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09-04-2005, 10:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Iota gives Montgomery a new level of accessability</B><p>5 September 2005 - HAMBURG, GERMANY - Montgomery AG has released their first city car ever, the Iota. Slotting in below the Gyro, the Iota has made the Montgomery brand more accessible than ever.<p><B>Functional, attractive design</B><p>Inside and out, the Iota is about combining style and function into one package, and it does this successfully. The exterior, with its triangular LED-surrounded headlights, sharp side sculpting and modern taillights, is clearly functional, yet pleasing to look at. The interior is more of the same: stylish design, yet still ergonomically sound. Both the exterior and interior are available in a wide range of color options.<p><B>Quality that suggests a more expensive vehicle</B><p>Like every other Montgomery, the Iota is superbly constructed, using an array of pleasing, high-quality materials. The top of the dashboard, available in colors such as gray, black or even purple, features tastefully grained plastic and large, easy-to-use dials. The bottom half, meanwhile, houses most of the controls, including the radio buttons, which are ergonomically placed and, as a result, easy to use.<p><B>Extraordinary room for its size</B><p>Despite the Iota¬Ěs small size on the outside (3505mm in length and 1620mm in width), it has enough room to seat four adults comfortably. The front seats are well-shaped and offer competitive room for the segment, while the rear bench slides forwards and backwards, allowing either a cavernous cargo area or generous space for passengers.<p><B>Sprightly performance</B><p>Featuring 1.2- and 1.4-litre petrol engines and a 1.4-litre turbodiesel engine, the Iota is never short on power. The entry-level 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine generates 67bhp, which by itself seems a small amount but is more than adequate for moving the 820kg Iota. The 1.4-litre model is more powerful still, gaining another cylinder and a bump to 76bhp, capable of pushing the Iota to 100km/h in 12.2 seconds. The 1.4-litre turbodiesel manages a superb 69 mpg in the combined cycle, while still managing good performance (12.7-second 0-100km/h acceleration). The Iota comes with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, and is also available with a six-speed automatic.<p><B>Great value</B><p>Starting at just E8,900 for a 3-door 1.2 S, the Iota is by far the least expensive model in the Montgomery range, and is competitive with its rivals in this respect as well. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://img436.imageshack.us/img436/9317/montgomeryiotafront6ai.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img436.imageshack.us/img436/3359/iotarear8um.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/8594/iotainterior0ln.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/2622/iotainteriorblueprint5jx.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>Interior Blueprint I</B></A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by SV at 11:28 PM 10/15/2005</i>

09-04-2005, 10:59 PM
now THIS looks amazing. especially the back. from the front i really can't tell the difference between this and all your other cars, but the interior and the back view are nice, if not a little unoriginal.

09-04-2005, 11:49 PM
y r the vents facing tawrds the passenger instead of the driver . other than that its kool , n the front , make it like alittle diffrent then the rest of ur drawins , i LOVE UR DRAWINGS i hope i can be as goood as u ! , how old r u by the way?

09-05-2005, 01:59 AM
Hey, that's pretty cool SV - sorry I didn't read because I got little time, but the design is amazing. I see some Opel Corsa / Holden Barina / etc styling, especially on the front, but that is a good thing. I would love you to try a new perspective,, It would give your designs a fresh look. Keep it up mate,<p>Regards,<p>- Superfresa -

09-05-2005, 12:03 PM
3 door looks hot, any chance of a hot hatch version of it?

09-05-2005, 04:47 PM
wow!Nice i really like them

09-05-2005, 09:09 PM
I really like the streamlined nose it's a fresh twist on the Montgomery corporate face my only qualm is the climate controls facing away from the driver doesn't seem very practical and what's that little blue square on the right side of the speedometer?

09-06-2005, 03:34 PM
thanks for the comments and C&C <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>as for the A/C controls and the vents, i dunno, i was running low on time with all four of my cars (i was aiming for a "frankfurt debut," so i basically had a deadline of september 12 for all of these), so i went for a reasonably funky/weird design without thinking about the ergonomic problems it might have. the blue square next to the speedo is basically where all those warning lights and stuff go; i didn't really have anywhere else to put it so i kinda slapped it on =/<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">3 door looks hot, any chance of a hot hatch version of it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>there'll probably be one, either a sport (warm) or "RSport" (hot) model, maybe both. i'm glad you like it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>i'm going to post the original blueprints and the spec/price sheet soon, and hopefully i'll get some more C&C too, it's helpful!

09-07-2005, 05:01 AM
You said u spent a lot of time on this, and i agree! Great job, as always!<p>Im not keen on the inside tho, i duno why, i think its cos i think a driver orientated dash would be better...but that 3 dorr is HOT!!