Daihatsu harmonizes Paris Motor Show with D-Compact X-Over

By Joel Arellano | September 29, 2006
The Global Auto Index provides a few details on Daihatsu Motor *** entry, the D-Compact X-Over concept.
And the details are few. From information released by the automaker, the D-Compact X-Over is a 5-door hatchback whose design was developed by Italdesign. Its most striking feature is the glass roof that extends from the front windshield to behind the rear passenger seating. Whew. Talk about letting the sunshine in. The concept will be shown with the production-ready Materia (see below), which goes on sale in Europe next year.
Our take? Both vehicles are thoroughly European in concept and design. If brought to the states, we could see the Materia competing against the Scion xB or even the new Dodge Caliber. The D-Compact X-Over concept, on the other hand, needs another makeover or two. It looks too close to the old Chevrolet Aveo for our taste though more practical than the Scion xA. Via Global Auto Index