SUVS POWERED BY DROPPINGS AND COINS
Honda wasn’t the only automaker with a sense of humour marking April Fools’ Day last month. MG Motor and Seat also thought up funny, fake projects to provide comic relief in the serious business of selling new cars. MG announced a revolutionary new engine fuelled by alpaca poop in pellet form.
Apparently the result of several years’ research, the poop-powered powerplant made its debut in the ZS, MG’s value-packed SUV.
The British-Chinese car company said that it looks forward to the day when people resign horsepower to the history books and refer to alpaca power, a sustainable energy source that reduces vehicle emissions and reuses alpaca excrement.
Equally revolutionary but less smelly is Seat’s Arona Copper Edition, which features a coin slot in the dashboard. Deposit a copper penny to activate the Arona’s engine and drive off in the world’s only car powered by loose change. Penny-pinchers on a shoestring motoring budget would appreciate this coin-operated Spanish SUV, which costs mere pennies to run but still offers plenty of equipment, such as 17inch alloy wheels, metallic paintwork, excellent infotainment and coppercoloured cabin trim.