Showing posts with label concept car. Show all posts
Showing posts with label concept car. Show all posts

The Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports Concept Car

Friday, May 30, 2014

Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports Toyota wants to adolescent dreams about work, apparently.

FT-HS hybrid sports car concept will be premiered on January 7 at the North American International Auto Show, and we can expect, 50:50 weight distribution and the 400 + hp monster of transmission is very similar to the Lexus GS 450H: 3,5 liter V6,
related to the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) system (which may mean Sulev emissions, but no word on fuel economy yet). This may be the next Supra.

Interestingly, this is not a direct effect of the car on the environment, although we can expect that it is better than "traditional" V8 gasoline engine with the sports car will compete with the (lesser of two evils). No, the interesting thing is "halo" effect, it could, making hybrids cool and desirable new public. Even if they never end up buying this model, they saw technology and associate it with something they want, not what they do not.

Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports

Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports

Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports

Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports

Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports

Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports

Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports

Peugeot HX1

Sunday, January 26, 2014

French car maker Peugeot will show at the IAA with a very sporty concept car Peugeot 2011 Peugeot HX1 that can adapt to driving conditions, operation and environment. The man was driven by vision, including developers and designers at Peugeot. Future cars must be able to adapt to user needs. Is the French invaded adaptive car, they are combined in the study HX1 Peugeot, which will be presented at the IAA for the first time.

The result is an extremely athletic subscribed van concept that will accommodate six people. The Peugeot HX1 extends to 4.95 meters in length and stands almost two meters in width, but only 1.37 meters in height. This results in a racy lines and a Luftwiderstandbeiwert of Cd 0.28. The aerodynamics will also be beneficial to numerous control blades and movable flaps. Elements in the wheel spokes in driving this change in quasi disc wheels. At the rear, retractable spoiler and air guiding elements for a streamlined flow of air up to 100 km / h.

At the front of the cat eye-shaped headlamps dominate the dynamic look of the 2011 Peugeot HX1 Concept, on the flanks followed by the rising beltline extremely selfsame rules. Highlight of the Peugeot HX1 but his door concept.

Imaginative in concept are the seat of the Peugeot HX1. Six individual seats waiting for the passengers. The two seats in the middle row can be moved in the longitudinal direction vanish, in extreme cases even completely in the backs of the front seats, creating space in the rear is royal. Serve with the marble deposits and the integrated coffee machine in the center console.

The other 2011 Peugeot HX1 Concept Car interior combines leather, wood, aluminum, and LED lighting elements to create an atmosphere of sophistication Peugeot HX1.

Chevrolet Code 130R

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2012 Chevrolet Code 130R Concept2012 Chevrolet Code 130R Concept - Auto Europe Car. Chevrolet has announced new car of 2012 Chevrolet Code 130R. 2012 Chevrolet Code 130R, the first Chevrolet concept, is a four-seat coupe with a simple upright profile. Painted in an all-new red metallic paint with matte anodized gold wheels, Chevrolet Code 130R features heritage performance-inspired styling and rear-wheel drive. With an aggressive front fascia, Chevrolet fender flares, straight body side and Chevy crossflag emblem, Code 130R makes a link to Chevrolet’s performance heritage.

The 2012 Chevrolet Code 130R Concept share attributes younger buyers say they value:
  • Sedan-sized functionality in performance coupe form that seats four passengers
  • Interior connectivity and convenience featuring innovative storage, WiFi, smart phone integration with Chevrolet MyLink and heads-up display
  • 40 MPG with a 1.4L Turbo Ecotec engine with approximately 150 horsepower
  • Possible production price range in the low $20,000s

2012 Chevrolet Code 130R Photography2012 Chevrolet Code 130R Concept

Inside the 2012 Chevrolet Code 130R, connectivity and personalization enable the individualization that the generation says is essential.”This buyer prizes connectivity. Allowing them to stay connected by integrating their personal devices through MyLink and WiFi enabling the vehicle to be their own docking station,” said Saucedo. “The interiors currently exist in 2D only. This allows us the flexibility to continue the discussion and encourage more dialogue as we continue to develop these 2012 Chevrolet Code 130R concepts.”From Detroit, the pair of Chevrolet concepts will travel to major auto shows, key lifestyle events, one-on-one experiences and other venues such as college campuses. Chevrolet also will engage customers using the social media tools that young consumers use to talk with one another 2012 Chevrolet Code 130R Concept.

