Daihatsu Tanto

Daihatsu updates Move and Tanto with Smart Assist II safety assistance system

On May 11, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. will release their updated Move and Tanto mini cars.

For this minor adjustment, Daihatsu has installed their Smart Assist II crash-avoidance assistance system on both models. Along with a laser radar and sonar sensor, the Smart Assist II features a camera to alert drivers of possible collisions and lane departures.

The collision warning function detects pedestrians in front of the vehicle and alerts the driver in case of a possible accident when driving at speeds of about 4 to 50km/h. The lane departure warning alerts drivers when the car is about to deviate from its lane without the use of blinkers at speeds of over 60km/h. In both cases, a buzzer and an indicator within the meter will alert the drivers.

Whereas the brakes could only be activated at speeds of 4 to 30km/h on the previous system, it can operate at speeds of up to 50km/h for Smart Assist II. Daihatsu has also enhanced its collision warning function for detecting other vehicles in front by expanding its applicable speed from 4–30km/h to 4-100km/h.

The updated Move and Tanto offer more convenience and upgrades to its standard features. All models come standardized with VSC (vehicle stability control) and TRC (traction control). Daihatsu has also established one-touch switches for its power sliding doors.

The Move is priced from ¥1,134,000 to ¥1,803,600 and the Tanto from ¥1,220,400 to ¥1,873,800.

(Translated by Travis Yamabata)