View Full Version : Volkswagen working on a Smart Car challenger

15-02-2007, 08:01 PM
Volkswagen AG’s new chief executive Martin Winterkorn has said in a statement that they are currently working on a new compact model.

He further clarified that they currently have no plans for another round of job cuts.

Winterkorn was speaking to media group Sueddeutsche Zeitung when he said that he proposed the “design and development of a new, very small, model below the Fox”.

He calls this new model to be “an economical, everyday small car that looks attractive and is affordable” that would be aimed at markets worldwide.

He further said that unlike the DaimlerChrysler’s Smart Car, their model would have “space for four people plus luggage.”

He also added on their plans for the future: “We need the team in its current strength in order to realize additional projects that we are getting started now”

15-02-2007, 08:21 PM
Didnt they waffle on about this a year or so ago?Ill have a trawl through the German press and see what i can come up with.

15-02-2007, 08:32 PM
Ironic when you remember that the original partner, in MCC, with Swatch was VW !!!

Bet Nicolas Hayek had a giggle when he heard that news !!

damian aka LucidSmart