Sales of Daihatsu vehicles in New Zealand have doubled since Toyota Motor Corp. took control of the franchise in May 2002. Some 1,328 Daihatsu vehicles were delivered in 2003 – missing the franchise record set in 1998 by just 15 units. Daihatsu now is the 14th largest vehicle franchise in New Zealand, last year selling only three vehicles less than Peugeot SA and 50 vehicles more than Suzuki Motor Corp. Toyota New Zealand General Manager Paul Carroll says Daihatsu customers now benefit ...

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