Daihatsu

Daihatsu launches four new concept cars at Tokyo
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Daihatsu launches four new concept cars at Tokyo

Japanese manufacturer Daihatsu has released a raft of concepts at its home motor show this year, based on the theme of “gathering”
23 Oct 2019
New Daihatsu Copen GR Sport launched
Daihatsu Copen GR Sport - front
News

New Daihatsu Copen GR Sport launched

Toyota has launched a hopped-up version of the Daihatsu Copen kei car, featuring a range of cosmetic revisions and chassis upgrades
15 Oct 2019
Daihatsu Tokyo Motor Show
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News

Daihatsu Tokyo Motor Show

Daihatsu is no longer in the UK market, but is still prominent in Japan and has unveiled a range of concepts cars at Tokyo
25 Oct 2017
"Toyota needs Daihatsu's cleverness in the small car sector"
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Opinion

"Toyota needs Daihatsu's cleverness in the small car sector"

Mike Rutherford thinks Daihatsu's bonkers ideas are what Toyota needs to compete in the booming city car segment
12 Feb 2016
New Daihatsu Copen concept revealed at Tokyo Motor Show
Daihatsu Kopen revealed in Tokyo 2013 front
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New Daihatsu Copen concept revealed at Tokyo Motor Show

Two new Daihatsu Copen concept cars, both called the Kopen, have been revealed
20 Nov 2013
Daihatsu Materia: 25,618 miles
Long-term tests

Daihatsu Materia: 25,618 miles

Final report: Its looks split opinion, but our snapper is sorry to see it go...
2 Oct 2009
Daihatsu Materia: 21,230 miles
Long-term tests

Daihatsu Materia: 21,230 miles

Fourth Report: Summer’s here, and our supermini has been mixing with the holiday traffic.
14 Aug 2009

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Daihatsu Materia
Long-term tests

Daihatsu Materia

Third report: Has first set of bills taken edge off supermini?
22 Jun 2009
Daihatsu Materia: 11,395 miles
Daihatsu Materia
Long-term tests

Daihatsu Materia: 11,395 miles

SECOND REPORT: Hit or miss? Our unusual-looking Japanese hatch is never short of attention – so we set out to find why that’s the case...
1 May 2009
Daihatsu Materia
Long-term tests

Daihatsu Materia

First report: Wherever we go, our new baby seems to turn heads – and we’re lapping up all the attention!
13 Mar 2009
Daihatsu Materia
Daihatsu Materia
In-depth reviews

Daihatsu Materia

The Materia looks unique, but the way it drives lets it down.
15 Aug 2007
Daihatsu Sirion
Daihatsu Sirion
In-depth reviews

Daihatsu Sirion

Small cars are something of a Daihatsu speciality and the latest Sirion is perhaps their best example.
29 Dec 2006
Daihatsu Copen
Daihatsu Copen
In-depth reviews

Daihatsu Copen

Cute isn't it?
29 Dec 2006
Daihatsu Terios
Daihatsu Terios
In-depth reviews

Daihatsu Terios

The Terios is an attractive package, with the right 'fun factor' and real off-road capability
29 Dec 2006
Daihatsu Charade
Daihatsu Charade
In-depth reviews

Daihatsu Charade

With our cities getting more and more congested it's little wonder that people are finally waking up to the qualities of smaller cars.
29 Dec 2006
Daihatsu Terios SX
Road tests

Daihatsu Terios SX

The Terios looks smart from all angles, with only a cheap spare wheel cover complete with a garish Eighties-style graphic spoiling things
21 Jun 2006
Daihatsu Terios
Front view of Daihatsu Terios
Road tests

Daihatsu Terios

The Daihatsu Terios has grown up! We find out how the second-generation model shifted its rough and ready image
3 May 2006
Daihatsu Terios
Road tests

Daihatsu Terios

Popularity isn't something Daihatsu's Terios has enjoyed over the past few years. While the tiny 4x4 has found favour with an enthusiastic minority of…
20 Dec 2005
Daihatsu Sirion 1.3 SE
Road tests

Daihatsu Sirion 1.3 SE

Can't wait for the next Toyota Yaris? Then take a test drive in Daihatsu's all-new Sirion. Although the Yaris won't arrive in UK showrooms until Septe…
23 Feb 2005
Daihatsu Sirion
Road tests

Daihatsu Sirion

Big things are expected from small cars these days. Supermini drivers want a vehicle that offers more than no-frills transport. Refinement, versatilit…
8 Dec 2004
Daihatsu Copen
Long-term tests

Daihatsu Copen

Six months. That's crunch time for most relationships. During the early stages of a new romance, everything seems perfect. But as the novelty wears of…
12 Oct 2004
Daihatsu Copen
Long-term tests

Daihatsu Copen

I've got a new nickname that I'm not entirely happy about. The rest of the Auto Express team has started calling me Noddy. Why? Well, I'm driving the …
15 Jun 2004
Daihatsu Copen
Road tests

Daihatsu Copen

You don't have to enter a reality TV show to find out what it feels like to be a minor celebrity - simply drive a Daihatsu Copen down a busy British s…
27 May 2003
Daihatsu Sirion Rally IV
Road tests

Daihatsu Sirion Rally IV

First it lost out to Mercedes' E-Class, and now it has truly fallen from its pedestal. The venerable BMW 5-Series has been beaten again... this time b…
17 Jul 2002
Daihatsu Terios 1997 to date
Used car tests

Daihatsu Terios 1997 to date

Why are growing numbers of motorists buying a 4x4 even if it spends most of its time on the drive? It's all about four-wheel-drive security and image …
12 Mar 2002