To avoid confusion, owners often refer to the models by their factory model number F-300 or F-310. The F-310 variant, marketed as the MkII Sportrak or Feroza II was sold between 1987 and 1988. The main differences between the F-300 and the F-310 was the front end and associated trim. This included the headlight surround and grille.
Fitted with a Daihatsu 1600 cc DOHC or SOHC I4 engine, linked via a manual gearbox, propshaft and differential to the front wheels and rear axle to provide either four wheel drive or two wheel drive depending on the driver requirement. 2WD, 4WD Low and 4WD High are selected using a selector next to the gear stick in the cabin.
The engine is generally known to have performance difficulties attributed to poor air induction which can be improved by the removal of the air filtration system fitted by Daihatsu and the application of a more free flowing air filter. Although this is not recommended for offroad users due to water ingress to the throttle body, a snorkel is usually fitted through the near-side wing, running up the passenger side front pillar.