Sirion SX with a 1.5 litre
engine and added sporty looks.
23 November 2007.
Daihatsu is freshening its Sirion
city car range with new bumpers and air-intakes, new
wheel designs, revised cloth trim, grippier front
seats and improved rear suspension for taughter
In the U.K., a new Sirion SX
version with a 1.5 litre engine and added sporty looks
and equipment levels has just been launched at
Based on the top-spec Sirion 1.3
SE, the SX adds a larger 103 PS 1.5 litre engine, a
deep front spoiler with mesh grille, front fog lamps,
side skirts and rear tailgate spoiler.
adds side skirts and a rear tailgate
Standard equipment includes red
interior trim, alloy wheels, air-conditioning, four
electric windows, driver, passenger and side airbags,
a radio/CD player and remote central-locking.
In addition to the automatic option
for the Sirion SX, the new 1.5 litre model boasts a
standard VSC system (Vehicle Stability Control). It
provides a traction control system with corrective
actions in the event of a skid.
The interior features a pod-like
oval speedometer which moves up and down with the
height-adjustable steering wheel. All new Sirion
versions also get a rev-counter and LCD panel in the
speedometer showing current and average fuel
external input allows an iPod or MP3
player to be played through the
Another new innovation is an
external input allowing an iPod or MP3 player to be
played through the radio/CD player. The front
passenger airbag can now be deactivated.
The new Sirion 1.5 SX features a
new four-cylinder 16-valve petrol engine with Dynamic
Variable Valve Timing (DVVT) – similar to that
fitted to the new Materia mini-MPV and Terios
Maximum power is 103 PS (101 bhp,
75.76 kW) at 6,000 rpm with maximum torque of 97.4 lb
ft (132 Nm) at 4,400 rpm.
metre, 13'' wheels
9.4 metre, 14'' wheels
With a top speed of 109 mph (175
km/h) and a 0-60 mph (0-96.5 km/h) time of 10.1
seconds, the new Sirion 1.5 SX returns 54.3 UK mpg
(5.2 litres/100 km, 19.22 km/litre, 45.24 U.S. mpg) on
the extra urban cycle and 51.4 UK mpg (5.5 litres/100
km, 18.2 km/litre, 42.83 U.S. mpg) for the automatic
version which costs GB£10,295 on-the-road.
Originally launched in 2005, the
completely new 5-door only Sirion rapidly became
Daihatsu’s best-seller in the UK.
The Sirion 1.0 can reach 99.4 mph
(160 km/h) while returning 64.2 UK mpg (4.4 litres/100
km, 22.73 km/litre, 53.49 U.S. mpg) on the extra urban
cycle and its 118 g/km qualifies it for a £35 annual
Road Fund Licence. Daihatsu says that it should also
be exempt from the proposed new London Congestion
Charge. The same engine is used also in the new Subaru
Justy 1.0 R, Toyota Yaris as well as the Toyota
Aygo, Citroën C1 and Peugeot 107 trio. The latter
three are based on a common platform issued from a
Toyota - PSA joint venture.
With equipment levels which include
throughout the range ABS with EBD, air-conditioning,
driver, passenger and side airbags and remote
central-locking, the revised ’08 Sirion range starts
from GB£7,495 on-the-road.