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 Daihatsu Mira Cuore
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The Daihatsu Mira was conceived in response to two trends in the 1980s, namely the rise in demand for second cars, and the sudden increase in the number of female drivers. More efficient use of resources and energy were prime demands, along with a level of function, practicality and affordability that customers had come to expect in a minicar. The result was a new concept: a small boxy hatchback positioned in the commercial genre of vehicles.
The Mira was in tune with the market requirements of the day; belonging to a time where more and more wives were investing their family's money in a second car for themselves.
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Storage location:DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (1-1, Daihatsu-cho, Ikeda-shi, Osaka 563-8651)
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Year manufactured:1980
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Manufacturer:Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Designs/literature
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Current status:On public display
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Daihatsu Mira Cuore
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Model name:L55V-DKR
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Company name:Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1980
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Designed by:Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Mini commercial vehicle
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Model / Weight
Style:1.5-box type
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Number of doors:3
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Passenger capacity:2
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Vehicle weight:535
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Body / Size
Structure:Monocoque
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Bumpers:Provided
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Step:None
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Overall length:3195 mm
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Overall width:1395 mm
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Overall height:1370 mm
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Tire size:Front: 5.00-10-4PR ULT, Rear: 5.00-10-4PR ULT
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:None
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Rear axle:Rigid dead axle
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Wheelbase:2150 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1205×1210 mm
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Steering:Rack and pinion type
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Features:Front: Strut independent suspension Rear: Semi-trailing arm independent suspension
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 2-cylinder
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Valve train:Overhead camshaft belt drive
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Carburetor:Twin barrel
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Bore x stroke:71.6×68.0 mm
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Displacement:547 cc
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Ignition system:Battery ignition
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Max. power/r.p.m.:29/6000
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Exhaust emissions treatment:Ignition timing blowby gas control, etc.
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Fuel tank capacity:28 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:Constant-mesh gear type
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Drive system:FF
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:Cuore Shingatasha Kaisetsusho, Daihatsu Jidosha Hanbai Kabushiki Gaisha, Jun. 9, 1980
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