Affordably priced Daihatsu brand has shared the first information about the new hybrid version of the Rocky SUV. In addition, it became known that from October 1, Japanese motorists were able to apply for a test drive of the model in the company’s showrooms.
As you know, the current Daihatsu Rocky modification has been available on the market since 2019. This cross is built on the basis of the DNGA architecture, which was developed by specialists from Toyota directly for the production of key cars. The body length of the “state employee” is 3995 mm. In Japan, the car is offered exclusively with a 1-liter engine, the output of which is 98 horsepower. The torque of the unit reaches 140 N * m. A couple for him is a variator gearbox. The drive for this model can be either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
By the way, in the lineup of the parent Toyota brand there is a model that is a twin of Daihatsu Rocky. We are talking about the Raize SUV. Now the company is preparing to bring a hybrid version of the Rocky to the market. At its basis, the developer laid a 1.2-liter gas engine, which is complemented by an electrical installation.
It is not yet known what performance indicators will be provided for the hybrid unit. It is reported that a compact battery to ensure the operation of the electrical installation will be placed in the leg area of the rear passengers. It is also known that Daihatsu Rocky will accelerate and stop by pressing one pedal. The Japanese manufacturer Nissan builds individual models by the same analogy. More details about the promising new product will become known before the end of the year.