Innovative features in Japanese minicars
Shared features include automatic brakes and smartphone connectivity
|Daihatsu Move featuring many advanced driving assistance systems (Source: Response)|
・This report outlines feature availability on the new minicar models (under 660cc) released for sale in Japan from November 2014 to June 2015. Six new and redesigned models are Honda S660 and N-BOX Slash, Suzuki Alto Lapin and Every Wagon, and Daihatsu Move and Wake.
・The features made available on all the six new models include the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), collision mitigation brakes (for vehicles), and navigation systems with smartphone connectivity.
・Increased adoption of the side airbags for front seats, curtain airbags for front and rear seats, monitors to display a bird's eye view, LED headlamps and seat heaters for drivers.
Advanced features made available by Honda, Suzuki and Daihatsu on their new minicar models
|(New models launched in Japan from November 2014 to June 2015)|
|Driving performance||ESC||All the six models|
|Collision safety||Side airbags for front seats &
curtain airbags for front and rear seats
|Honda N-BOX Slash, Daihatsu Move|
|Omni-directional monitor||Suzuki Alto Lapin|
|Rear camera (with a bird's-eye view)||Suzuki Every Wagon, Daihatsu Move|
|Collision mitigation brake at low speeds (for vehicles)||All the six models|
|Collision warning (for pedestrians)||Daihatsu Move|
|Lane departure warning||Daihatsu Move|
|Visibility||LED headlamps||Honda S660, Daihatsu Move/Wake|
|Comfort/convenience||Seat heater for driver||Honda N-BOX Slash, Suzuki Alto Lapin/
Every Wagon, Daihatsu Move/Wake
|Navigation system with smartphone connectivity||All the six models|
New model features reports:
Increased prevalence of advanced safety packages on new Japanese models (Jul. 2015),
Major features of new Hyundai-Kia lineup highlighted by increased use of ADAS (Jun. 2015),
German OEMs expand use of connected technologies on new models (Nov. 2014),
Features on new European models: PSA, Renault, FCA, GM, Ford and Volvo (Jan. 2015),
New U.S. models increase adoption of features like rear view cameras (Aug. 2014)
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