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Daihatsu Provides Aid for Earthquake Relief Efforts in Sichuan Province, China

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May 20, 2008 -- Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. wishes to express its deepest condolences for those who lost their lives in the earthquake that struck Sichuan Province in China and its concerns for everyone in the devastated area.

Daihatsu Motor decided on May 19 to contribute 300,000 yuan (approx. 4.5 million yen) in aid, via the Japanese Red Cross Society, to assist earthquake relief efforts.

Source: Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

Toyota, Daihatsu and Fuji Heavy Industries Deepen R&D, Product-Supply Ties

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Tokyo, April 10, 2008 — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) announced today that they have agreed to expand their cooperative ties with new arrangements related to research and development and product supply.

Specifically, the three companies — aiming to strengthen their competitiveness by achieving mutual synergies through the apt application of each company's technological know-how — decided that:

1. TMC and FHI are to jointly develop a compact rear-wheel-drive sports car that will be marketed by both TMC and FHI.
2. TMC is to provide FHI with a compact car on an original-equipment-manufacturing (OEM) basis.

Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Completes Construction of Oita Plant No. 2 and Commences Operations

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December 19, 2007 -- DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (Daihatsu) announced today that the construction of the Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 2 of Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Co., Ltd. (President Akihiro Higashisako), a subsidiary of Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, has been completed and that full-scale operations have begun. The ceremony held today to mark the completion of the construction was attended by numerous guests. A plant tour and a celebratory reception were also held in Nakatsu City.

BMW Ranks Highest in Sales Satisfaction in South Africa for Second Consecutive Year

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J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Non-Premium Nameplates Demonstrate Considerable Improvement, Largely Due to Salesperson Performance

JOHANNESBURG, 13 December 2007 — For a second consecutive year, BMW ranks highest in satisfying new-vehicle buyers with the purchase experience, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 South Africa Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) StudySM released today.

Toyota Models Rank Highest in Three of Five Segments in Indonesia Automotive Initial Quality Study

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SINGAPORE, 29 November 2007 — Three Toyota and two Nissan models rank highest in their respective segments in initial quality, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2007 Indonesia Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) released today.

Daihatsu Launches Light Commercial Vehicle "Gran Max" in Indonesia

7th November, 2007 -- DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (Daihatsu) announced that it has launched a new light commercial vehicle in Indonesia called the "Gran Max". The aim is to expand the market while meeting various customer needs, in response to increasing demand in Indonesia for light commercial vehicles.

The "Gran Max" will be produced at P.T. Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM), which is Daihatsu's production base in Indonesia, and will be sold through P.T. Astra International (AI).

Daihatsu to Exhibit OFC-1 Open Sports Car, New Tanto, New Tanto CUSTOM and Other Vehicles at Tokyo Motor Show

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9 October, 2007, Tokyo — DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (Daihatsu) plans to exhibit four concepts (six cars, including model variations) and six production vehicles along with new technologies at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show (Oct. 27 — Nov. 11) at the Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center) in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan.

On the occasion of Daihatsu's 100th anniversary, the Daihatsu Group has adopted the new slogan "Innovation for Tomorrow", which will serve as the overall theme for this Tokyo Motor Show, expressing Daihatsu's commitment to innovative car manufacturing that seeks to bring out the small car's potential for fun, environmental friendliness, and spaciousness.

Daihatsu Develops New Fuel Cell Technology that Uses No Precious Metals

New technology has zero CO2 emissions, conserves resources and significantly reduces cost

14th September, 2007 -- DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (Daihatsu) announced today that it has, working with Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), developed a new fundamental fuel cell technology that completely eliminates the need for platinum, a precious metal that has been an essential material in the electrode catalyst in conventional fuel cells for automobiles. The new technology also fixes hydrazine hydrate inside the fuel tank to ensure its safe use as a fuel, resulting in no CO2 emissions at all.

Daihatsu Move Ranks Highest in Appeal among Mini-Car Owners in Japan

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J.D. Power Asia Pacific Reports: 2007 Japan Mini-Car APEAL Study

TOKYO: 10 October 2007 — The Daihatsu Move is the most appealing mini-car model in Japan, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2007 Japan Mini-Car Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM released today.

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