The FX concept is a sub 4-metre, rear-wheel driven small SUV while the FT concept is a Maruti S-Cross rivaling 7-seater SUV that also shares the RWD configuration.
Toyota’s budget brand of sorts in the US and Europe, Japanese brand Daihatsu is a popular carmaker in South East Asia and has presented two new vehicles at the ongoing 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) that include the FX and FT concepts. Both the concepts hint towards an upcoming range of small SUVs that will be launched in the market in the future and will rival a host of offerings including the upcoming Honda BR-V, Hyundai Creta (ix25 in some markets) and the likes in the segment.
Starting with the smaller Daihatsu FX, the concept measures 3800 mm in length, 1690 mm in width and 1580 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2455 mm. In terms of dimensions, the FX is similar to the Ford EcoSport and will be powered by a 1.2-litre engine under the hood. The compact SUV concept gets a sharp styling with LED headlights, a sleek grille and a larger trapezoidal lower grille with honeycomb mesh. The concept comes complete with pronounced wheel arches, black body cladding and futuristic interiors and boasts of a rear-wheel drive layout and a dual instrument panel.
Coming to the Daihatsu FT, the concept is a medium sized SUV measuring 4350 mm in length, 1750 mm in width and 1690 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2685 mm. The styling is a lot more restrained on the FT than the FX with curvier lines and gets a large chrome grille, LED headlights, high mounted fog lamps, black cladding around the bumpers and side profile with brushed silver inserts for a premium finish. The 5-spoke turbine styled 18-inch alloy wheels look fun on the concept model.
Inside the cabin, the FT gets a futuristic dashboard with a central display unit along with digital instrument cluster, push-start ignition, leather seats and a four-spoke instrument console. Like the FX concept, the Daihatsu FT also gets a rear-wheel drive configuration and will be powered by a 1.5-litre engine. The power output though is yet to be revealed on either concept models.