Daihatsu to Exhibit its Mini Welfare Vehicles at 46th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition H.C.R. 2019

Sep. 18, 2019
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter Daihatsu) plans to exhibit eight units of seven models, including mini welfare vehicles, at the 46th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition H.C.R. 2019. This is the largest exhibition of its kind in Asia, and will be held at Tokyo Big Sight (Koto-ku, Tokyo) from Wednesday, September 25 to Friday, September 27.

Daihatsu’s mini welfare vehicle Friendship series has garnered widespread acclaim from customers for its wide ranging lineup—from its wheelchair accessible vehicles to its passenger seat lift vehicles, and vehicles installed with the Turn Seat starting from the new Tanto—providing safety and peace of mind, and boasts the largest share of the mini welfare vehicle market in Japan*1.

This time, the exhibition will be centered on the new Tanto, which underwent a complete redesign in July 2019. In addition to vehicles installed with Rakusuma Grip and Miracle Auto Step—new equipment supporting the elderly in entering and exiting vehicles developed in collaboration with physical therapists and university professors through joint industry and academia research—and the new Tanto Welcome Turn Seat which comes configured with the Turn Seat, the significantly evolved Tanto Sloper and Tanto Welcome Seat Lift will also be on display. Daihatsu will introduce the most appropriate products to a wide range of customers, from people requiring support and those with low levels of care requirements, to people requiring care who use wheelchairs. Furthermore, Daihatsu plans to hold demonstrations that enable visitors to experience first-hand the convenience of the various vehicles and equipment, 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”—a project which is being expanded nationwide so as 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 45th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition H.C.R. 2018 held last year and Barrier Free 2019 held in April 2019, Daihatsu will jointly exhibit with Toyota Motor Corporation. Together, they will introduce their rich line up of welfare vehicles as the Toyota Group based on their joint message of “bringing the joy of freedom to people and their lifestyles” for the exhibition.

Exhibition vehicles: seven models (eight units)

Vehicle Name Specifications Units
Tanto Sloper Turn Seat Wheelchair accessible;
turning seat
Tanto Sloper custom Wheelchair accessible 1
Tanto Welcome Seat Lift Passenger seat lift 1
Tanto Welcome Turn Seat turning seat 1
(with Rakusuma Grip and Miracle Auto Step)
Installed with options for entry and exit 1
Move Front Seat Lift Passenger seat lift 1
Atrai Sloper Rear Seat Wheelchair accessible 1
Hijet Sloper with folding auxiliary seat Wheelchair accessible 1

*1. Results for fiscal 2018, according to research by Daihatsu using data from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) and other sources.