Daihatsu Esse

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  • Transmission Automatic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Engine 658 cc to 659 cc

Daihatsu Esse Overview

The 1st Generation Daihatsu Esse was introduced in 2005.Daihatsu Esse is a front engine front/four wheel drive 5-door kei car. The Model name “Esse” stands for “Eco, Smart, Simple and Easy” according to Daihatsu. At the time of the launch, Daihatsu Esse 1st Generation was the cheapest car available to purchase in Japan. The Daihatsu Esse 1st Generation was available in 2 distinct styles Esse or Esse Custom. Production of the 1st Generation Daihatsu Esse lasted for 7 years and Daihatsu halted the production in 2011.The price of the Daihatsu Esse 1st Generation was very competitive when compared with other cars in the same class available in the local market.


The exterior of the Daihatsu Esse features a unique design language. The front end and houses angular side swept headlights, a small slim grille, a large air intake and an outward sticking bumper. The sloping rear end houses angular stacked vertical side swept taillights, a largely curved bumper and a small standard case hatchback. The Daihatsu Esse Custom features a very slightly more sporty design language. The front end houses a larger front bumper and standard circular fog lights. The rear end houses a larger rear bumper and a top-mounted spoiler. The overall exterior of the 1st Generation Daihatsu Esse features a fairly unique and distinctive design language that is able to stand out amongst its competition.


The interior of the 1st Generation Daihatsu Esse features the use of beige plastic trim pieces. The front and rear seats are covered in fabric. Standard features include power steering, power windows, power lock doors, stereo speaker audio system, air conditioning and a tachometer. Features on the higher end L variant include keyless entry, front fog lights and a rear windscreen wiper. The higher end X variant includes rear fog lights and rear power windows. The overall interior of the 2005 Daihatsu Esse features a decent amount of interior space in the front but a lack of interior space in the rear, it also offers a good level of comfort and refinement.


0.66 Liter DOHC 12 Valve Inline-3 [email protected]

4-Speed Manual Transmission
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
5-Speed Automatic Transmission


The 1st Generation Daihatsu Esse can achieve an average of up to 19KM/L making for an estimated driving range of up to 684KM from the compact kei cars 36-Liter fuel tank.


The main competitors of the Daihatsu Esse 1st Generation are the Suzuki Alto, Subaru R1, Mitsubishi eK, Honda N One, Nissan Moco and Subaru Pleo.


0.66 Liter DOHC 12 Valve Inline-3 [email protected]

Pros & Cons

Small exterior dimensions
Very economical
Comfortable interior
Good ride quality
FWD as standard while AWD can be had as an option.

Not spacious

Daihatsu Esse Price in Pakistan

The price of Daihatsu Esse in Pakistan ranges from PKR 920,000 to PKR 1,350,000 for a used Daihatsu Esse. These prices of Daihatsu Esse in Pakistan vary on model year, mileage, variant and overall condition of the car.

Variants Specifications Price*

Daihatsu Esse Custom

659cc, Automatic, Petrol
PKR 950,000

Daihatsu Esse D

659cc, Automatic, Petrol
PKR 950,000

Daihatsu Esse D Selection

659cc, Automatic, Petrol

Daihatsu Esse Eco

659cc, Automatic, Petrol
PKR 1,025,000

Daihatsu Esse L

658cc, Automatic, Petrol
PKR 1,050,000

Daihatsu Esse VS Memorial Edition

659cc, Automatic, Petrol

Daihatsu Esse X

658cc, Automatic, Petrol
PKR 920,000

Daihatsu Esse X Special

659cc, Automatic, Petrol
PKR 940,000

*Starting price for a used variant

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Daihatsu Esse Reviews

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Daihatsu Esse FAQs

The minimum price of a used Daihatsu Esse is PKR 920000
There are 8 variants of Daihatsu Esse which are Custom, D, D Selection, Eco, L, VS Memorial Edition, X, X Special.
The overall rating of Daihatsu Esse is 3/5 based on:
  • Style 3-rating
  • Comfort 4-rating
  • Fuel Economy 3-rating
  • Performance 4-rating
  • Value for Money 4-rating

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