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March 6, 2015

New Teardown Report: Daihatsu Move mini vehicle

MarkLines Co., Ltd.

  • MarkLines Co., Ltd released two new teardown reports for the Japanese Daihatsu Move mini vehicle (fifth-generation, X-turbocharged VS grade).
  • The Daihatsu Move teardown was held on January 21 through 27, 2015, by the Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Organization. The teardown event was performed by the Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin Automotive Junior College in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.


(Note): The sixth-generation Daihatsu Move was launched in December 2014.


  • Mini vehicles are often considered synonymous with low-cost cars. However, the teardown proved that the Daihatsu Move is on par with, if not better than, B-segment cars in terms of specifications. All parts are manufactured with craftsmanship to ensure competitiveness in performance and quality. For instance, costs are duly allotted to the chassis and seat frame that are normally unseen by users, to deliver quality performance and a comfortable riding experience.
  • The chassis suspension components are comparable with those found in larger and heavier B-segment vehicles. The seat frame has two S-springs in both the cushion and seatback, which makes the Daihatsu Move superior to a B-segment car. These support the riding comfort and quietness that the car is reputed for.
  • The Daihatsu Move X-turbocharged VS grade Smart Selection SA (Smart Assist) version is equipped with a Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system and emergency brake assist which uses front-mounted laser sensors.




Teardown Report Series


Reports for Users & Free Members (Note)Free Reports
VW Polo (Dec. 2014)
(Part 1) Engine compartment and driver's seat area
(Part 2) 1.2-liter TDI diesel engine and suspensions
Toyota Aqua (Prius c) (Nov. 2012)
(Part 1) Part suppliers and battery components
(Part 2) Hybrid systems behind the 35.4km/liter car
Nissan Note (Sep. 2014)
(Part 1) Major safety technology and advanced driver assistance systems
(Part 2) Drive unit and supercharger
Nissan Leaf
(Part 1) Benchmarking systems and components (Mar. 2012)
(Part 2) Main components disassembled (Sep. 2012)
(Part 3) Body cutaway (Nov. 2012)
Honda Accord Hybrid (Feb. 2014)
(Part 1) PCU and vehicle chassis components
(Part 2) Battery components and electric servo brake system
(Part 3) Sport Hybrid i-MMD drive unit
Honda Fit Hybrid (Dec. 2013)
(Part 1) Battery components & brake system
(Part 2) Engine and transmission


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