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Daihatsu Taft
Daihatsu Taft 4x4
Manufacturer Daihatsu
Successor Daihatsu Fourtrak
Daihatsu Rocky
Toyota Blizzard
Daihatsu Taft GT (Indonesia)
Daihatsu Scat

Daihatsu Taft is a four-wheel-drive vehicle built by Daihatsu between 1974-1984. It was also known as the Daihatsu Scat in some markets. The Daihatsu Taft is similar to Suzuki Jimny and was later replaced by the Daihatsu Fourtrak.

The first Taft was the F10, introduced in 1974. It was equipped with a 1.0L petrol engine and a 4-speed transmission with a 2-range transfer case. The F10 was available in short-wheel-base (SWB) softtop and hardtop versions.

Daihatsu Taft F50 25d

1979 Daihatsu F50

In around 1977, the F10 was replaced with the F20 series with the 1.6L 12R petrol engine. Around the same time the F50 2.5L DG diesel version was introduced. Both models featured an improved transmission and were available in SWB Softtop and Hardtop versions. In 1979, trayback/ute versions of the F20 and F50 introduced as the F25 and F55 models. Around 1983, updated F20/F25 models were introduced with an optional Deluxe version and optional 5-speed gearbox. At the same time the F50/F55 models where replaced with the F60/F65 with a 2.8L DL diesel, with the same Deluxe model version and optional 5-speed gearbox.

Between 1981 and 1984, Toyota sold a rebadged Taft known as the Toyota Blizzard. Fitted with the 2.2 L L-series diesel, the LD10 Blizzard featured the same optional Deluxe model fitout as the Taft.

In 1984, the Taft/Scat models were replaced with the Daihatsu Fourtrak (Daihatsu Rocky in Australia). In Indonesia, the Daihatsu Fourtrak is still known as the Daihatsu Taft GT.

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