The Pininfarina- designed Deauville has already revealed by De Tomaso at the past year Geneva Motor Show. The Deauville also has been claimed to deliver glory and popularity back to the down automaker.
Well, the Deauville was firstly introduced in the past 1971 in the form of large sedan which was identical to the Maserati Quattroporte and the Jaguar XJ. The vehicle was rolled out in the 1985 with as much 300 unit vehicles was created.
At the introduction, the company said that the Deauville was ready to enter the production stage and even it was reported to bring a base price of 89,000 euros or equal to $116,500. The vehicle at that time looked very engaging for the first time and since in the past 2003 Alejandro De Tomaso who was the brand founder died.
Unfortunately bad reports arose when a couple of moths ago the company was said to have a financial limitation and it experienced a difficulty in paying its employee.
Has been pushed and down with such condition, De Tomaso has decided to sell the license of the vehicle for as much 12 million euros or equal to $15.6 million to build the crossover to an unidentified Chinese company.
Commenting on the reports, the owner of De Tomaso, Gian Mario Rossignolo claimed that the license sale is a positive move. He added that the sale which is done to build the Deauville is proof that the De Tomaso has created a winning technology since the sale is the first real agreement which allows the automaker to have financial cash. Furthermore the sale also will provide the opportunities to the workers who have dedicated their time on the vehicle’s development to have their futures.
At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Deauville was empowered by a GM- sourced 2.8 liter turbocharged V6 which produces output of 300 ponies of power. The unit then coupled to an automatic transmission which delivers the power to all four wheels.
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