Al Araba 1

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Al-Araba 1
Manufacturer Al-Araba Company
Production 2003
Assembly Saudi Arabia
Designer Fouzi Ayoub Sabri
Dilip Chhabria
Body and chassis
Class Sport Luxury car
Body style 2-door Coupé
Layout Front engine, four-wheel drive
Related Mitsubishi Lancer EV08 [1]
Engine 1.5 L 1468 cc straight-4 Turbo (based on a Japanese Mitsubishi engine)[2][3]
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Length 4,572 mm (180.0 in)[4]
Width 2,032 mm (80.0 in)[4]
Height 1,270 mm (50.0 in)[4]
Curb weight 2,250 kg (4,960.4 lb)[4]

Al Araba 1 (Arabic: العربة‎) is a luxury car created by a joint venture between Saudi Arabian automobile maker Al-Araba Company (officially a vehicle armoring company) and Indian vehicle customising and modification company DC Design . This car was the first Saudi Arabian made civilian vehicle, the project was completed in 2003 and was shown in the Geneva Motor Show. It was built by E. Fouzi Ayoub Sabri [5] and Dilip Chhabria[6] who based their project on the Mitsubishi Lancer. There were only few cars made to keep its rarity, and pricing at US$270,000.[7]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Dilip Chhabria's GAIA wows Geneva Motor Show". Archived from the original on 24 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Geneve-2003". (in Russian). Archived from the original on 9 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Dilip Chhabria Gaia". Archived from the original on 29 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  4. ^ a b c d "D C Design (Dilip Chhabria Design) au Salon de Genève 2003". (in French). Archived from the original on 24 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  5. ^ Motor Show Joint-Venture partner of Dilip Chhabria is Al-Araba, personalised by Engineer Fouzy Ayoub Sabri
  6. ^ "Dilip Chhabria". 2005-07-16. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  7. ^ Middle East Newspaper - 6/Mar 2003 (ar) (in Arabic)

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