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Perodua and Daihatsu - future models and platforms

2 December 2019

The second feature in the Toyota Motor Corporation series is a look at the current and future models of subsidiary Daihatsu Motor. The Osaka-based firm in turn controls Perodua, a brand which has a 40 per cent share of the Malaysian market, sales for the first three quarters totalling 178,754 cars.


2019 Tokyo motor show - the world premieres

24 October 2019

The following vehicles were world debuts at the 2019 Tokyo motor show.


Daihatsu and Perodua future vehicles

11 December 2018

The latest in a series of articles which looks into the future model plans of TMC's divisions follows a recent look at what's coming for the Toyota and Lexus brands. Now it's the turn of Daihatsu under the spotlight as well as Perodua, a firm in which it holds a minority stake and which bases its vehicles on Daihatsu designs.


ANALYSIS - Toyota architectures and future models Part 1

26 October 2017

Following features which looked at what's ahead for Daihatsu and Lexus, now comes a deep dive into plans for future Toyota cars.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Falken Tyre Europe

16 March 2011

Last week, Matthew Beecham talked with Satoru Ushida, marketing director of Falken Tyre Europe about their ambitious plans for Europe using a motorsport platform to promote their products. Since then, Satoru provided us with an update on the company’s tyre production since Japan’s most powerful earthquake hit the north-east coast.


Q&A with Microheat

9 April 2008

US-based supplier Microheat claims to have a winning product with its system (dubbed HotShot) that heats windshield-washer fluid and controls wipers to more effectively clean grease, dead insects and frost from the glass. Matthew Beecham talked to Gary Pilibosian, chief executive officer of Microheat, about the company’s HotShot technology, determining how it works, which OEMs are interested in it and its prospects for growth in the OE and aftermarket.

Latest news


Toyota biggest automaker in first half

30 July 2020

Toyota Motor and its subsidiaries reported a 21.6% drop in global sales to 4,164,487 vehicles in the first half of 2020, according to data released by the Japanese automaker.


All Toyota plants worldwide resume operations

14 July 2020

Toyota Motor has confirmed all of its manufacturing bases around the world were set to be operational this week for the first time since February 2020, in the initial stages of the global COVID-19 pandemic.


Daihatsu cuts production due to parts shortages and low demand

18 May 2020

Daihatsu is to suspend production at some Japanese plants due to a shortage of overseas sourced components and low demand.


Toyota forecasts 2020 unit sales

17 December 2019

Toyota Motor is forecasting sales of 10.77m vehicles worldwide during 2020, nudging it closer to top automaker Volkswagen, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Toyota rolls out new compact convertible sports car "Copen GR SPORT" in Japan

16 October 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation announces the launch of the new "Copen GR SPORT" in Japan at Toyota dealers nationwide. The new Copen GR SPORT is a two-seater convertible sports car according to the minivehicle standards and the first sports car in the...


Minister details third Malaysian national car project

9 August 2019

Malaysia will collaborate with Japan's Daihatsu Motor to develop a third national car with the first model expected to be ready by 2021, according to Malaysian international trade and industry minister Darell Leiking.


Monet forms partnerships with Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda

1 July 2019

Monet Technologies has announced that it concluded capital and business partnership agreements with Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda respectively. Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda each plan to invest in Monet by August 2019 and acquire approximately 2% of its shares.


just-auto Plus only Toyota worldwide sales down 1.3% in February 2019

28 March 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for February 2019, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. February 2019 : Sales Results Toyota Worldwide sales: February 2019 -...


just-auto Plus only TMC announces executive changes

1 March 2019

On 1 March Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) intends to make the following changes regarding an operating officer's areas of responsibility and a personnel change at the general manager level. Changes regarding operating officer's areas of...


just-auto Plus only TMC global sales down 3.4% in January 2019

28 February 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has updated its sales, production, and export results for January 2019, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. January 2019 Sales Results Worldwide sales: Toyota - 741,909 units; YoY change...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 2.1% in 2018

