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New Copen launched in Japan

Discussion in 'Front Page News' started by copenworld, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

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    The new model Copen has been formally launched by Daihatsu in Japan.

    Daihatsu has stuck with the Copen name rather than the "Kopen" name it used with the concept models. The first model is known as the Copen "Robe", with a sportier model currently code-named Copen X to be released later.

    It has a more angular and perhaps less "cute" look than the original model.

    The new Copen has a 660cc turbo-charged three-cylinder engine, so it still classes as a Kei car.

    Many of the body panels are interchangeable, which should allow for some interesting customisations. Parts that are fully customisable include the bonnet, boot lid, front and rear bumpers, all four wings, the rocker panels and the fuel lid. Some interior components are also customisable.

    It comes with a push button start, leather steering wheel and gear knob, heated seats, keyless entry, air conditioning, heated windscreen and carbon fibre trim, plus an optional "infotainment" system placed on top of the central dashboard.

    Available colours are Liquid Silver Metallic, Pearl White III, Bright Silver Metallic, Black Mica Metallic, Matador Red Pearl, Toniko Orange Metallic, Jaune Yellow, and Clear Blue Crystal Metallic

    Prices in Japan start at a very reasonable 1,798,200 yen (around £10,350 or €12,950) for the basic model or 1,819,800 yen (around £10,480 or €13,110) for the five-speed model.

    You can view the launch video here, and the Japanese website can be found here.

    There appear to be no plans currently to sell the new model outside Japan, so buyers elsewhere will need to arrange an import if they want to buy it.
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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  3. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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  4. Runners

    Runners Copenworld Member

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    Wow, I really love that. Such a shame that it won't be sold over here. :(
     
  5. Old Badger

    Old Badger Copenworld Regular

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    Just showed the picture of the new Copen to Mrs Old Badger. Her reaction: "it's nice, but the front is much more aggressive.....not as cute as the old one!"

    Funny, you'd think by now the car makers would know how important it is to appeal to women and take their views into account....apparently most new car buying decisions are actually taken by women! What do you other female and male members think? Is it an improvement in looks or not? :think:
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    I like the side and back but the front is a bit too snub nose.
    Having said that I would consider buying one is they were available in the uk.
    But overall, I think Adam has the right idea. ;)
     
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  7. dsb

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  8. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Great picture, you can see more styling que's from the mk1 Copen in the LH front & rear panel sets.
     
  9. mdbourke

    mdbourke Copenworld Newbie

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  10. neilhowe

    neilhowe Copenworld Newbie

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    New Copen Ordered and About to Be Shipped to UK

    Our New Copen in Pearl White has just arrived from dealership in Japan.

    It should be in the UK for Christmas - still Japanese registered to allow us to carry out European emissions testing in a view of creating a model report to import subsequent new vehicles.

    Watch this space!
     
  11. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    You must have deep pockets! I hope you can bring it along to a meet sometime next year.
     
  12. crispo71

    crispo71 Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi, does anyone know where can I find a dealer near Gravesend? tks
     
  13. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

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    The new Copen "robe" is not available in the UK :-(( you would have to import one from Japan.
    If you are looking for an older Copen - made up until 2009 then it is a case of looking on Autotrader etc. until the right car for you comes along.
     
  14. neilhowe

    neilhowe Copenworld Newbie

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    Ne Copen Is Here In The UK

    Pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge.
     

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  15. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    I wonder if that is the only new Copen in the Ui?
     
  16. Old Badger

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    Very cool! :cool: more pics please. And what's it like to drive? Your experience of driving it on uk roads may be a genuine exclusive! :)
     
  17. JulesAtCumbria

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  18. Old Badger

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  19. dsb

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    no longer available... was it a robe for sale in the uk? - if so how much was it?
     
  20. JulesAtCumbria

    JulesAtCumbria Copenworld Regular

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    Poo! That was quick! Clearly too much of a temptation for somebody. A Bristol dealership was offering the Robe with a "£995 deposit secures" ad - someone obviously enjoyed the weekend sunshine so much that they saw the potential of a brand new exclusive ride.

    Have fun, whoever you are - join the Copenistas and tell us what it's like!
     
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