Relative newcomer to Daihatsu as a brand.
More recent cars include:
Ford Mondeo - 2L Turbo Diesel
Mercedes A45 AMG - 2L Turbo
Mitsubishi Evo VI - 2L turbo (heavily modified)
So, as you can see, the 1.3L in the GTVi is a massive step-change. It has been great to embrace what I would call more ‘classic’ motoring; where you don’t have a wave of turbo-torque to get you out of a corner after being too lazy to change down, where conservation of momentum is more important than outright power.
GTVi - 7/10th’s the fun for 1/80th the price of the A45!!