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|Production||2009 - present|
|Body Style||5 door,7 seats.|
|Wheelbase||wheelbase - type here|
|Transmission||transmission + drive|
|Engine||1.5 L 3SZ-VE DOHC|
|Power|| 97 hp @ 6000 rpm|
N/A lb-ft of torque @ 4400 rpm
The Daihatsu Luxio is a 7 seat MPV produced by Daihatsu. First introduced in Indonesia in 2009, the Luxio is equipped with a 1.5 liter engine and a platform based on the Daihatsu Gran max. Like its brother, the Luxio has a boxy design meant to make the most efficient use of space possible. As the result, it has plenty of legroom and headroom. Ground clearance is also designed to withstand the road conditions in Indonesia. The name Luxio ressembles luxury.
See Wikicars' comprehensive Daihatsu Luxio Review.
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Styles and Major Options
The Luxio is available in 3 levels of trim: D, M, & X. The D trim is the most basic, M has upgraded wheels and 2nd row A/C, while the X adds foglamps and the options of ABS and automatic transmission.
All 3 versions come with the 1.5L 3SZ-VE VVT-i DOHC water cooled inline 4 cylinder engine, mated with a 5 speed manual transmission. The X A/T comes with a 4 speed automatic transmission.
All versions have McPherson struts, disc front and drum rear brakes.
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The Luxio can consume 8.4 kilometers of distance for every liter of fuel it uses.
As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:
Engine and Transmission
The Luxio is powered by the 1495 cc 3SZ-VE Inline-4 with DOHC and VVT-i. The engine is a bit underpowered for the car, making acceleration woeful,but the slow acceleration was paid by its huge cabin space.
In road tests by Mobilmotor magazine, the Luxio sprinted from 0-100 km/h in 17 seconds - a second slower than it rival, the Suzuki APV. Fuel consumption was 8.4 km/l while braking from 100-0 km/h took 59.4 m in 3.7 seconds.
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The D trim has no 3rd row seatbelts, and ABS is not available on this trim. On the X & M trims, 3 point seat belts are standard in each row, and ABS is an option.
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- Sonic Blue Metallic
- Crypton Green Metallic
- Sand Gold Metallic
- Classic Silver Metallic
- Meteor Grey Metallic
- Midnight Black Metallic
Luxio's main competitor is the Suzuki APV. Both cars have boxy design and can accommodate up to 7 people with similar price. Suspiciously, both the APV and Luxio have the similar rim design.
Unlike the APV, the Luxio has a sliding door which is very convenient for ingress-egress in tight spaces.Cabin space is also bigger than the one in Suzuki APV.
The interior is two-tone in trim. The upper quarter trim is dark in color to minimize light reflection from the sun to the windscreen. The lower three-quarter trim is light beige to enhance a feeling of spaciousness. Dark gloss details are added to make the dashboard look and feel luxurious. The shift knob is located higher up than normal shift knobs for easier ergonomics.However,some people complained about the plastic quality which feels cheap.
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According to magazine reviews, the suspension of Luxio is too rigid for the road conditions in Indonesia.Although its suspension is rigid,owners found that this car has a big body roll feeling. Some have also complained about the seat comfort which makes the hip get tired easily.Some also said that the car is lack of lumbar support.
The most common criticism, however, is the woeful noise insulation inside the cabin. When the driver depresses the horn, the sound of the horn penetrates into the cabin which Indonesian customers find annoying. Some also said that there is a cheap metallic sound produced when closing the door.Owners also noticed a noisy sound produced from the second row air conditioner.
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Current (first) Generation: (2009–present)
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Design quirks and oddities
- The Luxio won "The Small Van of the Year 2009" in Mobilmotor Indonesia magazine.
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