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Daihatsu introduced the Altis' fourth generation in 2012, replacing its predecessor after only six years, keeping the pace with its better-known sibling, the Camry.

The badge-engineering recipe worked well for the Japanese carmaker Daihatsu and it managed to sell the Altis on the Japanese market. Maybe it wasn't the time, yet to let the Camry go and sell somewhere exclusively elsewhere around the world, but at least for the base versions it could replace its sibling in its home country.

On the outside, the Altis was upgraded with a new front fascia and sported the same chromed details as the Camry. Its lower bumper featured two side-mounted fog lights, which were tall and narrow. It clearly showed a sportier look than its predecessor. Its four-door sedan shape was designed with long and curved lines, while the rear windscreen showed an even further raked-forward appearance.

Inside, the car-maker continued its trend in modernizing the cabin. It updated the infotainment unit but kept that simplicity noticed on the 2006 Altis with a clean dashboard and center stack. The instrument cluster featured the same layout for the dials, with the speedometer and tachometer flanked by the gauges for fuel-level and coolant temperature. Like the generation it replaced, it offered a decent amount of room in the back.

Toyota dropped the 2.4-liter engine and replaced it with a 2.5-liter unit that featured the same inline-four architecture and installed it under the Altis' hood. The only transmission available was a CVT and it didn't offer the option for an all-wheel-drive system.

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DAIHATSU Altis 2012 - 2017
  1 hybrid gasoline engine
  • 2.5L CVT (203 HP)

DAIHATSU Altis 2.5L CVT (203 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L CVT (203 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2494 cm3
Power
117.7 KW @ 5700 RPM
160 HP @ 5700 RPM
158 BHP @ 5700 RPM
Torque
157 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
213 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Total maximum power
149.3 kw (203 hp)
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Hybrid Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
CVT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
190 in (4826 mm)
Width
71.9 in (1826 mm)
Height
57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/61.6 in (1,575/1,565 mm)
Wheelbase
109.3 in (2776 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
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