News from Poland
A New Polish Car
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Development has announced that a new version of the legendary Polish car, the Syrena, will be produced in Kutno from late 2016. The project will cost more than seven million zloties, the majority of which will come from European Union grants and funding.
The new Syrena will have a 1.4 litre 90 hp petrol engine, with a five-speed manual gearbox. The car uses a steel chassis and largely composite bodywork. Production will probably be on a fairly small scale at least initially with it is estimated 500 cars being produced per year. The cost of each car has been estimated at around 60 thousand złoty.
The original Syrena was produced between 1957 and 1983, first in Warsaw and then in Bielsko-Biala.
See a film report on the project (in Polish) and view the prototype version of the new Syrena here.
Related: information on and images of the original FSO Syrena.