Japanese manufacturer Daihatsu is to import a limited number of pearlescent white Copens after the display model on its motor show stand sold within hours of the show opening.

The little 660 cc turbocharged two-seater, complete with heated red leather seats, was produced as a one-off, but after selling the display vehicle and taking numerous enquiries during the next few days, Daihatsu has agreed to import more.

Starting from £13,495 on the road, the Copen features an electrically operated hard folding roof and is capable of 106 mph.