Daihatsu Towbars Fitting0
As the oldest Japanese manufacturer, Daihatsu is known for its production of off-road vehicles and miniature models. Created from the major restructure, back in 1951, of its successor Hatsudoki Seizo Co. Ltd which was founded in 1907. Hatsudoki originally began for the development a gasoline-powered engine for small, stationary power plants. Headquartered at Ikeda, Osaka prefecture, the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Toyota Group Corporation after the 2008 financial crisis that led to the drop of sales in Europe.
The company started their export in Europe during the 1960’s which gave them considerable success in the 1980’s. Sales of Daihatsu motor cars in Europe have stopped since January 2011 and in New Zealand since April 2013 for the difficulty in making a profit on export and failure to comply with the regularly standards, respectively.
Electric vehicles have been a long running development program of Daihatsu, from pavilion cars to golf carts to other vehicles of institutional use. A magnetised card which charges according to mileage used as an access to their cars is given to users registered within the program. A hybrid vehicle technology called the Daihatsu Mild Hybrid System was unveiled back in 2002.
|Fourtrack Commercial/Est (3500 KG Leaf Spring)||1984 – 1993|
|Sportrak||1989 – 1998|