Could this Daihatsu be Perodua's next compact SUV?

Eric · Oct 23, 2019 04:17 PM

2020 Daihatsu Rocky front

Daihatsu has put an unnamed SUV on display at the ongoing 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and we believe this could very well be Perodua’s next SUV after the Aruz.

2020 Daihatsu Rocky rear

Despite being an unnamed model, Daihatsu was gracious enough to provide the vital stats, including power output and dimensions.

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2020 Daihatsu Rocky gear shifter

Power comes from a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that outputs 98 PS and 140 Nm, mated to a CVT-type automatic. Power is sent to the front wheels.

2020 Daihatsu Rocky side

The table below should give you a good idea of the Daihatsu's dimensions, and further cements the fact that this is a B-segment SUV.

  Daihatsu SUV Perodua Myvi
Length (mm) 3,995 3,895
Width (mm) 1,695 1,735
Height (mm) 1,620 1,515
Wheelbase (mm) 2,525 2,500
Weight (kg) 980 1,010

Towards the sides, this little Daihatsu gets dual-tone alloy wheels wrapped in 195/60 R17 tires, fender flares, and chrome door handles.

2020 Daihatsu Rocky boot

Drawing its inspiration from the Daihatsu DN Trec Concept, this yet-to-be-named SUV features a pair of LED headlights surrounding a trapezoid-shaped front grille. This SUV also gets angular shaped front fog light surrounds and horizontal LED daytime running lights.

2020 Daihatsu Rocky dashboard

As for the rear, you’ll be forgiven for mistaking this for the Perodua Myvi, as the Daihatsu looks remarkably like one, albeit with some crossover kit slapped on.

2020 Daihatsu Rocky buttons

Inside, the Daihatsu gets a host of equipment; we spotted buttons and switches indicating that this particular car has auto start stop, front parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking, heated seats, 360-degree camera, and voice command.

2020 Daihatsu Rocky rear seats

Closer to home, we understand that Perodua is currently developing a new B-segment SUV, codenamed D55L. If the Daihatsu here is any indication of Perodua's upcoming model, we're definitely interested to see what Perodua has in store! 

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