The premiere of Daihatsu YRV front wheel drive microfan was held in 2000. The emergence of this new family of compact 5-seater 5-door station wagons has confirmed that Daihatsu is gradually phasing out the production of ordinary passenger cars and is switching to assembling high-capacity cars, but at the same time - of compact dimensions. The YRV model was positioned on the market as a sports wagon and was created on the platform of Daihatsu Sirion. Production of the car continued until April 2006; to replace him came Daihatsu Coo (analog - Toyota bB).
In 2000, 17 modifications of the YRV were produced for the domestic market of Japan, differing from each other in the volumes of installed engines and types of transmission, and 16 in 2001. For European buyers five sets of machines were intended. The exterior of the car has nothing to do with the rounded shapes of Sirion and is characterized by a pronounced wedge-shaped shape. In general, the car, despite its size, looks quite dynamic.
The feeling of internal space supports a large hatch on some versions of the model. Dimensions of the model 3765/1625/1535 mm with a base of 2370 mm and a track 1380/1365 mm. The minimum amount of luggage 165 liters, and with the rear seat retracted - 1075 liters. 920 kg curb weight Clearance - 130 mm.
The internal dimensions of the cabin are 1765/1335/1255 mm. In standard, the car is equipped with two PB, power windows, central locking and electronic brake force distribution system. In the more expensive versions there are: air conditioning, remote door unlocking, alloy wheels and more expensive interior trim.
The layout of the cabin allows you to feel the spaciousness in the upper part, but in the legs you still feel some constraint. The rear seat folds in half, allowing for more luggage space. In versions with automatic, the gearshift lever is located on the steering column, which together with the continuous front seat allows for some freedom of movement in front of the cabin. The following engines are installed on the model: 0.989 L EJ-VE R3 12V (64 hp / 7000 rpm, 94 Nm / 3600 rpm) and 4-cylinder 16-valve K3-VE of 1.297 l (87 hp / 6000 rpm) , 126 Nm / 3200 vol.).
Both power units are equipped with DVVT DOHC (Dynamic Variable Valve Timing) gas distribution system, created in collaboration with Toyota engineers. There is also a turbocharged version for the 1.3-liter engine - K3-VET (129 hp). The fuel consumption of the AI-92 in a liter engine is 5.1 liters per 100 km on the highway and 7 liters in the urban cycle, and the maximum speed reaches 150 km / h.
With a more powerful engine, the car accelerates to “hundreds” in 11.2 seconds and picks up a maximum speed of 160 km / h. The engine is aggregated with a 5-speed manual gearbox or with 4AKPP. As for the Sirion model, there is a four-wheel drive chassis version with a rear wheel connection. Suspension front and rear coil springs. The type of steering gear-rake with power. The minimum turning radius of 4.3 m. The front brake disc, rear - drum.
The standard dimension of tires is 165/65 R14. The model is characterized by a high level of passive safety; Standard equipment includes two front and two side airbags. Active Safety System includes ABS and Brake Assist Dortomazhivatel. At the Geneva Motor Show in March 2001, the Daihatsu YRV Turbo model was introduced with a 4-speed hydromechanical “automatic” type of ESAT, the electronic control of which provides the perfect combination of high dynamic qualities and fuel efficiency. The power of the 1.3-liter engine was increased by turbocharging from 87 to 129 hp, which allowed the YRV to enter the category of the most powerful class B models in Europe.
There is a high level of passive safety of the car, the standard equipment of which includes two frontal and two side airbags.