Daihatsu Cuore Mira seventh generation
|L275/L285 (2006 on)|
|Also called||Daihatsu Charade |
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||3-door hatchback/van |
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Engine||658 cc KF I3 |
996 cc 1KR-FE I3
|Transmission||5-speed manual |
|Wheelbase||2,490 mm (98.0 in)|
|Length||3,395 mm (133.7 in)|
|Width||1,475 mm (58.1 in)|
|Height||1,540 mm (60.6 in)|
In December 2006 the L275, the seventh generation Mira, was presented. Initially only available as a passenger version, the Van derivative appeared in early 2007. As usual four-wheel-drive versions received a different model code (L285). Two 'Topaz Neo' KF engines are available: a 658 cc KF-VE twin-cam DVVT three-cylinder engine of 43 kilowatts (58 hp), and the KF-DET turbo engine of same displacement that produces 47 kilowatts (63 hp).
The naturally aspirated engine is available with five-speed manual transmission, three or four-speed automative transmission or continuously variable transmission. Export models (L276) first appeared in September 2007 and receive the very light Toyota KR engine, an inline-three of one liter's displacement.
Under Japanese 10–15 test cycle, fuel economy varies from 21 km/L (59 mpg-imp; 49 mpg-US) for three-speed automatic transmission to 25.5 km/L (72 mpg-imp; 60 mpg-US) for continuously variable transmission. For cars with "Smart Drive package", which come with a new idle stop system, fuel economy increases to 27 km/L (76 mpg-imp; 64 mpg-US)
Inside, the gear shift has been moved from between the front seats to centre dash There is an optional sliding rear seat, with a range of 255 mm, for more luggage room or extra kneeroom.