Toyota revamps Daihatsu's compact car business structure

Updated Apr 11, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Hopefully, this will prevent “testing fiascos” from ever happening again. 

Toyota announces that it will now take over the overseas business operations of Daihatsu, which will be done via a major revamping of the latter's business structure.

Toyota Raize

Toyota Raize

First off, the Emerging-market Compact Car Company which spanned both Toyota and Daihatsu will be dissolved. Toyota will then take responsibility for the product planning and certification processes of Daihatsu’s compact cars under a new entity dubbed the Toyota Compact Car Company. 

Toyota will likewise handle the business and product management aspect of Daihatsu’s operations. Specifically, this will fall under the Japanese car maker’s Business & Sales unit. 

Daihatsu will also retain its status as a commissioned entity that will handle actual vehicle development. With the aid of Toyota, Daihatsu is also set on transforming itself into a “mobility company centered on mini vehicles.” 

Last but not least, Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd and Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. will become Toyota’s Asia Regional headquarters. Together, these two entities will be known collectively as Toyota Motor Asia. 

In enacting these organizational changes, Daihatsu says that these will help prevent issues similar to the procedural irregularity scandal from happening again. 

Toyota Wigo

Toyota Wigo

For context, Toyota and Daihatsu found out last year that several of the latter’s ASEAN-bound products had been subjected to rigged crash tests. The company has since conducted several investigations, and has replaced its top management team, including its CEO following the fiasco. 

Currently, locally available Daihatsu vehicles sold under the Toyota brand include the Wigo, Avanza, Veloz, Vios, Yaris Cross, Raize, and Lite Ace. So the question now is, how will Toyota’s deeper role in Daihatsu’s vehicle development affect the local market in the future? 

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Know more about Toyota


For the local market, Toyota Philippines offers 22 car models. The most affordable of these is the Toyota Wigo hatchback. Toyota also has three sedan models namely the Vios, the Corolla Altis, and the Camry. It then has one entry to the pickup truck segment, the Hilux. For coupes, Toyota Philippines offers two models: the GT 86 and the Supra. The Toyota local SUV segment has four models. These include the Fortuner, Land Cruiser, and Land Cruiser Prado. The Toyota MPV segment for the Philippines has three models: the Avanza, Rush, and the Innova. Then there are two Toyota vans in the Philippine market: the Hiace and the Hiace Super Grandia. For hatchbacks, there's the Wigo, the GR Yaris, Prius, and the Yaris, while the minivan segment then has the Alphard. And lastly, the crossovers sold by Toyota include the Corolla Cross, and the RAV4.

Here at, we provide the complete Toyota Philippines Price list for 2023, which we update on a monthly basis. Besides that, we also list the latest and hottest car promos ranging from low monthly amortizations, cash discounts, and low downpayments. 

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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