|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.|