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Thursday, January 23, 2020

You've been lucky, if could be see one of these cars

Maybe you are wondering, why did we make the title of the article like that? This was intentional because it was to show how scarce the following cars were. So it is very rare for people to see it passing on the streets at this time.
The rarest 2007 Blastolene B-702, this unique shaped car inspired by the 1930s French car, designed by Michael Leeds and Randy Grubb. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2tANCvJ)
Like the unique shaped car above named 2007 Blastolene B-702 or known as the best art-deco costumized car ever, it was designed by Michael Leeds and Randy Grubb. The following cars were rare, unloved, forgotten but somehow extremely cool and interesting models that deserve to be dragged into the light and shown to the public once more.

So, here they are – 6 classic sports cars you probably didn’t know ever existed.

1. Melkus RS 1000
The first sports car came from the eastern bloc communist countries which were known to be very closed during the cold war era. So it is very rare to hear the production of sports cars made by these countries. Until one day in the East Germany, there's an automotive engineer named Heinz Melkus designed a very capable and attractive sports coupe car and convinced the Wartburg factory to produce a limited number of these sports cars.
1969 Melkus RS1000. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GMiCRP)
By using the Wartburg 353 as a basis, Melkus designed and fabricated independent front and rear suspension, roll-bars and close ratio 5-speed gearbox. And then the 992 ccm engine was tuned to produce 68 hp and mounted behind the driver sending its power to rear wheels, instead to front like in its basis car Wartburg 353.

Melkus also designed and manufactured lightweight fiberglass body which featured modern design and low profile. The car was called Melkus RS 1000 and it was introduced for the first time in 1969. To be honest, for 1969s standards this was an extremely advanced sports car, however underpowered with just 68 hp of power.
Left side view of 1969 Melkus RS1000. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GMiCRP)
The production ended in 1979 after 101 cars were made. The Melkus RS 1000 was extremely expensive for East European standards which also explains why the car made in limited production. Most the sports cars were bought by the auto sports teams and raced in local championships.

And it's rumoured, the car company has been revived by making the Melkus RS2000 and shown it for the first time at the 2009 Frankfurt International Motor Show.

2. Kellison J6
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, fiberglass body construction stopped being high tech process exclusive to established manufacturers and became something you could do in your garage. This influenced numerous small companies to start offering their plastic bodies to be mounted on regular car chassis creating a unique and interesting design.

1965 Kellison J6. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Srhoga)
There's an auto company named Kellison established in the early 1950s, the company produced several successful kits for installation on popular models, but in early 1960s the company introduced the J6. The J6 could be bought as a kit or a fully built car, making Kellison a boutique car manufacturer.

The J6 was based on Corvette frame but Kellison didn’t just re-body the ‘Vette. They moved the engine further back in the chassis, changed the suspension, installed larger brakes and different interior making J6 better handling and even faster since J6 body was somewhat lighter than stock Corvette.
Rear side view of 1965 Kellison J6. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2TmI7z0)
This conversion was pretty popular and over 500 bodies or cars were built. The J6 was very successful in hands of private racing teams since it offered Corvette power in better handling package.

3. ASA 1000 GT
This little Italian sports car was once considered the next big thing in the car industry when it was introduced in 1962. Then it known as “Ferrarina” (little Ferrari), the ASA 1000 GT was exactly that since it was built on tubular chassis with lightweight body and engine designed by then Ferrari engineer Giotto Bizzarinni.
1964 ASA 1000 GT 'Ferrarina' by Carrozzeria Bertone. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2TejVPv)
It had four-wheel disc brakes, sports suspension, and nicely trimmed interior. Under the hood was the 1.03-liter four cylinder engine capable to spew 93 hp of power. However, despite the big initial interest by the world's automotive customers, the car production stopped in 1967 after only 95 examples were built. Today, this Ferrarina is highly praised by collectors and car historians.

