Copen Reviews

Mirror cars review of the Copen.

It may look like a toy, but the Copen is actually great fun to drive and capable of keeping pace with much more powerful and expensive machinery.
More.

Motoring Telegraph’s review of the Copen.

One still hears people saying all modern cars look the same. In 2003, the very idea is patently absurd but, should you meet anybody who thinks that way, show them the Daihatsu Copen. This really is something different in looks, character and, well, just about everything.
More.

The Guardian reviews the Copen.

Beneath its naive appearance, however, the Copen does harbour one highly sophisticated, technical trick involving no giant keys and, indeed, no clockwork at all, enabling you to convert the car from hard-top to open-top in a single push of a button.
More.

NewCarNet’s first impressions.

The Copen was first displayed as a concept at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show. It appeared again in 2001 and finally went on sale in Japan in spring 2002 virtually unchanged in appearance from the original car. Since then, the Copen has developed an enthusiastic cult following with long waiting lists.
More.

NewCarNet’s Copen roadtest.

Although the Copen is not overly fast, it is exceedingly quick, and a few miles through the twists and turns of average country lanes will, er…drive home this fact to anyone willing to put faith in the agile chassis.
More.