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Daihatsu created itself and does not want with small cars a long past also in the future not without the building excluding small cars to do. Daihatsu sees itself confirmed by the expansion of the cities and the ever more scarcely becoming place therein. Daihatsu lies it near to create place and to preserve the environment at the same time.
the Daihatsu Logo shows a representative “D” in an ellipse.
the establishment of the Hatsudoki Seizo company, from which late Daihatsu became, decreases/goes back to the year 1907. The name Daihatsu consists of the place “Osaka Dai “and the Japanese name for engine work (” Hatsu doki ").
The Hatsudoki Seizo company had sat down to the goal of developing and of selling gas engines. The first innovations came the young company already in that December with 6 HP - a gas engine.
1914 developed the company a 20-HP gas engine.
1930 meanwhile gave Hatsudoki up Seizo company the production of gas engines in favor of the diesel engine. The company follows the trend of the mobility and builds a tricycle commercial motor vehicle with petrol engine, the type hectar.
1933 a tricycle passenger vehicle , the Daihatsu GO follows it. In April 1938 Hatsudoki Seizo finally builds the first vehicle with four wheels. The small delivery van with the type designation COMPANY
In the year 1949 is the damage 2. World war gradually again repaired. Now the potentials of the new market are used and Hatsudoki Seizo dare the stock exchange course. Production creates 7000 vehicles in this year.
The first passenger vehicle, which Hatsudoki Seizo produces after the world war, is offered starting from 1951. This is again a 3-Rad car, the model BEE with two cylinders and 1000 ccm. Production doubled itself since ´49 nearly. Starting from 1957 produced avoiding GET (see also autoriksha) is this very day in production. 1957 develops for 36,000 Daihatsus.
In the year 1958 the building begins by cars in Osaka Dai, after the place Daihatsu is designated.
In October 1958 Daihatsu presents a new four-wheeled vehicle, to the Vesta with four-stroke engine and 1000 ccm.
1963 build a further mark a small commercial motor vehicle with the name Compagno Van for Daihatsu. A small passenger vehicle with the name Compagno Belurina follows that in February 1964. In this year 170,000 cars were produced.
1966 win for the first time a Daihatsu the Japanese Grand Prix. This car goes immediately into production and is available starting from November under the name Fellow. At the same time Daihatsu rehearses the electric motor for small vehicles. In December a test track is taken in enterprise.
In the year 1970 mouse ore itself Daihatsu to the world-wide largest manufacturer of electric vehicles. The Fellow max and the electrical golf cart of Masters are introduced.
1973 are opened in Kyoto a new production plant. At the same time Daihatsu introduces the five-day week. Production in this year of 388,000 vehicles. One year later is presented the taffeta, the first all wheeled vehicle by Daihatsu with an engine of 958 ccm capacity.
Daihatsu presents the HiJet 550 with a 550ccm-Motor 1976 . Likewise the Fellow MAX of 550. 1977 are launched the car Charade in Japan. This car becomes there the car of the yearly. In this November Daihatsu produced altogether the fünfmillionsten car.
1979 succeed to Daihatsu finally also in the export the break-through. In Brussels a Office responsible for Europe is furnished. Besides Daihatsu in Kobe builds own shipment plants.
1985 built the zehnmillionste vehicle for Daihatsu.
With the ninety-year old anniversary 1997 a new company and product philosophy are formulated. Small, resources-careful cars and a clear ecological adjustment are to form in the future the foundation of the business activity. Since September 1998 Daihatsu is a subsidiary company Toyota - of the company.
history Daihatsu Germany
1979 walter Hagen & CO. Generalimporeursvertrag for Daihatsu receives passenger car in Germany and introduces as the first Daihatsu the Charade.
1981 Daihatsu Cuore comes on the German market.
1982 with the Daihatsu charming follow a further model.
1983 walter Hagen import the Daihatsu Charade, 2. Expenditure.
1984 jeep Rocky (in Germany in former times Wildcat GL).
1985 Cuore, 2. Expenditure appears.
1986 new Hijet model (delivery van).
1987 Daihatsu Charade, 3. Expenditure.
1988 Daihatsu Feroza.
1989 the Daihatsu Germany GmbH, new company headquarters in Tönisvorst is created; the Daihatsu applause appears; for the first time 0.5 per cent market share.
1990 Cuore, 3. Expenditure, appears.
1995 the 4. Generation of the Cuore appears.
1997 the Allrad SUV Daihatsu Terios one imports to Germany.
1998 the sedan Sirion comes on the market.
1999 Daihatsu sells 16,345 vehicles in Germany; 10 years Daihatsu Germany GmbH.
2000 Daihatsu Austria Niederlassund of the Daihatsu Germany GmbH becomes.
2001 the compact space sedan YRV 1,3 and the sedan Sirion 1,3 appears.
2002 Daihatsu Belgium subsidiary of the Daihatsu Germany GmbH becomes; YRV 1,0 comes on the market; Facelift of the sedan Sirion.
2004 the Compact Roadster Copen one introduces as right steering wheel into Germany.
2005 the 2. Generation of the Sirion comes on the German market.
2006 the Compact Roadster Copen one introduces as link steering wheel into Germany, the 2. Generation of the Allrad SUV Daihatsu Terios comes on the market.
- the 88 ' it Charade manufactures participation Daihatsu in China in a Joint venture with the there company.
- Daihatsu is involved also in the Malaysian car manufacturer Perodua, which produces excluding Daihatsu models under license.
- Daihatsu applause
- Daihatsu -Go (successor of the Daihatsu Terios)
- Daihatsu Charade
- Daihatsu charmingly
- Daihatsu Copen
- Daihatsu Cuore
- Daihatsu eats (only for the Japanese market)
- Daihatsu Fellow
- Daihatsu Fellow max (predecessor of the Daihatsu Cuores)
- Daihatsu Feroza
- Bertone Freeclimber (Lizenbau of Bertone of the Daihatsu Rocky)
- Bertone Freeclimber II (Lizenbau of Bertone of the Daihatsu Feroza)
- Daihatsu Gran move
- Daihatsu Hijet
- Daihatsu Leeza
- Daihatsu Materia (new model 2006 - identically constructed with Toyota bB (Japan), Scion XB (the USA))
- Daihatsu move
- Daihatsu Rocky
- Daihatsu Sirion
- Daihatsu Terios
- Daihatsu Trevis (new model 2006 - identically constructed with Retro model Daihatsu Mira Gino)
- Daihatsu Wildcat
- Daihatsu YRV
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