A well-balanced K3-VE engine
With its powerful engine and lightweight body, the Copen boasts a power-to-weight ratio that ensures an exhilarating sport-driving experience. What’s more, the proven K3-VE engine efficiently delivers a maximum output of 64kw and meets EURO IV emission standards.
The self-regenerating “Intelligent Catalyst” - a Daihatsu exclusive
The K3-VE engine’s exhaust purification system employs a revolutionary “Intelligent Catalyst” to ensure clean exhaust emissions over a longer period of time. Developed by Daihatsu, it uses a self-regenerating function to maintain its stable catalytic performance.
Light yet rigid, even the body is designed for sport-driving pleasure
Key underbody joints are braced and rigorously reinforced to give the lightweight Copen higher rigidity than comparable fixed-roof models. And the upper body uses aluminum components for the bonnet, roof, and boot lid. The result is a superb balance of light weight and high rigidity that makes sport driving come alive.
A suspension tuned for a comfortable ride and quick, responsive steering
The Copen’s advanced suspension system is performance-tuned by Magna Powertrain of Austria for maximum driving pleasure. Together with the car’s low centre of gravity and large-diameter front and rear stabilisers, it assures excellent tracking and cornering stability. Gas shock absorbers are mounted front and rear, further contributing to superb straightline driveability and quick steering response. Add the Copen’s short wheelbase and light, rigid body to the mix, and you’ve got a lithe, road-hugging machine that lets you steer with confidence.
Outstanding collision safety by design
A high-rigidity cabin helps protect vehicle occupants, while front and rear crushable zones effectively absorb and distribute impact force in the event of a collision. Large cross members, side impact beams, and three impact-absorbing pads in the door and trim provide additional protection against side collisions. Numerous offset collision and rollover tests simulating actual accident conditions have been conducted to assure a high level of safety - giving you the peace of mind to fully experience the pleasure of open-air cruising.
SRS air bags - added assurance in case of collision
SRS (Supplementary Restraint System)* air bags help protect the driver and passenger. The air bags supplement the seat belts by inflating instantly to cushion the head and torso when a major frontal impact occurs. Both seats are also equipped with three-point ELR belts with pretensioners and force limiters.
Hand made quality
The Expert Centre - Home of Copen Craftsmanship
The Expert Centre is a factory specially created to produce the Copen. It is staffed with highly skilled and carefully screened technicians who are experts in CO2 welding, retractable-roof wiring and adjustment, rigidity and acoustic testing, and finish quality. In fact, only those who are qualified experts in high-level assembly are eligible to serve there. Working under the strictest quality-control standards, Expert Centre technicians exercise their dedication and crafstmanship to make every Copen a masterpiece of automotive art.