Daihatsu’s popular Terios mini sport-utility range has been simplified into two new models – the Sport and the Tracker – one offering more style and both adding extra value.
Most striking is the new Sport which, at £11,995 on-the-road, is only £1,015 more than the former EL but adds:
- Massive 17 x 7 ins-wide alloy wheels carrying low-profile 225/55 tyres
- Anti-lock brakes
- Four-speaker radio/CD player
- Large front fog lamps set into a full-width black bumper panel
- Large rear tailgate spoiler
- Choice of Silver monotone or Black, Green or Blue metallic with Silver lower body cladding
Meanwhile, the former Terios E is also discontinued and EL re-branded as the Tracker, priced at £9,995 OTR – a reduction of £985 compared to the EL which it matches in specification.
This means standard Tracker equipment includes: power-steering, twin front airbags, electric front windows and door mirrors, central-locking, a radio/cassette player, 15 x 5.5 ins alloy wheels with 205/70 tyres and full-time four-wheel drive with an electronic differential-lock.
The Terios Sport and Tracker also benefit from a practical five-door body with a useful 185 mm ground clearance and short front and rear overhangs for genuine off-road ability.
Daihatsu’s advanced 1.3 litre 86 PS petrol engine gives sprightly performance and low emissions combined with an Extra Urban fuel economy figure of 41.5 mpg.
And like other models such as the Cuore, new Charade, Sirion, and YRV, customer care is excellent with, for example, a three year unlimited mileage cover and roadside protection plus a six year anti-perforation warranty.Published 13 April 2003