(ダイハツ) is a Japanese manufacturer
of cars, especially compact/small cars. These cars are
also known as keicar in Japan.
history 1907 Hatsudoki Seizo Co., Ltd. founded
1951 Company renamed: Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
1967 Starting cooperation with Toyota Motor Corporation
1988 Daihatsu USA launched with the Charade and Rocky
1992 Daihatsu USA closed in February
1999 Becomes subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation
was reported on 31 March 2005, that Toyota will pull
Daihatsu out of the Australian market, after sales severely
dwindled. Sales were down a third so far in 2005, from
816 to just 541 vehicles. This is in spite of the new-car
market in Australia growing 7%. Daihatsu will completely
wind up sales in March 2006. Daihatsu has been in the
Australian market for almost 40 years.
Passenger car models
Toy model of Daihatsu Midget
Midget (also known as Bajaj)
Mira (also known as Cuore)
Motor Company (Ford) is a global company operating in
two business sectors: Automobile sector and Financial
Services sector. The Automotive sector sells cars and
trucks through out the world. During the year ended
December 31, 2004, the Company changed the reporting
of its Automotive sector from two segments (Americas
and International) to three segments: The Americas,
Ford Europe and PAG, and Ford Asia Pacific and Africa/
Mazda. The Financial Services business includes the
operations of Ford Motor Credit Company (Ford Credit),
a provider of vehicle-related financing, leasing and
insurance, and The Hertz Corporation (Hertz), which
operates a car and equipment rental business. Ford Motor
Company manufactures, assembles, and sells cars, trucks,
and related parts and accessories.
Products Aston Martin
Ford Motor Company (often referred to simply as Ford;
sometimes nicknamed Ford's or FoMoCo, (NYSE: F is an
automobile maker founded by Henry Ford in Detroit, Michigan,
and incorporated on June 16, 1903.
Ford radically reformed the methods for large-scale
manufacturing of cars, and large-scale management of
an industrial workforce. Ford implemented the ideas
of Eli Whitney, who developed the first assembly line
using interchangeable parts, which made it possible
to put the cars together at a much lower cost and with
greater reliability and repeatability.
The headquarters of Ford Motor Company are located in
Motor Co. Ltd.
Motor Co., Ltd develops, produces and manufactures a
variety of motor products, ranging from small general-purpose
engines to specialty sports cars that incorporate Honda's
internal combustion engine technology. Honda's manufacturing
operations are principally conducted in 31 separate
factories, five of which are located in Japan. Honda
produces a wide range of motorcycles, ranging from the
50-cc class to the 1,800-cc class, in-cylinder displacement.
Honda's principal automobile products include passenger
cars, multi-wagons and mini-vehicles. Honda offers a
variety of financial services to its customers and dealers
through financial subsidiaries in Japan and abroad.
The Company manufactures a variety of power products,
including power tillers, portable generators, general-purpose
engines, grass cutters, outboard engines, water pumps,
snow throwers, power carriers, power sprayers, lawn
mowers and lawn tractors (riding lawn mowers).
BRIEF: Honda Motor Co. manufactures, distributes &
provides financing for the sale of its motorcycles,
automobiles & power products, portable generators,
power tillers and general purpose engines.
Motor Co., Ltd. ( Honda Giken Kōgyō Kabushiki
Kaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of automobiles, trucks,
motorcycles, and scooters. They also make ATVs, electrical
generators, marine engines, and lawn and garden equipment.
With more than 14 million internal combustion engines
built each year, Honda is the largest engine-maker in
the world. In 2004, the company began to produce diesel
motors, which are very quiet and do not require particulate
filters to pass pollution standards. Honda's high-end
line of cars are branded Acura in North America.
Honda is headquartered in Tokyo. Their shares trade
on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange,
as well as exchanges in Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kyoto,
Fukuoka, London, Paris and Switzerland.
Civic del Sol
EV Plus, an electric vehicle
FCX, a fuel cell vehicle  (http://www.hondacorporate.com/fcx/)
FR-V / Edix, a 6 seater
Insight, a hybrid electric vehicle
Jazz or Fit
N360, a Keicar
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Honda collaborated
with Rover in the development and marketing of the Sterling
Jidōsha Kabushiki Kaisha (Isuzu Motors Ltd.,いすゞ自動車)
is a Japanese automobile company, headquartered in Tokyo.
It has constructions plants in Kawasaki, Fujisawa, Tochigi
and Hokkaido. It is famous for producing commercial
vehicles and diesel engines. Isuzu produced 16 million
diesel engines in 2003 alone, which can be found in
cars all over the world.
- Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering
Co., Ltd. and Tokyo Gas and Electric Industrial Co.
cooperately plan to build automobiles.
- A technical cooperation with Wolseley Motors U.K.
is initiated. In 1922 the first Wolseley model A-9
car is domestically produced. The CP truck follows
two years later.
- Ishikawajima Automotive Works merges with Dot Automobile
Manufacturing and changes its name to Automobile Industries
- A meeting with the Ministry of Trade and Industry
results in the renaming of the truck to Isuzu, after
the Isuzu river. Isuzu is not adopted as company name
- With technical assistance of Rootes (U.K.) the Hillman
Minx passenger car is produced.
- A capital agreement with General Motors is signed
and two years later the Gemini is introduced, which
is coproduced with General Motors.
- The Chevrolet LUV becomes the first Isuzu-built
vehicle to be sold in the United States.
- Isuzu-branded consumer and commercial vehicles are
successfully exported to the United States. The Isuzu
Pup is the first model sold to consumers.
- The joint venture Subaru Isuzu Automotive Inc. (SIA)
is established together with Fuji Heavy Industries
(owner of Subaru).
- Isuzu sales peak in the United States.
- General Motors and Isuzu form DMAX, a joint venture
to produce Diesel engines.
- GM raises its stake in Isuzu to 49%, effectively
gaining control of the company.
- Isuzu sales begin to slide as the Rodeo and Trooper
- Subaru buys Isuzu's share and SIA becomes Subaru
of Indiana Automotive
14, 2002 - General Motors sells its 49% share in Isuzu
but quickly turns around to buy 12% back. GM also
takes full control of DMAX and Isuzu Motors Polska,
with Isuzu losing not just the factories but also
ownership of all engine designs.
2004 - Production of the Rodeo and Axiom stopped.
For the 2005 and 2006 model years, Isuzu dealers in
the United States will have only two models, the Ascender
and a rebadged GMC Canyon, to sell. The company has
360 dealers, and sells an average of just two Ascenders
per dealer per month. A new SUV is expected to be
added for 2007.
- Isuzu Bellett Sedan (PR20) and 2 door GT (PR90 &