Daihatsu's tiny Tanto was nation's most popular vehicle in 2014

Business Jan 8, 2015

Daihatsu's tiny Tanto was nation's most popular vehicle in 2014

As consumers increasingly looked for lower costs in maintaining vehicles following last April's consumption tax hike, Daihatsu Motor Co.'s Tanto minicar became Japan's best-selling vehicle last year, industry bodies' data showed Thursday. The Tanto, first introduced in 2003 and featuring a high body, marked sales ...

Business / Corporate 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 88.4 ...

Tanto tops auto sales in April

Business 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 and ...

Business Jan 8, 2014

Daihatsu union to seek pay-scale hike of over 1%

In a move that could affect this spring's labor-management wage talks, the Daihatsu Motor Co. group's labor union is considering demanding a pay-scale hike of at least 1 percent, sources said Wednesday. This is the first numerical request to be heard from the auto industry ...