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Model U (Urbanite)

Discussion in 'Future Cars' started by fjavifp, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. fjavifp

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    A sure hit in the EU!
    - 2 seat, 3, 4...?
    - tandem?
    - "folding" like spanish hiriko?
    -...
     
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    OK, I know this may not sound so appealing for the US market... EU however, and emerging markets like India, China, Brasil... well that's a whole different story... and these really need to do something urgent about CO2 emissions...
    Any thoughts?
     
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    A good friend of mine from my days in OCCAR-EA used to say that there was just no "decent" option for someone looking for a small car. Him being British and driver of a beautiful racing green Jag S-Type 4.2 was referring to something of the sort, i.e., luxurious, performer, good looking, classy... and I think he had a very valid point until...

    exterior-2_524385.jpg studio-1-interior-panoramic-v6_321378.jpg studio-7-cygnet-ext-red-v3_300232.jpg low_studio-10-cygnet-ext-silverv2_2522956.jpg
    NO - it is not a Toyota iQ on steroids (well... maybe it is...), and
    YES - it is an Aston - the Cygnet!!
    I haven't investigated if it's sold in the US - I guess so. In EU is around 40.000Euro (around 52k$"!!)

    For those who don't know the thing here are some facts (more @ Aston Martin


    ENGINE


    • 1.33 LITRE DUAL VVT-I ENGINE
    • 4 IN LINE CYLINDERS
    • 16 VALVE DOHC (DOUBLE vERHEAD CAMSHAFT) CHAIN DRIVE
    • ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION
    • FRONT MOUNTED ENGINE AND DIFFERENTIAL
    • FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE
    • FULLY CATALYSED STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM
    • COMPRESSION RATIO 11.5:1

    PERFORMANCE


    • MAX POWER 72 KW (97 BHP / 98 PS)AT 6000 RPM
    • MAX TORQUE 125 NM (92 LB FT)AT 4400 RPM
    • MAX SPEED 170 KM/H (106 MPH)
    • ACCELERATION 0-100 KM/H (62 MPH)
      - 11.8 SECONDS (6-SPEED MANUAL)
      - 11.6 SECONDS (CVT)
    • FUEL ECONOMY
      EU COMBINED TEST CYCLE
      - 5 L/100KM / 56.5 MPG [6-SPEED MANUAL]
      - 5.2 L/100KM / 54.3 MPG [CVT]
      EU URBAN TEST CYCLE
      - 5.8 L/100KM / 48.7 MPG [6-SPEED MANUAL]
      - 6.1 L/100KM / 46.3 MPG [CVT]
      EU EXTRA URBAN TEST CYCLE
      - 4.5 L/100KM / 62.8 MPG [6-SPEED MANUAL]
      - 4.6 L/100KM / 61.4 MPG [CVT]
    • CO2 EMISSIONS
      EU COMBINED TEST CYCLE
      - 116 G/KM [6-SPEED MANUAL]
      - 120 G/KM [CVT


    Sure TESLA can do better than that! :wink:

     

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    Hi ElSupreme, vfx, hi all,

    Well, this thing being and Aston Martin, my guess is that it is a bit more than an iQ with nice leather... I'd be extremely disappointed at the Brits otherwise...

    And thanks for the Cygnet threads - the point of showing it here was to defend the idea of a TESLA Model "U"rbanite - probably wouldn't meet with much demand in the US market, but would really sell nicely in EU and other markets if reasonably priced...

    Regards
     
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    An awesome concept for an urbanite is being also discussed in this thread:

    Don't miss the Model C!!:
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    It seems a little large for an urbanite as currently dimensioned, but I think the idea is there.
    Regards
     

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