Keep in mind the fetching Daihatsu Copen Coupe idea from the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon? Properly, you weren’t alone – such was the general public response for the lovable little two-door on the present that Daihatsu has determined to construct the factor. Simply 200 items will probably be made.
As with the present automobile, the Coupe is predicated on the Copen Cero, a bug-eyed model of the roadster that’s harking back to the unique Copen. Instead of the same old folding hardtop sits a set carbon fibre roof, a conversion that has doubtless been eased by the usual automobile’s Gown-Formation detachable physique panels. Because the rear clamshell is now a part of the roof, a small glass rear hatch as an alternative gives entry to the boot.
The Coupe additionally comes with the world’s first anti-fogging windscreen, utilising glassmaker AGC’s eXeview coating. A bunch of choices on the common Copen have additionally been fitted as normal, together with 16-inch cast BBS alloy wheels, a Momo steering wheel (fashions fitted with a CVT get paddle shifters too) and a limited-slip differential for the handbook variant.
Consumers can nonetheless specify just a few dealer-fitted choices, akin to a brand new HKS sports activities muffler, a HKS suspension equipment and a Diatone sound system improve. Solely two color choices accessible – British Inexperienced Mica with a tan inside and Pearl White III with a black inside.
Mechanicals stay unchanged, so the Coupe stays powered by a 660 cc turbocharged three-cylinder as per kei automobile rules, producing 64 PS at 6,400 rpm and 92 Nm of torque at three,200 rpm. It’s paired to both a CVT with a seven-speed operate or a five-speed handbook gearbox.
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