Daihatsu Motors have publicized that their cars will cease to be sold in Europe, and that sadly means no innovative Daihatsu cars in UK as well. This will take place at the beginning of 2013. Meanwhile, during the pro-tem they plan not to introduction any more cars into the UK. However, the compnay empathise and honour European motorists by supplying car parts with warranties, servicing and MOT. An after-sales service will continue beyond the official date.
Official Daihatsu dealerships are still open for business; you can contact their Hub on 0121 730 8225 for more information.
Daihatsu pulling out
The decision for Daihatsu Motors to pull out of the European market was down to the Japanese Yen, it had strengthened so much that it increased manufacturing costs and more beyond the usual economic level. All car manufacturers have to comply with Europe's Legislations, which involves CO2 emissions; this negatively impacts companies and makes importing more difficult to deal with. Is there any wonder, we are seeing an increase in manufactures moving to other countries where it’s going to be cheaper to build the same quality?
Daihatsu has distributed to approximately 10 countries, their decision to pull out of Europe began in 2011. To lose a predominant company like Daihatsu Motors could have major consequences to the European market with the likely hood of seeing cheaper car companies such as Chinese manufacturers and Indian manufacturers.
Daihatsu Motors has made some excellent cars, and all have been varied in style. There’s the Daihatsu Copen Cabriolet Convertible, the Daihatsu Materia, the Daihatsu Terios to Fourtrak Independent. This company has produced many prototypes than most other manufacturers, from electric cars, pavilion car, golf carts and golf cars, and hybrids. The present hybrid is the Daihatsu Hijet which has been in existence since 1960. The most current electric car is the Daihatsu Mira which is also known as the Cuore, Domino or Charade.