Daihatsu have launched their new Mebius hybrid — which does an impressive 62mpg.
The Mebius S Tourer was produced with the help of Toyota as part of of a deal between the two Japanese manufacturers to boost production of environmentally-friendly cars.
It has a 1.8liter hybrid engine and produces very little drag due to state-of-the-art aerodynamics.
The five-seater has plenty of room inside, with a trunk that can hold 535liters when all the seats are full — the equivalent of four golf bags.
Due to its environmentally-friendly nature the two-wheel-drive Mebius S Tourer hybrid will be exempt from car tax in a string of countries around the world.
Prices will start at around $24,000 (2,350,000 Japanese Yen).
Main Details of Daihatsu Mebius hybrid:
Displacement (cc): 1797
Max. output (kW[PS]/rpm): 73/5,200
Max. torque (N•m[kgf•m]/rpm): 142[14.5]/4,000
Max. output (kW[PS]/): 60
Max. torque (N•m[kgf•m]: 207[21.1]
Max. output (kW[PS]/): 100
Nickel metal hydride (NiMH)