Daihatsu Mud Master-C Concept Tokyo Preview

Daihatsu Mud Master-C Concept
Daihatsu Mud Master-C Concept

Fun cars will be all the rage at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show and Daihatsu gladly adds its share. In this case, Daihatsu is looking to the off-road market with its small transporter, the Mud Master-C (C for concept). Where Nissan talked to a marine biologist, Daihatsu called in the help of Raita Suzuki, a leading professional (off-road) cyclist.

These talks resulted in a highly durable, light-weight and compact body-on-frame construction, which allows for a range of attachments for a variety of applications ranging from outdoor sports to working in rough terrain. The gullwing doors (three of them) on the Mountain Bike Support model are ideal for loading and unloading bycicles. The interior is simple yet ruggid with a large-screen LCD multi-display and water-repelland seats.

The Mud Master-C rides 370mm from the asphalt, mud, etc which is achieved mainly through its 16inch off-road tires, and to a lesser extend the hub reduction system which transfers power to the wheels through gears between the drive shaft and wheel hub.

Source: Daihatsu
Published Oct 10th, 2007 6:07pm By Frank de Leeuw van Weenen

This small, tough transporter leverages compactness and light weight for special off-road agility and adopts body-on-frame construction for outstanding durability and cargo capability. This mountain bike support model was designed in collaboration with the leading professional cyclist, Raita Suzuki.

  • A hub reduction system, which transfers driving power via gears mounted between the drive shaft and wheel hub, together with large-diameter 16-inch off-road tires, achieves 370mm ride height and generous angles of approach, departure and breakover for outstanding off-road drivability and stream-fording capability.

  • The body uses highly durable, lightweight and compact body-on-frame construction. A range of attachments can be combined for a variety of applications, from outdoor sports to work in rough terrain.

  • Large gullwing doors on three sides give the MUD MASTER-C great convenience, ideal for loading and unloading bicycles in the "mountain bike support" model.

  • Full-cabin styling creates a strong presence.

  • The interior features a simple instrument panel with large-screen LCD multi-display and the water-repellent seats, reflecting the car's rugged image.

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gareth gareth
Great idea, hope its diesel. whats with the side doors? You'd need a garage 15 ft wide to open them, get real dihatsu, put sliding doors on
Oct 15th, 2007 3:42am
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