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Old 09-20-2017, 12:41 PM
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This would rock out in some US and European areas.
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This would rock out in some US and European areas.
I don't know, experience shows that when some of these JDM oddities make it abroad (Nissan Cube, Daihatsu Copen), they end up being loved by a few car enthusiasts, but being bought by very few of them actually, and the general public keeps buying safe anyway...

I am among those who love these oddities (and even one who has one in Europe, a Copen), but i can understand every manager who sees no business case to offer them outside Japan and select Asian markets....
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I don't know, experience shows that when some of these JDM oddities make it abroad (Nissan Cube, Daihatsu Copen), they end up being loved by a few car enthusiasts, but being bought by very few of them actually, and the general public keeps buying safe anyway...

I am among those who love these oddities (and even one who has one in Europe, a Copen), but i can understand every manager who sees no business case to offer them outside Japan and select Asian markets....
I dunno, I heard that the C-HR has been a strong hit, have you observed this? Maybe Europe has some thirst for some practical JDM quirkiness.

Was the Copen a JDM import?
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I dunno, I heard that the C-HR has been a strong hit...
Where? In the USA, it's sales performance in the segment is unremarkable.
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I dunno, I heard that the C-HR has been a strong hit, have you observed this? Maybe Europe has some thirst for some practical JDM quirkiness.

Was the Copen a JDM import?
The C-HR does indeed sell well, but initially it was developed for Europe exclusively, before deciding to offer it in the US and Japan as well. It's also built in Euorpe (well sort of, it's built in Turkey, so borderline Asia) So I wouldn't call it a classic case of JDM car exported finally. ALso, it is a compact CUV, the whole world loves compact CUVs. This kind of van (or Kei cars, or those Cube shaped cars) are much more a Japan only/mostly thing....

The Copen is actually a European market car (of course made in Japan though), the first batch was sold exclusively RHD with fully Kei compatible engine (0.66 turbo inline 4 redlining at 8.000 rpm, basically a Motorcycle boosted ;-)), before to LHD (except UK obviously) and a 1,33 form the Toyota Yaris. Got my hands on an early example some years ago, tons of fun.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:39 PM
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It's in the top 50 in Europe, but not exactly selling up a storm. It's certainly popular in Japan.

http://bestsellingcarsblog.com/
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