Daihatsu Terios (2nd Generation)

Daihatsu Motor Company
Also called
Daihatsu Bego (in Japan and China)
Toyota Rush (Indonesia)
Daihatsu Terios Eco (Turkey)
Daihatsu Terios Wild (Chile)
Perodua Nautica (in Malaysia)
2006 - present
1.5 L 3SZ-VE I4
5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
2,580 mm (101.6 in)
4,055 mm (101.6 in)
1,695 mm (66.7 in)
1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Curb weight
1,170 kg (2,579 lb)
The second generation known as Daihatsu D-Concept 4x4 made an appearance in 2005 at the Tokyo Motor Show before being named the new Daihatsu Terios, which went into production in 2006.
The second generation of the Terios is also wider, nearly 1700 mm, compared to the first generation which is less than 1500 mm.
On the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM), the Terios has been succeeded by the Daihatsu Be‣go and Toyota Rush, however, in European,South American and most other Asian markets, the new model is sold under the name Terios. Daihatsu designs and manufacture the Terios and also supplies the vehicle to Toyota under a consigned / OEM manufacturing agreement.
Both use 1.3 litre or 1.5 litre engine; diesel engined versions are awaited. Only the 1.5 litre version is available with both two- or four-wheel drive.
The Terios features a permanent 4WD system via lockable central differential. However, it lacks low ratio gears.


In December 2006, Toyota and Daihatsu in Indonesia launched the second generation of Rush and Terios which have longer wheelbase. However, the car only comes with rear wheel drive. The Daihatsu Terios and Toyota Rush are available only with the long wheelbase in Indonesia. The difference between Rush and Terios: Rush is designed for five people only, and Terios is designed for seven people, so the Rush lacks third row seating (although third-row seat is available as a dealer option).

Toyota Rush

A 7-seater version of the Daihatsu Terios was also offered by UMW Toyota in some countries like Malaysia as a Toyota Rush, Grand Terios in Egypt and as Terios Advantage in some countries like Chile starting February 2008. The vehicle is imported from Indonesia, manufactured by Astra Daihatsu Motor. The Toyota Rush in Malaysia comes in 2 trim levels – the 1.5G (in both four-speed automatic and five-speed manual) and the 1.5S. The key differences between these trims are:
Wing Mirror
Chrome, retractable
3rd brake lamp
Standard (with high mount stop lamp)
ABS, EBD & Dual Airbag
Only driver airbag

Perodua Nautica

At around the same time, Perodua, Daihatsu's local partner in Malaysia also launched a short wheel base version of the Daihatsu Terios. Sold as the Perodua Nautica, it was launched in Malaysia in May 2008. This was fully imported from Japan, except for the front grille, front bumper and rear bumper which are manufactured and fitted in Malaysia. It has a 1.5 litre DVVT engine, full-time 4WD, projector headlamps, a 5-seater with dark interior. The price tag of the Perodua Nautica is not much different from the long-wheelbaseToyota Rush. It comes with only two colour choices: (Medallion Grey and Majestic Black) and comes in automatic transmission only. The Nautica was quietly discontinued in 2009, slightly less than a year after its launch. Only a mere total of 489 units were ever sold. The reason for the discontinuation was because as a national car company focused on local manufacturing, Perodua was unable to obtain sufficient necessary Approved Permits for vehicle importation, as the Nautica was imported in CBU form from Japan.


2010 Perodua Nautica in Malaysia

2010 Toyota Rush

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Last updated on 25 July 2013 at 10:23.


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