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Japanese auto manufacturer Daihatsu has always been known for its small vehicles and off-road vehicles, though it produces larger vehicles as well. Daihatsu sedans lead the Daihatsu lineup, especially when you're talking about the Daihatsu Sirion. Actually, let's take a step back: one of the most popular Daihatsu sedans in the company's history is the Attis, which is very similar to the Toyota Camry and the Toyota Corolla Attis. It has been common for Toyota to distribute Daihatsu models sinc... (full review continues below)

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Daihatsu Sedans

Daihatsu Materia Sedan

Daihatsu Materia Sedan
Year
2012
MSRP
$13,250
Fuel Economy
20 City / 29 Highway
Engine
1.3L 4C
Seats
4
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Daihatsu Sedan Reviews

Japanese auto manufacturer Daihatsu has always been known for its small vehicles and off-road vehicles, though it produces larger vehicles as well. Daihatsu sedans lead the Daihatsu lineup, especially when you're talking about the Daihatsu Sirion. Actually, let's take a step back: one of the most popular Daihatsu sedans in the company's history is the Attis, which is very similar to the Toyota Camry and the Toyota Corolla Attis. It has been common for Toyota to distribute Daihatsu models since 1992, and the Sirion, the only sedan model, Daihatsu is offering for the 2012 year, certainly follows in its footsteps. Many of Daihatsu's vehicles are known as kei cars (or kei jidosha) in Japan, and the Sirion fits within these specifications. On another note, though Daihatsu has announced it will pull out of Europe by 2013 (due to an extremely strong yen value's impact on exports), but it will continue to produce vehicles in Japan.

The 2012 Daihatsu Sirion has been produced by the company since 1998 and has also been labeled as the first generation 1998-2004 Storia and the second-generation, running from 2004-present, the Daihatsu Boon. The 2012 Sirion was first launched at the 2011 Indonesia International Motor show. It comes in four variants (the 1.3-liter auto trim, the 1.3-liter manual trim, the 1.5-liter Sport trim, and the 1.5-liter manual trim) and is highly successful on the Japanese market. Its forte is really city environments, as this compact sedan has great fuel efficiency ratings.

The Sirion multi-purpose compact sedan comes equipped with several standard features, including fog lamps and anti-fogging projector headlights that appear extremely right because of multireflector technology. The Sirion sedan's new design also comes with LED rear taillights. Other changes to this year's Sirion include a new two-toned instrument panel, which gives the cabin a distinct, luxurious feel. The rear seats in this sedan can be folded down, allowing for more cargo space and versatility for busy families and individuals in need of more space. Technology features for the Sirion sedan include an MP3 hookup and USB/iPod/Bluetooth integration.

The Sirion sedan's ISOFIX safety features meet the global quality standards for safety, and child safety seats fit comfortably in the vehicle. Safety features include ABS and ventilated front disc brakes, front and side SRS air bags for the sedan's driver and front passenger, and impact absorbing materials to aid in injury reduction in the case of an accident. Noise and vibration control mean the Sirion has a quiet and comfortable ride, and a 1.3-liter DVVT Petrol Engine combines fuel efficiency and performance.

An optional multi-information display system and electric power steering make driving and connecting a breeze and fuel consumption exceptional. The Sirion engine generates 92 horsepower at six-thousand rpm and 12.2 of torque at 4,400 rpm. Pricing for the Sirion sedan starts at S$72,000 for the Sirion 1.3L Manual Standard, S$75,800 for the Sirion 1.3L Automatic Standard, and S$76,800 for the Sirion 1.5L Manual Sport. Accessories include a stainless steel Double Exhaust Pipe, a Side Door Moulding set, a door visor set, a diffuser, a cabin air filter, a textile armrest, and a PVC arm rest. So, if you find the long list of standard features isn't enough, there are plenty of add-ons to go around!