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Spy Shots: the Daihatsu Terios returns to China

Published on October 10, 2012 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: the Daihatsu Terios returns to China

Spy shots from the Daihatsu Terios testing in China. It will be made by the FAW-Toyota joint venture and it will be launched on the Chinese car market next year. The first generation Daihatsu Terios was made in China under license by FAW, called ‘Huali Terios’. When Daihatsu withdrew from the Chinese market in 2009 FAW contuned to use the Terios platform for various small vehicles. In 2006 the infamous carmaker Zotye debuted a Terios clone, the Zotye 2008, powered by a Chine-made Mitsubishi engine. How exactly Zotye got the blueprints for the Terios/2008 is still unclear.

Spy Shots: the Daihatsu Terios returns to China

The Daihatsu Terios will likely be build by Tianjin-FAW, a FAW subsidiary that also makes the Toyota’s for the FAW-Toyota joint venture. The Japanese-made Terios is powered by a 1.5 four-cylinder which suits China well. No news on the price yet but an automachine like this shouldn’t start much above 125.000 yuan.

Spy Shots: the Daihatsu Terios returns to China

4-speed automatic.

Spy Shots: the Daihatsu Terios returns to China

Via: Sohu.

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  1. dragin- October 13, 2012 Reply

    I believe production of the Huali Terios which suffered from poor sales, ended with the termination of all Huali production, in 2006. Huali was then absorbed by FAW Xiali.

    “… FAW contuned to use the Terios platform for various small vehicles.”
    I’m not aware of any models that FAW built on the Terios platform after Huali closed shop.

    Is it possible that this newer Terios will be produced in FAW’s Jilin plant, where the Xenia was/is produced?
    Or, if it does end up being produced in Tianjin it will be like a homecoming for this ole Japanese donor to the Chinese industry, in its genesis.

  2. Eric cai- September 30, 2014 Reply

    How much is the recent price of terios.

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