Chariot

1991

Chariot

The 1990s were said to be a decade in which the Japanese enjoyed spiritual happiness and their leisure time. The diversification in how people saw their lives and in the way they spent their leisure time saw major changes in their motoring needs and requirements. This created a new market segment for those seeking a sedan-like quality and versatility that differed from that offered by RVs and station wagons but for whom the conventional sedan failed to satisfy their needs in terms of interior space, functionality or utility. After a full model change developed to pinpoint such market needs, the second-generation Chariot was launched in May 1991 offering "more freedom than a sedan, and more versatility than a station wagon ". While retaining its predecessor's 3-row seating layout, the new Chariot's semi-tall cabin and extended wheelbase created a roomy interior space offering more comfortable accommodation for seven people than its predecessor. The Chariot also featured an improved equipment and trim specification with high quality fabric upholstery for the seats that provided over 12 different seating patterns, no less than 10 small-item storage spaces and a high airflow ventilation system. The two-tone exterior sported "double cabin" styling divided by the C-pillar. The 2.0 L engine gave the Chariot comfortable performance even with a full complement of passengers.

Overall length 4515 mm
Overall width 1695 mm
Overall height 1580 mm
Engines 2.0 L