Daihatsu has unveiled their new D-base concept in Tokyo.

Daihatsu has unveiled their new D-base concept in Tokyo.

Billed as the embodiment of the next-generation of compact cars, the D-base has a two-tone exterior with a unique front bumper, sporty side skirts and a distinctive greenhouse.  The hatchback also has LED headlights, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and sporty alloy wheels.

The two-tone styling continues in the cabin as blue and white upholstery on the seats and dashboard.  There's also a digital instrument cluster, a floating infotainment system and metallic accents.

Power is reportedly provided by a 0.66-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that is connected to a continuously variable transmission.  Thanks to lightweight materials and the use of a regenerative braking system, the concept consumes just 3 L / 100 km (78.4 mpg US / 94.1 mpg UK).

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Daihatsu D-base concept previews the company's next-generation of compact cars