Daihatsu is a Japanese brand well known for its very compact and fuel saving vehicles, including off-roaders. Daihatsu was formed in Japan in 1951.

Over the years the brand has had a relationship with Toyota that started off with Toyota becoming a major shareholder in 1967, to becoming the sole owner in 2016. Most current Daihatsu models are therefore shared with Toyota and Subaru.

In Zimbabwe, the most famous over the years was the Charade, one of the first super compacts, as well as the Rocky.

Among the current Daihatsu models, and their equivalent Toyota models, are the Altis (Toyota Camry), Boon (Toyota Passo), Move (Subaru Stella), Rocky A200 (Toyota Raize), Terios (Toyota Rush, Terios, Sirion (Toyota Duet), among others.

Few of these are available mainly in the grey market.


Find the models reviewed by Autoheads below.