Before the end of last year, back in November, we tell you how the iStream draft Gordon Murray, embodied in the Yamaha Motiv, would have great news “shortly”. Chop and we were wrong with the announcement of Toyota’s GNI, thinking that would be the new signature product, but no. The fact is that removing affairs, Reuters Yamaha has managed to get information from a source who declined to be identified, and which states that the production Yamaha Motiv manufacture and market in Europe in 2019. This same source confirms what we already knew the Yamaha Motiv: That will be electric version and version combustion, and that will arise as rival Smart ForTwo. It also speaks of a huge investment in a European city to assemble the production line of this innovative product.
We know from our own, Gordon Murray Design continues to recruit talented people to develop this project, which is good news. The Yamaha Motiv can be a solution for sustainable urban mobility to change the rules . With European macro-cities where they will continue to restrict the movement of traditional cars, the appetite of citizens for this type of product, especially if it is adequately positioned in price, will have to increase.
The nice for the fans quemadillos is knowing that the Yamaha Motiv may lead to a much broader family of products, including from convertibles to lightweight sports coupes. Come on, the dream of Kei-Car to European, come true.