Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 431 – Songjiang Concept Car
“Welcome to China’s first International Consumer Electronics Exhibition at Bing city!”
“Best wishes for a successful exhibition!”
“We welcome all the distinguish guests from every companies and country!”
“Learn through experience, build a strong China together!”
Feng Yu was driving the first Songjiang saloon car from the Motor Company to the exhibition venue. Along the road, there were lots of banners.
At every traffic junction, there were traffic police directing the traffic. The streets were cleaner than usual. There were also some roads that were closed. All these show how important this exhibition was to the City!
Actually, it was not only the City. Even the Provincial Government was monitoring this exhibition closely. There were also some leaders from the Ministerial level calling to make sure Bing City do a good job. Bing City must showcase China to the world, and there must not be any incidents that will tarnish China’s reputation!
Feng Yu was not pleased. You had hung so many banners, but you do not let me hang a few. Furthermore, didn’t I offer to sponsor all the banners? This Old Zhang was too stingy!
Look at all these banners. This was a waste. How useful were these slogans? You should at least state which company or agency sponsored this banner. This was also a form of promotion for the City’s companies.
Hmmm… What a waste!
Feng Yu was sighing while diving and this made the person sitting at the back unhappy!
“Feng Yu, can you drive properly? Why are you shaking your head?!” Zhang Ruiqiang scolded.
Actually, Zhang Ruiqiang was supposed to be sitting in his own car, but Feng Yu dragged him away from his car. Feng Yu told him that the Motor Company first “Concept car” was ready and he should experience it.
Although Zhang Ruiqiang does not know what a concept car was, he still boarded Feng Yu’s unlicensed vehicle. He wants to know what sort of car Feng Yu manufactured behind closed doors!
The design of this car was sleek and in shiny black paint. The car feels heavy and has a grand presence. It looks better than his Audi 100. The seats were leather, and the interior was spacious. It was very comfortable, and the front seats could still move in 4 directions.
This car was very stable and not much noise could be heard. The windows were auto, and it looked at a luxury car.
Zhang Ruiqiang asked about the cost of building this car.
Feng Yu’s answer made Zhang Ruiqiang frowned. What? The cost of this car was 3000,000 RMB? How much will this car be sold for? 400,000 or 500,000 RMB? How many people can afford this?
Feng Yu explained to Zhang Ruiqang that this car was only a concept car and will not be mass produced. All the parts used were the best. When this model was to mass-produced, there will many be many changes. For example, the interior fittings and the engine’s capacity will be changed. The cost will be controlled within 100,000 RMB, and the retail price will not be more than 200,000 RMB.
200,000 RMB? 200,000 RMB was also too expensive! How much does a Santana cost?
Feng Yu continued. If the tires, lights, batteries, etc. were changed, then the cost can be lowered to less than 80,000 RMB. The retail price will be about 120,000 RMB, and it will be just enough to compete with Santana!
Also, this car’s fuel consumption was much better than Santana. It uses turbocharged technology and even the cheapest model, it will still be more powerful than Santana!
The engine and turbocharged technologies were from Bing City’s Aviation Factory. The engineer who had designed this was an aviation engineer. This fuel saving technology was the most advanced in China and among one of the tops in the whole world. But it was a pity that in his past life, no luxurious cars were manufactured using this technology.
“Leader, what do you think of this car? Have you ever consider changing all the government’s cars?” Feng Yu asked. He had finally shown his motive of dragging Zhang Ruiqiang onto his car.
“Stop the car. I want to alight!” Zhang Ruiqiang was furious. He knew that Feng Yu was up to no good when he offered to send him to the exhibition! When the Motor Company launched its motorcycles, Feng Yu asked the City’s traffic and police department to purchase a batch of motorcycles. Zhang Ruiqiang did not think much of it as the cost of the motorcycles were not high and it could help the city in regulating the streets. The police also needed these vehicles to maintain law and order. The city also had enough funds to purchase those motorcycles.
But now, Feng Yu was targeting the City Government’s cars. The city had just changed their vehicles a few years ago. How can they change it again so soon? Although the City Government have more funds now, and there were a lot of agencies requesting for vehicles, Zhang Ruiqiang felt that they should not be wasting their funds on these things. The City’s development should come first!
“Eh, Leader, why do you want to stop? Brother Liu, you should also persuade your leader. How can he work when he is so impatient?”
Secretary Liu looked down and dare not to say a word. You are close to the leader, and you can joke with him. I am only his new secretary. Please do not get me into trouble.
“Are you worried that no one is buying your cars?” Zhang Ruiqiang frowned and ignored Feng Yu. He already used to Feng Yu’s way of talking.
“Stop joking. Since when did you see any of my products not selling well? Those small factories in the city also depend on Tai Hua Trading’s exports to survive. I am only making a suggestion. In the future, if the city wants to change cars, don’t go to First Automobile Works. You should let our own people earn this money. Yes, I will also give you some discounts.”
“Then you will have to wait for a while. The City will not be changing vehicles these two years!” Zhang Ruiqiang wanted Feng Yu to stop thinking of selling his cars to the City Government. The City should not waste its funds!
There were many cities and provinces mayors and deputy mayors who were traveling in imported Audi 200 cars which were released last year. But in Bing City, only the Party Secretary owns one. Zhang Ruiqiang was still using the Audi 100. Who else would dare to request for Audi 200?
The government agencies in Bing City can only use Santana and Xiali cars. Those unit leaders were traveling using vans manufactured by the Aviation Factory.
Feng Yu smiled. This was not up to you to decide. When the Provincial Leader changed his car, all of you will also have to change. The agencies below will constantly request the leaders to replace all the vehicles. Even if you do not want to change, will the Party Secretary also think the same?
When all the government departments in China had changed their vehicles, will Bing city change? If the rest of the cities in Longjiang province change their cars, will you be about to withstand the pressure? Others will be saying that you are seeking praise. You will also have no choice!
Feng Yu did not say all these out. Nothing good will happen even when he says all these to Zhang Ruiqiang now.
“Leader, then tell me what you think of this Motor Company’s car? Are the exterior design and the engine performance better than Santana?” Feng Yu asked proudly.
“Santana is very durable. What about this car?”
“The chassis and frame are all using the technologies from the former Soviet Union. Although Soviet cars are lacking in many areas, they still have their plus points, which was the best in the world. Their cars seldom break down. Even when the car has some minor issues, the car can still move.”
As for the engine, it was using the technologies from Bing City’s Aviation Factory. The suspensions and low noise technologies were developed from the Motor Company. It seems that the suspensions were doing well.
The Motor Company had compared this car and Santana. Their vehicle had beat Santana in all areas. Some of the specs were even better than Audi 100. But they were not sure if the cheapest model of this car could still be better than Santana and Audi.
The traffic was smooth, and soon they arrived at the entrance of the exhibition venue. Feng Yu parked his car beside the red carpet. Secretary Liu immediately alighted from the car to open the door for Zhang Ruiqiang.
After Zhang Ruiqiang alighted, Secretary Liu closed the door and waved the car away.