Posts Tagged ‘concept’

IDEA Brings the Sofia to Geneva

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Get ready to rejoice, folks.

IDEA — that is, the IDEA Institute — the Turin based manufacturer, is bringing a slice of Italy to Geneva.

This is a brand new design aesthetic and direction. Not only that, but the car is a hybrid, taking this four seater sedan right to the top of everybody’s list.

The Sofia is related to IDEA’s ERA concept, as you can see its in shape and its sleek lines.

It was the automaker’s desire to embody all Italy is known for in this car: beauty, elegance, style, and overall look.

Toyota to Bring Etios Concept to India

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

The new year promises to be a good one for India, at least in terms of newly unveiled concepts for new production vehicles.

Honda, Suzuki, and Toyota all three have new concepts to unveil at the upcoming auto expo in New Delhi which will occur at the beginning of the new year.

We are going to take a look at Toyota’s entry into the market. They will be bringing in the Etios concept. Specifically, it will be revealed by Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Limited. Two different models will get a debut, a four door and a five door version.

Either way, the Etios is classified as a compact vehicle, the production version of which is set to be available later in 2010.

The Sleek, Sexy Corvette Stingray Concept

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Oh man. Ohhh man, Corvette Stingrays. Can it ever get any better? Uh, yeah, duh. Of course it can! How? The new Corvette Stingray concept, that’s how. General Motors recently revealed their new concept at the auto show in Chicago. This one is different from most concepts, in that General Motors do not really care a whit about public opinion. The real purpose of the concept is because the car is a character in the blockbuster hit, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Folks who have pay per view channels and haven’t seen the flick yet, it’s available now and I advise you to rent it. This little beauty is featured as Sideswipe, and while everyone knows Bumblee Bee and Optimus Prime steal the show, it’s still worth it to see this baby in action.

Let’s just hope Sideswipe the Stingray makes an appearance in the next Transformers, huh?

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China’s Changan Auto Brings out a New Concept

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Changan Auto is one of the five top domestic automakers in China. The company recently revealed their Changan e301 crossover concept. The vehicle was developed right in house and has proven to garner a lot of interest in a relatively short amount of time.

As far as its styling goes, the e301 concept takes quite a few cues from various Citroen models. It is classified as a sports utility vehicle, one that has an innovative and even fashionable design — so, clearly, it is being marketed towards younger drivers. It features an asymmetrical deck, a lower air intake like a fang, and split DLO.

It will be powered by a hydrogen fuel sell propulsion system, as well as two types of hybrid powertrains.

The Mazda Furai Concept Makes Me Think Naughty Thoughts

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Hot cha cha!  Mazda, man.  Mazda. Who would have thought  Mazda would have come up with a concept that looks so much like sex on wheels.  Good sex on wheels, if you will forgive me for TMI.

I mean, sure.  Over the years, Mazda has come up with plenty of cars and concepts that I like, that I think are cute or cool or what have you, but the Mazda Furai concept seriously makes me weak in the knees.

This racer, revealed last year in that steel machine of a city, Detroit, is a very racy interpretation of Mazda’s Nagare design, which was understandably award winning.

I don’t even have a lot to say involving specs and all of that, because frankly, I can’t stop drooling over my keyboard.  So if you all will excuse me, the Furai and myself need to be alone for a little while…

The New Volkswagen Concept

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

There comes a point where you have to wonder if Volkswagen can ever possibly go wrong — then again, maybe I just wonder that myself, since I am by and large a steady fan of VW vehicles.

Still, you have to admit that the new Volkswagen L1 concept is quite the interesting automobile. Not so surprisingly, the car was recently unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show. It is a diesel electric hybrid vehicle, made out of carbon fiber and aluminum.

It weighs a mere three hundred and eighty kilograms and can seat two people. You get into the car through a canopy — side hinted and operated electrically — designed to maximize the vehicle’s aerodynamic efficiency.