Many readers of this blog will not have any contact with this brand. They are small cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles based on Toyota platforms and made in Toyota factories. They are reliable and frugal when it comes to fuel use. It is the oldest car making firm in Japan and joined the Toyota Group in 1967.
Recently, it has withdrawn from Europe and Pacific markets. It is now concentrating on the Asian region, where it is very popular. The car maker Perodua in Malaysia produces rebadged Daihatsu cars. Production grew nearly 25% in 2012, and increased 27% in Japan. Worldwide share grew to 1.2% and 20th largest car /LCV maker.
Data source: Thanks to OICA.