Daihatsu boosts its kei vehicle offering with a new special edition featuring adventurous flair. The fourth generation Daihatsu Tanto has been on the market in Japan since 2019, and it is one of the company's best-selling models. It joins the Tanto, Tanto Custom X, and Tanto Custom RS, all of which have identical mechanicals but various options and designs. The new Tanto made its debut in July 2019 as Daihatsu's most technologically advanced kei vehicle to date. It is based on Daihatsu's New Global Architecture and has sparked a lot of attention among buyers.
The new Fun Cross has a different front fascia and a more SUV-like bumper than the other Tanto siblings. The fascia's upper grille is also changed, and the headlamps now have somewhat different interior graphics. It also has a more durable bumper with an aluminum protecting bar.
The alterations are less noticeable inside the cabin. New orange accents on the dashboard and upholstery options are available. The new interior decorations are complemented by additional outside colors, such as the green and beige tones shown in the gallery above.
The vehicle is powered by a 0.65-liter three-cylinder engine that can be naturally aspirated or turbocharged. The more powerful engine has 64 horsepower, while the base engine has 52 horsepower.
The Tanto, like many other kei cars in Japan, features all-wheel drive as an option. We don't know if this new more rugged edition of the compact city car has AWD as an option, but it seems logical considering the vehicle's nature and reputation.
The revised Tanto lineup is now available, with the entry-level model starting at around $9,555 at current exchange rates. The top of the line model costs at least $14,900.