Daihatsu Materia alternatives

Latest model: Daihatsu Materia 2008
Daihatsu Materia 2008Daihatsu Materia Mini-mpv went on sale in the UK in July 2008 with prices starting from £10995, on-the-road product impressive dashboard room and distinctive look-and-feel.

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In fact, the boxy yet wide and squat layout theme with flared wheelarches and minimum overhangs has created a cult-following in Japan - and now the US - with several manufacturers struggling to keep up with consumer demand.

Key rivals in the UK and Europe are the similar-sized but move conservatively-styled Renault Modus and Vauxhall/opel Meriva. All are compact and versatile with a high-command driving position that especially appeals to women.

However, the Daihatsu Materia's owners are expected to include style-conscious young families seeking a distinctive yet practical layout plus older couples who appreciate the Daihatsu Materia's low running costs, manoeuvrability and simple access due to wide-opening and deep doors.