4. Matra Djet
Virtually unknown outside of France, Matra was a very innovative and influential car manufacturer in the country. Originally, the company was dedicated to airplane and military production but then it built cars and developed concepts for another French automotive manufacturers such as Renault, for example.
1965 Matra Djet. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GLs8F1)
In 1965, Matra took over the Djet project from racer Rene Bonnet and introduced it to the public as the first mid-engined production car in the world. In those days, the concept of mid-engined cars was reduced to racing prototypes and Matra decided to introduce similar cars for the road.
Rear side view of 1965 Matra Djet. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GLs8F1)
The car custom built chassis with diminutive Renault 8 engine may look slow today, but since the car only weighed 660 kg it was pretty fast in those day. Matra Djet was a very influential car since it showed the world a new engineering concept which was later accepted by all leading world's sports car manufacturers.

5. Cheetah
The global success of Shelby Cobra inspired many American race car builders to build a similar car which could compete on international level. From this perspective, nobody came close to beating the Cobra.
Bill Thomas Cheetah GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ICRR4h)
But Bill Thomas, a famous Chevrolet tuner and race car builder was a serious candidate. Unfortunately, due to various circumstances, the Cheetah was never given a proper chance. As you know, Chevrolet and GM pulled out of racing in 1963 but several independent race shops worked for GM`s back door programs in which the company supported the private racing teams with racing know-how or special racing parts.
Right side view of Bill Thomas Cheetah GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ICRcQl)
Bill Thomas’ shop was one of those outfits and he decided to build a Cobra competitor with Chevrolet power. That is how the Cheetah was born. Built on special lightweight chassis with a small block V8 moved as far back as possible and covered in a light fiberglass body, the Cheetah looked and performed as a race car.

Despite some overheating problems, the Cheetah was a remarkable performer and won some lower rank races and even the 1968 SCCA championship. Unfortunately, lack of support, mechanical problems and even a fire at the shop in California stopped the production after around 20 cars were built.

6. Marcos GT
The car produced from 1964 to 1971 and again from 1981 to 1990. Marcos GT was the most popular and interesting model from the British auto company named Marcos Engineering Ltd. Basically, a kit car built on custom chassis but with choice of engines, Marcos GT was relatively cheap but capable sports car with aggressive styling, low weight, and decent performance.
1967 Marcos GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2TieY8a)
The GT could be had with numerous engines, mostly by Ford and lineup started with small 1.5 or 1.6-liter four-cylinders. However, if you want to experience full potential, the buyers needed to opt for 3.0-liter V6 from Ford or Volvo. For a brief period of time, Marcos GT was offered on the American market with Volvo`s straight six but not many cars were sold. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR-JUNKIE]
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The world's biggest Volkswagen Beetle

Making something unique to be able to look different, still seems to be a powerful weapon for automotive enthusiasts in making an automotive creation. Because basically all of us will always be interested in seeing something unique, eccentric or unusual.
Richard and Scott Tupper of Wicked Concepts has built a Volkswagen Beetle that is 40 percent larger (on the left) than a regular one (on the right). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2RFiQgE)
For that many ways can be done, this can be witnessed of the work of one of the American automotive enthusiasts who succeeded in making a replica of the 1959 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible with a size 40 percent larger than the normal size. The big-sized Beetle used a license plate that says 'HUGE BUG,' was built by Richard and Scott Tupper from the Wicked Concepts, an automotive workshop at Gardena, California.

According to the builder, it all started from their automotive craze which then led to the idea to make something different to be displayed at an automotive event so that it can make people amazed while to see it.
The big and the regular. The VW Beetle at right has been made 40 percent bigger than a normal-sized version. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37fvZUa)
This creative work began by scanned digitally the parts of the 1959 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible which was then enlarged 40 percent in size. The builder said, there are 3,514 auto parts that should be made in their metal fabrication workshop. And even the screws are made from scratch because there is no size-matched on the market.

Then the road-legal big VW Beetle was built atop an adjusted chassis of a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup truck. And its drivetrain uses a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi engine which is placed on the front. This car is really big with a total weight of around 6,200 lbs (about 2.8 ton), and the hood alone is about 200 lbs (90.72 kg).
Meanwhile, the inside of the car is made as perfect as the exterior, where there is one of the notable features, namely the instrument panels on the dashboard are made according to the original design but not work. Instead, there are digital instrument panels that drop down from behind its big dashboard when the driver starts the engine. And according to the builder, this big-sized VW Beetle can accommodate 10 people at once in the cabin.

