• Astra Daihatsu Copen 2015
  • Astra Daihatsu Copen 2015
  • Astra Daihatsu Copen 2015

As promised earlier, PT Astra Daihatsu Motor as the main official distributor for Daihatsu in Indonesia will present their new car for the middle of 2015. This time, they decided to present not just a national-cost friendly car but a promising character of vehicle called Daihatsu Copen. Daihatsu Indonesia seems would like to try something new for the Indonesian market. Daihatsu Copen who has small dimensions and can be assembled its body is scheduled to be released at the end of this month. For your information, Daihatsu Copen is small mini sporty car that they are proud of. This car is designed with a concept of two-seater coupe. Interestingly this car has some advantages, as it features an open roof or convertible roof and the ability to change its body panels with ease.

In its home country, Japan, Daihatsu Motor Company, Ltd. has just launched the latest generation of Copen on June 19th 2014. The latest Daihatsu Copen comes with a full model or new alteration. This product is quite new reminding that it is only in their second generation since it was first presented in the Japan back in 2002. At the time, the car is positioned as the flagship car for Daihatsu. Daihatsu Copen is designed and developed with a new frame structure called D-Frame structure. This skeletal structure has three advantages. The first is excellence in the way that the vehicle could top its speed performance and combined with high stability, as well as being safe although the rooftop is open.

Furthermore, the body panels are made of a resin material that makes the display of Copen becomes more attractive. While the last one is that the owner can change the outer body panel in accordance with his or her will. According to Amelia Tjandra who is the Marketing Director of PT Astra Daihatsu Motor, she mentioned that, “We will market the product based on the public order. We feel that Copen is perfect for Indonesian, especially for those who are wondering about how to drive such a car.” In the performance sector, Daihatsu Copen rely on the 12 valve three-cylinder petrol without turbo capacity of 660 cc as a source of its driving force. The machine can blow up power by 64 hp at 6.400 rpm rotation with a maximum torque of 92 Nm pda that reaches to 3.200 rpm. Power generated by the engine transmitted to the wheels via two gearshift system options that can be selected by its customers. The first is a 5-speed manual transmission and super active CVT automatic transmission of 7-speed. Fuel consumption rate of Daihatsu Copen could reach to 22.2 km per liter for the manual transmission, while the automatic transmission version can reach to 26.2 km per liter.

So what is price for Daihatsu Copen that are available in Indonesia? To answer this question, we have no idea, whatsoever. Nevertheless, we can be sure that this car will be the most expensive car sold by Daihatsu in Indonesia. Amelia Tjandra further added that the official price of Daihatsu Copen in Japan could reached to IDR 175 million Rupiah. However, the price could be more expensive to the lack of economy in Indonesia. According to data obtained from the Informasi Nilai Jual Kendaran Bermotor, Dinas Perpajakan Prov. DKI Jakarta, there are two types of Daihatsu, namely LA400LK-KMPZ AT for the automatic transmission and LA400LK-KMPZ MT for the manual transmission. As the Daihatsu Copen manual transmission will make a value that could reached IDR 284 million Rupiah while the automatic transmission have a retail price tag of IDR 293 million Rupiah. For further information feel free to visit the official site of Daihatsu Indonesia.

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