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Daihatsu celebrates centenary with limited editions

Daihatsu is celebrating this year’s centenary with two limited edition models based on the Terios mini-SUV and Sirion supermini.

Both will be available in September and Daihatsu believes the limited number of 100 units per model will mean they will all be sold out before the end of next month.

Based on the entry-level Terios S, the new Terios Centenary offers the additional equipment of: silver metallic paint, alloy wheels, leather-covered steering wheel, front fog lamps and roof rails.

It is priced at £12,695 on-the-road, the Terios Centenary is priced at £350 more than the Terios S.

The Sirion Centenary is based on the entry-level S model but adds: silver metallic paint, alloy wheels, electrically-adjustable door mirrors and driver’s seat height-adjustment. Priced at £7,395 on-the-road, the Sirion Centenary costs £115 more than the Sirion S.

Daihatsu’s forerunner, Hatsudoki Seizo Company, was founded in 1907 to manufacture internal combustion engines.

The first truck was produced in 1919 and a range of three-wheeled vehicles introduced in 1930, followed by the mid-sized four-wheeled car, the FA, in 1937. In May 1965 Daihatsu became the first Japanese manufacturer to export to Britain with the 797 cc Compagno Berlina.

This exact car is now owned by Daihatsu Vehicle Distributors and regularly takes part in classic car rallies and dealer events.

The Sirion Centenary

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