Saturday, 31 December 2011

Russian Auto Manufacturer, Yo Motors promises first Hybrid Car for Russia in December 2012 - VIDEO

Russian automaker Yo-Auto is promising to deliver the country’s first hybrid car in 2012. The company, founded by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, hopes to sell “peoples’ cars” for under $10,000 each for their first models.

Not many details surround the potential hybrid Yo-Auto is looking to produce, nor is there many details on their production model. But Yo-Auto’s website shows that a light commercial truck and a passenger CUV are also in the works.

The features Yo-Auto promises to equip as standard include:

• Multifunctional steering wheel
• Touchscreen control panel
• Climate control
• GPS navigation system
• Automatic ICE start/stop
• Remote diagnostics
• Audio amplifier output
• Optional rear view camera
• Optional road signs module recognition
• Multimedia system with "extended ё-functionality," internet access, audio or video playback from external USB storage devices, hands-free phone system.

Yo-Auto’s designs will be made in collaboration with the truck manufacturer Yarovit Motors and Prokhorov’s Onexim Group which is located near St. Petersburg. Prokhorov is also the owner of New Jersey Nets basketball team and will run for the 2012 Russian presidency against Vladimir Putin. Prokhorov is the third richest person in Russia and the 32nd riches in the world, with an estimated $18 billion.

Check out the Video of Russia's first Hybrid Car


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