2012 Chevrolet Code 130R Concept Review

BMW i8 Spyder

Saturday, March 31, 2012

BMW i8 Spyder Under the banner of its sub-brand BMW i, BMW Group is developing a BMW series of concepts of special purpose vehicles and ancillary services that meet mobility needs changing customer and redefine the understanding of personal mobility. And the adoption of smart technologies and innovative design, BMW i is undertaking a comprehensive approach largely defined by sustainability throughout the value chain.

2013_BMW_i8_Spyder_Front_Rear_Angle2013 BMW i8 Spyder Following BMW Concept Car the submission of BMW i3 and BMW i8, the BMW Group BMW i8 Spyder Concept to the mix. This third model BMW i represents the future of the vanguard and emotionally appealing mobility concepts. Its design sports headlines of the qualities of a lightweight two-seater convertible mixture, the dynamic capacity and efficiency with a very special aesthetic appeal.

2013_BMW_i8_Spyder_Front_Left2013 BMW i8 Spyder the combination of intelligent design light weight and state of the art hybrid technology permeates the BMW i8 Spyder Concept with true sports car performance, yet its fuel consumption is not greater than one would expect from a car smaller.

2013_BMW_i8_Spyder_Front_Interior2013 BMW i8 Spyder among the most striking features of the BMW i8 Spyder Concept are up-revolving doors, windows and a range of effects-oriented on-board equipment, including electric fences kept under a transparent tailgate. The sports car is based on innovative LifeDrive architecture is based on a modular lightweight construction and use of high quality high-tech materials. The BMW i8 Spyder Concept is a plug-in hybrid powered by an eDrive drivetrain combining a high performance electric motor and gasoline engine combustion. The lithium ion battery supplies the engine with the power can be recharged in a very short space of time from any household outlet. Overall, the car's minimum weight, low center of gravity and finely judged balance, along with a combined system output of 260 kW (354 hp), promise of excellent dynamic abilities, exceptional performance and driving pleasure rampant 2013 BMW i8 Spyder.


2012 Renault Captur Concept

Friday, July 29, 2011

2012-Renault-Captur-Concept-Front-viewRenault Captur the concept. The chassis is made? Of carbon fiber?, And the power of this car comes from the concept of Energy DCI 160 Renault engine twin-turbo diesel, the French automaker said to produce 160 horsepower from 1.6 liters and is connected to a dual clutch gearbox, EDC. RX2 Renault differential, mechanical self-locking unit, mounted to catch the front-wheel-drive to transfer more power to the wheel with most grip. Also comes with a catch Renault Visio System, front-facing camera that monitors road conditions to provide driver assistance functions. Renault arrest can accommodate up to four people, with two full size rear seats can be folded out of the interior side panels.


The Peugeot 908 RC Design Concept

Friday, November 19, 2010

Peugeot 908 RC Design ConceptFor Peugeot, that something is the 908 RC, a design study to be displayed at the Paris auto show this month. The sleek black 908 RC is an answer to the S-Class or 7 Series, a lux limo powered by a 700-horsepower V-12 diesel designed for endurance racing.

Honda Accord Concept in Detroit

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Honda Accord Concept in Detroit 1Honda showed The New Generation Honda Accord Coupe at Detroit. The new cut has not Been Officially released as a concept for now. Nevertheless, officials of Honda do not keep The Fact optometrist showed Almost The Standard version Educate the public. The Car Will not Be Exported to Europe, but on The Local Market At The request of the New Accord fit ou promised high.

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Volvo S60 Elegant Car

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Volvo S60 Elegant Car Concept 1A few days before Christmas, Volvo Cars treating the automotive world to unwrap the beginning of a car that will shine brightly on the streets for years to come.

Volvo S60 Elegant Car Concept 2The Volvo S60 Concept gives the car world a glimpse of what the all-new Volvo S60 is going to look like when it arrives in 2010.

