With the credit crunch biting hard and ever-rising motoring costs, larger luxury cars are the biggest losers in the current car marketplace. But with Daihatsu's fabulously frugal, fun-packed range of vehicles, there's never been a better time to 'Downsize with Daihatsu'.
While some major motor manufacturers are 50% down on business, Daihatsu are bucking the trend, with a tiny 3.9% '07 - '08 downturn in sales - one of the top 10 results even in this tough economic climate - proving the dynamic Daihatsu blend of great value for money, excellent fuel economy, low emissions, small road fund licences and proven reliability make a popular choice.
Each of the fun, frugal four in the Daihatsu range has a superbly fuel efficient engine and some of the lowest emissions in their classes. The nippy Daihatsu Sirion 1.0-litre boasts an outstanding 56.5 mpg, whilst the Daihatsu Materia 1.5-litre is capable of achieving an enviable 39.2 mpg.
And the range's low CO2 emissions mean that Daihatsu's cars qualify for low bands of vehicle excise duty: an incredible £35.00 on Daihatsu Sirion 1.0-litre models and from £170.00 on the award winning Terios 4x4 all with an astonishing five-year, unlimited mileage warranty and five-year roadside recovery. To tempt you even further, the Daihatsu Terios now comes with an amazing five years free servicing (available until the end of March 2009).
Daihatsu's proven reliability (rated one of the top three car makers in Which? magazine's Car Awards 2008) demonstrates why so many people are enjoying downsizing with Daihatsu: the home of reliable and economical motoring.
Join our 'National Cheaper Motoring' campaign by test-driving the range today:
Daihatsu New Model Range:
- Daihatsu Sirion: Five-door supermini with A/C from £8320.
- Daihatsu Materia: Five-door MPV with A/C from £10,770.
- Daihatsu Copen: Open-top two-seater with A/C from £11,745 and
- Daihatsu Terios: Compact, agile SUV 4x4 with A/C from £12,725 (as driven by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear TV Fox hunt tale).
Paul Tunnicliffe, Managing Director, Daihatsu Vehicle Distributors, said: "Global environmental issues, social changes, and shifts in consumer values are all combining to put compact cars in the spotlight. Since Daihatsu Motor Company was established in 1907, we have been focused on compact cars. 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. As a company we are practical, innovative and imaginative and we aim to become the world's leading compact car maker."Published 13 January 2009