts.

The multi-function display on both the Terios SX and SE is especially convenient. By using a single button, the driver can switch the display to the clock, average fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, maximum possible travelling range, outside temperature and altitude.

Like all Daihatsus, the new Terios enjoys the protection of a three-year unlimited mileage warranty with roadside assistance plus an eight-year anti-perforation warranty.

Performance and Economy
Terios Top speed mph 0-60 sec Urban mpg Extra Urban mpg Combined CO2 g/km
1.5 S 99.4 12.0 29.1 40.4 35.8 186
1.5 SX 99.4 12.2 28.8 39.8 34.9 191
1.5 SE 93.2 13.6 26.6 39.8 33.6 196
Published 3 May 2006 Melanie Carter

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