Lots of news this past week, as all kinds of new vehicles made their debut, from a Monkfish to an invisible car. On this side of the Atlantic the problems with the alternative fuel auto industry continue as another manufacturer is having cash issues. And we have a top designer let us know we are in the middle of the golden age of auto design.
I am nopt going to spoil this one for anyone – check out the video here.
It seems that the US DOE loans are a continuing problem. Last year it was Tesla, last week’s it was Fisker and now it is Bright Automotive’s turn. What is most worrisome in the article is that the government will approve no more loans until after the election. Once again the auto industry gets the short end of the stick!
Thanks to the patent process being a government process and therefore open to the public, we get to see the first production drawings of the upcoming NSX. Thanks to Motor Trend for publishing.
At least, we are in according to Derek Jenkins, Mazda’s North American Design Boss. Not only do I disagree with the front end of the recent Mazda 3 (I am in good company too as even the people on this Mazda blog don’t like it), I am going to have to disagree with Mr. Jenkins on this point too. Apparently he has never seen the cars of the 30s.
Yes, even Bulgaria is part of the globalization trend in the auto industry as the first car rolled off the line of the new Great Wall plant in Sofia.
And here are this week’s cars (and SUVs) from Geneva
- Kia KH – like a Monkfish – or see some on-road shots here
- Magna Steyr MILA Coupic – a combination SUV, Pickup and Convertible
- SEAT Toledo – its a hatch
- Here is a full list of the Green Car Debuts from partner Green car Design Magazine
And a bit of news from some other past and future auto shows