The all-new Daihatsu Copen has a far more aggressive design than before, but its dimensions remain tiny.
The all-new Daihatsu Copen has a far more aggressive design than before, but its dimensions remain tiny.
As before, the little roadster features a folding hardtop.
As before, the little roadster features a folding hardtop.
Its three-cylinder engine produces 47kW and 92Nm.
Its three-cylinder engine produces 47kW and 92Nm.
New Daihatsu Copen.
New Daihatsu Copen.
New Daihatsu Copen.
New Daihatsu Copen.
New Daihatsu Copen.
New Daihatsu Copen.
New Daihatsu Copen.
New Daihatsu Copen.

By: IOL Motoring Staff

Ikeda, Japan - Both loved and hated for its inherent 'cuteness', the original Daihatsu Copen was a sure head-turner and conversation starter.

Now the Copen returns in second generation guise sporting a somewhat more aggressive look, although it's not about enter the macho club anytime soon as its dimensions are still absolutely diminutive - this in the interests of retaining its status as a Japanese 'K-car'.

As before, the miniature roadster sports a folding hardtop that’s available in a choice of colours.

Beneath the bonnet, a turbocharged 660cc three-cylinder engine, rated at 47kW and 92Nm, delivers its 'urge' to the front wheels through a five-speed manual or seven-speed CVT transmission.