This week were both the Tokyo and Los Angeles Motor/Auto Shows. While LA saw the latest BMW 4-Series Convertible in the flesh for the first time as well as the latest Porsche 911 Cabriolet (which as you might expect would take a serious enthusiast to tell apart from the 2013 model), the really interesting sights were in Japan.
Convertible Car News: Daihatsu
27th October 2013
While there have been concepts floating around for small Japanese roadsters it has never looked more likely that we are about to see a return of the kei sports car. Both and look likely to show small roadster concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show in November.
27th September 2012
Production of the much loved tiny Daihatsu Copen Roadster ended earlier this year and there has been speculation for some time as to what (if anything) will follow it. Daihatsu seem unlikely to disappoint having shown several concepts over the last few years. The latest of these is the Daihatsu D-R Roadster.
14th April 2012
The Daihatsu Copen is to finally end its production run with a 10th Anniversary Edition. The long lived roadster has an enthusiastic following thanks to it’s cheeky personality and fun but frugal handling. The final edition of this convertible car is limited to just 500.
3rd December 2011
The Daihatsu Copen has always been at the top of our list for value and fun but it has been around for a decade now so we have been keen to know what they will come up with next. The concept released at the Tokyo Motor Show can at least give us some ideas. Named the Daihatsu D-X (pronounced Dee Cross) it is a kind of tiny SUV/Roadster crossover.
24th October 2009
Daihatsu unveiled a rather unusual and yet typically Japanese concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. The name comes from the shape of the cat with its large roll-over bar. The retro styled utility convertible is based on the Mira with a 660cc engine and four wheel drive. The concept of a tiny off-roader may at […]
25th August 2009
According to HPI Valuations, there are apparently more convertibles per head in the UK than any other European country, despite being one of the wettest countries in the continent. British wishful thinking? One reason lies with a change in fleet policies some 8-10 years ago, which meant the hard roof and four door rule fell […]
28th April 2008
> Furter details of the Daihatsu Copen