Published on January 21st, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Daihatsu To Stop selling cars in Europe by 2013
Daihatsu vehicles unable to cope with tough European CO2 emission laws. Could this mean that Perodua vehicles will also not be able to meet CO2 emission requirements and so we will have to accept them in Malaysia despite our attempts for better air quality.
Daihatsu Motor Co., has announced that it will cease sales of new vehicles in Europe as of January 31, 2013. However, Daihatsu will continue after-sales services, including supply of spare parts, for its vehicles beyond that date. Daihatsu currently sells new vehicles in approximately 10 countries. The decision to discontinue sales of new vehicles in Europe is the result of increasing development costs to comply with regulations in Europe, such as those related to CO2 emissions, and the appreciation of the yen against the Euro, which have had a negative impact on business results and made selling vehicles manufactured in Japan by Daihatsu no longer viable. It was made from the perspective of streamlining operations and focusing on specific areas of business.