• Oct 21, 2009
Daihatsu Tanto Exe and Tanto Exe Custom -- Click above for high-res image gallery

A "tanto" is a short Japanese sword or dagger, which means the only thing it has in common with the Daihatsu Tanto Exe and Tanto Exe Custom is the descriptor "short" and the additional epithet, "light." Both the Tanto Exe and Exe Custom are "lighter and more fuel efficient versions of the Tanto" which, compared to most other cars, is still no heavyweight.

We could put the Tanto in our own words, but Daihatsu's marketers have hit a hyperbole home run so we'll go with their phrasing: "both vehicles feature expansive interiors at the top levels in their classes," "the sophisticated interiors allow adults to enjoy the pleasure of driving," and "the exteriors express both quality and vitality." Oh, we can say that the Custom has a Momo steering wheel. As for the rest, have a look at both vehicles in the gallery of high-res images below and decide for yourselves.




Photos copyright ©2009 Jonathon Ramsey / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The little Daihatsus are totally cool. They aren't designed to be sportscars, people, and they do what they do perfectly. Plus they do it better than any pathetic Smart car, and they've done it (and will do it) longer.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i'll take a wild guess and say that momo steering wheel is for looks only, i'd be scared to take any corners quickly in something that tall and narrow
      • 5 Years Ago
      VIP.
      • 5 Years Ago
      worst car show ever?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Smart FourFour?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw the Daihatsu Tanto when I was in Japan and loved it. It's like a life-size penny racer car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I simply love the simplicity of the interiors.