Daihatsu has stressed the advantages of buying one of its compact cars during these cash-conscious credit crunch times.
Used Daihatsu dealers, like other dealers, are reporting that customers are placing greater emphasis on factors such as excellent fuel economy, low emissions and smaller road fund licences as disposable incomes dwindle.
Many Daihatsu cars tick the right boxes on drivers’ checklists. For instance, a Sirion 1.0-litre model only attracts £35 per year excise duty and the Terios 4X4 has vehicle excise duty of only £170.00.
Paul Tunnicliffe, managing director, Daihatsu Vehicle Distributors, commented that the company is aiming to become the world’s leading compact car maker through practicality, innovation and imagination.
Mr Tunnicliffe believes that climate change issues and shifting consumer values have helped put compact cars "in the spotlight".
He said: "This is an age with many issues. Big is not better anymore. Rather, small is smart. Our cars are friendly to the environment as well as being people friendly."
Written by Steven Keel