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We want to give you a little summary of what has happened in the development of the Microlino 2.0 in the last few months. In brief here are the most important points:

  • The first Prototype-Chassis with the new drivetrain, suspension system is currently being tested

  • The first Prototype with all components will be finished in a few weeks

  • Despite COVID19, the production will start in 2021

  • Hans-Peter Kleebinder, Ex General Manager of MINI Germany and CMO of Audi Germany has joined our advisory board

DEVELOPMENT

Despite the challenging times, we are making good progress in the development of the new Microlino 2.0. We have finished the virtual integration of all the technical components into our newly designed chassis, such as the complete drivetrain, the front and rear suspension, the new folding roof and the lights. Now we need to test what we have on our computers in the real world with prototypes.


Therefore, we have built up a prototype-chassis to test the new drivetrain and our new rear axle. The first tests have already shown a great improvement in the handling and comfort compared to the Microlino 1.0. Click here to see a little video of the first test-drive!



LOOK-OUT: PROTOTYPES

We have started building up the very first complete prototype with all the components (lights, folding roof etc.) which will be finished in a few weeks. We will build 5 prototypes in total, and each will be built several weeks after the previous prototype. Despite COVID19, we will start the production in 2021.

On the organisational front, we are happy to announce that Hans-Peter Kleebinder,
ex General Manager of Mini Germany and CMO Audi Germany, has joined our Advisory Board. Hans-Peter was responsible for the market launch of the Mini Clubman and Convertible and was our first Microlino 1.0 test driver in Germany. He will support the market launch of the Microlino 2.0 with his many years of experience in the automotive sector. Click on the button below to learn what motivated him to join us:

PRODUCT NEWS

We have exciting news for the interior. The design of the dashboard that we have presented in the Microlino 2.0 show car, will make it into the series version. The only difference is that we have decided to replace the switches/buttons on the central bar with a touch display that allows us more flexibility to add new functions. This means we will now have two displays in the car, one behind the steering wheel as a speedometer and a smaller touch display integrated in the central bar to control functions like the heating etc.


Another product feature that will make it into the series is the front and rear LED light bar that became a signature design element of the Microlino 2.0. The LED light bar will include position light, turning light and braking light and the Microlino will be the first vehicle inthe L7e category that features this technology.


   
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