To the end of September Daihatsu passenger car sales were up 24% this year and the Dover-based importer says its heading for a second successive record sales year. A contributing factor to the down-pricing, spec-boosting decision has been Sterling's strength and the weakness of the Yen.
Price reductions have been introduced across the Terios range. The 1.3-litre 1999 four-wheel-drive Terios costs £9,995 - a reduction of £2,300 from £12,295. The price of the better-equipped Terios+ has been reduced from £14,095 to £11,995. A special edition Terios SE is now £12,495, down from £14,725.
Daihatsu is to permanently reintroduce free automatic transmission on the Sirion. And until existing stocks are exhausted, 1.3-litre Charades will be available with free automatic transmission worth £1,000 or air conditioning, worth £600. Current Moves will be available with a either free air conditioning or automatic transmission.