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Toyota Pixis Space “Kei” Car Launched in Japan

Due to increase demand of “kei” car in Japan, Toyota is now selling its very first minicar in Japanese Domestic Market (JDM).   Minicar, or “kei,” are defined under Japanese regulations as having maximum length of 3.4 meters, width of 1.48 meters, height of 2 meters and engine displacement of less than 660cc. Taxes are lower for minicars, which now make ...

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Perodua Unveils The New Perodua Myvi D54T With 3 Variants: Standard, Premium and Elegance

Perodua  Myvi  was first introduced in May 2005 based on Daihatsu Boon/Sirion thru partnership with Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. The outgoing model of Perodua Myvi is Malaysia number 1 selling model for 5 years running with more than 484,000 units sold between May 2005 and April 2011.     “The New  Perodua  Myvi  is a refined compact car that bears ...

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Perodua accepts booking for new Myvi from 4 June 2011

Malaysia’s second national car maker – Perodua accepts booking for new Myvi from 4 June 2011 onwards at all Perodua’s 178 sales outlets nationwide. It is scheduled to be officially launch at Putra World Trade Centre on 16 June 2011 by Malaysia Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.   According to Perodua’s Managing Director Datuk Aminar, The booking ...

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Malaysian National Automaker Perodua Hit by Japan Supply Problem

  Malaysian National Automaker Perodua says its production of cars is being disrupted by a shortage of parts from Japan following the March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan.   Perodua, which is partly owned by Japan’s Daihatsu Motor Corp., says adjustments have been made to ensure inventories last until May. No details are further elaborate.   In a ...

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Japanese Automakers Halt Production Lines Due To Power Shortages

While Tokyo Electric Power Co. battling a possible meltdown at a nuclear reactor 220km north of Tokyo. To conserve power in Japan, the authority had planned rolling blackouts.     As results, many manufacturer plants are out of production. However, Japan’s automakers may be able to make up for lost output by using excess production capacity at unaffected plants and running ...

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New Daihatsu Charade will be based on Toyota Yaris XP90 hatchback in Europe

The current generation of Toyota Yaris (XP90) hatchback will be replaced with the new generation of Toyota Yaris (XP120). In Japan, the new Yaris was launched on December 22, 2010 and we sent one of our journalists to check out the new compact passenger car in Tokyo. You can check the previous post here.   According to AutoEvolution, Daihatsu (Toyota’s ...

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Daihatsu Gran Max 1.5 DVVT Panel Van and Pick-up at KLIMS 2010

Daihatsu is well known for its smaller models and light truck vehicles. However, the smaller models line-ups are no longer selling after the existence of Perodua in Malaysia. For this reason, Daihatsu is narrow to focus on light trucks in Malaysia. At KLIMS 2010, Daihatsu showcased the Gran Max 1.5 DVVT Panel Van and Pick-up. Photo Gallery: Daihatsu Gran Max ...

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Toyota collaborate with Daihatsu to sell Kei Cars in Japan by autumn 2011

Toyota is getting into the Kei cars (K-cars) market under Toyota brand in Japan. The Japanese automaker said on Tuesday that it would expand its product line to include 660cc mini-vehicle made by subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co. starting in stages from autumn 2011 in Japan. They expect annual sales of about 60,000 units of mini-vehicles once all three models hit ...

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