Tag: Concept Cars

MINI Paceman Adventure: A Go-Anywhere MINI Concept

BMW has unveiled a completely different version of the Mini Paceman which is a collaborative effort of the young apprentices and their instructors at BMW’s Munich and Dingolfing facilities. Called the Mini Paceman Adventure, the unique version is based on the Mini Cooper S Paceman. The students used the standard model and converted it into a two seater pickup concept. And to complement the pickup-inspired design, BMW has equipped the Paceman Adventure with all-wheel drive ALL4, a turbocharged engine, a modified suspension and much more.

Powering the MINI Paceman Adventure is a turbocharged engine that puts out 184 hp/135 kW. The cockpit of the Paceman Adventure only has two seats and the remaining estate is occupied by a spacious cargo area that can be used to carry equipment, tools and luggage. Additionally, there is also a rack on the roof of the Adventure that can carry a spare wheel. Thanks



McLaren Releases First Images Of MSO 650S Coupe Concept

McLaren’s bespoke division, the McLaren Special Operations, has released the first image of the MSO 650S Coupe Concept. This latest model that joins the McLaren’s lineup showcases a variety of upgrades available for the McLaren 650S Spider and 650S Coupe. Over the coming weeks, McLaren will be showing the MSO 650S Coupe concept at various places across China. Talking about the appearance first, the MSO-built concept features a number of subtle bodily and interior upgrades. For instance, the exterior of the car is painted in Agrigan Black, a unique metallic black shade developed with a ruby red metallic flake.

In the night the car appears black whereas under direct sunlight it changes its color dramatically. Complementing the exclusive paint is an array of carbon fiber highlights finished in satin. The list of carbon fiber highlights include the air intakes, front splitter, a unique MSO ear diffuser and MSO side blades.



Jeep Debuts Four Design Concepts At Auto China 2014

Jeep has debuted not one, not two but four design concepts at the Auto China 2014 in Beijing. These Chinese-inspired concepts include two variations of the all-new Jeep Cherokee: the Urbane and Sageland, a Jeep Wrangler based premium model called Jeep Wrangler Sundancer and Jeep Zi You Xia, a beautiful concept based on the 2015 Jeep Renegade. Starting with the newest member first, the all new Jeep Renegade debuts in all new concept guise called Zi You Xia, which means rebel. Painted in Warm Chocolate Gray, the paint scheme adopted is inspired by the colors of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

To accentuate the exterior, Jeep has used Dark Anodized Bronze on the rear lower fascia, front fog lamp bezels, tail lamp insert bezel, grille throats and badging. The car rolls on unique 20-inch wheels painted in Dark Anodized Bronze. The interior features a mix of



Nissan Debuts Lannia Concept And NISMO Performance Brand In Beijing

Nissan has unveiled the Nissan Lannia Concept in Beijing today. Debuting at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, the Lannia is a global concept that will initially address the Chinese market. The design of the Lannia Concept is a result of collaboration between the Nissan Global Design Center and Nissan Design China, and pays honor to legendary Nissan Bluebird. The design is sleek, energetic and agile and will certainly be liked by post-80s generation of China. Alongside the Nissan Lannia Concept, Nissan has also announced the introduction of its performance division, Nismo, in China.

Nismo will make its official debut with products like 370 Z Nismo and GT-R Nismo. That is not all as Nissan also showcased its technological advancements at the Auto China 2014. Developed under the Nissan’s Safety Shield, the array of technologies included Nissan’s Smart Rear View Mirror technology which is going to debut in 2015, and Nissan’s



BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept Debuts At 2014 Beijing Motor Show

Making a bold statement at this year’s Beijing Motor Show is the Vision Future Luxury concept by BMW. The sedan concept, as its name says, is BMW’s vision for future vehicles and next generation models are certain to draw some inspiration from it. Starting with the design of the Vision Future Luxury, it is an evolution of the design language first seen on the Gran Lusso Coupe unveiled last year. At the front is a grille which is by far the biggest one we have seen on any BMW model so far. The massive grille is complemented by a pair of sleek laser headlights and air curtains that sit below the headlights.

