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Daihatsu to Provide Cars for Ryuoh Town's "Daihatsu Tatsunoko Family Car Provision Scheme"

Sep. 30, 2020
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Daihatsu”) will begin providing its Tanto and Move Canbus mini passenger vehicles and Rocky compact SUV as part of the Daihatsu Tatsunoko Family Car Provision Scheme on April 1, 2021.

Ryuoh Town, in Shiga Prefecture’s Gamo County, is introducing the scheme as part of an initiative to encourage inhabitants to experience the joy of living with children. Daihatsu will take part in the scheme in support of regional revitalization of Ryuoh Town, where its Shiga Plant produces the Tanto, Move Canbus, and Rocky models.

Daihatsu will provide new cars equipped with the Smart Assist active safety system so that families with young children can drive in safety and with peace of mind. The cars will also feature car navigation systems, dashboard cameras, and Electronic Toll Collection (ETC).

The Daihatsu Tatsunoko Family Car Provision Scheme is open to families living in Ryuoh Town, who have given birth to two or more children and who fulfill the criteria outlined below. The scheme enables eligible families to rent a car free of charge for three years under a free lease contract.

Users will be responsible for payment of voluntary insurance, costs associated with parking space certificates, and costs associated with running and maintaining the car, including gasoline and parking spaces; Daihatsu will be responsible for payment of lease fees, costs associated with new vehicle registration—including automobile tax, mini vehicle tax, vehicle weight tax, and environmental performance-based tax, compulsory insurance, and costs associated with delivering the vehicle.

Based on its “Light you up” approach, going forward Daihatsu will continue to provide optimal mobility to every one of its customers, and will seek to become a company that actively contributes to local communities.

Tanto X

Move Canbus X

Rocky X

Criteria for eligibility

Applicants eligible to rent the Tanto and Move Canbus mini passenger vehicles

Applicants must have given birth to a second child or more on or after April 2, 2021, and must fulfill each of the criteria 1.–7. detailed below:

1. Applicants must be registered as residents of Ryuoh Town, and must have lived continuously in Ryuoh Town for six months or more at the time of giving birth.

2. Applicant parents must live in the same household as their first and second children.

3. One of the grandparents of the applicants’ second child (the child who fulfills the initial eligibility criterion) must be registered as residents of Ryuoh Town and must have either lived continuously in the same household as the second child, or have lived nearby for six months or more at the time of giving birth. In addition, applicants must be able to return the car if said grandparents stop either living in the same household as the second child, or stop living nearby; however, this criterion can be overlooked in non-voluntary cases such as if said grandparents die, or enter welfare facilities after applicants have been provided with cars.

4. Applicants must carry out the prescribed application procedures at the Ryuoh Town Hall’s Future Creation Department within three months of giving birth to the second child or more.

5. Applicants must not previously have been provided with cars under the Daihatsu Tatsunoko Family Car Provision Scheme.

6. At the time of application, applicants must not be delinquent in town tax payments or other town fees.

7. Applicants must intend to start using the provided cars quickly.

Applicants eligible for loans of the Rocky compact SUV

Applicants must have given birth to a third child or more on or after April 2, 2021, and must fulfill each of the criteria 1.–6. detailed below:

1. Applicants must be registered as residents of Ryuoh Town, and must have lived continuously in Ryuoh Town for six months or more at the time of giving birth.

2. Applicant parents must live in the same household as their first, second, and third children.

3. Applicants must carry out the prescribed application procedures at the Ryuoh Town Hall’s Future Creation Department within three months of giving birth to the third child or more.

4. Applicants must not previously have been provided with cars under the Daihatsu Tatsunoko Family Car Provision Scheme.

5. At the time of application, applicants must not be delinquent in town tax payments or other town fees.

6. Applicants must intend to start using the provided cars quickly.