Auto-sales-statistics-China-Toyota_Terios-SUVSales figures for the Toyota Terios in China.

The Daihatsu Terios was produced by Toyota’s Joint Venture partner FAW Huali from 2003 and sold under the new Dario sub-brand in Toyota showrooms. Initial sales projections estimated 10.000 annual sales, but the model never came close, so production was terminated in 2006.

Then in 2007, Zotye launched an exact copy of the Terios named Zotye 2008 (named to celebrate the 2008 Beijing Olympics), but how Zotye acquired this line and if they also bought the rights to replicate the design is unclear. Read more about this story in our article about car models which continued to be produced under a new owner and a new name in China after having been retired from their original market.

Car sales statistics from China only include domestic production and exclude imported models.


2007 14
2006 403
2005 1.681
2004 6.353
2003 407


Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto.