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Daihatsu Terios for Sale in Sri Lanka

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Daihatsu Terios Review

The Daihatsu Terios is typically not marketed as a full-on off-roader, though it is fully capable of taking on ruts and mud without much difficulty. The lack of a low-range transmission in this model will restrict drivers from attempting steep inclines on rough terrains.

The interior of the Daihatsu Terios is simple yet appealing. It includes Power Shutters, Power Mirrors, Automatic Air Conditioning as well as MP3 Compatible audio playback option comes as standard features. The designers have made use of the interior space masterfully and as a result, utility boxes and a sunglass holder with map lamp, seatback pockets, and floor console with bottle holders are available to the passengers. Further inclusions such as VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), ABS coupled with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), TRC (Traction control) and dual front air bags ensures the safety of the passengers as well as the drivers alike.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Daihatsu Terios

1. History and Facts about Daihatsu Terios in Sri Lanka

The Daihatsu Terios has been in production since 1997 and has captivated many Sri Lankan car enthusiasts with its nimbleness and considerable off road capabilities. Daihatsu's Mini SUV is currently on its second generation and the current model is a result of Daihatsu, partnering up with Toyota, which also resulted in the introduction of the Toyota Rush. The Terios has certainly been a firm favorite among Sri Lankans who are looking at a light off roader that has the practicality of a car.

The Daihatsu Terios might be small but it is certainly nimble and spirited as such, that it offers great fun on long distance trips. The 1.5 L engine makes it a viable option as a daily city runner as well. If you want a taste of both worlds but certainly not the absolute best of both worlds, this will be an ideal option for you.

2. Daihatsu Terios Specifications and Performance

The Daihatsu Terios is powered using capable engine specifications to move itself even under the tough conditions seen in Sri Lanka.

Daihatsu Terios Engine Specs

  • Type: 4-cylinder in-line 16-valve DOHC DVVT
  • Size: 1.5 L
  • Cylinders: 4-Cylinder
  • Compression Ratio: 10:1
  • Maximum Output: 78 kW @ 6000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 140 Nm @ 4400 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual/ 4-Speed Automatic
  • Top Speed: 170 km/h
  • Acceleration: 11.5 seconds (0-100 km/h)
  • Steering Specs: Power Assisted Rack and Pinion
  • Drive Type: All-Wheel Drive
  • Suspension (Front / Rear): MacPherson-Struts with Coil Springs/ 5-Link Rigid Axle with Coil Springs
  • Brakes (Front / Rear): Disc Brakes with Booster/ Drum (Leading and Trailing)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 4055 mm x 1695 mm x 1690 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1,170 kg
  • Seating Capacity: 5-Seats

3. Daihatsu Terios Fuel Consumption

Most Daihatsu Terios models are fitted with a 1.5 L VVT engine that produces approximately 103 bhp. The Terios is fitted with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic and is available in 2WD and a permanent 4WD system via a lockable central differential. The engine of the Daihatsu Terios is capable of revving to 6,500 rpm whilst maintaining its smoothness.

On the fuel economy front, the Daihatsu Terios can achieve around 10.8 km/l on the city and around 15.3 km/l on the highway. Overall, it has a combined fuel economy of roughly around 14.8 km/l on Sri Lankan roads.

Fuel Category: Petrol

Recommended Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded

Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 L

CO2 Emissions: 181 g/km (As tested by LTA)

4. The Design and Features of the Daihatsu Terios

The second generation of Terios is wider by nearly 200 mm when compared to its predecessor and provides comparatively better room for a mini SUV. The new design features with angled front headlamps and chunky lines gives the Terios an aggressive appearance. A high waistline and short overhangs have been incorporated to help take the attention away from the Narrowness of the mini SUV. The new design of the Daihatsu Terios features better aerodynamics, which results in better cornering capabilities at low speeds and makes it a fun drive even on twisty roads. However, steering feel and body roll adversely affects the overall driving experience of the Terios in the long term.

Daihatsu Terios Interior: Air Conditioner, AM/ FM Stereo, CD Audio System, Cup Holders, DVD Player, TV, Leather Steering Wheel, Knockdown Rear Seats, Clock, Door Inside Handles, Keyless Entry System, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Window, 6 Speakers, Sunvisor, Tachometer.

