Daihatsu to Exhibit its Mini Welfare Vehicles at 45th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition, H.C.R. 2018

Oct. 03, 2018

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter Daihatsu) plans to exhibit 7 mini welfare vehicles, the Friendship Series, at the 45th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition, H.C.R. 2018. This is the largest exhibition of its kind in Asia, and will be held at Tokyo Big Sight (Koto-ku, Tokyo) from Wednesday, October 10 to Friday, October 12.

Daihatsu’s mini welfare vehicles in the Friendship series are installed with the crash avoidance system Smart Assist III. The series has garnered widespread acclaim from customers for its wide-ranging lineup—from its wheelchair accessible vehicles to its passenger seat lift vehicles—providing safety and peace of mind, and boasts the largest share of the mini welfare vehicle market in Japan*1.

This time, at the 45th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition, H.C.R. 2018, Daihatsu plans to hold demonstrations that enable visitors to experience first-hand the convenience of the Friendship Series and the ease with which they allow assistance to be provided. In addition, Daihatsu is holding events related to the Community-Based Project “Healthy and Safety Driving Courses,” which is spreading nationwide this fiscal year aiming to provide support for the independent living of the elderly, and “RAKUPITA SOUGEI,” a pick-up and delivery support system for day care facilities. Besides MONODUKURI, initiatives unique to Daihatsu centered on communities and the elderly from the perspective of KOTODUKURI will also be introduced.

Furthermore, similar to the exhibition at Barrier Free 2018 in April 2018, Daihatsu will jointly exhibit with Toyota Motor Corporation to introduce their rich line-up of welfare vehicles, from mini vehicles to heavy vehicles, as the Toyota Group.

Exhibition vehicles: six models (seven units) from the Friendship Series

Vehicle Name Specifications Units
Tanto Sloper Wheelchair Accessible 2
Atrai Sloper Rear Seat Wheelchair Accessible 1
Hijet Sloper (with folding auxiliary seat) Wheelchair Accessible 1
Tanto Welcome Seat Passenger Seat Lift 1
Move Front Seat Lift Passenger Seat Lift 1
Atrai Rear Seat Lift Passenger Seat Lift 1

*1. Results for fiscal 2017, according to research by Daihatsu using data from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) and other sources.