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2019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A110

Even though we're one of the few publications trying to keep up to date with what's going on in the Japanese car market, this project caught us completely by surprise. It's the updated Daihatsu Copen... or something along those lines.
2019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A110 10 photos
2019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A1102019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A1102019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A1102019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A1102019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A1102019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A1102019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A1102019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A1102019 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Looks Like a Budget Alfa 4C or Alpine A110
You see, the Daihatsu Copen is supposed to look like this, a somewhat futuristic convertible 2-seat kei car. However, this one doesn't exactly fit the description. You see, a few years ago, the company owned by Toyota made the open Cero, which is still a convertible, but has a retro vibe, with the rounded headlights of a MINI.

But this is a coupe version, at least officially. The transformation is quite similar to the bubble roof conversions you could buy for the first Porsche Boxster before the Cayman came out. That's why you see a panel line at the top of the windshield and over the rear shoulders.

We're told the new top is made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and it even comes with a closeable glass hatch, which reminds us of both the Alfa Romeo 4C and the newer Alpine A110 sports car.

This model seems to be conceived as an all-weather version of the Copen since it has heating for the rear glass, an anti-fog coating on the windshield and grip-enhancing software. Only 200 of these will be made and sold with a manual or CVT from $22,400 (equivalent). Both black and tan leather interiors are offered. For reference, a base model would cost around $17,000.

Of course, you can still buy the Copen rodster, which got a new color combination for 2019. Like all kei cars, the Daihatsu is powered by a 660cc 3-cylinder turbo engine limited to 64 horsepower. The model measures 3,395 mm long, 1,475 mm wide, 1,280 mm tall and is built on a lightweight monocoque framework called the D-Frame.

 
 
 
 
 

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