Daihatsu Terios Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Spoiler, Tinted Glass, Halogen Headlights, Front Fog Lamps, Roof Rails, Body Colored Bumpers, Electric Door Mirrors, Door Outside Handles, Intermittent & Mist Front Wiper, Projector Head Lamp, High Mount Stop Lamp, Mudguard - Front & Rear, Radiator Grille, Rear Spoiler, Rear Wiper & Demister, Side Steps, Spare Tyre Cover.

5. Available Color Options of Daihatsu Terios in Sri Lanka

For Interior: Black, Gray, and Beige

For Exterior: Silver Mica Metallic, Black Mica, Champagne Mica Metallic, Red Mica, Dark Blue Mica Metallic, and White

6. Safety Rating and Associated Features of the Daihatsu Terios

The safety has not been forgotten when designing the Daihatsu Terios. Therefore, this SUV comes with a number of unique safety and security related features to keep its passengers safe while on the road.

  • Airbag Driver
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Front Seat Belt - 3 Pt ELR X 2 with Pretensioner & Force Limiter
  • Front Seat with Adjuster - Driver's Seat
  • Immobilizer
  • Stabilizer - Front
  • Rear Head Rest (2 Each Front & 1st Rear Row)
  • Rear Seat Belt - 3 Pt ELR X 2 + 1 2 Pt NR (2nd Row), 3 Pt ELR X 2 (3rd Row)

7. Standout Elements of the Daihatsu Terios

The new design offers a fresh and bold look for the Terios and it helps the Mini SUV to standout. The drive train is small but generates enough power to provide drivers with a satisfactory on-road and off-road experience.

The assists features that are included such as DAC (Downhill Assist Control) and HAC (Hill-start Assist Control) alongside the safety additions make the Terios stand out from its competitors as a safe and practical mini SUV.

8. Daihatsu Terios, Compared to Other High-Featured SUV’s in Sri Lanka

The Daihatsu Terios can be compared with other similar SUV models such as the Suzuki Grand Vitara, the Honda HR-V, and the Nissan X-Trail.

Daihatsu Terios vs. Suzuki Grand Vitara - The Terios has a faster acceleration compared to the Vitara

Daihatsu Terios vs. Honda HR-V - The Terios is lighter in weight compared to the HR-V

Daihatsu Terios vs. Nissan X-Trail - The Terios is cheaper in price compared to the X-Trail

9. Key Reasons to Buy a Daihatsu Terios

Before considering buying this SUV, remember to take a look at the following pros and cons, which will help you to arrive at a more informed buying decision.


  • Good handling capabilities
  • Admirable fuel economy
  • Innovative features for convenience
  • High aftermarket value
  • Reasonably powerful engine train


Some reviewers have noted that the Daihatsu Terios has a slightly louder engine compared to some of its competitors. While those who prefer quietness may not like this, the Terios is primarily built for city use, which means that this might not be a significant issue in the long term.

Apart from that, some have stated that the back seat space available within the Daihatsu Terios is not sufficient for taller passengers. However, it should also be noted that the Terios provides a wide range of features to keep you and your family comfortable for a long distance journey.

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

For a buyer who is searching for a Daihatsu Terios SUV can buy one through the authorized distributor for the brand in Sri Lanka, the Uni Walkers (Pvt) Ltd, which is located in Colombo. Nevertheless, this is not the sole option and a used or reconditioned Daihatsu Terios can also be bought from a third party reseller, who is located within a city mentioned below.

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

Reconditioned and Used Daihatsu Terios in Colombo

Reconditioned and Used Daihatsu Terios in Kandy

Reconditioned and Used Daihatsu Terios in Gampaha

Daihatsu Terios Price in Sri Lanka

The Terios is available from Rs. 1.7 - 5.2 million depending on the year of manufacture and the trim level. On Carmudi Sri Lanka, the Daihatsu Terios is sold under the following price tags.

Daihatsu Terios Price List on Carmudi.lk

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

  • Daihatsu Terios 1997: Rs. 1,700,000
  • Daihatsu Terios 1998: Rs. 1,775,000
  • Daihatsu Terios 1999: Rs. 2,000,000
  • Daihatsu Terios 2005: Rs. 2,495,000
  • Daihatsu Terios 2006: Rs. 3,390,000
  • Daihatsu Terios 2007: Rs. 3,475,000
  • Daihatsu Terios 2008: Rs. 3,525,000
  • Daihatsu Terios 2011: Rs. 4,200,000
  • Daihatsu Terios 2012: Rs. 4,650,000
  • Daihatsu Terios Premium 2013: Rs. 5,175,000
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