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Thursday 6 November 2003

Special edition Terios Sport Ecosse with luxury leather trim worth £800 – fitted free with show orders
Copen - first UK show appearance since going on sale on 1 November
Charade – highly praised, high value Super City Car
Sirion – fast, frugal and from only £7,995 on-the-road
YRV Turbo 130 – the UK’s most powerful 1.3 litre car
Japanese compact car specialist Daihatsu has produced a leather-trimmed special edition of its Terios 4x4 mini sport-utility vehicle for this year’s Scottish Motor Show, at the SECC Glasgow, from 7 to 16 November – the Terios Sport ‘Ecosse’.

As well as the usual luxuries found on the Terios Sport, including 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, front fog lights, air-conditioning, ABS and remote central-locking, the Sport Ecosse comes with a black and red leather interior.

What is more, while the on-the-road price of the Terios Sport Ecosse is £12,795, for orders placed at show the leather pack – worth £800 – will be fitted free of charge, making the Ecosse the same price as the standard Terios Sport for show-goers.

The seats are a combination of black and red leather with red leather door inserts completing the luxury interior. ‘Ecosse’ badges on the driver and front passenger doors, meanwhile, indicate the exclusivity of the model, which is available only in metallic silver.

Terios Tracker and Sport

The standard Terios line-up includes two models, Sport and Tracker. Both models come with full-time four-wheel drive, driver and passenger airbags, power steering, front electric windows, electric door mirrors, CD tuner and central locking as standard.

The Tracker is available from just £9.995, while the Sport costs £11,995. Automatic transmission is an option for both.

Copen – Now On Sale

Sharing the limelight on the Daihatsu stand, number 4030 in Hall 4, will be the Copen sportscar, which makes its first official UK appearance since going on sale at the beginning of November.

Priced at £12,995 on-the-road, the Copen comes with the option of a red leather pack for an additional £500 and is available with silver, black or yellow.

Coined from ‘Compact’ and ‘Open’, as its name suggests, the Copen offers the best of both worlds. With its lightweight aluminium roof raised, it boasts coupe-like weather resistance and security, while lowering the roof converts it into a compact roadster.

The Copen has a turbocharger designed exclusively for the car that provides a smooth, strong response from as low as 2,000 rpm from its all-aluminium 16 valve, 659 cc four cylinder engine.

Maximum power is 64 PS at a surprisingly low 6,000 rpm while peak torque of 81 lb.ft is at an even more remarkable 3,200 rpm, providing good low-speed flexibility.

Charade – Highly Praised, High Value Super City Car

Since its launch at the start of the year, press and public alike have heaped praise on the all-new Charade. The show marks its first ‘official’ appearance since its launch earlier this year, as it was not shown at the 2002 British International Motor Show.

The ride quality has been compared to that of cars more than four times its price, while its 1.0 litre 3-cylinder engine has been praised for its performance and widely described as ‘brim-full’ of character.

Perhaps the single most common compliment attributed to the Charade, however, has been the incredible value it represents from just £5,995 on-the-road.

Three models make up the Charade range, the entry level 3-door EL, the 5-door EL and the range-topping 5-door SL.

Standard features across the range include ABS with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), driver and passenger airbags, front electric windows and power steering among many other features

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