|1975 APR||Delivers 24 ten-passenger sightseeing cars to the Okinawa International Marine EXPO.|
|1976 DEC||Knockdown plant is completed.|
|1978 JAN||Charade receives the '77 Car of the Year Award.|
|1978 MAR||Serves as a technical consultant on hybrid technology to GE (USA).|
|1979 FEB||Starts trial operation of the "Daihatsu Pleat System" automatic EV rental operation management system.|
|1979 JUN||Opens the Representative Office in Europe (Brussels, Belgium).|
|1979 OCT||Overseas manufacturing plant (PT. Daihatsu Indonesia) begins operation.|
|1979 DEC||Kobe Center export base starts operation.|
|1980 NOV||Nishinomiya Parts Center begins operation.|
|1981 JUN||Daihatsu Credit Co., Ltd. begins operation.|
|1981 JUL||Merger of Daihatsu Motor and Daihatsu Motor Sales.
Signs a contract with Inocenti in Italy for the supply of 1000cc engines (CB) among other items.
|1982 APR||Charade wins the title of class champion in the 30th Safari Rally.|
|1983 SEP||Head (Ikeda) Plant receives the PM (Product Maintenance) Excellent Operation Site Award.|
|1984 MAR||Signs a license agreement for Hijet with Tianjin Automobile Industry Corporation.|