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Aixam is France’s largest Microcar manufacturer with about 40% of the French market. This particular Aixam is unique because it was made in India by the Indian scooter maker Kinetic. Speculation is that this must have been a joint venture where Kinetic used the basic design of the Aixam A550 and modified it to make a very low-end car. Instead of the normal 2-cylinder water-cooled diesel engine, Kinetic used a locally-made air cooled V-twin. The body is made of low-quality plastic with some square tubing for reinforcement. The rear brake lines are coiled instead of using a standard brake hose to save money. Thankfully the top speed is a mere 40 mph. This apparently proved to not be a good joint venture as neither Aixam nor Kinetic has any info on the making of this car.
Country of Origin: India
Drivetrain Configuration: Front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine: Air-cooled, 500cc, two cylinders
Top Speed: 40mph
Years of Production: 1996
Number Produced: Unknown
Original Cost: Very low