DAMD has turned the Daihatsu Taft into a tiny Defender

Care for another ‘Little D’ concept, anyone?
by Leandre Grecia | May 5, 2021
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Japanese tuner DAMD did some rather astonishing work on the Jimny a few years back. The aftermarket specialist decided to dress up the already-quirky Suzuki as a baby G-Class and mini Defender, and we were all for it.

Then, during the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, DAMD made its way to this space yet again thanks to those vintage-looking and Bronco-like Jimnys. Again, some rather interesting work right there.

Now, we’re putting the spotlight on DAMD once again as it has picked yet another quirky Japanese car to toy around with: the Daihatsu Taft.

The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender

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Just like its cousin, the Jimny, the Taft has been given the full ‘Little D’ treatment. DAMD has dressed up the kei car like a tiny Land Rover Defender, reworking the front end to make it look like the legendary off-roader. It’s been given an entirely new grille, complete with Little D badges and embossed letterings. 

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Up top, the Little D gets a basket roof rack with wood accents that add to the retro appeal. There are additional decals on the side, and the wheels underneath have been given a new color finish to match the body. Speaking of colors, there are several available, including blue, yellow, red, and white.

The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - Interior

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Inside, the vehicle gets checkered fabric on the seats and the center armrest that give it a more vintage look. No changes were made under the hood, so the Taft retains its 660cc three-cylinder turbopetrol under its hood.

So, if you did get the chance to own a Taft, would you dress it up like this Little D?

More photos of the Daihatsu Taft "Little D" Concept

The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - Angled Front View

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The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - Front Grille

The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - Passenger Door

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The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - Angled Rear View

The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - Front Passenger Seats

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The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - Rear Passenger Seats

The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - Roof Rack

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The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - In Blue Gray

The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - In Yellow

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The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - In Red

The Daihatsu Taft redesigned as a Land Rover Defender - In Off White

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