Global poverty rates have fallen over the past decade alongside a burgeoning middle class. However, not everyone has had the opportunity to buy the latest and greatest from the world’s biggest automakers. Countries like Tunisia make buying a new car prohibitively expensive, leading many to turn to the second-hand market, or not at all, although there is a local solution called Wallys. Because. He offers the Iris, a hand-built car that starts at $ 13,000.
Half the cost of the car is linked to its engine imported from France, although it fits into the fiberglass bodywork assembled in Tunisia. The sum in part is still extremely expensive for many middle-class budgets, although much cheaper than most new cars. the Business intern The video above notes that a new Toyota Corolla could start at over $ 30,000 in the African country. Even a used car like a Ford Fiesta is often twice as expensive there as in the United States. But what makes you $ 13,000?
It’s a simple automobile designed to help solve a specific problem, so it lacks the usual bells and whistles we expect with new cars today. However, customers who want more are not left in the dark as the price can more than double, thanks to a long list of options. Exterior upgrades include LED headlights and fog lights, reversing sensors, a rear view camera, 16-inch rims, and a bold exterior color selection that includes a range of pinks and purples.
The specs of the car aren’t anything to write home about, but they don’t disappoint. Power comes from a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that develops 82 horsepower (61 kilowatts), with a top speed of 98 miles per hour (158 kilometers per hour). It’s not AMG, but it’s a lot of power for the majority of people. The only place that is a bit lacking is the interior, although customers can also upgrade it with front speakers, more comfortable seats, additional soundproofing, an armrest and a touchscreen, which is a bonus. ‘about $ 700. But what more does a new car really need?