Since its introduction in 2006, Daihatsu Terios has used a 1,495 cc 3SZ-VE DOHC VVT-I engine with a vomiting power of 109 hp / 145 Nm. As specification data, this LSUV now uses the 2NR-FE engine that has been used by the Avanza.
This engine’s performance is inferior to the previous engine, but it excels in terms of fuel consumption. However, it is not impossible that with several improvements to the engine performance manager, this engine will have a greater output than the Toyota Avanza.
In addition, the new Daihatsu Terios also uses a new layout with changes in front wheel drive. It makes sense for the current conditions, but many think this is too much, unless Toyota and Daihatsu dare to make fundamentalist changes to their flagship low SUVs.
New Daihatsu Terios Performance
When trying out manual and automatic transmission cars. The 1,500cc 2NR-VE, 4-cylinder DOHC Dual VVT-i inline engine installed on the new Dahatsu Terios is the same as the one used by the Toyota Rush and the last generation Xenia-Avanza which was launched in 2015.
The performance that produces 104 PS at 6,000 rpm and 13.9 kgm of torque at 4,200 rpm is said to be smaller than the old engine that powered 109 PS and 14.4 kgm of torque at the same engine speed. However, it is considered responsive enough for urban flat roads. If you want to get more power, especially to eat up inclines, you need engine speed above 4,000 RPM.
Unlike the automatic transmission. With an engine with a capacity of 1,500 cc, the use of the new automatic transmission Daihatsu Terios feels less responsive, especially with the addition of a weight of about 80 kg which is heavier than the previous model.
For gasoline consumption, the 1,500 cc engine that is carried by the new Dahatsu Terios is fairly economical. Whether it’s for manual or automatic transmissions. However, the automatic transmission feels more extravagant with an aggressive driving style, especially when bulldozing inclines and sliding on straight roads without obstacles.
Daihastu Terios’ advantages are in the sector of its legs. The new Daihatsu Terios suspension dings are much more comfortable, when compared to the previous generation. The character of the suspension is not swaying and sufficiently dampens vibrations, this can be felt when the car carrying the five people accidentally passes through a curly road and crashes into small and large holes, including bulldozing bumps.
Meanwhile, what needs to be considered is the incoming engine sound and the noise from inside the cabin. Maybe because of the lack of installation of the cabin damper, especially in the body that is adjacent to the engine.
New Daihatsu Terios Power Down, But Save on Gasoline
The latest generation Daihatsu Terios carries a new engine coded 2NR-VE with a capacity of 1,500 cc. With a four-cylinder inline configuration, equipped with Dual VVT-i camshaft technology that can help the engine reach a maximum power of 104 hp and 136 Nm of torque.
If you look at the power and torque above, it turns out that the new Terios is 3 hp and 5 Nm lower than the old version. The reason is, the first generation Terios engine is capable of producing 107 hp and 141 Nm of torque. So why is that?
PT Astra Daihatsu Motor explained that the 2NR-VE engine was deliberately designed to pursue more efficient fuel consumption and better exhaust emissions.
Consumers need fuel efficient vehicles. Therefore, the newest engine used by the new Dahatsu Terios has gone through various tests and proven, its fuel consumption is 10 to 15 percent better than the engine on the old Terios. In addition, the exhaust emissions are also better.
Daihatsu Indonesia also claims the driving performance of the new Daihatsu Terios will not be different from the previous or old Daihatsu Terios. Power to Weight Ratio calculation on the new Daihatsu Terios.
So even if his strength was reduced, his strength wouldn’t be that different from the first generation Terios. On the specs sheet, the latest Terios model has the lightest weight of 1,245 kg and the heaviest of 1,270 kg.
Maybe back then that impression was phenomenal from Daihatsu. Why is it phenomenal, because here you will find value for money for a midsize SUV. The various features that are available on premium vehicles are spread across this SUV class.
Oh yes, no less important, don’t forget the green eco driving indicator. Here you will find three parallel rows of green lights that light up simultaneously, a sign that the gear is parallel to the gas pedal. As a result, fuel consumption is more economical.
New Daihatsu Terios Can Drink Low RON Gasoline
The new Daihatsu Terios engine has minimal limitations because it is said to be able to drink gasoline with a research octane number (RON) 88 or Premium class. Daihatsu admitted, implicitly, even though there were no problems, the low RON fuel consumption (88 and 90) made performance not as optimal as using fuel with RON on it.
The use of low RON gasoline on Dahatsu Terios cars such as premium or pertalite is fine, and can still be used normally. However, if you want to get cleaner power or exhaust performance, it is still advisable to use a higher octane (92 or 98).
But actually, if you use gasoline with low RON on the new Daihatsu Terios, it doesn’t make the engine components break down quickly. Because the longevity of the components is also called a warranty guarantee. The machine warranty is guaranteed and has been proven by loyal Daihatsu customers.
In essence, there is no problem using low RON gasoline. Only the emission quality is different. Higher RON has NOx content or cleaner toxin content.