register gallery

Go Back   Mazdaspeed Forums > MSF News And Event Info > Site News & Events > Automotive News

Welcome to Mazdaspeed Forums .

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

*When you join MSF as a registered user, there will be No Ads.

*Registered Members get access to the Off Topic Area of the Forum

*Registered Members have an opportunity to upgrade their accounts to VIP, which brings a host of goddies for supporting MSF such as Raffles, Additional Forum Access, More PM Storage, The ability to upload more Images and many other enhancements.

*Registered members also get access to the live chat box!
Bookmark and Share LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 Old 09-25-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
Eatin' Your Tuna
Haltech's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Nator HQ - San Diego, CA
Posts: 108,555
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 10
Haltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the world
Thanks: 1,600
Thanked 41,975 Times in 8,183 Posts
Groans: 243
Groaned at 329 Times in 243 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Default Official: Daihatsu D-R concept looks like a Copen successor

Filed under: Concept Cars, Convertible, Misc. Auto Shows, Design/Style, Daihatsu

Daihatsu, everyone's seventh-favorite Japanese automaker, is making big waves at the Indonesian Motor Show this year. Typically writing a sentence like that one would preclude such news to follow from, well, being newsworthy here in the U.S., but we've always been such fans of Daihatsu's cheeky Copen convertible Kei car that we couldn't resist reporting on the model's spiritual successor.

Called D-R, this sprightly concept droptop is obviously heavily reminiscent of the Copen, though more modern, with an oversized front fascia, Audi-style aluminum windshield frame and a leather-lavished interior that has a zero-percent chance of making it to production. It's also 100-percent more endearing than the similarly sized D-X Concept that was shown at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.

We're told that the D-R showcar has replaceable resin body panels - fit to be switched out when the conceptual owner requires a freshened visage. Inside, a central touchscreen does most of the heavy lifting in terms of driver controls, while an LCD screen has taken the place of a traditional instrument binnacle.

The fully functional D-R concept is powered by a 600cc turbocharged two-cylinder engine. Get all of the Daihatsu details from the company's official press release.Continue reading Daihatsu D-R concept looks like a Copen successor

Daihatsu D-R concept looks like a Copen successor originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Haltech is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Report: Daihatsu Copen, Japan's last kei convertible, ending production Haltech Automotive News 0 04-06-2012 06:30 AM
Geneva: BMW M135i Concept is a behatched successor to our favorite 1er Haltech Automotive News 1 03-07-2012 04:07 AM
Tokyo: Daihatsu FC Case Concept is autonomous, high-tech transportation Haltech Automotive News 0 12-01-2011 03:00 PM
Tokyo: Daihatsu D-X portends a less endearing Copen successor Haltech Automotive News 0 11-30-2011 07:40 PM
Tokyo 2009: Daihatsu Basket concept looking for Little Green Riding Hood Haltech Automotive News 0 10-21-2009 07:10 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:53 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Template-Modifications by TMS
©Copyright 2008 ; 2014 Cymru Internet Services LLC | FYHN™ Autosports HQ
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
Page generated in 0.26364 seconds with 20 queries