Aston Martin has unveiled the latest in its line of cars developed in partnership with Italian design-house Zagato. The Vanquish Zagato Concept has a V12 engine that kicks out 600 PS and is said to combine Aston's sporting, dynamic and material qualities with Zagato's design language.Read More
We didn't always get excited when Volvo announced a new concept car, but things have changed in recent times. Its concepts have been stylish and forward-looking without nearing the realm of fantastical and over-styled. And some have led to compelling products like the sleek, new V90 wagon (originally previewed by the Concept Estate). Volvo's all-new 40.1 crossover and 40.2 small sedan concepts prove that things will be as stylish on the small end of Volvo's lineup as they are at the top.
The Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ won plenty of fans with their balanced rear-drive chassis at launch in 2012, but besides a mid-life redesign of the budget sports coupe in New York, very little has changed in the ToyoBaru world – at least very little had changed until Toyota whipped the covers off the GT86 Shooting Brake concept.
Hot on the heels of its record-setting lap at the Nordschleife, Volkswagen has released two Golf concepts for the annual GTI fan meeting at Worthersee. The Golf GTI Heartbeat, which was created by young apprentices within VW, gets a thumping stereo to match its honeycomb paintjob and 295-kW (395-hp) engine, while the Golf R Wagon has also been kitted out with a unique color scheme and more power.Read More
Anyone who doubts China's relevance to the automotive world just needs to take a wander through the China International Exhibition Center to discover just how important it is. With new cars from the likes of Volkswagen and Lexus on show, the Beijing Motor Show played host to some important launches, as well as some market-specific specials from brands keen for a slice of China's 1.35 billion-person pie.Read More
Little did we know when we looked at Peugeot's next-generation i-Cockpit last week, we'd soon be discussing another freestanding interior concept, a successor to the 2015 Volvo Lounge Concept. Revealed at Auto China 2016, the new Volvo Lounge Concept builds upon last year's spacious rear cabin design. Volvo calls it a "unique piece of art." We call it "the backseat we want to take our next road trip in."
Audi has one of the more fun new concepts at this year's Beijing Auto Show. Building on the theme of dual mode transportation that we noticed at the Beijing show four years ago, its Q3-based connected mobility concept packs a multifunctional longboard in its bumper, providing an integrated last-mile solution. Software bridges the gap between first and last mileage, helping you commute into the city by car and navigate the dense grid via e-board.
After a quick teaser earlier this month, Volkswagen has revealed the all-new T-Prime Concept GTE, a high-tech concept car that previews a premium full-size SUV. No contentious diesel engine here, the T-Prime is powered by a 375 gas-electric hybrid powertrain. Inside, the driver is treated to a "world of displays" and digital controls. If the future of Volkswagen SUVs looks like this, we're looking forward to experiencing it.
Infiniti has followed up its Q30 and QX30 SUV concepts with a new QX Sport Inspiration concept. As with those earlier examples, the carmaker has used the QX Sport Inspiration as a means of exploring its design vision for a premium mid-sized SUV and has included some features that it will use in production.Read More
Shell is perhaps best known for producing what goes into cars, rather than cars themselves. Now,the firm has taken the wraps off the Project M car. A vehicle that's claimed will use a third less energy in its lifetime than a typical city car and around half the energy to build and run than a typical small family car.Read More
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