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Remember the news a couple weeks ago that Mikhail Prokhorov was planning on introduction a vehicle that would use "advanced technology"? The Russian news site RT is reporting a few more details on the upcoming vehicle. Actually, make that series of vehicles. The idea, as explained by Prokhorov recently, is to show off a platform that can be used to make a truck, a conventional city car or a sports vehicle by the end of the year. We're still not sure exactly what powertrains these vehicles might have, but Prokhorov said that he hopes to build 10,000 hybrid cars (not electric cars) a year in Togliatti by 2012.

Oh, and here's a line from Prokhorov that should give some people pause:
The global crisis has exacerbated the changes in carmaking trends. Moving away from the so-called sophisticated car to a simple and ecological car. The one that can be assembled as easily as toy constructor.
Right, because if there's one thing everyone can agree on, it's that making eco-cars is easy. Watch the video after the jump.

[Source: RT]


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