The Volkswagen hover car is a product of the “People’s Car Project” in China, which called upon customers to contribute design ideas for VW’s model of the future.
The crowd-sourcing initiative debuted in China last year and, to date, has inspired 33 million website visitors to submit 119,000 ideas.
Lamborghini has unveiled a new concept which appears to confirm it intends to follow rival Maserati into the SUV market.
The luxury sports car manufacturer revealed its Urus SUV concept for the first time at Auto China in Beijing this week, promising that its long history of supercars could make the beefy model the ‘ultimate super athlete’ in its segment.
Citroen’s premium DS line will be launched in China this year and, to mark the event, the legendary French automaker has designed “Numéro 9”, a new concept car.
The Citroen Numero 9 is a large luxury car which features futuristic styling and a hybrid drivetrain. The design showcases the styling themes of the next three DS line models; a C-segment premium sedan, an SUV and a D-segment executive saloon.
Infiniti has announced further details of a major new sports car concept set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Nissan-owned brand revealed February 3 that the model will be called ‘Emerg-E’, promising a low-emission, high-performance and high-technology car, with several firsts — and a new design direction for the brand.
The concept will use a range extender drivetrain, meaning that it will contain an electric motor and a gas-powered generator, as opposed to Nissan’s proven 100 percent battery technology used by cars such as the Leaf.
Legendary Italian designer Pininfarina teased a forthcoming sports sedan this week, showing just one tiny part of a futuristic-looking, Star Trek-inpired face.
Its new Cambiano will be a luxury sports sedan, “conceived with great attention to the environment, both as to the engine and as to the materials’ choice.”
The model (named after its hometown) has been conceived to celebrate 30 years of the Pininfarina Cambiano Styling Center and 10 years of the Engineering Center.
Honda has unveiled a concept version of its NSX supercar at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The US arm of the Japanese automaker showcased the Acura NSX January 9, confirming that the concept was a preview of a new NSX model destined for production within the next three years.
That means that the NSX, regarded by many as one of the best performance cars ever produced, could be reborn by 2015 — albeit with some new twists.
Japanese luxury auto brand Lexus finally revealed the LF-LC sports coupe concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
The all-new design pushes Lexus further into sports car territory and could provide a rival for established names such as Porsche if approved for production.
With a low profile, large wheels and futuristic running lights, the LF-LC is clearly designed for ‘serious’ drivers, with quad exhaust pipes and tail lamps inspired by a jet afterburner at takeoff.
Auto Motor und Sport reports that the Bugatti Galibier has been delayed until 2015.
The Bugatti Galibier is still in the works but the model being develop differs substantially from the concept we have previously seen.
The group has been taking advice about the Galibier’s design from current Bugatti owners, with half of those who own a Veyron having already been inside the new car.
Bugatti chief Wolfgang Durheimer told Autocar that the Galibier is still in development and “in its second half of the design phase.”
Legendary Formula 1 designer Gordon Murray has unveiled a new prototype electric sports car to join his fold of futuristic small vehicle designs.
The TEEWAVE AR1 was designed in collaboration with Toray Industries and is designed partially as proof of concept for a production mechanism that can see a car processed in less than ten minutes.
Constructed from carbon fiber, the AR1 is remarkably light, weighing in at just 850 kilograms. That makes it considerably lighter than the Tesla Roadster.
To celebrate the birth of the new Jaguar C-X75 Alfred Dunhill have filmed a short movie that links its inception to the legendary 1960’s icon – the Jaguar XJ13.
Produced to celebrate 75 years of Jaguar, the C-X75, is an example of state of the art thinking and engineering.
It is propelled by a combination of four electric generators, two jet turbines and a diesel engine making it very fast and extremely efficient.
The Mercedes-Benz F125, is the latest technology concept in a long line of research vehicles, from the Stuttgart-based automaker.
Powered by hydrogen and electricity, the F125 will initially evolve from it’s gullwing coupe effect, into a four door sedan, and it may very well be the future generation of the S class Mercedes-Benz.
This luxurious eco-friendly car of your dreams is perfected by an E4Matic all-wheel-drive-system, consisting of 4 motors mounted in each wheel.
Green car maker Fisker Automotive has confirmed that it is to launch a second model at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Following in the footsteps of rival Tesla, which is working feverishly to ready its new Model S sedan for a launch next year, Fisker will expand its lineup beyond its $95,000 sports model with the launch of stablemate for the Fisker Karma.
The Fisker Surf concept was formally unveiled September 13 and is an extended-range electric vehicle, powered by batteries but capable of using a small gasoline generator to top up the charge when necessary.
The Maserati Kubang SUV concept, unveiled yesterday at the Frankfurt motor show, is the company’s answer to the success of the Porsche Cayenne.
The new Kubang was created by the Maserati Style Center headed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti and despite its Jeep platform, is supposed to be all Maserati.
Maserati has also promised that the production version will be powered by a new-generation high-tech Maserati proprietary engine designed in Modena by Paolo Martinelli and produced in Maranello by Ferrari.
Jaguar has released new details of a hybrid sports model it is working on as a potential successor to the legendary E-Type.
The new C-X16 two-seater uses a new 3.0-liter V6 engine along with a 70kW hybrid motor and is described as an ‘exploration’ of future performance hybrid options.
Using a combination of gasoline and batteries, the C-X16 offers a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) and a 0-100 km/h time of 4.4 seconds, with an electric-only top-speed of 50 mph (80 km/h)
Citroen has unveiled a distinctly unconventional concept set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show later this month.
The Tubik, a far cry from the sleek concepts normally on display at top auto shows, is a large van designed to explore the idea that ‘travel should be fun.’
Capable of seating nine passengers, the Tubik is designed in conjunction with Multicity, a transport-sharing scheme operated by Citroen in France.
Smart has unveiled a new lightweight concept electric vehicle, set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month.
The Smart Forvision, developed in conjunction with BASF, is designed to showcase the materials that could be used to make electric cars more efficient in the future.
One of the most striking features is a roof formed of transparent solar cells, which allows the car to generate enough energy from daylight to power the multimedia components and climate control fans inside the vehicle.
Alfa Romeo has previewed an updated 4C Concept which the Italian brand will be taking to Frankfurt next month.
The Alfa 4C Concept is a two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupé with a central engine, a length of about 4 meters and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 meters.
The new color is named Fluid Metal with Alfa claiming that it dynamically enhances the smooth and sinuous lines of the car.
Infiniti has released the first picture of a new concept vehicle designed in collaboration with Formula 1 driver Sebastien Vettel.
The brand remains tight-lipped about the rest of the model, which appears to be based on the Infiniti FX Crossover and will be fully unveiled by Vettel himself at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
The picture shows a more raked appearance for the five-door crossover, with a redesigned front grill and bumper and a prominent trailing roof spoiler.
Iconic American luxury auto brand Cadillac has unveiled its new hybrid concept, described as an “expression of Cadillac’s historical grandeur.”
The Ciel concept, which will be on show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a four-seat convertible powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, paired with hybrid drive.
Designed to fit in with the touring cars on display at Pebble Beach, the model is “about the romance of the drive,” says Cadillac-owner General Motors, featuring generous room for two couples across two rows.
Infiniti has debuted a new concept aimed squarely at families at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The seven-passenger Infiniti JX crossover is a three-row model set to go on sale in the US in spring 2012, becoming another contender in the country’s fastest-growing luxury vehicle segment.
Infiniti describes the model’s new shape as that of a greenhouse, promising ‘class-leading roominess’ and an innovative access method to the rear row.