There have been rumours for some time now about Daihatsu withdrawing from the UK market. This follows a pause in imports of any new cars which has been in place for some weeks, blamed mainly on the poor exchange rate with the Japanese Yen. User "becky1981" has posted on copenownersclub.org.uk stating that she has received a letter from her Daihatsu dealer confirming Daihatsu's withdrawal from the UK. It will be a real shame if this turns out to be accurate, and there is no reason to doubt the claims. On the plus side, Daihatsu pulled out of Australia in March 2006, and there seems to have been no real problem with continuing to get service and support via Daihatsu's parent company Toyota. Updated: Daihatsu denies any withdrawal from the UK. I got the following statement from Daihatsu today (December 14th): "Daihatsu have not pulled out of the UK, however due to the current value of the pound against the yen we are unable to import any new cars".