Bricklin Plans Plug-in Luxury Sedan From China

Visionary Vehicles will produce an upscale hybrid car that can get 100 miles to the gallon.

Published: 09-Jan-2007

Chinese-built luxury vehicles that get 100 miles to the gallon with a plug-in hybrid engine could make their way into the U.S. market in 2009 under a new plan from American entrepreneur Malcolm Bricklin.

Bricklin, who brought the Yugo and Subaru to this country, had plans to begin exporting vehicles from China to the U.S. as early as this year in a joint venture with Chery Automobile Co. But the deal fell apart.

Last month, DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group and Chery announced they had agreed on a plan for the Chinese manufacturer to build small cars to be sold worldwide.


Reflex features an advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system that harnesses diesel, electric and solar power. This combination of power can deliver maximum fuel economy - up to 65 mpg - without compromising performance.

The Concept-CT is revealed to the world by Mitsubishi Motors North America on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Concept-CT utilizes the Mitsubishi In-wheel Electric Vehicle (MIEV) hybrid powertrain, which employs an electric motor in each of the vehicle's four wheels. The ultra-compact four-door hatchback maximizes interior space and combines practicality, fun-to-drive performance and low fuel consumption.

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