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Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
Public company
Industry Automotive
Foondit March 1, 1907
Key fowk
Katsuhiko Okumura (Chairman)
Koichi Ina (President)
Revenue 1,348 billion USD (2006)
4 billion USD (2006)
Nummer o employees
11,873
Parent Toyota Group (51.2%)
Slogan Innovation for Tomorrow
Wabsteid Daihatsu.com

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (ダイハツ工業株式会社 Daihatsu Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha ?, TYO: 7262, OSE: 7262) is a Japanese manufacturer o caurs, weel kent for its weeer models an aff-road vehicles. Mony o its models is forbye kent as kei jidōsha (or kei caurs) in Japan. Its headquarters ar located in Ikeda, Osaka Prefectur.

The name "Daihatsu" is a combination o the first kanji for Osaka (大) an the first o the wird "engine manufacture" (発動機製造 hatsudōki seizō ?) ; whan pit thegither they ar pronounced "dai hatsu."

Daihatsu wis formed in 1951 as successor organisation tae Hatsudoki, an bi the 1960s haed startit exportin caurs tae Europe, though it didna see any major sales success til far intae the 1980s.

Syne Februar 1992 in North Americae, it haes been common for Toyota tae distribute Daihatsu models.

Company heestory[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1907 – Hatsudoki Seizo Co., Ltd. foondit
  • 1951 – Company renamed: Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
  • 1967 – Signed an agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation
  • 1988 – Daihatsu USA launched with the Charade an Rocky
  • 1992 – Daihatsu USA shuts doun in Februar
  • 1999 – Toyota gains a controlling interest (51%) in Daihatsu Motor Ltd.

Hybrid technology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The hybrid vehicle technology is called Daihatsu Mild Hybrid System, mainly uised in Atrai/Hijet Hybrid-IV.

Passenger caur models[eedit | eedit soorce]

Daihatsu Midget MP4
Toy model of Daihatsu Midget (Bajaj)

Plants[eedit | eedit soorce]