Cuba promotes 'cocomovil' taxi in Brazil.
Cuba has begun overseas promotion of its cocomovil, a yellow vehicle smaller than a Volkswagen Beetle This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. For the one introduced in 1997, see Volkswagen New Beetle.
The Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly known as the Beetle that costs only $2,000 on the retail market.
Last month, the unusual vehicle was featured at an exhibition in Brazil co-sponsored by the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, city, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro (rē`ō də zhänā`rō, Port. rē` thĭ zhənĕē`r , the Brazilian-Cuban Chamber of Commerce and ALADI ALADI Asociacion Latinoamericana de Integracion (Spanish: Latin American Integration Association)
ALADI Associazione Latino-Americana Di Integrazione (Italian: Latin American Integration Association) (the Latin American Integration Association Latin American Integration Association (LAIA), organization formed in 1980 by Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, taking over the duties of the Latin American Free Trade Association (LAFTA), which had ).
The cocomovil--a cross between a motorcycle and a conventional car--is used as a taxi in Havana and Varadero. It can carry 3 passengers and travel 100 kms on 1.5 liters of gas. It is manufactured by Unecamoto, a Cuban state entity that has already begun exporting some units to Mexico.