The Kopen concept features a retractable metal roof
The Kopen is a traditional Kei car, small in size and powered by a low-capacity engine
The Kopen was revealed in full at the 2013 Tokyo motor show
Also built around the Kei car concept is Daihatsu's FC-Deck
A mobile generator is also available for the truck
Daihatsu has previewed its revised Copen with the new Kopen concept
The car is powered by a 660cc engine
With its small dimensions and engine, the Kopen is definite Kei car
The Kopen gets a CVT gearbox with wheel-mounted paddle shifts
The interior looks to incorporate premium materials
A more rugged version of the Kopen concept will also be shown
The XMZ model gains extra body cladding
It is not yet known whether the revised Copen will be sold in international markets
The firm will also show its FC-Deco truck concept
The FC-Deco is powered by a fuel cell
Daihatsu has readied a mobile power generator for the truck
The Deca-Deca appears to share the same platform as the FC-Deco truck
Daihatsu's original Copen was built to strict 'Kei car' rules
Daihatsu has revealed a new Kopen roadster concept at the Tokyo motor show.
Featuring a retractable metal roof, the model measures 3395mm long by 1475mm wide, with a height of 1275mm. Power comes from a 660cc engine mated to a CVT paddle-shift gearbox. That specification means that, like the original, the new Copen conforms to Kei-car rules.
Two versions of the Kopen concept were shown, with the standard car being seen alongside a more rugged version, reportedly dubbed XMZ, which gains extra body cladding for a more rugged appearence.
Previously, Daihatsu sources have confirmed to Autocar that a return of the Copen was planned. The original Copen's rival, the Honda Beat, is also planning to make a return with the S660 concept, which will also be seen in Tokyo. Like the Copen, the revised Beat is also a Kei car, and features a scalable platform which means it could be sold in international markets.
The original Copen was built between 2002 and 2012 and was, unlike the Beat, officially imported into the UK. The concept was officially unveiled at the Tokyo motor show in 1999. The car received several upgrades and updates during its lifetime, including two new trim levels announced in 2005 alongside a new 1.3-litre engine option.
Production of the Copen was halted in August last year, with the final 500 cars produced being sold as limited edition 10th anniversary models. In its original 660cc guise, the Copen produced 66bhp and 74lb ft of torque, with a top speed of 110mph and a 0-62mph sprint time of 11.7 seconds.
Daihatsu also revealed its new FC-Deck and Deca-Deca concepts. The FC-Deck is a fuel-cell powered truck which is 3,395mm long. The firm has also developed a mobile generator which can be fitted to the back of the truck to provide power.
Judging by these photos the Deca-Deca concept appears to share the same platform as the FC-Deck, and reportedly can accomodate a variety of seating patterns.