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Written by Ganesh   
Friday, 08 August 2008

ICML World Cars Gets to Roll on Italian Engineering - ICML enters into technical collaboration with the Italian design house, Pininfarina, for much awaited ‘World Car’

Hoshiarpur: ICML’s idea to innovate world cars by 2010 in India & Europe seems to be coming to a full circle. These world cars will now roll on Italian engineering as Pininfarina, apart from the designing support will also provide consultancy support to the making of these cars. With the engineering of Pininfarina, these cars would be unique in terms of safety, design and styling which is strongly associated with Pininfarina.

ICML enters into technical collaboration with the Italian design house, Pininfarina, for much awaited ‘World Car’ The entire engineering and designing of the car would be carried out under the keen supervision of Mr. Pininfarina in Italy. The objective is to make cars appealing to different markets and segments. The cars will have high standard of safety and engineering. The quality would be at par with global products.

Describing the concept of ‘World Car’, Mr. Deepak Mittal, Managing Director, ICML, said, “It is in line with our philosophy to innovate and exceed our benchmarks that we are coming up with ‘World Car’. This will be a family of vehicles that will include SUV’s and high-end luxury cars. World Car offers the most distinguished and sophisticated piece of engineering in the segment complementing the new age elite segment.”

He further added that, “In our endeavor to build up ‘World Car’ we are really thrilled to have the valuable engineering and designing support of Pininfarina, that has a proven track record of bringing about some of the iconic international brands like Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Volvo and so on.” 

This will be a versatile platform having a family of vehicles that will include SUV’s, MUV’s and high end luxury cars. Designed by the world famous design house, Pininfarina, these vehicles would comprise high-end aesthetic features that will suit the sensibilities of a sophisticated buyer in a most suitable manner. ICML is investing approx. Rs 700 Cr. initially on this project.

Mr. Deepak Mittal further informed that for the European market ICML will assembled those Vehicles in Europe. The Company is exploring the commercial feasibility of the production of the vehicle with various manufactures in Europe.

Pininfarina, the Italian auto giant, has some bigger plans in store for India. It is in the planning to set up a global hub in India in two to five years and desires to work with some major Indian automobile companies. Pininfarina caries the versatility to offer designs for small cars to luxury ones. The company believes that India is soon going to be the next global auto market which is also one of the reason for Pininfarina to venture into this auto market.”

About ICML:

International Cars & Motors Limited (ICML), is a venture of Rs 5000 Crores SONALIKA GROUP. The Company is headed by Mr. L.D.Mittal, Chairman, Mr. A.S.Mittal, Vice Chairman & Mr. Deepak Mittal, Managing Director, who have substantial experience in manufacturing of tractors, Farm machines & Automobiles. 

The company consists of world class production facility, with centrally air-conditioned, dust & pollution free environment, to manufacture multi-utility vehicles / sports – utility vehicles, in Amb, Himachal Pradesh. The company holds the installed capacity to produce 2000 MUVs per month that comes to 24000 MUVs in a year.

About Pininfarina:

Established in the year 1930, Pininfarina today, stands out as a renowned service company in the automotive industry. The company offers OEM's creative solutions based on its complete knowledge and flexibility through each stage of Concept & Design, Product & Process Engineering, Niche Vehicle Manufacturing, or a provider of specific services.

The company comprises over 3,000 employees and has operations in Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Morocco and China. The present car input entails 5 new models: Volvo C70, Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider, Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet, Mitsubishi Colt CZC along with numerable other customers like Ferrari, Maserati, Peugeot-Citroën, Renault, Jaguar, Honda, Daewoo, Hyundai, Avi China, Brilliance, Chery, Changfeng, JAC.

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