Caterham Seven entry-level teaser

You no doubt know what car this is, despite the shot’s extreme underexposure – Caterham is in fact teasing here a new entry-level Seven that will cost less than £17k (RM80k) when deliveries start before the end of the year, after a full reveal sometime in the autumn.

The car will carry a “super-compact, flexible and EU6-compliant engine,” besides being the Malaysian-owned firm‘s most fuel-efficient model to date. No other details have been released so far, save for CEO Graham Macdonald saying that the car “will be uncomplicated, easy to run and, most important of all, an intuitive and exciting drive.”

More brawn, however, can be had in the 180 hp Caterham Supersport R or the supercharged 275 hp Caterham Superlight R600. Late last year, the company announced a deal to develop and build sports cars together with Renault – the first of these is set to be the Alpine, which should surface by the end of 2015.