Daihatsu Kopen Concept Previews Next Generation Sports Kei Car [Photo Gallery]
This sexy little concept is headed to the 43rd edition of the Tokyo Motor Show where it will be shown on November 20th. Even though it looks as sexy as a Toyobaru, kei car regulations restrict it to a series 3-cylinder DOHC 0.66 liter turbo engine with restricted power. Despite only being to offer 64 hp, the Kopan tries to look like a sexy roadster, with a set of sharp alloy wheels, twin chrome exhaust and metallic paint. The interior is also quite cool, though we don't think carbon fiber trim, a digital cluster and alcantara leather steering wheel and dash will be available on a production kei car.
The cool thing is that Daihatsu has also developed a sort of crossover version with plastic body panels. But both modes have very diminutive proportions: 3395×1475×1275mm. Should we ever see the Kopen in Europe again? Not likely, not if Toyota wants to be taken seriously, but it's still a splendid little effort from the Japanese maker.
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