AIXAM updated its model range in 2016, including the Coupe. The body receives the new shape of the roof and rear windows, as well as the new sleek taillights. Its tapered line gives a greater presence in order to see and be seen during all manoeuvres.
The new dashboard is a perfect combination of ergonomic controls and quality materials. The new black leather steering wheel with chrome inserts brings a modern touch. The volume of the mirror is enlarged for optimized visibility. An indicator is incorporated into the shell for better indication when changing direction.
The new alloy GT rims, available as an option on the GTO and GTI finishes and designed to create a visual experience. With 16 inches in diameter and an 8 spoke design they are enhanced by the selection of low profile tires.
But the most important part of the refreshment is the new engine. Kubota specially developed 479 cc 2-cylinders inline diesel with an output of 6 kW (8.15 cv) at 3200 rpm and 21 Nm at 2500 rpm. The AIXAM Coupe with this engine has a top speed of 45 kph and fuel consumption of 3.1 liters/100 km. This engine is available for Coupe Evo, Coupe Premium and Coupe GTi.
There is another member in the family — AIXAM Coupe GTi 600 D. This version is equipped with a 599 cc 2-cylinder inline diesel rated at 11.2 kW (15.2 hp) at 3600 rpm and 33 Nm at 2500 rpm. The engine is joined with a VSD-controlled automatic transmission. Top speed is 87 kph. Fuel consumption — 3.6 liters/100 km.
AIXAM e Coupe Premium and GTi are fitted with a 6 kW electric motor and lithium batteries. This is enough to accelerate the electric microcar up to 45 kph.