on 15th September 2011 | No Comments »
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.
on 14th September 2011 | 1 Comment »
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.
on 8th September 2011 | No Comments »
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.
on 3rd September 2011 | No Comments »
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.
on 1st September 2011 | No Comments »
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.