Hello everyone. Not yet managed to get myself a Daihatsu though always been intrigued by the G100 Charades, both in GTti and Turbo-Diesel forms as well as generally interested in little known aspects of Daihatsu’s history.
Recently discovered Live to Dai via the H-Series engine article, is it known whether the H-Series was related to any existing engine (especially given its ties with Toyota)? The same question goes for the 3-cylinder Daihatsu C-Series regarding any 4-cylinder relation whether produced or experimental, along with if the 3-cylinder version was capable of being stretched beyond 993cc?
Seems a shame Daihatsu never persisted with 3-cylinder and dieselized versions of the H-Series engine.
Lastly and more regarding the Daihatsu Applause, is it known if any other bodystyles considered beyond the sole 5-door notchback hatchback variant? Also would it be accurate to say the Applause was possibly derived from a stretched G200 Charade platform?