The Daihatsu UFE-III shown at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show
was the 3rd model of Daihatsu's 'Ultra Fuel Economy' concepts,
the original was shown at the 2001 Tokyo show.
3 cyl + electric
The UFE-III is powered by a diminutive 660 cc Atkinson
3 cylinder engine and two electric motors. Part of the
UFE-III's impressive fuel economy can be traced to the
aerodynamic bodywork. The flowing lines give the UFE-III
a 0.168 Cd figure. Add this to a 440 kg overall weight
and it is a recipe for efficiency.
The interior of the UFE III is set out in a 1+2 configuration,
with two small seats crammed in behind the single central
drivers seat. The UFE-III is controlled by steer-by-wire
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