In the making process of this big-sized VW Beetle, its materials alone spent about US.$15,000 and now is estimated to be worth $1.25 million. Wow!  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | USA TODAY | STUFF]
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The electric version of Hummer being prepared by GM

General Motors (GM) is ready to revive the Hummer car. However, this legendary car reportedly will not use conventional engines anymore but replaced with electric engines to keep abreast of current world automotive trends.
Rendered image of Hummer HX electric-powered SUV. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37btu5u)
The car that will be developed by GM is the Hummer HX and will be produced at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, a plant that will be used entirely to mix electric cars. Even GM has invested the US $3 billion for the plant.

As quoted from Motor1, which revealed the reason they chose the Hummer as one part of the development of electric cars because the Hummer name is widely known as a tough car in its segment, especially in the American market.

The automotive executive observer of Cox Automotive, Karl Brauer said that Hummer will increasingly skyrocket under the management of GM who already has experience as the best management in the automotive world. And by presenting it in a different technology wrapped will make Hummer more in demand.

"This collaboration is very perfect because Hummer is a car that dominates the popularity of pickups and SUVs for buyers in America, even when the industrial recession occurred," said Brauer.

The video below explains about the Hummer HX Concept that appeared at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show:
For many lovers of tough cars, the choice of reviving Hummer as an electric car will further strengthen its dominance, amidst the desire of many countries who want to transform from conventional cars to environmentally friendly electric cars.
But GM hasn't announced exactly when, Hummer HX will start to fill to the production line, but they are optimistic that in the next few years Hummer will re-pave with strength and privileges as a tough environmentally friendly car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | INSIDE EV | WALL STREET JOURNAL | MOTOR1]
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Monday, January 20, 2020

Chrysler has resurrected its Airflow into an athletically premium crossover

As we all knew, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was listed as one of the participants who attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) and has exhibited its newest concept car with fully-digital cabin technology named Chrysler Airflow Vision
Chrysler Airflow Vision concept car for the CES 2020 where the interior is effectively all-digital, with six screens handling the experience for the driver and passengers. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/38cofTg)
Actually, the 'Airflow' is an aerodynamic sedan that was introduced by Chrysler to the US market in the 1930s, but for the present model that comes in 2020 by using the same name is said as an athletically sculpted premium crossover vehicle with a distinctive appearance and strong focus on user experience.
The company's today sophisticated concept car name derived from 1934 Chrysler Airflow. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Tvgzr0)
Inside the cabin, it has been equipped with six screens to pamper the driver and passengers. As reported by Engadget, the only physical buttons in the cabin are the starter button and the navigation button on the steering wheel. Besides that inside the interior is also equipped with ambient lighting and a slim profile chair that allows more spacious legroom and personal storage.
Left side view of Chrysler Airflow Vision concept car at the CES 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/38fmZ1p)
It was also stated that Airflow Vision prioritizes a user interface that is "safe, easy to use and understand," with a system that is simple, consistent and readable so that it will not disturb the driver. This interface can also be personalized based on individual tastes. It is also possible to share photos with anyone in the cabin, for example, if the driver wants to tell the route to the passenger.
Rear left side view of Chrysler Airflow Vision concept car at the CES 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Tvgzr0)
There's also the LED exterior lighting and a large blade that appears to span the width of the concept’s front end and other elements could well be incorporated into its future vehicles. Besides that, this Chrysler's concept also featuring a highly unusual wheels design.
Rearview of Chrysler Airflow Vision concept car at the CES 2020(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Tvgzr0)
There is no more detailed information about the performance of the car itself. The concept car is based on the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid system, but it is not yet clear whether this will be a hybrid car, fully electric-powered or something completely different. 

