Friday, April 20, 2012

Daihatsu D-X Concept Car

One of the car exhibit in the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, with a statement as below from one of the website I found,

Remember the lovely little Daihatu Copen? This little 2-seat Kei car is still on sale (though the one on the floor was badged “Ultimate Edition,” which could be construed in English to mean “last one,” though nobody on the stand could understand my question to answer it. In any case, this sure looks like its replacement.

But personally, I like the Copen design than this one.

And what's more? Power by a 2 cylinders engine!!!

Power comes from a two-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled engine rated at the max legal limit for Kei cars (64 hp — many of them lie) spinning the front wheels. To my eye, the Copen is far prettier. This thing seems to mix its metaphors — SUV-ish cladding in a tiny open car. Oh well. At least it has a retractable hard top.


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