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Toyota Motor Corporation Headquarters (reference image)

Toyota Group’s global sales expected to fall by 1% to 10.15 million units in 2015

On January 21, Toyota Motor Corporation announced that they are forecasting a drop to their group’s (with Daihatsu and Hino Motors) global sales by 1% to 10.15 million units for the 2015 calendar year (January ~ December).
Daihatsu Copen Custom by Tamon Design (2015 Tokyo Auto Salon)

2015 Tokyo Auto Salon: Show Car Library - Daihatsu displays Copen Custom

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. displayed their custom concept model at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon held from the 9th of January until the 11th, demonstrating the model's 'Dress Formation' feature. The Custom wil be introduced by Tamon Design, who plans and manufactures concept and show cars.
Daihatsu Copen x Love Sanjo Project (2015 Tokyo Auto Salon)

2015 Tokyo Auto Salon: Show Car Library - Daihatsu Copen x Love Sanjo Project, dressing up a trailer

To demonstrate the new Copen's "Dress Formation," Daihatsu displayed the custom concept car "Copen x Love Sanjo Project" at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon, which was held from the 9th of January until the 11th.
Daihatsu Copen Xplay

Daihatsu Copen Xplay Review: The charm of a CVT's calm performance by Naoto Shimazaki

The Copen Xplay is a CVT model that is equipped with a five-speed MT. Its was developed identically with the Robe, the vehicle weight indicated in its car inspection certificate is 980kg (Front/Rear= 540/330kg), and its main difference with that of the MT vehicle is the 20kg weight difference on the front side.
The trailer that was built by the SME's of Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture in collaboration with Daihatsu.

2015 Tokyo Auto Salon: Trailer, manufactured by Daihatsu and the SME's of Sanjo City, makes an impact

The booth of Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. was lined up with 14 units of the Copen. A trailer that is being towed by the same car can be found in a corner of the said booth. The SME's of Sanjo City came up with this product in collaboration with Daihatsu; they are going to launch it to the market on a build-to-order manufacturing basis from here onwards.
Daihatsu Move X

Daihatsu Move Launch: Advanced orders two times monthly sales goal at 24,000

Daihatsu announced that the new kei passenger car Move has received 24,000 advanced orders since its December 12 release. This is two times its monthly sales goal.
Custom off-road Daihatsu Copen Xplay by D Sport at 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon

2015 Tokyo Auto Salon: Show Car Library – Off-road Custom Daihatsu Copen by D-Sport

Daihatsu displayed the new Copen Dress Formation custom concept model at the Tokyo Auto Salon, which was held January 9 to 11. The model on display was an off-road custom model from Daihatsu's custom brand D Sport.
Daihatsu Copen XPLAY

Daihatsu Copen XPLAY Review: "The MT also performs comfortably" by Naoto Shimazaki

The XPLAY is the first dress-up variant of the Copen. When closely examined, the XPLAY's exterior panels, excluding the roof, feature an exclusive design that is totally different from that of the Robe.
Daihatsu Copen Third Model (2015 Tokyo Auto Salon)

2015 Tokyo Auto Salon: Show Car Library-Third model of the Daihatsu Copen; revival of the round headlights

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. unveils to the public its third model following after the Copen Robe and the Copen XPLAY at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon. It features rounded headlights which is reminiscent of previous Copen generations.
Daihatsu Copen Robe S

2015 Tokyo Auto Salon: Daihatsu Copen Robe S "Building the accuracy of the steering"

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. has put on exhibit the Copen Robe S, which was just released last 24th of December, at the center of its booth as the luxury grade of its kei open sports car, Copen. Chief Engineer Osamu Fujishita revealed at the press briefing on January 9th that "We have particularly built the part of the steering's accuracy."
The third-generation Daihatsu Copen

Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Daihatsu launches its third-generation Copen

Daihatsu has unveiled its third-generation Copen mini convertible, which is scheduled for release in the middle of 2015.
Honda N-ONE

Suzuki finishes atop mini car sales for first time in 8 years

The heated battle for sales of mini cars in 2014 lasted till the end where Suzuki held off Daihatsu by a narrow margin for its first top spot in eight years.
Daihatsu Wake

Daihatsu Wake Review: "Drives surprisingly well for its size" by Hideaki Kataoka

As I looked at the TV commercial during the end of the year, there were many who also saw the charm and presence of this vehicle. The Wake, which Daihatsu sent to the market with its height as its selling point, is a unique kei-car which quickly became a popular topic.
Daihatsu Move Custom RS Hyper SA

Daihatsu Move Custom Review: A sporty color and a strongly vivid feel by Naoto Shimazaki

I test drove the RS Hyper SA. The newly configured Hyper is a high grade vehicle which exudes a sense of quality and luxury. It appears to be the flagship model of the new Move Custom; the same grade has been prepared for the main event at the test ride event held for the press.
Daihatsu Move X

Photo Feature: New Daihatsu Move Launch, better fuel economy of 2km/l, NA engine cars deliver a fuel economy of 31km/l

Daihatsu Motor Company fully remodeled the kei car Move and launched it on December 12. The new Move, developed as the "best next-gen small vehicle," has better basic performance because of the improved suspension system and the newly-developed lightweight and highly rigid framework.
Daihatsu Wake

Photo Feature: Daihatsu Wake, new genre ultra-height wagon

Daihatsu launched the new kei car Wake last November. The "Ultra Space" offers the largest cabin space and at 1455mm, also the highest interior height of any kei car .
Daihatsu Move X SA

Daihatsu Move Review: "New design demonstrates practicality and functionality" by Naoto Shimazaki

It's the conventional kei car. Daihatsu managed to transfer the previous generation Move's standing to its latest model. Seeing the finished product made me understand that.
Daihatsu Move Custom RS Hyper

Photo Feature: New Daihatsu Move Launch, new luxury grade Hyper added to Custom

Daihatsu Motor Company fully remodeled the kei car Move, and launched it on December 12. Meanwhile, the new grade Hyper, which pursues high quality and a luxurious feel, has been added to the Move Custom.
Daihatsu Copen X-Play

Photo Feature: Daihatsu Copen X-Play

Daihatsu began sales of the Copen X-Play on November 19. It is the second edition to the Copen line-up, following the Robe modeled which as released earlier in the year.
Copen Robe×SEICO

2015 Tokyo Auto Salon: Daihatsu with third party to display 14 units of customized Copen

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., in cooperation with a third party, plans to exhibit the customized model of the Copen at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon to be held in Makuhari Messe on January 9-11, 2015.