Innovative features in Japanese minicars

Shared features include automatic brakes and smartphone connectivity



Daihatsu Move
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)
Equipment Models
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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