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Daihatsu bringing retro Copen roadster, van-boat to Tokyo Auto Salon

An extending Hijet Jumbo van is the Copen's support vehicle

Junkyard Gem: 1990 Daihatsu Rocky SX

Daihatsu's Suzuki Sidekick competitor, now fallen on hard times in Denver.

A Daihatsu kei fire truck is making friends all over San Francisco

The 1990 Hijet hails from a small Japanese village and can actually fight fires

Daihatsu unveils 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon lineup

Including a sporty roadster, race-ready farm truck, and retro camper

Daihatsu's tiny concepts bring big weird to the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon

An almighty fun tool, a rock climber, and a 'vocaloid voicebank'

Toyota's Copen GR Sport is a tiny, racy roadster

Gazoo Racing puts its touches on this Daihatsu kei car

Junkyard Gem: 1990 Daihatsu Charade

This brand didn't quite take off in the U.S.

Daihatsu's Tokyo Auto Salon cars are absolutely adorable

Highlights include a Copen coupe, Hatsune Miku-edition Move Canbus

Highlights include a Copen coupe, Hatsune Miku-edition Move Canbus.

5 Japanese Cars with the Most Ridiculous Names

We take a look at five cars from Japan with the most ridiculous names and some insane TV commercials.

Daihatsu Compagno concept makes us wish the company was still in America

We'd like the Copen and Canbus, too.

Hopefully at least Japan will get a production model.

Junkyard Gem: 1990 Daihatsu Charade SE Hatchback

One of the most incomprehensible car names in automotive history.

Nearly all the Charades are gone, but this one showed up in a Denver self-service wrecking yard recently.

Daihatsu's Move Canbus could very well be the world's cutest car

Seriously, this thing deserves a hug.

Can we take it home, pleeeeease?

3D-printed car parts are now a real thing

Daihatsu teams up with 3D printing company Stratasys for custom panels

If you want your Daihatsu to look like the surface of the moon, you got it.

Question of the Day: What's the most irritating car name?

Charades and Achievas and Nubiras ... and even worse?

I say every remaining example of the Oldsmobile Achieva should be crushed, just to erase its maddening name. You may feel differently.

Japan could consolidate to three automakers by 2020

An analyst predicts the Japanese auto industry could consolidate down to three major players by 2020. Companies may need to unite to overcome the obstacle of higher research and development costs.

Toyota buys Daihatsu for small-car development

Having acquired a controlling interest in Daihatsu back in 1988, Toyota is now taking it over completely and entrusting it with developing a new generation of small cars.

Daihatsu Copen looks great as a shooting brake or coupe

Toyota's budget brand Daihatsu is heading to the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon with concept coupe and shooting brake versions of the little Copen roadster that make us wish we could get one even more.

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