Daihatsu Charade (Sixth generation G13; 2008-2011)

Daihatsu Charade (Sixth generation G13; 2008-2011)

by Tim Wing

  • Manufacturer: Daihatsu
  • Production: 2007-2011
  • Class: Supermini
  • Layout: Rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive
  • Predecessor: Daihatsu Charade (Fifth generation G12; 2000-2007)

The Daihatsu Charade is a supermini car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Daihatsu from 1977 to 2011. It is considered by Daihatsu as a “large compact” car, to differentiate it from the smaller kei car compacts in its line-up, such as the Daihatsu Mira. The G13 Charade was Daihatsu’s first major departure from “normal configuration” automobiles. Since the car was designed form the outset to be electric, the passenger compartment was moved forward to make room for the battery pack in the rear. The batteries powered two electric motors in the middle axel. Since the G13 Charade was a pure electric, it was one of the few cars outside of military vehicles allowed to be operated on the UES Macross.


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Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

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