They predict that by 2008 such cars will occupy a third of the huge US market.
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NAIAS 2006 in Detroit.
There, even a compact must certainly be comfortable, spacious, environmentally friendly. The interior of the sports compartment trimmed with metal and synthetic materials (caring for the environment does not allow you to convert leather and wood to cars!), Two adults and a couple of children can comfortably accommodate.
The seatbacks are very thin, occupying a minimum of space. By the way, the upholstery of the seats is mesh, to improve ventilation. You can also put an adult back: he presses a button on the pillow - and the seat will turn into a luxurious chair for one. The armchair for the smallest is also built into the rear sofa - as expected, with the back forward.
Well, what kind of overseas car without entertainment devices? Small monitors managed to be built into the backs of the front seats. And in order to control the kids, a video camera was mounted on the ceiling projecting the image onto the dashboard display. Ford Reflex seat belts are inflatable like pillows.
Big headlights that go far on the hood are not a quirk to designers. They, like taillights and roof panels, collect sunlight. Energy will power the lighting and the ventilation system in the parking lot. Extra - recharge the batteries.
In addition to the Dyuratork TDCi diesel engine (1.4 L, 55 hp), two electric motors operate on the Ford Reflex. The front one is paired with an internal combustion engine, the rear one is connected during intensive acceleration, adding agility to the car. A similar scheme is used on the serial Lexus RX 400h hybrid (ЗР, 2006, No. 1).
The dynamic characteristics of the car do not lead. But they claim that on 1 gallon you can drive 65 miles. In a measurement more familiar to us, diesel consumption is 3.6 liters per 100 km.