The famous Japanese auto maker Daihatsu Motor Co. launched the 5th fully redesigned compact passenger car ‘MOVE’ on 13th December 14, 2010 in Tokyo. The Daihatsu Move is a Kei car which started in August 1995. The company says that the new ‘Move’ is the highest- level fuel efficient cars in Japan. The company also aims at the “Standard of the next generation spacious mini passenger vehicles”.
The light weight of the car with use of plastic electronic throttle body and CVT gear box also helps the car to provide optimal power delivery with a minimum fuel. The car also outfitted with a flash memory navigation system, which will provide Japanese motorists with the optimal fuel-efficient driving on the basis of driving condition analysis, and an energy-saving route search feature that recommends the most fuel-efficient route to the destination.
The MOVE cars are equipped with an idling stop system that automatically stops the engine when the car is not moving such as in traffic jams and at traffic signals. This system will reduce gasoline consumption, which will help the car to accomplish fuel economy of 27kms/liter.
The company is also aiming at selling of 12,000 units per month in Japan, and the car in priced from 1.12 million yen including consumption tax. As gas prices are on rise very steadily, the Daihatsu Move is going to be the Japan’s fuel economy leader.