Blog: Very Cheap Vehicles/Low Cost Cars
Dave Leggett | 28 September 2007
If you are interested in developments in Very Cheap Vehicles there are several items just published on just-auto that I'd like to draw to your attention.
Mark Bursa got a few things out of Frankfurt on the subject. He spoke to Renault Logan programme chief Gerard Detourbet and got some insights from him:
And this on a sub-Logan Tata fighter for south Asia: EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Renault VCV could produce a bigger car with wider appeal
Also in Frankfurt earlier this month, I attended a SupplierBusiness event and you may have read the articles I subsequently wrote up on just-auto:
I also collared one of the speakers (ex-McKinsey Glenn Mercer) and got his permission to reproduce what I thought was an informative and thoughtful presentation on low-cost cars. It's a slide presentation that lends itself to reproduction because it flows logically and the slides are content rich. Anyway, if you're a just-auto paying subscriber (and thanks for that, by the way) you can download Glenn's presentation along with a host of other reports in the 'management briefings' area of the site.
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