The thing to remember is, the concept car made by Fiat Chrysler is still in the prototype stage. And we thought also that the Chrysler Airflow Vision is too outlandish a concept to be anywhere near production lines.
But if it managed to get into the production line, then at least there should be minimal changes in order to meet the needs of users who are accustomed to driving with physical buttons. Due to physical buttons are also useful for reducing interference when driving. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FCA | ENGADGET | GULFNEWS | MOTOR1 | CAR ADVICE | AUTOBLOG]
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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Audi's future city car concept shown off at CES 2020

One of the leading car brands from Germany, Audi brings a number of the latest concepts and technologies to be displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) held in Las Vegas recently, including a fully autonomous concept car named Audi AI: ME, which has made its debut at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show some time ago.
Audi AI: ME, a future concept car inspired by the possibilities of level 4 autonomy and packed with computer chips, sensors and mobile technology. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NvJ83X)
Basically the Audi AI: ME Concept is a preview model of the upcoming Audi electric-powered car, which reportedly will also share the same MEB platform with the VW ID3 and SEAT El Born, bearing in mind the brand is under the same group namely the Volkswagen Group.
Audi AI: ME concept has shown off at the CES 2020, a fully autonomous car without a driver that describes as a lounge for the city of tomorrow, allowing occupants to use their time onboard for communication, entertainment or relaxation. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2TrTANu)
On this CES 2020, Audi took the opportunity by allowing its designers to go more deeper beautify the cabin by creating a set of interiors that were very friendly and cozy so that it looked like a 'lounge' that would certainly indulge passengers and drivers to relax in it, because of the self-driving ability of the Audi AI: ME with the steering wheel is attracted automatically into the dashboard shortly after the autonomous driving option turning on.
The Audi AI: ME compact offers maximum interior comfort and a high-tech refuge with automated level 4 driving that allows the steering wheel, instruments, and pedals to be concealed by a surface of open-pore walnut. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FSxCeL)
Audi also showed off their new technology, including a reality head-up display blended nicely with 3D technology as a collaboration work result with Samsung. This technology is able to show some visuals to the driver with floating images in the distance, ranging from a distance of 10 to more than 70 meters in front of the vehicle, this means the driver's eye does not need to refocus much.
Audi AI: ME concept is an electric-powered city car that has a spacious cabin so that the feet can move freely.. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2st7GTH)
The 'Intelligent Experience' navigation system made by Audi will also be present, featuring artificial intelligence for better safety and driving comfort. The standalone navigation system, which is already offered with a model that is equipped with MMI at the moment, is capable of storing various destination choices and connecting it with the date, time and traffic conditions to suggest a better route.

Audi said that this system in the future will be able to carry out an accurate analysis of the functions and settings that are most preferred by drivers, including seat positions, entertainment lists, route guidance, to temperature and interior fragrances setting. After that, the system will implement the driver's preferences independently.
Besides showing off the Audi AI: ME Concept with its various technologies as mentioned above, at the Audi booth at the CES 2020 also presents the E-Tron Q4 and E-Tron Sportback which have been released earlier. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | AUTO NXT | DIGITAL TRENDS]
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Saturday, January 18, 2020

The only supercar in the Kei Car segment

From Japanese automotive manufacturer, we're spoiled by a variety of automotive products. But there is something that tickles the eye and looks so unique that it's hard not to look it in Japan, where you can see many cutie cars made by almost all of the famous Japanese car manufacturers, such as Daihatsu, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota.
1992 Autozam AZ-1, the only supercar in the kei car segment made by Mazda and its engine of Suzuki. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QUNe7S)
Well in Japan, these cutie cars are known as the Kei Car. And as far we know, the kei car itself is one of the best-selling car types in the land of the Rising Sun. Besides has the mini-sized body, turn out the engine used by it has a small capacity as well, an average of 660 cc. That's really small, right?

But of the many cute cars made by those Japanese manufacturers mentioned above, there is a kei car model that looks very different. Outwardly this car does have a fairly cute size, but what makes it unique is the style that it carries. The kei car called the Autozam AZ-1 is clearly seen carrying a typical European sports car style.
1992 Autozam AZ-1 is powered by a turbocharged inline three-cylinder displacing 660 cc mated to a five-speed manual transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3ae268C)
If you don’t know what the Autozam AZ-1 is, nobody can blame you. This cutie car designed and manufactured by Mazda under its Autozam brand while Suzuki provided the engine. This unique styled kei car built and sold in limited numbers from 1992 to 1995. During that time, they made less than 5,000 of them.