The overall profile of the car is all about channeling air as efficiently as possible. Other exterior highlights include taut surfaces, a coupe like profile and a sloping trunk lid, all of which together reduce drag. A unique



Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept Unveiled At Beijing Motor Show

For this year’s Beijing Motor Show, Volkswagen had a lot of products planned. First it was the Volkswagen Golf R 400 and now the German carmaker has unveiled the New Midsize Coupe concept at the show. The New Midsize Coupe strongly hints at what Volkswagen’s future sport sedan would look like. The same will be positioned below the Volkswagen Passat. Volkswagen says, the Coupe concept is a perfect blend of a saloon and a sports car. Dimension wise, the Coupe is 1422 mm in height, 4597 mm in length and has an overall width of 1838 mm.

It is the design of the car that makes it look sporty, thanks to its dynamic roof line, short overhangs, a short boot lid, swept-back C-pillars, long bonnet and muscular side and shoulder panels. Based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the car was presented in a Dragon Red color which is



Mercedes-Benz Unveils All New Concept Coupe SUV

Talk about Coupe SUVs and the only word that crosses your mind is BMW X6. Until recently there was no competition to the X6 but with the unveiling of Mercedes Benz’s latest creation, it seems the threat is on its way. Mercedes Benz has unveiled the all new Concept Coupe SUV and for sure, it is one of the best attempts by any manufacturer at mixing the utility of an SUV with the sensuousness of a coupe. The design of concept is contemporary and imposing, credit goes to the high beltline, large wheel arches, muscular wings and massive 22 inch wheels.

In terms of dimensions, the 4-door, all wheel drive concept is nearly 5 meters long, 2 meters wide and has an overall height of 1.75 meters. The exterior is painted in Alu Beam color which is not only unique but reminds of the Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows from the



Land Rover Reveals Discovery Vision Concept Ahead Of New York Debut

Today, Land Rover has revealed its latest concept car, the Discovery Vision Concept, in New York. The concept car showcases the new design language that will be adopted for future Discovery models and for sure, it looks stunning. The Discovery Vision Concept was unveiled at the USS Interpid in Manhattan, just a day ahead of the 2014 NYIAS. The design of the Discovery Vision Concept is far more radical than the outgoing model and will be used for a range of models based on the Discovery. Design highlights on the exterior include a stepped roof which looks really sporty and enhances the appeal of the concept.

The interior is equally admirable and features plenty of innovative features. The seats can be repositioned by using touchscreen controls and the entire, 7-seat configuration can be switched to a 6-seat, 5-seat or even 4-seat limousine-style arrangement in a matter of a few seconds.



Peugeot EXALT Plug-In Hybrid Concept Revealed Ahead Of Beijing Motor Show

Hinting at what the future Peugeot models might look like, the French major has unveiled the Peugeot EXALT Concept. The new saloon concept will make its official debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, but the carmaker has unveiled the official pictures of the concept ahead of the event. In 2012, Peugeot unveiled the Onyx concept and the Exalt concept picks up where the previous concept left off. From the bodywork to the interior, everything is so unique about the Exalt concept. Although the concept looks like a coupe, Peugeot presents the same as a five door saloon that features a long bonnet, chiseled panels and short rear overhang.

The Exalt projects a very aggressive look because of the flat surfaces and straight lines the designers focused on. Despite carrying a modern look and feel to it, the most interesting part is that the entire bodywork is hand formed by



Ford S-MAX Vignale Concept Unveiled In Milan

The European market is one of the most demanding ones in the entire of the world and manufacturers consider the same very seriously. Ford is one of the major global players and in the recent times, it has started focusing more on the European continent. Last year, Ford unveiled the Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept and taking the Vignale lineup ahead, the US major has unveiled the Ford S‑MAX Vignale Concept yesterday in Milan, Italy. The Vignale model range is all about exclusive specification, premium design and craftsmanship, and Ford is all set to put the two to the production lines.

