Daihatsu D-Base Concept shown ahead of Tokyo image

The Daihatsu D-Base Concept has been officially presented, over the web for the moment, as it will be debuting at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, in a premiere.

How long has it been since you’ve heard anything on Daihatsu? Well, too long, if you ask us, but don’t worry, because the Japanese company isn’t dead and, in fact, it is getting ready for the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. His is basically a kei car which is believed to serve as a replacement for the Mira. It has the regular weird boxy-shape, along with a white-finished body with blue accents noticeable in the front air intake of the bumper, on the side sills, on the door handles, on the A and B pillars and on the rear end as well.

The car stands at just 3.4 meters in length, a small footprint, and it is 1.48 meters wide and 1.49 meters tall. The vehicle may be looking ready to hit the assembly line but once this will happen, we expect some different lighting clusters, conventional front door handles and no blue accents. Since this is just a tiny kei car, it comes as no surprise finding out what is under its hood: a 0.66-liter gasoline burner with three cylinders, connected to a CVT. The average fuel consumption is 3 liters / 100 km (94.1 mpg UK / 78.4 mpg US and this happens mostly thanks to the light body and the regenerative braking system found on it. Additional details on the D-Base concept are limited for now and will be announced in Tokyo.