Main Events:From 1985~


1985 MAY Engine plant in Indonesia begins operation.
1986 MAR Signs a license contract for Charade with Tianjin Automobile Industry Corporation.
1986 JUL Daihatsu America Inc. (DAI) is established.
1986 OCT New Shiga Test Course is completed.

Establishes a joint venture company, DBS Co., Ltd., with Brooks & Stratton in the United States.
1988 APR Daihatsu Athletic Club is formed.
1988 DEC Daihatsu Deutschland GmbH (DDG) is established.
1989 JAN Shiga (Ryuo) Plant 2 (present Shiga (Ryuo) Plant 2nd District) begins operation.
1989 OCT Daihatsu-Phranakorn Motor Co., Ltd. is established in Thailand.

Develops BC-7 mini three-wheel EV.
1990 FEB Signs a technical cooperation agreement with Asia Motors Co., Ltd. in South Korea.
1990 APR New Head Office building is completed. (present Head Office, new annex)

Delivers "Tento-kun" and 25 other vehicles to the International Garden and Greenery Exposition.
1990 DEC Signs a joint venture contract with Piaggio in Italy.
1991 JUN Shiga Technical Center is completed.
1992 JAN Establishes a new joint venture company in Indonesia.

Nishinomiya Parts Center is completed.
1992 MAR Establishes Electric Car Enterprise Division. Jonan Plant specializing in EV begins operation.
1992 DEC Phase I construction for Hokkaido Car Testing Center is completed.

P&D in Italy begins producing Hijet.
1993 FEB Signs a joint venture contract for the Malaysia Second National Car Project.
1993 MAR Announces a voluntary environmental plan.
1993 APR Charade captures the class championship and 5th, 6th and 7th places in overall ranking in the 41st Safari Rally.
1993 OCT Opens a branch office in Tianjin, China.
1994 MAR Develops Mini Four Wheel Drive EV jointly with Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc..
1994 APR New Sales Training Center is completed.
1994 AUG Begins manufacturing and selling Kancil mini vehicle in Malaysia.