As far as the availability of the Vignale range is concerned, the Mondeo Vignale will be available next year while the S‑MAX Vignale is expected to follow shortly. Ford will also start a ‘Vignale Lounge’ retail program in select retail stores in Europe, along with a Vignale lifestyle collection. Talking



Acura TLX Production Model To Debut At 2014 New York Auto Show

Since long we have been hearing about the TLX, one of the latest concepts cars from well know Japanese car manufacturer Acura. The latest news in regard to the Acura TLX is that the production model of the same is going to debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The 2015 Acura TLX is going to be midsize luxury saloon but is claimed to be deliver higher levels of refinement and luxury. Moreover the car will offer unmatched performance thanks to the family of next generation powertrains that will be offered by Acura.

What is known about the powertrain department as of now is that the 2015 TLX will have two advanced engine options: a 2.4 liter i-VTEC and a 3.5 liter i-VTEC. The standard model will be powered by a 2.4 liter, 4 cylinder, 16 valve, direct injected i–VTEC petrol engine that will come mated with a



Skoda VisionC Concept Debuts At Geneva Motor Show

For Skoda, making practical and simple cars has been a passion for decades but in the recent times, the Czech major has started focusing on appealing designs. The latest concept from Skoda’s stables is the Skoda VisionC, a design achievement that will lead to a five door hatchback coupe expected to hit the production line sometime in 2016 and will go head to head with Mercedes-Benz’s CLA. The styling of the VisionC is expressive enough and is the next step of the new design language Skoda adopted three years ago.

The design of the car features sharp character lines as well as convex and concave surfaces, along with slight contours all across the length. The front of the car has a dynamic look featuring a wide grille, stylish headlamp design and fog lamps, vertical fins, a large air inlet and an elongated bonnet. Moving on to the side view, the



Hyundai PassoCorto: An Ultra Light-Weight Sports Car Concept At Geneva

Lately, Hyundai has been sincerely working towards developing cars specifically for the European market, and that too for young generation. In an attempt to show the company’s potential, Hyundai has unveiled its latest concept car at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Named Hyundai PassoCorto, it is an ultra lightweight sports car concept that will be aimed at Generation Y consumers. The design of the sports car concept was created by students at the renowned Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin, Italy.

Sixteen students pursuing Transportation Design masters’ course at IED were asked to design the car that they would like to buy and drive and the result is the PassoCorto. The name of the car is an Italian word which means ‘short wheelbase’. Although not much has been disclosed about the car by Hyundai, the manufacturer did tell us a couple of facts though. The PassoCorto features a lightweight



Audi TT Quattro Sport Concept With 420 PS At Geneva Motor Show

After plenty of sketches and unofficial renderings, Audi has finally unveiled the all new 2015 Audi TT and Audi TTS Coupe at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Alongside the two sports coupe, Audi also showcased a performance concept based on the all new TT. Dubbed the Audi TT Quattro Sport Concept, the car depicts how extreme the new TT can get. The most important thing about the TT Quattro Sport Concept is its engine which is a 2.0 liter, four cylinder TFSI petrol heart. It indeed is a regular sized engine but the power output is simply astonishing thanks to technologies like Audi valvelift system, dual camshaft adjustment, variable valve timing, and MPI plus FSI direct injection.

The 2.0 liter heart puts out a mind boggling 420 PS at 6700 rpm, meaning 210 PS per liter which is more than what 2001’s Le Mans R18 produced. It also produces 450



Volkswagen T-ROC Concept SUV debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Giving a preview of what future Volkswagen SUVs could look like, the German major has unveiled the Volkswagen T-ROC concept SUV at the 84th International Motor Show a.k.a Geneva Motor Show. The SUV is strikingly refreshing and has plenty of highlights including a two removable halves roof, LED headlights, and a progressive design. Volkswagen, who is Germany’s largest car manufacturer, currently offers two of the most successful SUVs of their segments, the Volkswagen Tiguan and Touareg. And in the coming years Volkswagen plans to expand its lineup and enter every possible segment.

