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Daihatsu Charade for Sale in Sri Lanka

2006 Daihatsu Charade

Daihatsu Charade Review

The Daihatsu Charade, which was designed and manufactured by the Daihatsu Motor Corporation for more than 20 years, was one of the company’s most successful supermini family cars. The car came in both sedan and hatchback varieties with the hatchback version being the most popular around the world including Sri Lanka.

One of the main reasons for the Daihatsu Charade to gain a considerable level of popularity is its compact yet very productive design. Even though the car was built as a supermini, it was able to provide seating space for five full-grown adults while also carrying an additional cargo in the process. The Daihatsu Charade’s engine was also quite capable and could generate up to 74 kW of power and 127 Nm of torque, which allowed this car to reach a top speed of 185 km/h and an acceleration of 9.6 seconds, from zero to 100 km/h. This certainly makes the Daihatsu Charade a good competitor for other supermini family car models seen in Sri Lanka.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Daihatsu Charade

1. History and Facts about Daihatsu Charade in Sri Lanka

Having a long history that spans for more than 23 years, the Daihatsu Charade is a car that did a great impact in the Sri Lankan car market. First introduced to the world in 1977 by the Daihatsu Motor Corporation, the car went through several design changes across four generations, to become the productive car that we have come to love here in Sri Lanka.

The car was brought down to the country since its first generation in the late 70’s and has been a favorite among the local middle class buyers ever since, until the model was discontinued in 2000. However, the car still managed to retain its popularity even as second hand or third hand models due to its rugged and reliable build, which was proven as ideal to tackle the climate and road conditions seen in the island.

2. Daihatsu Charade Specifications and Performance

The Daihatsu Charade comes with reasonably powerful engine specifications to move its drivetrain on the roads seen in Sri Lanka.

Daihatsu Charade Engine Specs

  • Type: Water cooling serial 4 cylinder OHC 16 valve
  • Size: 1.3 L/ 1.5 L/ 1.6 L
  • Cylinders: 4-Cylinder
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Maximum Output: 74 kW @ 6400 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 127.5 Nm @ 3600 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual/ 4-Speed Automatic
  • Top Speed: 185 km/h
  • Acceleration: 9.6 seconds (0-100 km/h)
  • Steering Specs: Rack and Pinion Hydraulic Steering
  • Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive
  • Suspension (Front / Rear): McPherson Strut Coil Spring/ McPherson Strut Coil Spring
  • Brakes (Front / Rear): Ventilated Disc/ Drum
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 4,053.8 mm x 1,615.4 mm x 1,384.3 mm
  • Curb Weight: 970 kg
  • Seating Capacity: 5-Seats

3. Daihatsu Charade Fuel Consumption

The base engine of the Daihatsu Charade was a reasonably good one that carried a displacement of either 1.3 L, a 1.5 L or 1.6 L water-cooled serial 4-cylinder OHC 16 valve locomotive, which also used a 5-Speed Manual or a 4-Speed Automatic transmission to move its drivetrain.

Nevertheless, the Daihatsu Charade also has an impressive fuel economy even for its family class. The car is said to be able to achieve a fuel economy of roughly around 12.5 km/l on the city and around 17.2 km/l on the highway. Overall, the car can reach a mileage of around 13.8 km/l for a combined drive cycle in the country.

Fuel Category: Petrol

Recommended Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded

Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 L

CO2 Emissions: 179 g/km

4. The Design and Features of the Daihatsu Charade

To put it simply, the Daihatsu Charade is fundamentally designed to be a very productive compact family car. This vehicles front side is square yet sharp and has two prominent headlights for improved safety. The front bumper usually comes in a color different to the body paint color and covers the front bottom half of the Daihatsu Charade. The cabin area of this car is slightly smaller compared to most vehicles, though it does come with plenty of space for five passengers. The rear side of this car depends on whether it is a sedan or a hatchback with the sedan coming with a cargo area lid and the hatchback coming with a large rear door for even more productivity.

Daihatsu Charade Interior: Air Conditioner Front, AM/ FM Stereo, CD Audio System, Cassette Radio, Cup Holders, Wood Panel, Power Window, Falling Down Type Rear Seat, Car Navigation System, Steering Adjustment, Folding Rear Seat, Tachometer, Day Counter, Coolant ECT Sensor.

