MotorBlog Watch | July 15, 2013 : Nissan, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Tesla,

MotorBlog Watch Nissan to unveil Datsun in India in cheap-car push
Nissan Motor Co. takes the veil off the first car in its resurrected Datsun brand in New Delhi on Monday — a sub-400,000-rupee ($6,700) hatchback that is part of a foray by the Japanese auto maker into cheap cars for emerging markets. (AUTONEWS)+++

Mercedes-Benz Leases Huge Southern California Aircraft Plant Mercedes-Benz USA has signed a long-term lease on a huge, historic but closed aircraft manufacturing plant in Long Beach, Calif., according to local government officials and agents for the property owner. (NYT)+++

Jaguar’s Gorgeous New F-Type Speedster Will Make You Weak in the Knees The new F-Type is the most gorgeous thing to come out of the Jaguar design studio in a decade. So how could you possibly improve it? Rip out the heavy convertible top, make it a single-seater speedster, and wrap the whole thing in acres of carbon fiber. (WIRED)+++ 

Long-Weelbase Tesla Model S for the Chinese Market, Anyone? There is no arguing that Tesla succeeded in making their Model S a sleek and stylish car – a much more successful design than many we’ve seen from other startup manufacturers. (CARSCOOPS)+++

Andro Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring the MOVEO Foldable Electric Scooter to the Streets
If you think foldable bikes are great for commuting, you will love the idea of cruising the city on a foldable electric scooter. The MOVEO collapsible vehicle weighs only 25kg and can be wheeled as a suitcase onto public transport or tucked away for easy storage. (INHABITAT)+++

Kia builds one millionth vehicle in the US
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG), the plant that produces the Kia Sorento crossover and Optima sedan, celebrated today as a Snow White Pearl 2014 Sorento SXL rolled off the assembly line at the 2,259-acre site, marking the one-millionth Kia to be produced on US soil. (AUTOBLOG)+++

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