The T-ROC is supposed to be one of those new models which could take production form in the near future. Volkswagen is currently focusing on an international lineup by showcasing market-specific concept vehicles. In the recent past, the major has unveiled CrossBlue, CrossBlue Coupe and the Taigun, and now comes the T-ROC. Talking about the design of the



Volvo Concept Estate To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

Volvo has set the state for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show where it is going to unveil its latest concept car, the Volvo Concept Estate. Lately, Volvo has been very keen on showcasing their advancements in the design area and the outcome of their hard work is a couple of concepts including the Volvo Concept Coupe, Volvo Concept XC Coupe and the all new Volvo Concept Estate. This is the first time when Volvo showcases how the interior of their future models will look like. In short, the design is simple and extremely elegant, and instead of using a bunch of buttons on the central console Volvo has replaced all that with a large tablet-like touch screen panel.

The touch screen will not be just an aesthetic element but will display the information related to all the in-car technologies. While majority of the buttons will be replaced by the touch



Skoda Unveils VisionC Concept Five-Door Coupe

For decades, Skoda has been manufacturing models that offer practicality  as well as performance at the expense of good looks. But lately, the Czech Republic giant, who is also a part of the Volkswagen Group of companies, has started focusing equally on design as on other areas of the vehicle. A while ago the car maker came up with Skoda Mission L concept which greatly inspired the latest generation Skoda Octavia. Today, the company has released a new concept called the Skoda VisionC which takes a new approach on concept car design.

In fact, going by how effectively Skoda used the Mission L design, the VisionC could become the face of all new models or perhaps the next generation iterations of the outgoing models. The VisionC is a five door coupe which features an even more expressive design language in comparison with the Mission L. Instead of using strong creases



MINI Clubman Concept To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, MINI is going to unveil its latest concept car. Named MINI Clubman Concept, the car is 26 centimeters longer and 17 centimeters wider than the currently available MINI Clubman. The concept car as just as radical looking as you can expect, while carrying most of the familiar MINI elements. The Clubman concept is a four door, five seater vehicle which would aim at supporting the active lifestyle of urban consumers. Design wise it is very much familiar, thanks to the hexagonal radiator grille, Side Scuttles, short overhangs, the Black Band and elliptical front and rear headlights.

Proportion wise, the concept is 4223 mm in length, 1844 mm in width and 1450 mm in height. Externally, the design of the Clubman Concept is very appealing and features a range of elements which not only look good but have a function too. The highlights include black



Hyundai Intrado Concept To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

In an attempt to draw maximum attention of the visitors at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai is going to unveil an interesting concept car. Named Hyundai Intrado, the car takes a fresh approach at concept vehicles and looks futuristic enough. More than just a concept, the Intrado is Hyundai’s vision of what the future cars should be like. To be unveiled at Geneva, the Intrado is an example of future mobility, cars that would be easy to use, intuitive in nature, and adapt according to the user’s lifestyle.

As for the name of the Intrado concept, it comes from the underside of an aircraft’s wing. The exterior of the Intrado is in line with Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design language, which exists on most of the new generation vehicles. The appeal of the concept is accentuated by a unique shape featuring minimal detailing. Hyundai has ensured that the concept is



Mercedes-Benz AMG To Showcase Two Sport Concepts At Miami International Boat Show

Mercedes-Benz’s performance division AMG,in collaboration with Cigarette Racing has developed two visionary super sports concepts that are ready to be unveiled at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show scheduled to take place on February 13, 2014. This is the fourth consecutive these two legendary brands have joined hands to develop futuristic vehicles. The first of the two cars is the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a radical looking sports car developed specially for the the new PlayStation3 racing game Gran Turismo 6.

The car is extremely eye catching and packs a punch under the hood. Powering the Vision Gran Turismo is a AMG developed V8 engine that is capable of putting out 577 hp (430 kW) of peak power and a max torque of 590 lb-ft. As mentioned above, the concept sports car is radical from head to toe. Some of the highlights include extraordinary headlights, an expressive hood, red