A Brand New Start

This set of photos was taken on February 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM.
The location was in Crystal City Virginia in the garage area of a very nice hotel.
The "Take It!" came from my being a "car guy" that is always interested in seeing a different, and especially, new vehicle. I had seen a photo of this car in our local newspaper several weeks ago and was delighted to see it in person.  
As good fortune would have it, while I was moving around looking at the parked vehicle, a factory representative came out and provided me with a stream of facts and a bit of the story behind the car.
Based upon the above pleasant presentation ( no hard sell at all - just information and answering questions ) I am going to give one of these a test drive as soon as they have them available for the public to try.  With their estimate of 84 miles per gallon and a 3 yr 30,000 mile warranty, I am interested.  That it also is set to have a price of $6,800 is also a big incentive.    
The car will have as standard equipment, air conditioning, a radio, and heater.  
It takes almost no imagination to see this thing turned into a tricked out rocket,  with just a flashy paint scheme - it could be make to look even more sleek, let alone body enhancements.  I would suggest they consider having a bit of a stretch model to give the rear seat a little more room, and a way to have a rear door, for back seat access.  With this done for the back seat - I could see an even larger group ready to purchase it for full on commuting in addition to those short trips to the grocery store.
The After Take:  To the few that I have shown this to - all seemed to be interested in seeing one in person.  Many were like me - and would take a test drive if they had the opportunity.
The title for this photo came from the company having located itself into a no longer occupied plant in Shreveport, LA  that used to manufacture Hummers. Talk about a change in product ! lol.
Here is hoping they are successful in bringing this to market.  I think there are a lot of people that would buy one of these in less than a heartbeat.  It looks very much like one of the fairly new three wheeled motorcycles,  with protection from the elements and a lot more wardrobe flexibility.
I had better stop, before I start to look for a way to work at a dealership - lol.
Wishing you a happy day,
PS:  Here is hoping they are able to employ some of the same folks who lost their jobs when the former vehicle stopped being built.  

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Gabe (Monday, 24 March 2014 21:43)

    Straight out of a science fiction flick. Wow that is cool!

  • #2

    thatoneguy (Monday, 24 March 2014 21:45)

    EPIC! I would love to get my hands on one of those things.

  • #3

    Mike (Monday, 24 March 2014 21:46)

    Yes please. Looks so freaking cool.

  • #4

    Sally (Monday, 24 March 2014 21:47)

    What an interesting design off an already cool looking type of vehicle. It would be very very fun to test drive one although I doubt I could see myself buying one of them.

  • #5

    Jim (Monday, 24 March 2014 21:49)

    The woman says no, hopefully she doesn't notice the $6800 missing from the bank at the end of the year ha ha ha.

  • #6

    Treehugger (Monday, 24 March 2014 21:50)

    Thats neat, and 80+ mpg is always nice to hear. Good for the consumer, good for the environment!

  • #7

    Yuppie7 (Monday, 24 March 2014 21:51)

    i have nvr seen anything like this im gonna show this one too some friends thats awesome