Daihatsu was well marketed here from the mid Seventies on. It still
had a high market share here when volumes elsewhere dictated that
production was no longer viable. The same applies to Trooper. In fact
I believe the Trooper was gaining market before its demise due to
migration of Daihatsu owners.
Diesel dominated the market here even in the early Seventies but
Toyota did not have a diesel until early Eighties and then only in the
60 wagon and light Hi-lux pick-up from '84 on.
Land Rover have a woefully low market share in most regions. Well
below potential. Despite their undoubted ability and long term
durability, they have had low build quality, high running cost/repairs
and a high purchase price. This combination does not lead to high
sales in any country where their unique attributes can be substituted
by something else. Initial cost is not the highest factor IMHO. If
that were the case, then the Land Cruiser would not sell in the volume
it does, because it is damned expensive everywhere.
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