Though little heard of in the U.S. since its departure in 1992, Daihatsu is still kicking elsewhere around the world. The Japanese automaker is planning two concepts for Frankfurt – the D-Compact 4x4 and the HSV hybrid sports car (shown). The D-Compact 4x4 is a soft-roader meant for city-use that sports a 1.5L presumably 4-cylinder powerplant, while the HSV combines a 1.5L motor with a 4WD hybrid drivetrain that powers the rear wheels separately. We're curious to meet the HSV in person in Frankfurt, as the concept sketch seems a bit hyperbolic.



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