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Cheaper, faster, cleaner Copen

14 March 2007

  • New 1.3-litre engine improves performance
  • Prices slashed by £2500 to £10,995; on sale now
  • Electric folding roof remains standard

2007 Copen

A faster, cheaper, cleaner and leaner version of the Daihatsu Copen convertible is now on sale.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last week, the updated Copen is now powered by a 1.3-litre petrol engine - instead of a 660cc powerplant - but costs £2500 less at £10,995.

The 86bhp engine brings the 0-62mph time down from 11.7sec to 9.5sec, and extends the top speed by 6mph to 112mph.

Fuel economy is improved 3.0mpg on the combined cycle to 47.1mpg, and carbon dioxide emissions are reduced from 151g/km to 140g/km, parachuting the Copen into the lowest 15% company car tax band.

The electrically folding metal roof remains standard, and the only visual difference between it and the previous model is a small boot spoiler.

Specification includes twin airbags, keyless central locking, air-conditioning, electric windows and door mirrors, front foglights and a CD stereo.

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