TVR 'targeting 5000 sales per year'
2 May 2006

TVR is planning three new models and has a long-term goal of 5000 sales per year, despite its well-publicised decision to close its current base in Blackpool this summer.

In an exclusive report in tomorrow's Autocar (May 3), the firm's managing director David Oxley reveals that the firm's owner Nikolai Smolenski wants TVR to be able to make 5000 cars per year - more than double its highest ever output. He also wants the new models to be sold in more foreign markets, such as Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore, and forthcoming emissions tests should make that possible.

The new models will fill the present positions of Sagaris, Tuscan and Cerbera. They will use revised versions of TVR's own six-cylinder engine, and an out-sourced V8. As shown by the exclusive drawing above, the new 'TVR face' will retain the curvy styling that has featured on so many ofits recent models.

TVR has committed to leave its Bristol Avenue factory - which is still owned by the firm's former proprietor Peter Wheeler - but sources remain tight-lipped on whether its future plans will be based in the UK or overseas.

For more exclusive details on TVR's future - and further illustrations of its forthcoming models - don't miss this week's Autocar magazine, on sale May 3.

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