A new hybrid concept titled Mila Plus has been introduced by Magna Steyr. The automakers have revealed specifications and also photos of this concept that will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The two seat car blends lightweight construction with eco-friendliness and excellent performance. It weighs 1,520 kg. Its frame has been crafted form aluminum and the integrated batteries are meant to enhance the stiffness. Aluminum gives significant advantages when compared with steel structure – modular structural flexibility, lower weight and also the ability to accommodate the various driveline configurations.
It runs on a hybrid system comprising of 3-cylinder petrol engine accompanied by two electric motors, one such motor for every axle. The car produces 270 HP power and 428 lb-ft torque. It takes just 4.9 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/hr, in the hybrid mode. As for the electric mode, the car can accelerate from 0 to 80 km/hr in 3.6 seconds. The total range is near about 500 km. 75 km can be covered just on electrical energy. The CO2 emissions amount to 32 gm/km.
The company claims that the interior and the parts of the chassis are completely recyclable. Mila Plus hybrid would go on the assembly lines in two to three years.