Articles about Daihatsu

Daihatsu is now accepting pre-orders for it, albeit not in our market
Remember the Daihatsu TAFT Concept we featured a couple of months back? It debuted during the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, and now Daihatsu is accepting orders for it in Japan.This 'Tough & Almighty Fun Tool' is what its makers call the world'
Along with eight other quirky concepts
Daihatsu has built a name for itself creating cute little vehicles and quirky concepts over the years. That's a reputation that won't be going away for too long, at least judging by what the Japanese carmaker will be showcasing at
The two subcompact crossovers are platform twins
New SUVs are an every-other-day occurrence, vast swathes of them neither dropping our jaws nor getting us pent up with anticipation. Hats off to Daihatsu, then, for we want to adopt its new Rocky like the little hamster its front
These designs did not disappoint
If you thought Daihatsu's concept designs revealed prior to the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show were quirky enough, you should see the vehicles in the metal.The concepts definitely piqued our interest-and apparently our readers', too-when they first surfaced cyberspace.
It’s for Japan only
What if we told you that in a faraway place, Toyota's racing skunkworks Gazoo Racing has just launched a new open-top lightweight sports car? A back-to-basics fun machine. A roadster with a manual gearbox, sports suspension, a turbocharger,
The names are pretty quirky, too
The Tokyo Motor Show is a rich seam for madness. Thus we look forward to its opening in much the same way we do Christmas. And just like an advent calendar spewing out chocolate on a daily basis, Japan's domestic carmakers
Rare, odd, and definitely Japanese
Dull-looking hen's-teeth supermini has blown three-cylinder of 105bhp, way before we got the Ecoboost. Little car, big fun.Looked puny, but had 227hp and Skyline-type electronic 4WD. Homologation special, and also great to drive, like an Integrale.
Meet the Gazoo Racing Daihatsu Copen
It may not have escaped your attention that we're quite partial to Japan at Top Gear. It's a country of wild and wonderful car culture, one of the very best elements being the kei car.Deliberately tiny and deliberately slow,
It’s all about having fun
Cars come in all different shapes and sizes. Some cost a fortune, while others are dirt-cheap. Some are built to fit in even the tiniest of parking spaces, while others are developed with the intention of towering over everything else on
A small off-roader that has a big following. Here’s why
Ever since the Daihatsu Feroza's local introduction back in the late '80s, its smaller-engined variants had been deemed inappropriate for the Filipino buyer's taste, so thankfully for us, we always had the beefier 1.6-liter version. This-combined
And the cabin looks awesome
Yep, the oddball Tokyo show concepts are coming thick and fast. The latest is this, the Daihatsu DN Compagno. It's a fun little saloon car that's unashamedly retro, and the clear pick of a bunch of DN concepts that'll
You have to see it
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.There's no denying it: At one point or another, you've been jealous of another person's ride. Maybe it's your neighbor'
A joint-venture project with Daihatsu
Toyota and Daihatsu have another little hatchback in their joint arsenal in the form of the Toyota Passo. Also known as the Daihatsu Boon, the little Toyota has been around since 2004.The third-generation Passo receives a few styling cues to
Goal is to make better small cars
Alliances in the automotive industry are nothing new. Examples include Renault-Nissan, Fiat-Chrysler, and Tata buying Jaguar Land Rover. Now, you can add Toyota and Daihatsu to this esteemed list.In a joint press conference, Toyota president Akio Toyoda and Daihatsu
To open on same date as PIMS
The 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show is scheduled to open its doors on September 18--on exactly the same day the Philippine International Motor Show is opening to the public. To be staged at the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, the show will
We meet the Toyota for everyone
Not everyone can afford a Toyota 86, let alone a Land Cruiser. Nor can too many people afford an Altis, or even a Vios. For the entry-level price point, which has been dominated by the value leader Mitsubishi Mirage, Toyota has
Meet the fuel-cell-powered FC Deco Deck
As our associate editor Paulo Subido reported, the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show is not just about show-stopping sports cars. The biennial car expo also features some pretty neat commercial vehicles, including those by Isuzu Motors. And perhaps the coolest transporter vehicle
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