Toyota has recently been revealed that it was considering to take full control on the Daihatsu with the potential deal valued at USD 3.1 billion or equivalent to IDR 43 trillion.
|Toyota and Daihatsu. © 2016 Merdeka|
"We continue to consider a number of possibilities associated with Daihatsu, such as a partnership or business restructuring. Including making subsidiary," said Toyota spokesman was quoted as saying Carscoops (28/1).
According to Christopher Richter, senior analysis at CLSA said, "I can easily see that Daihatsu will suffer the same fate with the Datsun used as a cheap brand by Nissan." [Ega]