Drivers primarily associate compact cars with utility, meaning cost effectiveness and driving ease particularly on busy streets - and environmental friendliness, meaning low fuel consumption that conserves natural resources. By fulfilling these requirements, compact cars have become popular as essential means of transportation for everyday activities such as commuting and shopping.

But how would you feel if a compact car also gave you the pleasure of weekend driving - as if the views seen through the windshield every day had been completely transformed?

If that sounds attractive to you, Daihatsu would like to recommend its new D-Compact X-Over, a dramatically innovative compact car that features practical design and sports-car performance, plus high-quality styling. To create this new model, Daihatsu collaborated with Italdesign Giugiaro, Italian design Company based in Moncalieri (Torino) and led by Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro. Generated through fusion of the creativities of two companies, the D-Compact X-Over is a concept car positively crammed with original features.

Daihatsu D-Compact X-Over by Giugiaro
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While the D-Compact X-Over is one of the world’s most compact crossover models, its smooth, elegant silhouette and powerful styling make it highly unusual among compact vehicles.

The D-Compact X-Over’s most distinctive feature is its glass roof, sweeping from the top of the windshield to above the rear seats in a smooth and flowing roofline. Providing unequalled access to the world of sunlight, this transparent roof enables you to feel at one with the refined nature of our immediate environment.

A key feature of the D-Compact X-Over’s side design is its blister-type fender. Combined with 17-inch tyres, it expresses the friskiness, dynamism and sportiness of this model.

As for rear design, this vehicle’s combination lamp is an attention-grabber. Positioned behind the backdoor glass, it adds sharpness and elegance.

Elegant design also features in the passenger compartment’s combination of green suede and beige patent leather. Plated bezels of specially designed meters and air-conditioning duct unit accentuate the D-Compact XOver’s characteristic high quality and sportiness.

Daihatsu D-Compact X-Over by Giugiaro
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Convenience of use is considered too, as evidenced in the exclusively designed utility pockets provided in the front seatbacks. The D-Compact X-Over is packed with additional accessories that both driver and passengers will find particularly useful on long non-routine trips. The spacious passenger compartment and extensive luggage space realized in this compact body are a major achievement of Daihatsu’s highly efficient packaging technology.


Whether used for everyday shopping or commuting, or simply for the sheer pleasure of driving, the D-Compact XOver will certainly fulfil your every expectation. Its 1.5-litre specially tuned engine provides surplus driving power.

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  (445) posted on 10.7.2011

Primarily a very petite ideal car, I like its small and compact package. I wont disagree that this is a dramatically innovative car. Well it is, very collaborated and fabulous.

  (1332) posted on 01.20.2010

well at least Daihatsu is still in business building an Fuel Efficient vehicles, a good competitor of Hyundai I10, and kia no 3.

pdaix  (433) posted on 03.16.2007

Finally the compact cars have access to real designer like Giugiaro. Looking great, especially the back doors really well integrated and inside air vent and air control seem really cool as well.

I hope Daihatsu will bring this to the US market, that woudl put them ahead of the competition for a few years.

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