Daihatsu has formally announced that it is to completely exit the European market from 2013. Supplies of new Daihatsu cars are already virtually non-existent, and this news has been expected for some time. Daihatsu's UK website has been taken down and replaced with the following statement: "It was announced on 13th January 2011 that sales of Daihatsu motor cars will cease across Europe on 31st January 2013. This is due to the ongoing strength of the Japanese Yen, which has increased prices beyond competitive levels. There is no stock of new Daihatsu cars in the UK, and we do not expect to import any new cars in this interim period. However, we wish to reassure Daihatsu owners that all after sales services will continue unaffected. Therefore, the supply of spare parts will continue, and warranty work and servicing will be carried out at our official UK dealer network, which remains in place and whose details can be found on this website. We thank Daihatsu customers for their past custom and loyalty, and share their disappointment at this news."