New From Caterham: A SUV, And A Subcompact

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
new from caterham a suv and a subcompact

We may have one of those really rare cases where Formula 1 racing leads to honest, provable new car sales. The UK boutique builder Caterham “is developing a crossover SUV and a subcompact car with Renault, Chairman Tony Fernandes” told Reuters. The cars should be launched “soon after the first sports cars due in 2016 under the Caterham and Renault Alpine brands,” the wire says.

AirAsia founder Fernandes bought Caterham in 2011. The F1 team by the same name uses Renault engines. Renault also supplies engines to Red Bull and Toro Rosso. Its alliance partner Infiniti is Red Bull’s title sponsor.

Join the conversation
  • CJinSD CJinSD on Jul 05, 2013

    I see the future. The Lotus 7 lineage will end, and with it so will Caterham.

  • Mike1dog Mike1dog on Jul 05, 2013

    I'm beginning to wonder if Caterham will outlive Lotus.

  • Fred Fred on Jul 05, 2013

    I'm sure it will be a Renault made with help from Caterham. I also hear Caterham is leaving F1 for sport cars.

    • Battles Battles on Jul 05, 2013

      Sports cars, even ALMS/WEC is a better place for Caterham than F1.