Daihatsu’s Car Creating

Fundamental Approach

Development of a Sustainable Society

The first thing needed in order to reduce CO2 emissions is to decrease the energy required while driving. Daihatsu’s car creating provides cars that require extremely small amounts of energy during driving due to their lightweight and compact bodies and highly efficient powertrains to markets at affordable prices.
By enabling large numbers of customers to use cars that reduce CO2 emissions, we will contribute to lower overall CO2 emissions. In addition, we will continue to tackle the challenges of achieving carbon neutrality at an early time by efficiently expanding the introduction of electrified vehicles.

Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA)

Based on the core concepts of high-quality products at affordable prices, mastering the smallest details, and providing advanced technologies to everyone, Daihatsu focuses on details even at the level of 1 mm, 1 g, 1 yen, and 1 second and engages in car creating that is close to customers’ lives. We have lowered the threshold for purchasing an automobile, thereby broadening the market base.
The Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) is a new method of creating cars intended to achieve these concepts. With the opinions of customers as our starting point, DNGA incorporates the business structures for carrying out Daihatsu’s unique car creating and the strategies for achieving this in all processes of car creating including planning, development, purchasing, and production. In the case of advanced technologies, such as electrification, automated driving, and connectivity, we will create sustainable compact mobility by developing automobiles based on common design concepts from segment A to segment B in markets in emerging countries, with mini-vehicles as the starting point.

Daihatsu’s car creating is based on the idea of lowering the threshold for purchasing an automobile and expanding the market base to senior customers, regional areas, and emerging countries

Daihatsu conducts business in segments that are close to customers and is developing automobiles based on common design concepts from segment A to segment B in emerging countries with mini-vehicles as the starting point

Evolutionary Body

The new DNGA platform adopts a new design for suspension geometry1 in the pursuit of stability and driving comfort that are superior to those of other vehicles in the same class. By incorporating methods for electrification and by streamlining structures, Daihatsu is unique in that we create lightweight and highly rigid platforms while further advancing performance.

1. The placement of the suspension, which has a substantial impact on vehicle performance

Evolutionary Powertrain

The powertrains used with DNGA are optimized for each model, and strong environmental and drive performance are achieved by means with good cost performance. By adopting multi-spark ignition for the first time in Japan2 and a unique fuel injection method, Daihatsu is creating new engines with higher fuel efficiency. We also launched a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) that uses the world’s first2 split-gear drive as well as compact and simple series-type strong HEVs, and we will continue evolving vehicles in the future.

2. In both cases, as of June 6, 2019, according to Daihatsu research