Volvo S60 Elegant Car Concept 3The all-new S60 will be one of the strongest players in a segment where the competition is razor-sharp,’ says Volvo Cars President and CEO Stephen Odell.

Volvo S60 Elegant Car Concept 4The coupe-inspired lines that gave the original S60 its characteristic stance are even more pronounced in the next generation.

Volvo S60 Elegant Car Concept 5‘The sporty design gives visual promise of an enthusiastic drive and I can assure you here and now that the all-new S60 will live up to that promise. The driving properties are better than in any previous Volvo. The car’s technology will also help you to be a better and safer driver,’ says Stephen Odell.
The concept car reveals that the Volvo Cars design team is stepping up to the next level in the development of the products’ DNA.

Volvo S60 Elegant Car Concept 6‘The concept car’s exterior gives a clear indication of what customers can expect of the all-new S60. On the inside we’ve been even more daring – there the focus has been on creating a vision of the future in the slightly longer perspective,’ says Volvo Cars Design Director Steve Mattin.

Cadillac Converj Concept

Saturday, November 6, 2010

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept PictureConverj: the "Cadillac" FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

luxury coupe concept continues GM's leadership in the electrification of the automobile

DETROIT - General Motors unveiled a more potential of electric propulsion today, this time in the form of luxury transportation with the Concept Cadillac Converj. Cadillac Converj was developed as a grand touring coupe well appointed with bold design and a host of interactive technologies.

The concept of four passengers Converj is intended to show how GM's revolutionary electric propulsion - Voltec called - can supply a luxury coupe with a typical Cadillac "no compromise" design. The technology allows up to 40 miles of electrical conduit and gas emissions-free with extended-range capability of hundreds of miles.

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept SideBob Lutz, GM’s vice chairman of Global Product Development, said the Converj concept has production substance. “It’s a logical extension of our plan to reinvent the automobile,” he said. “It clearly shows what a Cadillac electric vehicle could look like, and clearly indicates that global luxury customers can have a car that has both strong design and electric propulsion with a total range of hundreds of anxiety-free miles.”

Cadillac’s extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) concept has a new body style that is an evolution of the brand’s traditional Art and Science design theme. An aggressive, forward-leaning arc profile is the foundation for the sporting stance. And more than a Cadillac in form, Converj is also intended to be a Cadillac in substance, with the premium materials, technology and driving dynamics that are hallmarks of the brand.

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept Back SideVoltec – innovative propulsion technology
The Cadillac Converj’s Voltec electric propulsion system is made up of a 16-kWh, T-shaped battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator. It uses electricity as its primary source to drive the car.

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept ViewA thermally managed battery pack contains more than 220 lithium-ion cells that provide the primary power to drive the Converj electrically up to 40 miles without using fuel or producing tailpipe emissions. The battery is integrated into the Converj’s chassis and stores electricity from the grid when the vehicle is plugged in. It takes less than three hours to recharge the battery at 240V, or about eight hours from a 120V outlet.

When the battery’s energy is low, the Converj seamlessly switches to extended-range mode. During this secondary level of operation, electricity needed to power the vehicle is created on-board by a flex-fuel-powered engine that operates much like a home generator to create electricity. The engine-generator ensures a constant supply of power for hundreds of miles until the car is refueled or plugged in to recharge the battery. This extended-range mode eliminates the range anxiety that comes with driving pure electric vehicles that offer no backup power when the battery charge is low.

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept PhotoWhether in electric or extended-range mode, the Converj is propelled all the time by an electric drive unit. It converts electrical energy from the battery or the engine-generator into mechanical energy to drive the front wheels. It also delivers 273 lb.-ft. (370 Nm) of instant torque, for a quick launch, and 120 kW of power. The top speed is 100 mph.

There is no compromise in vehicle performance in either mode of operation. To enhance the ride feel, the Converj also features GM’s Magnetic Ride Control; and for even greater efficiency, energy during braking is captured and stored in the battery.

Pure Cadillac design
There’s no mistaking the Converj for anything but a Cadillac, according to Lutz. “An aggressive, forward-leaning profile hints at a new, progressive theme and proportion in Cadillac’s design evolution,” he says. “The new proportion showcases a uniquely shaped, modern vision of a personal luxury 2+2.”

