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At the Geneva Motor Show earlier in March contract vehicle assembler Magna Steyr unveiled a concept for a small, lightweight off-roader called the Mila Alpin. The Mila Alpin was designed to accommodate a variety of different power-trains including hybrids and electric drives. According to German mag Auto Motor und Sport, they are now talking with both BMW and Mercedes about potentially using the Mila Alpin architecture to underpin new models from the German manufacturers. Since Magna doesn't pro

Magna International's Austrian contract car building division, Magna Steyr, will be showing the third in a series of concepts at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Like its Magna Innovation Lightweight Auto predecessors, the new MILA Alpin is focused on minimal mass. In this case it's designed as an all-terrain rock climber with a hybrid drive system fueled by natural gas. Magna designed the hybrid system in-house and has built the vehicle with a modular architecture that allows it to be manufactu