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Felix Automotives
An Innovative Alteran Automotive Manufacturer

Felix Automotives is a privately owned domestic and commercial
vehicle manufacturer operating out of Altera, specialising in small domestic cars and vans
- but is now branching out into the HGV and engine sectors


Felix Automotives



Felix's Corporate Logo



Type

Public

Headquarters

Nova Lantea,
Alteran Republics

Industry

Automotive

Key People

Frankie Clayton-Felix (Chairman)
Lucius Moftain (Chief Ex.)

Products

Automobiles
Commercial Vehicles

Founded

1921

Revenue

3.9Ͼ billion
($4.7 billion)

Net Income

9.7 billion
($11.6 billion)

Employees

7,600

Felix Automotives is a Alteran Republics owned commercial and domestic vehicle manufacturer with branches and franchises across the nation and is considered one of the traditional 'national institutions' of the nation. The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past has manufactured trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches and auto rail vehicles.

Whilst originally only manufacturing cars, over time the Felix company has branched out into the commercial vehicle sector, as well as assisting in the manufacturing of tanks and armoured vehicles. Today the vehicle manufacturer focuses on a wide variety of projects, including design and exporting of engines and vehicle parts for use in other cars.

History


The Felix corporation was founded in 1921 as Felix Society by Louis Felix and his brothers Edmund and Frederick. Louis was a bright, aspiring young engineer who had already designed and built several prototypes, whilst working for several Argusian manufacturers, before teaming up with his brothers, who had honed their business skills working for their father's textile firm. While Louis handled design and production, Edmund and Frederick managed the business.

In 1930, Felix began to manufacture its own engines (a tradition they continue to this day); until then it had purchased them from various overseas manufacturers. The first major volume sale came in 1939 when the Alteran government commissioned the company to produce a vehicle to be equipped by the state police force. By 1945, a significant percentage of the nation's taxis and police vehicles had been built by Felix. In 1950 the company produced over 7,000 units per year, becoming the country's largest car manufacturer.

Felix began manufacturing buses and commercial cargo vehicles in the pre-war years, earning a reputation as a reliable vehicle and engine manufacturer. However, production of commercial and domestic vehicles was halted during the Imperial War so Felix could work on assisting producing engines and vehicles for the war effort. Many of their factories were bombed throughout the war, killing over 100 employees in total. The company earned a reputation as caring highly for its workers, investing significant funds in fire suppression, evacuation procedures and bomb shelters across all their sites. More than 5,600 tanks were built during the Imperial War, with a further 250,000 lorries were also produced across their sites.

Following the end of hostilities, production of domestic and commercial vehicles resumed after the Imperial War. After years of mass-producing lorries, tanks and engines for the military, the company had gained significant experience in designing and producing items en-masse. Using this newly enhanced design philosophy, Felix Automotives began to design and produce vehicles which were considerably more mass-market than the pre-war products. To accommodate the increase demand for Felix vehicles, the company opened an additional factory in 1962 to make components to supply the production lines across their production sites.

In 1963, production of the Felix Viva started. The small family car was to compete with many other regional designs. The Felix Viva was launched in Noronica in May 1964, where it saw strong sales and gained a good reputation. In 1966, the company completed an additional factory to produce the Viva, following the growing success. In the same year, the Felix Victor was launched at the Nova Lantea Motor Show which is considered one of Felix's finest all-Altera styling efforts in the 1960s.

The Felix Viva II was launched in 1970 and became Felix's best-selling car of the decade. It was featured in the best 10 selling cars in Altera every year until 1976. Following the success of the Viva II, the Felix Firenza was launched in 1973 and showed a new, aerodynamic look that stayed with the models for the rest of the decade.

However, by the late 1970s, Felix was struggling. Despite strong sales of their Viva IIs and the Firenza, the market was dominated by the foreign imports and they were struggling to keep up. Felix attempt to boost sales with the launch with the Chevette in 1975, which saw some success in Altera and Noronica. It was a small, three-door hatchback and the first of its kind to be built in Altera. The Chevette was followed up with the Corvette, which was released in 1978. Both of these proved popular in their respective markets, helping Felix regain the ground they lost.

By the turn of the millennium, Felix had managed to regain its dominant position in Altera - and by the mid-2010s, the company was moving forwards a wider range of vehicle designs and propulsion mechanisms. In 2016, Felix Automotives aimed to produce "100% green vehicles" by 2020. Despite falling short of that promise, Felix produces a wide range of vehicles that show a strong commitment to green automotives - as all of their line-ups uses Hybrid, Hydrogen or full-electric engines.

Products



Felix Amnis (2012 - )

Engine(s):
Standard (Petrol) 1.2ltr 100kW
Hybrid (Petrol/Electric) 1.2ltr 100kW

Range:
280km (petrol)
330km / 65km (petrol-hybrid)

Capacity:
4 Seats (3-door)
5 Seats (5-door)

Price:
From Ͼ16,800


Felix Unda (2012 - )

Engine(s):
Standard (Petrol) 1.2ltr 100kW
Hybrid (Petrol/Electric) 1.2ltr 100kW

Range:
280km (petrol)
330km / 65km (petrol-hybrid)

Capacity:
4 Seats (3-door)

Price:
From Ͼ16,800


Felix Alpaca (2018 - )

Engine(s):
Battery-Electric 100kW
Hybrid (Petrol/Electric) 1.2ltr 130kW
Hydrogen Fuel Cell 140kW

Range:
180km (battery-electric)
350km / 65km (petrol-hybrid)
440km (hydrogen)

Capacity:
4 Seats (3-door)
5 Seats (5-door)

Price:
From Ͼ19,600


Felix Amnis Sport (2019 - )

Engine(s):
Standard-Sport (Petrol) 1.4ltr 120kW
Hybrid (Petrol/Electric) 1.2ltr 100kW
Hydrogen Fuel Cell 130kW

Range:
330km (petrol-sport)
330km / 65km (petrol-hybrid)
340km (hydrogen)

Capacity:
4 Seats (3-door)

Price:
From Ͼ18,600


Felix E (2020 - )

Engine(s):
Battery-Electric 100kW
Hydrogen Fuel Cell 130kW

Range:
220km (battery-electric)
380km (hydrogen)

Capacity:
4 Seats (5-door)
5 Seats (5-door)

Price:
From Ͼ21,500


Felix UX (2020 - )

Engine(s):
Battery-Electric 150kW
Hybrid (Petrol/Electric) 2.0ltr 150kW
Hydrogen Fuel Cell 180kW

Range:
300km (battery-electric)
400km / 65km (petrol-hybrid)
500km (hydrogen)

Capacity:
5 Seats (5-door)

Price:
From Ͼ28,200

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