When it comes to mini multi-purpose vehicles, you cannot count out the Daihatsu Materia. Though strikingly similar to some of the other mini MPVs out there, the Materia still stands out as its own model. The Materia makes for a simple, compact, yet very comfortable driving experience.
The Materia is, as already stated earlier, classified as a mini multi-purpose vehicle, or a mini MPV. It is manufactured by the Japan-based automotive car company Daihatsu. The Materia is currently only in its first generation, as it has only been in production since 2006. It is the successor of the Daihatsu YRV, another mini MPV designed and produced by Daihatsu. It is largely designed after the 2nd generation of another Daihatsu car model, the Sirion. It also aesthetically looks like the 2nd generation as well of the Toyota bB. The Materia is also known in Taiwan and Japan as the Daihatsu Coo.
Though very popular in Japan, the country wherein it was manufactured, the Daihatsu Materia also has a very strong market base in the United Kingdom. However, the Materia only sports one type of its otherwise two-choice engines. Regardless, it does not hinder the UK market to have a great automotive experience with the Materia.