It is a tiny sports car powered with a turbocharged three-cylinder engine with 660 cc and able to burst power of 64 hp. Despite its cutie size with 1,500 pounds of weight, the Autozam AZ-1 was a proper sports car. In fact, some parties consider it the only supercar in the Kei Car segment. As you can see, this tiny sports car built on the perfect chassis, complement with a pair of gullwing styled doors and also has decent performance numbers to make it be the favorite car in Japan.
The bizarre styling but lively driving dynamics provided a unique driving experience. And this is one of the reasons you should consider to have this little rolling gem. Although its manufacturer never sold it outside of Japan, you can now import it to America or other places on Earth since it is older than 25 years. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | MOTOR JUNKIES]
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Here's Centoventi, the newest Fiat' EV concept

At one of the world's most famous exhibitions entitled The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 held in Las Vegas recently, Fiat showed off what it said as the 'Affordable But Cool' or ABC EV concept named Fiat Centoventi. Although previously, this Italian automaker has introduced the concept car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show last year
Fiat showed off the Centoventi Concept electric car specially designed for the company's 120th anniversary at the CES 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaGpf)
The Fiat concept car name: Centoventi is taken from the Italian which has a meaning for the number of 120. Where those number reflects the Italian manufacturer's journey in the world's automotive industry has entered the age of 120-year-olds.

Previously Fiat also had been launched its car production variants with a numerical notation like that, for example, Fiat 500, Fiat 124 Spider and other. But this time the company did not hesitate to make the electric-powered vehicle concept look more manly with the unusual boxy shaped and also a little bit different from the Fiat's typical design that we used to see in its previous car variants such as the Uno, Panda, etc.
Fiat Centoventi Concept is claimed to be a highly customizable vehicle, meaning that the car owner can continue to change the car looks as needed(Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaGpf)
From its appearance, the Centoventi is not just a little hatchback, but this smallish city car is designed for always be customizable, meaning that the car owner can continue to change the car looks as needed. Although the photos in circulation use a blend of gray silver and white, that is not necessarily its production color.
See how's simple and cool of the Fiat Centoventi Concept interior design. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaGpf)
Indeed, because Centoventi will be sold in one color. Even the owner can change colors by swapping the roof panel, bumper parts, wheel cover, and choosing a different exterior wrapping. No wonder if Fiat gave the Centoventi car's program name is '4U.' See how the interior design? The interior has a modular design, which will allow the owner to install interior accessories that can be chosen by himself, in plug and play mode.

Likewise its battery, Centoventi can be used to drive as far as 100 km or as far as 480 km. This pattern is similar to what is applied to a Tesla battery with just 1 battery. However, each model is accompanied by a piece of software that limits the range of mileage at the entry-level.
The Fiat Centoventi Concept interior has a modular design and many interior accessories, so it allowed the owner to install the chosen accessories by plug and play system. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaGpf)
Fiat indicates that the batteries used can have extra range, and last longer. This is based on the quote from the release of Fiat "Perfect for urban commuting and a weekend gateway by the sea or in the mountains".

Centoventi has two screens that face outward. One was on the windshield and the other one behind. This means that the driver can project a message to the driver of another car that is passing by, while Centoventi is parking.
Fiat Centoventi Concept looks more manly with the unusual boxy shaped. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaGpf)
Fiat's electric-powered car plan is not yet clear. As we all knew, this Italian automaker has made an electric version of the Fiat 500 variant. And this action is only to fulfill the mandate as a non-emission vehicle and sold only in California alone. Beyond that Fiat has no intention of marketing its 500e in other regions.

So Centoventi is also a clear part of the company plans for the US market, along with the electric version of the Abarth 500 model have to be facing the Mini Cooper SE as the rival. Besides Fiat Centoventi, other brands of its FCA parent company, Chrysler also presents with the Airflow Vision concept. Meanwhile, Jeep has been introduced the hybrid version of Wrangler, Compass, and Renegade.
With so many automotive brands displaying the electric versions of their production vehicles, this gives a positive sign that the world's automotive industry had been steady for entering a new era of vehicle electrification in the near future. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DIGITAL TRENDS | SOMAG NEWS]
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sony's first electric car debuted at the CES 2020

After decades it presences with various electronic products, it was very natural for Sony to join in and follow the current trend of making an EV. And finally at the largest electronic product exhibition titled the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas, the Japanese electronics giant manufacturer launched an electric-powered car prototype called the Sony Vision-S.
The Japanese electronic giant manufacturer, Sony has been revealed its first electric-powered prototype car named Sony Vision-S at the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/385PDSQ)
As quoted from The Verge, this is an electric-powered prototype sedan that features 33 different sensors outside and inside the car and also embedded the company's made entertainment system. It is not surprising that there are so many sensors mounted on this concept car. Given that Sony is an electronics company that is already known as an image sensor developer that can be used to analyze the road in front of a vehicle.

