The French decided to bypass the Chinese, who insolently copy design of famous cars. Everyone remembers a recent “joke” of Chinese car manufacturers, who have created a clone of Bentley. It is a kind of Luxury in Chinese style. This hack is much cheaper, the quality is traditional.
But now the French have decided to outdo the Chinese. They have presented the twin of Alfa Romeo Mito and MINI called Chatenet CH26. Even person, who is far from the automotive industry, can easily find features of frank plagiarism. White-and-red color is traditional for the English brand Mini and headlights are insolently stolen from Alfa Romeo Mito.
The equipment of the car is really “amazing”. Under the hood we can find two-cylinder diesel engine with volume of 523 cc (0.5-liter). This engine gives tiny capacity of 5.4 horsepower. The maximum speed is 45 km/h. Dynamics of the acceleration is unknown. However, you can take into consideration one of the weakest serial hatchback - Chevrolet Spark, which accelerates to hundred in 22 seconds. But it is a well-known fact that diesel engines are good on “bottoms”. The average consumption of the diesel Chatenet CH26 will please people, who use to count every penny. It is only three liters per one hundred!
Of course, the creators of Chatenet CH26 have equipped the cabin only with two seats. After all, this horseless car can hardly drive with four passengers on the board.
Dimensional length of the two-seat vehicle is 3065 mm (370 mm longer than the Smart Fortwo), width is 1567 mm, height is 1453 mm and weight is 349 kg. Of course, this small car can not accommodate too high or too heavy person.
Everything is “good”, except the embarrassing cost of Chatenet CH26. This car will be sold for 19,000 dollars! Yeah, the price really bites. But on the other hand what we can buy for this price now? The choice falls on Nissan Tiida, Kia Ceed or Mazda3. Of course, this money is not enough for Alfa Mito or Mini. May be this factor made the French manufacturer create Chatenet CH26.