Global carmakers have been unveiling concepts that could shape the future of automobiles for the next decade, with a focus on lean, green models.
Hybrids and electric cars took center stage on day one of the show, which is open to the public March 4-14.
BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid
The new BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid is a development of the firm’s ActiveHybrid X6 and ActiveHybrid 7.
Porsche 918 Hybrid
The 918 Spyder offers fuel consumption of just 3l/100km.
The prototype 599 GTB Fiorano combines a V12 engine with an electric motor.
Renault Twizy Z.E.
The Twizy EV was launched last year and will hit the roads as a production vehicle in 2011.
Opel/Vauxhall Flextreme GT/E
The Flextreme GT/E concept is an extended-range vehicle.
The Survolt is the continuation of Citroen‘s exploration of electric vehicles, kicked off with the “Revolte” concept car revealed at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
The three-wheeled, emission-free 3R-C is an electric vehicle for one occupant.
The SEAT IBE is powered by a lithium ion battery and can reach 160 km/h.
Infiniti M35 Hybrid
Infiniti, the luxury arm of the Nissan group, launched its M35 hybrid, its first foray into the hybrid market and the first Infiniti M-line model to be sold in Europe.