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Daihatsu reveals mini-MPV

Daihatsu’s new Materia mini-MPV goes on sale in July and will be priced from £10,995 on-the-road.

The new model, which Daihatsu describes as ‘boxy’ and ‘squat’, has created a cult-following in Japan and the US and competes with the Renault Modus and Vauxhall Meriva.

Standard specification includes: power steering, ABS with EBD, driver, passenger and side airbags, air-conditioning, remote central-locking, height-adjustable driver’s seat, sliding and reclining split rear seat, alloy, wheels, rear privacy glass, front fog lamps and a radio/CD player with six speakers.

The Materia’s 101bhp 1.5 litre petrol engine, will manage 46.3mpg on the extra urban cycle (manual) and 45.6mpg (automatic) and powers the car on to a top speed of 100mph.

Like all Daihatsus, the new Materia is provided with a three year unlimited mileage warranty plus three year roadside assistance and eight years’ anti-perforation cover.

The new Materia 1.5 costs £10,995 OTR in manual form and £11,795 as an automatic and goes on sale in July.

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