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Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu join Toyota-led mobility company
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30th Jun 2019
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Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu join Toyota-led mobility company

Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mazda, Subaru and Suzuki are the latest Japanese automakers to join Monet, a firm led by Toyota and Softbank, and with significant investments from Honda and Hino. The company's first goal is to roll out on-demand car services, and by 2023 it hopes to have self-driving vehicles based on Toyota's e-Palette concepts (above).
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Derek Fung
Daihatsu DN Compagno, DN Pro Cargo concepts unveiled
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10th Oct 2017
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Daihatsu DN Compagno, DN Pro Cargo concepts unveiled

The Daihatsu DN Compagno and the Daihatsu DN Pro Cargo concept cars will make their debuts at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. The Daihatsu DN Compagno concept is billed as a "compact four-door coupe for active seniors". Although the car features four doors, the aggressive coupe-like roof line places "priority on the front seat" passengers.
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Derek Fung
Toyota agrees to make Daihatsu a fully owned subsidiary
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30th Jan 2016
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Toyota agrees to make Daihatsu a fully owned subsidiary

At a press conference today, Toyota has confirmed that it will purchasing the remaining portion of Daihatsu that it doesn't already own. Toyota will acquire the remainder of Daihatsu for around $4.6 billion in an all-stock transaction, with Toyota offering 0.26 of its shares for every share of Daihatsu.
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Derek Fung
Daihatsu Kopen concepts revealed: kei car set for Tokyo return
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30th Oct 2013
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Daihatsu Kopen concepts revealed: kei car set for Tokyo return

Three new Daihatsu Kopen concepts have been revealed ahead of their debut at next month's Tokyo motor show, suggesting the Japanese 'kei car' could make a return to production, albeit fronted by the letter 'K' rather than 'C'. Discontinued last year, the previously-named Daihatsu Copen was a 3395mm-long, 830kg front-wheel-drive convertible with a folding hardtop.
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David Zalstein
Daihatsu A-Concept unveiled at 2011 Indonesian International Motor Show
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25th Jul 2011
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Daihatsu A-Concept unveiled at 2011 Indonesian International Motor Show

Daihatsu has unveiled an all-new Daihatsu A-Concept compact hatch at the 2011 Indonesian International Motor Show in Jakarta. The A-Concept may form the basis for an upcoming compact production car which could be sold in Asian markets.
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