The purpose of installing these sensors is to provide sensitivity and accuracy to the car for everything that happens around it. In other words, the various sensors are able to provide information in real-time, considering that future cars must be smart that are able to think, analyze the surrounding conditions and can drive by itself like a robot.
At glance the design of Sony Vision-S looks similar to the Porsche, especially on the headlights, but its overall front view looks a bit like the Lucid Motors' Air car made. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/385PDSQ)
What makes this car filled with a variety of advanced technology is thanks to Sony's efforts to partner with and work with several world-renowned technology companies such as Bosch and Blackberry, and not to mention Continental, Genetex, Nvidia, and Magna.

Other advanced features installed in this concept car include sensing technology that can detect and recognize passengers inside. This will allow passengers to control the entertainment system. Then on the dashboard of this car is also flanked by an ultra-wide panoramic screen that displays many driving and entertainment information.
Inside Sony Vision-S' cabin displays a widened screen on the dashboard. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2TpIl8a)
The company mentioned that the prototype of this car will realize their contribution to the future of mobility. It is known that Sony Vision-S is also powered by the latest "designed EV platform", which appears to have been engineered by Magna. According to Sony, this car will be able to power other types of vehicles, such as SUVs.
On the cabin also has a pair of screen for passengers hung behind the front seat headrests. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/385PDSQ)
From its exterior appearance, at a glance, the design looks similar to the Porsche. Especially on the headlights, and the overall front view looks a bit like the Lucid Motors' Air car made. Meanwhile, from the inside, the Sony Vision-S car displays a widened screen on the dashboard like that installed by Chinese startup company EV Byton in its car, with a pair of screens for rear-seat passengers hung behind the front seat headrest.

It seems we still have to wait a while longer to find out whether Sony intends to bring  the Vision-S into the mass-production. In addition to the sedan, Sony also plans to make SUV models. This makes sense because the SUV demand trends around the world are showing an increase.
Later, with the presence of sedan and SUV products, this shows the seriousness of Sony to expand its business in the automotive sector. This means that in the future consumers will also benefit from the presence of a variety of electric car brands available on the market.

And at the end of the press conference at CES, Sony also briefly launched the latest logo for their PlayStation 5 gaming platform which will be released in the near future. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SONY | THE VERGE]
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Mitsubishi's first 4x4 car

The presence of the latest concept cars has become a common sight in an automobile exhibition, not least on the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil. But, what if there is a classic car displayed by the automotive manufacturers that have historically been important to the company? Of course, this is remarkable.
1934 Mitsubishi PX-33 at the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fgp7G)
Well, the only automotive manufacturer that brings the classic car at the event is Mitsubishi. The car, named 'Mitsubishi PX-33' is a passenger car made in 1934 and has a quite unique body design. The part that is not less interesting is the PX-33 is the first Mitsubishi car equipped with 4x4 features.
Left side view of 1934 Mitsubishi PX-33. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fgp7G)
In that time, the 4x4 feature only found on heavy vehicles and cargo operators, not in a passenger car. And actually, the PX-33 was created as a military vehicle by the Government of Japan in the early 1940s.
Rear side view of 1934 Mitsubishi PX-33. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fgp7G)
At that time, Mitsubishi only produce as many as four units. And the PX-33 is being exhibited at the event to be the only car that saved and maintained by Mitsubishi until now.

As quoted from Motor1 on Thursday, November 10, 2016, Mitsubishi PX-33 uses a 6.7-liter diesel engine capable of spewing the power up to 70 bhp. Aside from being a forerunner to the presence of Mitsubishi Pajero and Lancer Evolution with 4x4 features. This car also became the first injection engine applied in Japan. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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