October 03, 2022
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Daihatsu”) has added Tanto Fun Cross, a new model representing active lifestyles to the Tanto lineup along with the new Tanto and Tanto Custom. Their launch is slated to start nationwide on October 3, 2022.
Following its initial release in 2003, the Tanto created a new category of extra-space mini vehicles thanks to the outstanding spaciousness and ease-of-use of its cabin. The mini passenger vehicle models were the first*1 to be equipped with the Miracle Open Door with a built-in pillar, and the succeeding models featured Power Sliding Doors on both sides of the vehicle. Tanto models have been accepted by a wide range of customers.
The current, fourth-generation Tanto models, launched in July 2019, represented the first group of vehicles based on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA), the company’s next-generation approach to creating vehicles. These models evolved significantly both from a functional and performance perspective, based on the key concept of “a life partner for a new age,” and are high-quality vehicles at affordable prices that cater to the needs of customers of all ages.
This year’s redesign has further enhanced the convenience that the Tanto is appreciated for. The new Tanto Custom has evolved to be more quality-oriented and impressive in style, and an additional outdoor model, Tanto Fun Cross*2, has been made for the new age. Retaining the ease-of-use of the traditional Tanto, this outdoor model has an active and tough style with its own unique features and is sure to meet customer’s needs for a wider range of outdoor activities. The Tanto (Friendship series) welfare vehicles also underwent partial improvements, which were well received by customers and ranked No. 1*3 for new vehicle sales volume by model name for the year 2021.