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.