/ Aug 1, 2016

Toyota completes full takeover of Daihatsu

Toyota Motor Corp. has taken full control of minivehicle maker Daihatsu Motor Co. in a bid to boost the group’s competitiveness in emerging markets by accelerating its development of small vehicles. The transition was completed Monday. Toyota, the world’s top automaker in terms of ...

Daihatsu shareholders approve full ownership by Toyota

/ Jun 29, 2016

Daihatsu shareholders approve full ownership by Toyota

Shareholders of Daihatsu Motor Co. on Wednesday approved a proposal for the Japanese automaker to become a wholly owned unit of Toyota Motor Corp. on Aug. 1. Toyota, which currently owns about 51 percent of Daihatsu, will acquire remaining Daihatsu shares through an equity ...

/ Jun 5, 2014

Tanto returns to top sales in May

The Daihatsu Tanto remained Japan’s best-selling car in May, taking the top slot for the second month in a row, industry bodies said Thursday. Year-on-year sales of most other models fell due to the 3-point consumption tax hike in April, but Tanto sales soared ...

Tanto tops auto sales in April

May 8, 2014

Tanto tops auto sales in April

The Daihatsu Tanto was Japan’s best-selling vehicle in April, the first time in a year that a minicar has topped the rankings, industry bodies said Thursday. Sales of the Tanto doubled from the previous April to hit 19,390 units, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association ...

Toyota's Aqua hybrid sedan retains top spot for sales

Apr 4, 2014

Toyota's Aqua hybrid sedan retains top spot for sales

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua subcompact hybrid was the nation’s top seller in fiscal 2013, retaining the highest slot for the second consecutive year, industry data showed Friday. Sales totaled 259,686 units for the Aqua, which has remained popular since its launch in December 2011. ...