31 January 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for December 2018 and for CY2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Hino Motors. December 2018 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 4.4% in November 2018

27 December 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for November 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. Toyota November 2018 results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


just-auto Plus only AGC anti-fogging glass used in Daihatsu Copen Coupe windshield

20 December 2018

AGC announced that the “eXeview” anti-fogging glass developed by AGC has been employed as a world’s first in the windshield of the “Copen Coupe”, a limited-distribution vehicle from Daihatsu Motor. Currently available in 3...


just-auto Plus only TMC announces sales and production plans for CY2019

19 December 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its 2019 sales and production plans, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors as shown below. CY2019 Sales and Production Plans (Approximately) Toyota Japanese sales - 1,570,000...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 8% in October 2018

30 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for October 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. Toyota October 2018 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


UMW scraps plans to take over Perodua

1 November 2018

Malaysia’s diversified conglomerate UMW Holdings Bhd has scrapped plans to acquire a controlling stake in the country’s second national carmaker Perodua, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 3.2% in September 2018

30 October 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, for September 2018 and for April to September 2018. September 2018 Results Production in...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 0.8% in August 2018

28 September 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for August 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motor. August 2018 Results Passenger cars: Toyota - 212,361 units; change - (-)2.5%;...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 3.1% in July 2018

31 August 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor. and Hino Motors. Passenger cars: Toyota - 244,337 units; change - 0.8% Daihatsu - 59,130 units;...


Floods halt car production in Japan

9 July 2018

Devastating flash floods and landslides in Japan so far have left more than 90 fatalities and 50 people missing, and have prompted the evacuation of over 2m people from their homes. The natural disaster has also brought to a halt automotive production at a number of plants in the country, mainly in the western prefectures of Hiroshima, Kyoto and Yamaguchi, as well as in the nearby city of Osaka.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 1.4% in November 2017

29 December 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for November 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. November 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota -...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 7.1% in September 2017

30 October 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, for September 2017 and for April to September 2017. September 2017 Results Production in...


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show.


Toyota to build Yaris Ativ in Brazil

28 September 2017

Toyota Motor has announced plans to spend BRL1bn (US$319m) to upgrade its Sorocaba plant in Brazil to build the Yaris subcompact passenger car from next year but the chosen model is a new 'emerging markets' variant recently launched in Thailand for the ASEAN region and not the recently updated  Yaris/Vitz version built in other countries, including Japan and France, and sold worldwide.


just-auto Plus only TMC August 2017 sales up 2.5% in Japan

28 September 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for August 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 207,094 units; YoY change - (-)3.6%;...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 4% in July 2017

31 August 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. July 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 242,443 units; YoY...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 10.3% in June 2017

31 July 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors for June 2017 and for January to June 2017. June 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 12.3% in May 2017

30 June 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for May 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 199,924 units; YoY change - (-)7.8%; Daihatsu...


Daihatsu targets Brazil in partnership with Toyota

26 June 2017

Daihatsu Motors plans to launch small and compact cars in Brazil market as part of a broader strategy of expanding its collaboration with its parent company Toyota Motor in emerging markets worldwide.

Daihatsu news

Toyota biggest automaker in first half

30 July 2020

Toyota Motor and its subsidiaries reported a 21.6% drop in global sales to 4,164,487 vehicles in...


All Toyota plants worldwide resume operations

14 July 2020

Toyota Motor has confirmed all of its manufacturing bases around the world were set to be operati...


Daihatsu cuts production due to parts shortages and low demand

18 May 2020

Daihatsu is to suspend production at some Japanese plants due to a shortage of overseas sourced c...


Toyota forecasts 2020 unit sales

17 December 2019

Toyota Motor is forecasting sales of 10.77m vehicles worldwide during 2020, nudging it closer to...


Perodua and Daihatsu - future models and platforms

2 December 2019

The second feature in the Toyota Motor Corporation series is a look at the current and future mod...


2019 Tokyo motor show - the world premieres

24 October 2019

The following vehicles were world debuts at the 2019 Tokyo motor show. More information can b...



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