The Daihatsu Applause car was a compact car manufactured by the Japanese automaker Daihatsu from 1989 to 2000. It is most notable for its unusual body style, which, despite appearing to be a 4-door sedan type, is in fact a five door liftback with a notchback-shaped 412-litre trunk & a tailgate.
Classy Rear Back View from Daihatsu Applause – Daihatsu Car
Good Fabric Interior View with Classic Style from Daihatsu Applause – Daihatsu Car
Although Applause type can be said to have looked very modern & be at least on par with competition in terms of size back in 1989, after 7 years in the market it began to appear quite dated & smaller than newer compact cars. Daihatsu found it economically unjustifiable to replace the car with an all-new model, but rather gave the car an extensive facelift in hope of reviving weakening sales.
Old Luxury Sedan Type from Daihatsu Applause ( 3/4 View ) – Daihatsu Car
Valve Engine View from Daihatsu Applause – Daihatsu Car