Daihatsu Terios

Daihatsu has announced a limited edition version of its Terios mini-SUV - the UK’s ‘greenest’ 4x4 - with £2,300 worth of extra equipment and accessories for just £1,000.

Called ‘Ozone’, just 250 units will be made available and the model’s special features are the clue to its name.

On sale now, the Ozone comes with striking blue over silver metallic paintwork, a CD tuner and air-conditioning. It also has a full-length electric canvass sunroof to allow a clear view of the stratosphere from which it takes its name.

Other additions that help distinguish the Ozone from the rest of the Terios line-up are its front fog lamps and rear spoiler, plus, of course, ‘Ozone’ badges.

All the Ozone’s extras, including metallic paint add up to around £2,300, yet at £11,995 for a manual model or £12,990 if fitted with an automatic gearbox, it costs only £1,000 more on-the-road than the £10,980 Terios EL on which it is based.

Like the EL, the Ozone comes with permanent four-wheel drive, alloy wheels, power steering, driver and passenger airbags, central locking and electric door mirrors as standard, as well as other features.

In keeping with Daihatsu’s commitment to producing the world’s most environmentally friendly petrol-driven cars, the 1.3 litre 86PS Terios has been the Environmental Transport Association’s ‘greenest’ 4x4 for the past three years running, with CO2 emissions of just 182 g/km for the manual model.

Published : 09/08/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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