Renault has recently launched their Dacia Logan Pick-Up, and I’ve been considering buying it for my dad. He’s currently using his normal stuff to carry stuff around.
KTM has shown yesterday photos of their new model, the X-Bow. The X-Bow will probably be launched at the Geneva Auto Show.
At first, there were rumours that the X-Bow will be built by Audi, but they will only provide the engine for this car. The X-Bow is a sportive supercar with a small weight of only about 700kg.
Stefan Pierrer, the KTM CEO, declared that he has great hopes for the X-Bow, because it offers something new, that can’t be found in the Caterham or Ariel. KTM plans to sell the X-Bow before the end of 2007 at a price of around 40,000 euro.
According to the newspapers, Volkswagen intends to buy 51% of Proton, the malaysian car manufacturer. The sum expected to be payed by VW is somewhere around $500m.
Why is VW interested? Simple really. Malaysia has a free trade agreement with Japan and is negociating the same thing with the US and Australia. This would give a VW car like Passat a significant boost in those markets if it were to be produced in Malaysia and then exported.
This is a video with the best overtakings in the F1 history, via Autoblog.
Here’s a video of the Ariel Atom in action.
The first photos of the Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 have appeared. The official debut of the model will be made at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
The 2008 sedan will be smaller but will have more interior space and its built on the same platform as the Outlander SUV. The base model will be powered by a 2.0L engine with 152HP. The Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 will go on sale at the end of 2007.
Kia Motors Corporation opened their factory from Zilina, Slovacia, celebrating the first Kia Cee’d to exit the assembly line. This factory was built in just 28 months and the 300 robots allow the factory to have 100 cars made per worker in the next 5 years. Right now the factory has 1300 employees and will grow to 3000. The production capacity will be 150,000 in 2007 and will grow to 300,000 by 2009. This factory will also make the Sportage and Cee’d break models starting from 2007.
In the video below you can see the entire fabrication process of the Kia Cee’d.