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THE Terios 4WD looks like a serious off-roader, but behaves like a tall city-based small car.
Its monocoque body, five-link axle and coil spring suspension all-round and no low-range gearbox sees to that.
And that’s how Daihatsu intends it to be, since the appropriately named Rocky sold alongside the Terios for buyers after a real mud-plugging 4X4.
The Terios’ narrow, tall four-seater four-door wagon body comes in two models – DX and SX.
Power comes courtesy of a 61kW/105Nm 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine, mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox driving all four wheels.
A diff lock is standard.
In mid-’99 minor trim changes were applied to the whole range, while a more comprehensive facelift during 2000 resulted in a new grille, trim and an upgraded engine.
Model release dates: July 1997 - October 2000
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