Feb 5, 2014

GM India, Toyota, Kia, Audi, Hercules.

Concept Chevy in India: GM India published teaser images showing a compact SUV concept car named Adra, designed and developed at GM’s Technical Centre in India. What engine the Chevrolet will come with is not known but anything else than a plug-in would be pretty surprising.
indianautosblog.com

Toyota-Camry-Hybrid2014Camry in new trim: Toyota will start selling its Camry Hybrid in a SE Limited Edition in the U.S. later this month. The hybrid best-seller will receive a sportier look and some interior upgrades. Being a limited edition, only 5,000 units will be build.
autoblog.com, hybridcars.com

True eco Soul: The new Kia Soul EV not only will be powered by a “green” drivetrain but also uses bio materials in its interior like bio degradable plastic, bio-foam or bio textiles. UL Environment has now officially validated the Soul EV’s claim of using ten percent bio material overall.
nextgreencar.com, thegreencarwebsite.co.uk

The lucky few: Audi announced the drivers of its R18 e-tron quattro D racing car for WEC and Le Mans. Title defenders Loïc Duval and Tom Kristensen are joined by Lucas di Grassi. For the endurance races, Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer will compete. Further, Audi plans to start with an additional R18 team at Le Mans and Spa.
hybridcars.com

Hercules back home: Dutch Accell Group announced the sale of German bike manufacturer Hercules to ZEG, a buyer collective in Germany. It was said that Hercules’ product range was being too close to Winora’s, another Accell brand, especially in the e-bike segment. The divestment will result in a three-million euros book profit for Accell.
bike-eu.com, bike-eu.com (Statement Winora)




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