Daihatsu Pyzar

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Jan 06th, 2020

Daihatsu Pyzar

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.

If you’re shopping for auto parts and accessories for your Pyzar wagon, we can help make your search easier. You can stop by our website, browse our classifieds, and contact the seller yourself. Or you may also send us a parts request message, and we’ll connect you to the sellers in our directory. Whichever method you prefer, we’d be here to assist you. 

-JMSL