It’s unclear whether the two officials were taking advantage of the drop in share price since Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unveiled its 5-year strategy on Tuesday or if it was an attempt to prop up the stock’s value.
Half the budget is reserved for fleet customers and business use. Another 35% is to support individual sales of cars with carbon-dioxide emissions of 95 g/km or less. The final 15% is pegged for vehicles with CO2 ratings of 50 g/km or less.
Volvo calls its technology application Autopilot to suggest the driver will be able to relinquish control of the vehicle. Designers and engineers envision a car of the future that operates like an aircraft.
Although officials won’t say the concept will be built, it is a safe bet that at least elements of the design will make it on a production car by 2018, likely as BMW’s answer to Mercedes’ upcoming top-of-the-line Maybach S-Class.
Cost is an additional €145,000 on top of the price of the Cayman, a sum that pays in part for the exclusive Studiotorino fuel cap on the hood and a new front bumper made of top-quality carbon-fiber/Kevlar with three new grilles and daytime running lights.
Networked vehicles that can communicate with each other and the infrastructure open up a new range of possibilities for user functions that will make driving safer, more comfortable and environmentally friendly, the supplier says....More