The overall shape is reinforced by a prominent, sweeping body line with large, 21-inch (front) and 22-inch (rear) wheels pushed to the edges of the body. The Converj exterior is painted a dark silver tri-coat that GM designers dubbed “Reaction.”

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept Show CarAn all-glass roof incorporates solar panels that help offset power drain from the vehicle’s accessories. Additionally, several aerodynamic and design efficiencies were incorporated to enhance the driving range, including:
A full under-vehicle cover (belly pan)
Minimal grille openings that reduce drag at the front of the vehicle
Low-profile rearview cameras replace conventional outside mirrors to reduce drag
Wheels are shaped to push air outward for smoother body side airflow

The Converj also incorporates vertical headlamp and taillamp elements, with light pipe technology.

“Vertical lamps are Cadillac signatures and the Converj builds on the brand’s light pipe technology with bolder light emitting diode (LED) and high-intensity discharge elements front and rear,” said Clay Dean, global design director for Cadillac. “There is also a unique daylight light ’spear’ at the top of the headlamps.”

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept InteriorLuxury meets technology inside
The Converj’s interior has advanced features and luxurious appointments blending efficiency and environmental consciousness. The 2+2 configuration is trimmed in contrasting Winter White synthetic suede – including the top of the instrument panel – and Midnight Black leather, with polished aluminum and wood grain accents. Renewable materials are used throughout such as wool-blend carpeting, a headliner made from silk, suede made from post-industrial content and more.

A technologically advanced driver center increases efficiency and reduces the draw on the battery. Features include:
New, organic light-emitting diode technology used on reconfigurable instrument cluster
Touch-screen navigation, climate, center-stack controls and audio systems
Adjustable, overhead white ambient lighting
Unique “power on” sequence featuring blue-lit console graphics
Screen displays for features including regenerative braking, battery charge level and power output
No inside rearview or outside mirrors; cameras provide surrounding images on a screen placed high on the instrument panel for a full, panoramic view
Push-button ignition and power-folding front seats

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world’s largest automaker, has been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 252,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 34 countries. In 2007, nearly 9.37 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.

Vehicle type:
2-door, front-wheel-drive 2+2 coupe
extended-range electric vehicle
independent McPherson struts, front magnetic ride, compound crank twist axle rear, four-wheel disc brakes, full regenerative brakes to maximize energy capture, electric power-assist steering
Seating capacity:

Top speed (mph / km/h):
100 / 161
EV range, city and highway (miles):
Up to 40, based on EPA cycle

Wheelbase (in / mm):
108 / 2742
Length (in / mm):
182 / 4620
Width (in / mm):
74 / 1883
Height (in / mm):
55 / 1386

Battery system
lithium-ion (w/ liquid-controlled thermal management system)
Energy (kWh):
Charge time:
Less than 3 hours at 240V/8 hours at 120V

Electric drive unit
Power (kW):
Torque (lb-ft / Nm):
273 / 370

Tire size:
specially developed low rolling resistance tires on 21- and 22-inch forged aluminum wheels

Toyota Rukus

Friday, June 18, 2010

2010 Toyota RukusToyota launched its head rotation Rukus - hot and hip urban alternative to small vehicles sport utilities and sport wagons. New challenges Rukus rules car design with brazen square shape, which has become a landmark.

Toyota laugh Rukus - with square lines and flat surfaces - for people who "think in a box.

2010 Toyota Rukus

2010 Toyota Rukus

2010 Toyota Rukus

2010 Toyota Rukus

Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Pickup Jeep Concept

Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Jeep

The Japanese automaker, Toyota, present A-BAT hybrid pickup concept at the Detroit Motor Show later this month.

Far from a conservative-style vehicles, which currently favors Toyota showrooms, unique look of the concept is the combination of large body surface, intersect with a hard surface planes, crisp lines and the trapezoidal profile. Toyota A-BAT in 19-inch wheels sit at the corners of the car creates a tough and is ready.

Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Jeep

Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Jeep

Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Jeep

Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Jeep