A car for $600, New Single Seat VW
You can go to Shanghai for a vacation, buy two or more of these cars, one for your wife and one for yourself, and one for each of your kids, have them shipped to the US and still spend less money than if you bought a car in the US.
This is not a toy, not a concept car. It is a newly developed single seat car in highly aerodynamic tear-shape road-proven real car. It is ready to be launched as a single-seater for sale in Shanghai in 2010 for a mere RMB 4,000 (US$600)!
Interested? Wait till you learn that it will cruise at 100-120 Km/Hr with an unbelievable 0.99litre/100Km (258 miles/gallon) !
Impressed? Totally, after you have read all the details below about the hi-tech and space-age material input into this car !
Better than Electric Car – 258 miles/gallon: IPO 2010 in Shanghai
The selling price is at 4000 yuan, equivalent to US$ 600.
Gas tank capacity = 1.7 gallons
Speed = 62 – 74.6 Miles/hour
Fuel efficiency = 258 miles/gallon
Travel distance with a full tank = 404 miles
I really won’t mind to buy one of these to undergo the harsh Jakarta traffic.
I bet the motorist will buy this too, considering the price & the convenience provided. I won’t say that it will be plain US$ 600 here and I estimate this would be around US$1200-1500 if sold in Indonesia. Surely, there is going to be much political lobby from Astra group, to postponed imports, to increase the tax and etc, as they enjoyed fruitful revenues from motorcycle production.
I foresee that in the end, Astra group, somehow, will produce similar car, which can be in partnership the Volkswagen group itself or Tata.
Interior is at minimum but hey, it got air conditioning and power steering. For the price of US$ 600 or at least a motorcycle price, I really don’t mind.