Russian startup will present the first prototype of the Mirrow Provocator vehicle in October 2016 at the Mondial de l'automobile Paris.
"This solution can change the automotive industry worldwide. It can open the way for new cheaper technology from the chemical industry and will make life in cities better, not only reducing congestion and solving the problem of lack of parking, but also bring profit to society, because a reduction in road traffic in big cities even 10-15% give the economic benefits hundreds billions dollars," CEO “Mirrowcars”, Alexander Malyshev, said in his statement to media.
Future car will be the same length as the Smart Fortwo, the statement reads, but it will be big enough for 4 persons and their luggage. Creators of the car used principles of the aircraft space planning. They located seats on both sides of the aisle and increased height of the ceiling.
Comfortable access for the driver and passengers would be provided by the big door located at the rear side of the vehicle. Special external device will protect the door from blocking by another car in case of the parking along the sidewalk. Although the best scheme of parking is the perpendicular to the sidewalk with the direct access to the pedestrian area, inventors says.
The car body for more than 50% will be produced of the recycled polymers. It will make the car safe and, at the same time, light weight and resilient.
Mirrow Provocator in versions with a classic engine can be expected with turbocharged three-cylinder petrol or diesel engine up to 1.5 liters, which can provide acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 8.7 seconds. The maximum speed will be forcibly limited at 140 km / h.
Hybrid and electric version of the car thanks to the large technical spaces below the level of the seats installation will have significant size of the battery, which can provide a mileage of up to 350-400 kilometers.
Even in the absence of a special baggage compartment Mirrow Provocator capable of carrying a considerable amount of luggage. For these purposes, a wide pass at the middle of the vehicle, where can be placing a few large suitcases, skis and snowboards, or a couple of mountain bikes.
At the same time the opportunity to move through the cabin for the driver remains, because even very large suitcases with capacity exceeding 100 liters, rarely have a thickness greater than 33 cm.
The vehicle is able to successfully perform the tasks, which are put before personal or family car most of the residents of large cities, but it takes almost twice less space on the road and parking lot than ordinary cars.
A special version may be useful for the corporate segment: electric version for carsharing, normal or lengthened up to 3.4m (6 seats) version for the taxi, without rear seats for a mini food-trucks or cars logistics.
Constructive features of the car body, its ease of fabrication and greater use of lowcost polymers, allow to predict the retail price of the Mirrow Provocator in the basic version at the level of 3500 - 4500 Euros.
The exact timing of the appearance of the Mirrow Provocator on the market, final configurations and price, will be determined in 2016.