|Loremo LS debuts at the Geneva Motor Show.|
Malaysia’s Kosmo Motor Company has taken a 26% stake in Loremo AG, the developers of the Loremo LS, a 1.5 l/100km (157 mpg US) diesel passenger car. (Earlier post.) Loremo presented the car at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and is currently showing the vehicle at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show. Loremo expects to have the car on the road in 2009.
Kosmo Motor Company Sdn Bhd (Kosmo Motor) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kosmo Technology Industrial Berhad (Kosmo Tech).
We appreciate the engagement of Kosmo Motor by Loremo AG. It will be a fruitful cooperation for both sides. We win a competent and strong partner in the Southeast-Asian market and Kosmo Motor’s R&D benefits from the technology exchange.—Gerhard Heilmaier, Loremo CEO
The Loremo LS ( Low Resistance Mobile Light and Simple) combines lightweight design (450 kg / 992 lb) with a two-cylinder 15 kW (20 hp) turbo-diesel engine to deliver speeds up to 160 km/h (100 mph).
The company is planning a more powerful version, the Loremo GT, with a 37 kW (50 hp) 3-cylinder engine. The GT offers fuel consumption of 2.7 l/100km (88 mpg US).