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Even if you meet Daihatsu Materia in ordinary traffic rather seldom, the „ICECUBE“ by Inden-Design already has deep roots in the company. If someone is playing with the idea to frequently be truly cool with the delivery of car on the road and the same time to keep with elegance a good figure, he should in this case consider Materia from Haiger more carefully. The Inden-Design Tuner has modified the new „ICECUBE“ cars both from the optical and from the technical point of view at the same time. This resulted in the creation of the rough look. The ICECUBE Materia creates a convincing outfit by innovative design and exemplary functionality at a car tuning level.
With its VIP painting in white/mat (5,500 Euro), the Materia gives once again a clearly improved performance and very individual optics. But ICECUBE reaches its dynamical and powerful design due to the body kit. The whole kit consists of an extension set (four extensions (of 10 parts) for 448,00 Euro without mounting and putting at the vehicle), a rear bumper with diffuser (448 Euro) and the standard front bumper fascia equipped with day-drive-lights (230 Euro) in the front turn signal housing. Further identification features are triangular mirrors outside, door handles and a boot lid cover of real carbon (1,200 Euro for the set).
For extra broad wheel distance, special, extra light and home-made wheels have been mounted.
In this case Inden Champion LM light metal wheel disks of the 8,5×18 inch size with 215/35 R18 inch in front and 225/35 R18 9,5×18 inch rear tires are holding contact with the road surface. You can exclusively purchase the 3-part wheel assembly equipped with high-grade steel outer frames at Inden-Design for 5,800 Euro.
In addition, the rear end has been equipped with high-grade steel exhaust system and a catalyst converter with two polished end pipes for 1,198 Euro, which produce the corresponding sound for the optics. The car handling of the „ICECUBE“ becomes with H&R-sport helical differential gear (780 Euro) even more sporty. Due to the sport differential gear, maximum traction at all road conditions and therefore, of course, an optimal behavior on the road will also be reached.
But something has been positively changed from within as well. Many options in the interior like triangular mirrors, the central console, the door switch covering, the entrances and the B-column with real carbon in silver (1,450 Euro) are just some of a lot of features, making the life in the ICECUBE sportier. In addition, the speedometer shaft, the A-column and the door armrest have been trimmed with alcantara (680 Euro). There is also a high-quality loudspeaker system (1,200 Euro) with high frequency loudspeaker on front and rear doors – finally, a Phillips DVD-monitor incl. navigation system (1,298 Euro) demonstrates that this baby knows what’s what. The sporty pretensions are connected here with individuality, without discarding ordinariness at the same time.
The TANTO was created in November 2003 as a vehicle with surprising roominess for its size and one that is fun for the entire family. The TANTO gained support among drivers with children for its spaciousness and convenience and pioneered a new mini vehicle genre. Sales have been extremely good, averaging about 8,000 vehicles per month.
The current redesign seeks to transform the surprisingly expansive interior into a highly inspiring space. In addition to enhancing core performance attributes such as high safety performance and excellent fuel efficiency, Daihatsu achieved three significant advances in the unreserved pursuit of the TANTO DNA—expansiveness and convenience:
1) The surprising expansive interior was evolved even further to achieve an exceptionally large space, the largest of any mini vehicle.2
2) The center pillar was removed and a powered sliding door installed (world’s first on a mini vehicle3) to create a amazing feeling of openness and provide for extreme ease of boarding and exiting.
3) Extraordinary utility was created through outstanding convenience in a wide variety of situations in response to calls from mothers with young children.
Two models with unique characteristics are available: the TANTO, which maximizes functional value for families with children that enjoy spending time together, and the TANTO CUSTOM, which seeks aesthetic value that is sure to the captivate the sensibilities of both men and women who place an emphasis on individuality.
The new models also offer the following features:
- The interior and exterior designs of both the TANTO and TANTO CUSTOM have been uniquely coordinated.
- The TANTO has been completely updated, including the platform and the engine, and safety, driving and environmental performance have been further enhanced.
1. TANTO: Italian word meaning “plenty”
2. As of December, 2007, measured by Daihatsu. (Interior length x interior width x interior height.)
3. As of December, 2007, measured by Daihatsu.
Plans call for sales of 8,000 units per month in Japan. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices range from 1,030,000 yen to 1,655,000 yen (excluding consumption tax).
The new Daihatsu Cuore is 3.46 metres long, has a kerb weight of 765 kilos and dynamic 70 HP: In this combination, the seventh generation promises pure driving pleasure. In only 11.1 seconds, it goes from 0 to 100 and sprints around every corner. With the Pro-Kit Performance Springs by Eibach, the Cuore becomes the ultimate hero of the city course leaving all others in its wake.
The spring rate of the Pro-Kit, meaning that it becomes tauter the greater the spring deflection, ensuring good traction right from the start of the spring deflection combined with a reduced body roll tendency and a high level of dynamic load, lead to an overall balanced, safe driving behaviour.