Saturday, June 25, 2011

Kid Lotus

After 3 years of company Lotus launched its smallest car - a compact city, under the name Ethos, developed jointly with the Malaysian Proton. In the European market it will be presented under the brand name Lotus, as in Asia and North America will be sold as Proton. This is not surprising for such a small machine, it will be equipped with a hybrid setup, or an electric motor. To preserve the "dynamics and style that consumers expect from the" Lotus "auto tuning specialists will be engaged in the British manufacturer. The prototype was presented last year at the Paris Motor Show. There he was held under the codename City Car - 3-door hatchback with rear-wheel landing formula 2 +2.Inside - a hybrid system with electric motor capacity of 73 hp and 47-horsepower gasoline engine capacity of 1.2 l and 1-speed transmission and a lithium-ion batteries. There it became clear that most electric cars can travel 60 km on the road podzaryazhayas of the internal combustion engine, which when full tank can increase mileage up to 500. Acceleration up to hundreds for a hybrid is very good - 9 seconds and top speed - 170 km \ h. It is planned to sell about 1,800 copies of Ethos per year. Its price in the UK is about 30,000 pounds Sterligov.

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