The D55L's lil brother, the Daihatsu Taft flexes its taft-ness with some off-roading gear

CY Foong · Jan 21, 2021 10:00 AM

The D55L's lil brother, the Daihatsu Taft flexes its taft-ness with some off-roading gear 01

As tough as the name is, this Daihatsu Taft Crossfield Ver. looks all kitted up and ready to go for its latest adventure. Through the roughest of gravel surfaces that is.

The D55L's lil brother, the Daihatsu Taft flexes its taft-ness with some off-roading gear 02

Launched alongside the simply adorable Hijet Jumbo Camper Ver. at the virtual 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Taft Crossfield sports some adventure gear including front bumper guards, a WARN winch, under guards, an LED light bar, and tail lamp guards.

The D55L's lil brother, the Daihatsu Taft flexes its taft-ness with some off-roading gear 03

Enhancing the adventure look are RS-R suspensions and 16-inch Rays Team Daytona KCX rims riding on 175/80 R16-sized Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 rubbers.

The D55L's lil brother, the Daihatsu Taft flexes its taft-ness with some off-roading gear 04

The D55L's lil brother, the Daihatsu Taft flexes its taft-ness with some off-roading gear 05

Beyond the bright yellow paintwork lies some very playful illustrations that show the adventure side of this special Taft. The black stickers near the headlights reveal an illustration of some mountains and a moon while the ones on the side reveal schools of fish.

Even more playful is the music in the video presented for the Taft Crossfield and needless to say, it definitely shows the taft-ness of the kei crossover.

The D55L's lil brother, the Daihatsu Taft flexes its taft-ness with some off-roading gear 06

The standard Daihatsu Taft is powered by a turbocharged or naturally-aspirated 3-cylinder 660 cc engine and comes in either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Just like most Daihatsu models in Japan, it is built on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform, meaning that it is in a way related to the upcoming Perodua D55L.

The D55L's lil brother, the Daihatsu Taft flexes its taft-ness with some off-roading gear 07

Just like the Hijet Jumbo Camper, the Taft Crossfield isn’t going to enter production very soon and this is merely a one-off concept.

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