Caterham Cars will unveil a prototype concept form of its new base Seven at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show slated on Sept. 10 to 22. Caterham Cars has already unveiled a number of details about a version of the Seven that will allow an accessible new entry point to the current range. The entry-level Seven, to be known as Caterham Seven 165, is expected to have a starting price of €25,000 including local taxes.
The new Caterham Seven 165’s name is derived from a confirmed 80hp of output provided by the 660cc, three-cylinder, turbocharged Suzuki K6A engine, following improvements done by Caterham Technology & Innovation (CTI), the Caterham Group’s engineering consultancy. The number ‘5’ meanwhile refers to the vehicle’s compliance with the EU5 emissions standards, allowing it to be available for sale across mainland Europe.
The new Caterham Seven 165 is likewise compliant with the similar JC08 test mode for sales in Japan. Caterham will offer a different variant of the car in the United Kingdom to be dubbed as the Caterham Seven 160. It will have a starting price of under £17,000. CTI has fine-tuned the compact Suzuki K6A engine to provide a higher level of performance that includes a 107Nm of torque, better fuel economy and lesser emissions.