Paris Motor Show 2016 - Erin and ErinSport - Part 2
With the sportier vehicles done and dealt with, it's time to look at some of the other new models that Erin released this year.
(Apologies for the double post!)
Starting off is the new Erin Bino.
This is the company's first venture into the city car market, and is also a new 'world car' for Erin. It's being built at its own special facility in Leicester (~15 miles south of the main factory) where both right hand drive and left hand drive variants can be produced.
The Bino aims to be a functional, practical and reliable vehicle, acting as a cheap way to get around urban areas in it's main European market, but also as a low cost car for developing parts of the world, allowing more people to experience the benefits of the automobile.
Features such as a split folding boot (with tail gate), 7" TapTouch™ infotainment system and fold-flat rear seats distinguish the Bino from its competitors, while options such as All Wheel Drive make this one of the most advanced city cars ever made.
Stats and Prices
Prices range from £8820 for the entry-level S trim up to £11130 for the top of the range Vox trim (excluding optional extras)
Construction details are as follows:
All trims come with the same Pureon 1.0l TDi TwinC Engine, producing 58 hp with a very smooth torque-power curve.
S 1.0l - from £8820
14" steel wheels, standard stereo radio unit, basic interior, air con, ABS
Lex 1.0l - from £10500
14" alloy wheels, 7" TapTouch™ infotainment, standard interior, air con, ABS,
Vox 1.0l - from £11130
15" alloy wheels, 7" TapTouch™ infotainment, standard interior with more material choices, air con, heated seats, ABS
We now move onto the recently facelifted Erin Tauga.
The newly updated compact sedan has received great feedback since being announced two weeks ago. Full details of the vehicle can be found here
The Tauga has always centred on not being the car of the future, but the car you'll be driving in 5 or 10 years time. One of the biggest achievements with the Mk 3 Tauga was to include standard features that you wouldn't find as standard anywhere else - adaptive suspension, limited slip differentials and collision mitigation systems. And now that it's been facelifted, the car looks better than ever.
Along with this update, the new Tauga X was finally released after 2 years in development.
The 190 mph, 417 bhp super sedan has been well received, and it's shaping up to be one of Erin's best cars in years. @Madrias described it as "the most fun I've had with a sports-compact" in his round of the CSR (source).
In response to some feedback received (and in order to qualify for review the car is entering), the price has been dropped to £49800 for the base model. All of the performance stats remain unchanged.
Stats and Prices
After the recent beta update, the prices and stats of the car changed quite considerably, which is why new figures are being released here. Because I'm being lazy, I'm only showing the stats for each trim level of the Saloon version - the differences between this and the Tourer and Coupe versions are minor.
S 2.0l/2.4l - Saloon from £20760, Coupe from £20862, Tourer from £22360
Faux-leather interior, standard detailing, choice of 16" and 17" wheels, standard sound system, premium air-con system, lite cruise control system, collision mitigation system, 5 USB charging ports, in-car internet**
Lex 2.0l/2.4l/2.5l - Saloon from £26040, Coupe from £26230, Tourer from £27225
Leather interior, chrome detailing, choice of 16"-19" wheels, improved sound system, full cruise control system, dual-zone climate control, collision mitigation system, 5 USB charging ports, in-car internet**
Vox 2.4l/2.5l - Saloon from £30240, Coupe from £30353, Tourer from £31200
Leather interior, chrome detailing, choice of 16" to 19" wheels, Bang & Oulfsen sound system, full cruise control system, dual-zone climate control, RoadSmart pack as standard, 5 USB charging ports plus wireless charging pad, tinted rear windows, in-car internet**
X 3.3 - Saloon from £49800
Sports interior, optional bucket seats with 3 point harness, 18" custom wheels, Bang & Oulfsen sound system, full cruise control, dual-zone climate control, RoadSmart pack, 5 USB charging ports plus wireless charging pad, tinted rear windows, in-car internet**, all-active suspension, 7 speed DCT transmission, active cooling flaps, X button plus XTune settings, electronic active limited slip differential
Prices and statistics have now also been updated on the original post for this car.
Also on display is a concept of the upcoming Erin Visto.
Production of the 4th generation of this supermini ended this year, and its replacement is expected sometime in the next 6 months. Officials from Erin said that while this is a pre-production concept, the final version will not be too dissimilar.
No statistics for the car have been released, but we can expect it to have a range of 1.0l to 1.4l engines, average around 50 mpg and cost between £11k and £16k.
This concludes Erin's display at the Paris Motor Show 2016. Questions, queries, comments and complaints are all welcome!