The Daihatsu Pyzar is a Charade-based mini MPV, built by Daihatsu from 1996 until 2002. This 5-door wagon has a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout, with a four-wheel-drive variant produced for the Japanese market only.
The Pyzar wagon, aka Daihatsu Gran Move in some countries, rides on the chassis of the fourth-generation Daihatsu Charade or G200. It has two rows of seats with a 50/50 split-folding bench-style rear seat, which allows it to accommodate more passengers or increase its cargo area.
Two engines with the following specs were available for the Pyzar:
- 1.5-litre HE-EG 16v SOHC inline-4 petrol engine, which could generate 66 kW of power and 119 Nm of torque
- 1.6-litre HD-EP 16v SOHC inline-4 petrol engine, which could produce 67 kW of power and 126 Nm of torque
These specs are for the export version since Japan-spec Pyzars have higher output power and torque. These engines transfer power and torque to the front wheels through either a 5-speed manual gearbox or 4-speed automatic transmission.
In 1997, Australia received two trim models, both equipped with the 1.5-litre petrol engine and available in manual and automatic variants. Below are the equipment inclusions for each trim:
- GRV, base model – dual front airbags, central locking, metallic paint, power mirrors, power steering, radio cassette with four speakers, and roof racks
- GRVX Xi – base model equipment plus alloy wheels, power windows, and two-tone paint
For the suspension system, the Pyzar was equipped with:
- Independent front suspension – MacPherson struts with lower I-arm coil springs and anti-roll bar
- Independent rear suspension – strut-type dual-link coil springs and anti-roll bar
It utilised disc-ventilated front brakes and drum brakes for the rear.
In 1998, the 1.6-litre petrol engine replaced the 1.5-litre unit for the GRV variants, while the GRVX Xi retained the same powertrain. Still, the GRVs were available in both manual and automatic models. This change was part of a minor facelift, which modified the front fascia, headlamps, and body decals. This minor restyling aligned the Pyzar with the newly-released second-generation Daihatsu Move in the kei market segment. The facelift equipment remained the same, except for the updated central locking system, which was now remote-controlled.
In the last two years of the Pyzar’s stay in the country, the 1.5-litre variants (GRVX Xi) were phased out, leaving only the 1.6-litre GRVs to serve the market. Daihatsu produced the Pyzar until 2002, but Australia ceased marketing it in 2000, the same year that the Daihatsu YRV replaced it.
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