Showing posts in the category of Daihatsu

Toyota Confirms Daihatsu Buyout By August 2016


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Toyota has confirmed that, by August 1 2016, it will have purchased all shares in Daihatsu, making the minivehicle automaker a wholly-owned subsidiary of the world's largest car maker.

Toyota Considers Buying Rest of Daihatsu In $3.1 Billion Deal


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Toyota has revealed that it is considering taking full control of Daihatsu in a potential deal valued at $3.1 billion.

Watch Daihatsu's Promo Video With Quirky Copen Shooting Brake & Coupe Concepts


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Daihatsu’s newest iteration of the Copen model appears to be a versatile automobile that can take a lot of forms for a wide variety of uses, and the Japanese car manufacturer’s latest quirky concepts prove it.

Three Special Daihatsu Cast Variants Previewed Before Tokyo Auto Salon


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Revealed just a few months ago, the Daihatsu Cast is the latest kei car offered by the marque exclusively for the Japanese market.

Now, just ahead of the Tokyo Auto Salon, three aggressive concept versions have been revealed and they certainly give the tiny five-door an entirely new level of flair.

Daihatsu Takes Copen Customization To The Next Level With Three New Concepts


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A little over a year after it went on sale in Japan, Daihatsu’s reborn Copen roadster returns to the Tokyo Auto Salon with a trio of conceptual costumes.

Daihatsu Presents Some Of Its Concept Kei-Cars At Tokyo [w/Video]


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The Tokyo Motor Show is the best place to see some authentic kei cars, and no one knows more about small-sized automobiles than Daihatsu.

Daihatsu Hinata, Tempo & Noriori Concepts Heading To Tokyo Show


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Besides the D-Base Concept, Daihatsu’s lineup at the Tokyo Motor Show includes three other studies called Hinata, Tempo and Noriori.

Daihatsu D-Base Concept May Preview Next-Generation Mira Kei Car


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Daihatsu will present no less than four design studies at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month and the first one to be previewed is the D-Base Concept.

Daihatsu FT Concept Is A Vision For A 7-Seat Compact SUV For Southeast Asia


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As Honda proves with the BR-V Prototype, seven-seat crossovers are the next big thing in southeast Asian countries, which is why other automakers are going down this path too.

Daihatsu FX Concept May Preview Small SUV For Asian Markets


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You may have forgotten about Daihatsu if you live in the US or Europe, but the Japanese carmaker still sells cars in Asia.

This Is Not A Toy, It’s Toyota’s New Pixis Mega Kei Car [31 Photos]


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There’s something fascinating about kei cars, don’t you think? Just check out the Toyota Pixis Mega, a new model that looks just like a toy car (and has a name that reminds of one too).

Racing Fan Builds Ferrari F1 Replica for the Road for $4,300 [w/Video]


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It won't G-force your back onto the seat nor will it tingle your spine with a screeching sound of a V8 engine turning at 10,000rpm, and if you name starts with Usain and ends in Bolt, you could probably outrun it in a street race, but damn; this is an impressively cool build for a car that was created in a small island shop in the Bali Sea purely from the love and passion for F1.

Daihatsu Prepares New Custom Kopen Concepts for Tokyo Auto Salon


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Much in the same way it did at the recent Tokyo Motor Show where it presented three different custom versions of the near-production Kopen Concept, including the RMZ roadsters and the ΧΜΖ crossover convertible, Daihatsu will be bringing another trio of Kopen models to Japan's biggest aftermarket and styling show, the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon in mid-January.

Tokyo Motor Show Preview: Daihatsu's FC凸DECK and Deca-Deca Concepts


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What's in a name, you ask? Honestly, we don't know what "FC凸DECK" stands for, though we're guessing some of you bad boys and gals might have a cheeky smirk on their face as they look at the name on the screen now…

Daihatsu Kopen Roadster Concepts One Step Before Production


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About two years after Daihatsu gave us a first glimpse of its conceptual proposal for a replacement to the Copen small roadster with the funky D-X studies featuring interchangeable exterior components, the Japanese automaker is returning to the Tokyo Motor Show with the Kopen Concepts that are much closer to the production model that's rumored to be presented next year.

Daihatsu Baptizes the Toyota Prius V the New Mebius in Japan


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Daihatsu, the Japanese automaker controlled by Toyota, has released a rebadged version of the Prius V (sold as the Prius α in Japan) for the domestic market. Called the Daihatsu Mebius, it is the second Toyota hybrid model rebadged as a Daihatsu, following the Camry hybrid’s transformation into the Daihatsu Altis.

Subaru Releases New Pleo Plus Mini in Japan, Returns 3.3lt/100km


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Since early 2010, the second generation of Subaru's Japanese domestic market (JDM) Pleo kei-car type hatch is based on the Daihatsu Mira as part of an OEM agreement with Toyota's subsidiary.

Following the release of the newer Mira e:S last September, Subaru has now rebadged the more fuel efficient version of the Daihatsu mini as the new Pleo Plus, with sales to start in Japan on December 21.

Aww, Isn't That Cute? Gazoo Builds a Real-Life Mini Version of the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S


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Anyone remember the craze over the comically-looking mini supercars created with the help of photoshop and various other image editing programs from a few years back?

After a gazillion different design concepts of any vehicle you can think of, the fad passed and we all moved on, or so we thought, as someone over at Toyota's racing and performance partner Gazoo recently had a moment of zen giving it another go.

Mind you, we're not talking about a digital rendering, but a real life, working model designed to look like the Toyota 86 (in case you forgot, it's marketed as the Toyota GT 86 in Europe and Scion FR-S in North America).

Daihatsu and Toyota Launch Ayla and Agya Twins at Indonesia Motor Show


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Daihatsu has been quiet the busy bee at this week's Indonesia International Motor Show having brought along three concepts, including the D-R, D-X and UFC concepts, and the new Ayla, which will launch in the local market.

New Daihatsu UFC Concept Doesn't Have a Fighting Chance to Enter Production Anytime Soon


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Daihatsu's Indonesian subsidiary Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM) has prepared a concept vehicle never seen before for visitors to this week's 20th Indonesia International Motor Show in Jakarta.

The brand new study is named UFC - and no, it doesn’t stand for Ultimate Fighting Championship but Ultra Functional Compact. ADM says it designed the crossover model after it "carefully studied customers’ needs in Indonesia".