Daihatsu Materia news - Block party | Top Gear
Advertisement
BBC TopGear
BBC TopGear
News

Daihatsu Materia news - Block party

Published: 11 Jul 2008
 comments

Definitely from Daihatsu's cubist period, the new Materia is all straight lines and right angles. But we like it.

Advertisement - Page continues below

With function dictating form, the Materia is a box on wheels to give maximum interior space, and Daihatsu says the Materia is as big as a family car inside while being the same sort of size as a supermini outside. 

The dash is a little more restrained in concept, with the speedo mounted in the centre of the dash-top, but otherwise fairly normal.

The engine is Daihatsu's straightforward 1.5-litre petrol with 103bhp, driven through either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox.

The Materia goes on sale in July with a standard equipment list that includes air conditioning, CD player, alloy wheels, privacy rear glass and four airbags.

Advertisement - Page continues below

All that, plus the stand-out styling from £10,995 looks pretty attractive to us.

Top Gear
Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

More from Top Gear

Loading
See more on Daihatsu

Promoted Content

Subscribe to the Top Gear Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, you agree to receive news, promotions and offers by email from Top Gear and BBC Studios. Your information will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.