Daihatsu Charade Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Tinted Glass, Front Fog Lamp, Rear Wiper, Rear Or Roof Spoiler, UV Cutting Glass, Keyed Bumpers, Tinted Windows, Headlights, Rear View Mirrors, Antenna, Outside Door Handles.

5. Available Color Options of Daihatsu Charade in Sri Lanka

For Interior: Gray, Brown, and Beige

For Exterior: White, Navy blue mica M, Silver M, Red pulling red mica M

6. Safety Rating and Associated Features of the Daihatsu Charade

The safety has been addressed within the Daihatsu Charade, with this vehicle offering wide range of facilities to keep its passengers safe for the journey,

  • Airbag Driver
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Centralized Door Lock
  • Rear ELR3 Point Seat Belt
  • Side Impact Bar
  • Turn Signal Lights
  • High Mounted Stoplights

7. Standout Elements of the Daihatsu Charade

Beyond doubt, one of the best standout features of the Daihatsu Charade is none other than its excellent fuel economy that can achieve more than 13 km/l for a combined drive cycle, even on the conditions seen in Sri Lanka.

Apart from that, the Daihatsu Charade has excellent handling capabilities that makes it an ideal car for the country’s first time drivers.

8. Daihatsu Charade, Compared to Other High-Featured Cars in Sri Lanka

It is possible to compare the Daihatsu Charade with other similar car models from competing brands such as the Nissan Pulsar, the Toyota Yaris and the Suzuki Swift.

Daihatsu Charade vs. Nissan Pulsar - The Charade has a fasted acceleration compared to the Pulsar

Daihatsu Charade vs. Toyota Yaris - The Charade has a higher top speed compared to the Yaris

Daihatsu Charade vs. Suzuki Swift - The Charade has a better fuel economy compared to the Swift

9. Key Reasons to Buy a Daihatsu Charade

Before considering buying a Daihatsu Charade from the local market, it is best to consider the following aspects of this vehicle as well, which will help you to arrive at a more informed buying decision in the near future


  • Easy handling capabilities
  • Superb fuel economy
  • Affordable price margins
  • Reliable built quality
  • Good level of amenities


Without a doubt, one of the most significant disadvantages of the Daihatsu Charade is the fact that this car is now out of production. Nevertheless, it should also be noted that spare parts for the vehicle are still widely available throughout Sri Lanka.

Since this vehicle is no longer in production, some buyers may not like the level of features provided within this car. However, the Daihatsu Charade provides a good level of value for money in the long term.

10. Where to Find a Daihatsu Charade for Sale in Sri Lanka?

As of 2016, for a buyer who wants to buy a Daihatsu Charade can do so by getting in contact with third party vehicle distributors, who offer this vehicle while being based in some of the cities mentioned below.

Discover the Selection of Daihatsu Charade for Sale in Your City on Carmudi Sri Lanka

Reconditioned and Used Daihatsu Charade in Colombo

Reconditioned and Used Daihatsu Charade in Kandy

Reconditioned and Used Daihatsu Charade in Matara

Daihatsu Charade Price in Sri Lanka

The Charade typically has a good aftermarket value in Sri Lanka. A Daihatsu Charade in its used or reconditioned state can reach a price from Rs. 248,000 to Rs. 1,530,000 (2016), subject to the level of facilities offered as well as its built year.

Daihatsu Charade Price List on Carmudi.lk

Price for Reconditioned or Used Daihatsu Charade (As Of 2016)

  • Daihatsu Charade XG 1979: Rs. 248,000
  • Daihatsu Charade 1980: Rs. 290,000
  • Daihatsu Charade G10 XTE 1982: Rs. 330,000
  • Daihatsu Charade G10 1983: Rs. 340,000
  • Daihatsu Charade 1985: Rs. 350,000
  • Daihatsu Charade 1986: Rs. 385,000
  • Daihatsu Charade 1987: Rs. 390,000
  • Daihatsu Charade 1988: Rs. 480,000
  • Daihatsu Charade 1989: Rs. 550,000
  • Daihatsu Charade 1991: Rs. 665,000
  • Daihatsu Charade 1992: Rs. 925,000
  • Daihatsu Charade 1994: Rs. 1,200,000
  • Daihatsu Charade G200 1995: Rs. 1,350,000
  • Daihatsu Charade G200 1997: Rs. 1,530,000
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