9, the most striking concept cars of the Paris Motor Show
The front-drive BMW, "green" supercar from Peugeot, a movie theater on wheels from the Smart and other conceptual trends of Paris. Forbes magazine chose the 9 most striking concepts that demonstrate, in what direction will develop European and global automotive industry in the coming years.
29 September Paris Motor Show 2012 will open its doors to all comers, and will keep them open until 14 October. During this time, major European auto exposure, traditionally located in the halls of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, should visit about 1, 5 million people. This is understandable: the Paris Motor Show is held every two years, but it is to him most automakers save up the most important new items intended for, and the most daring concepts (54 world and 20 European avtopremery will be presented in Paris this year) the European market.
BMW Active Tourer
In Paris, BMW group presented a concept hatchback Active Tourer, the main feature of which is a front-wheel drive - before all the cars of the Bavarian automaker had only rear-wheel drive. Additionally, Active Tourer equipped with a hybrid propulsion system consisting of 1, 5-liter three-cylinder engine, a motor and a set yonnyh lithium batteries. Up to 100 km / h hatchback capable dispersed for 8 s, and its maximum speed of 200 km / h. It is expected that the production car, built on Active Tourer Concept, can appear as early as next year.
The French automaker Peugeot is preparing to enter the market compact SUV, the prototype of which was presented at the Paris Motor Show 2008. The crossover concept is based on the hatchback 208, but differs in the increased ground clearance, which will provide a road vehicle. Under the hood, placed new items 1, 2-liter gasoline engine, whose capacity is 110 liters. from. I doubt that the concept Peugeot 2008 will become a production car, almost none. And it can happen in the first half of next year, and then a crossover of the French group will compete with already available on the market models of Nissan Juke and Opel Mokka.
The Japanese company Suzuki introduced the S-Cross Concept Paris Motor Show a new crossover, which is already in the coming year should be put into production. Technical specs have not been disclosed, it is known only that the manufacturer promises to equip the S-Cross-wheel drive and automatic transmission. Suzuki also speaks to the fact that the new crossover will be different low CO2 emissions and the largest-in-class luggage compartment. The compact SUV will take place in the model number of the group between cars SX4 and Grand Vitara.
The Japanese concern Nissan introduced a concept electric crossover TERRA. AWD SUV differs unusual design, as well as zero-emissions. Under the hood, new items located electric propulsion system, which leads to the front wheels, and the hydrogen fuel cell unit. In addition, two electric motors, a concept borrowed from the Nissan Pivo embedded in the rear wheels of the crossover. In novelty salon attracted the attention of seats arrangement. The driving position is shifted closer to the center of the crossover, allowing rear seat passengers, have the opportunity to further review. The instrument panel Nissan TeRRA is a detachable tablet computer, which displays all necessary information to the driver.
Another conceptual novelty French company Peugeot has become a "green" hybrid supercar Onyx. Vehicle received power plant, consisting of 3, 7-liter diesel engine and an electric motor whose power is in the amount of 600 l. from. As for the exterior of the concept, its body made of copper plates and a carbon fiber has a two-tone color, a transparent LED optics and panoramic roof. No information on whether Onyx will go into serial production, no. Most likely, the technological development of new items will be used to create models for future concern.
The concept of the new model presented at the Paris Motor Show Smart. The German manufacturer likes to give their cars 'speakers' names. For example, the model number of Smart has a double "baby" the ForTwo, and now it has been added, and the concept ForStars, whose name was inspired by the opportunity to admire the starry sky through the panoramic roof novelties. Conceptual electropenalties is a sport coupe with increased ground clearance and a small luggage. Under the hood, it is located two-seater electric motor capacity 82 l. from. But the main highlight of the Smart ForStars is that it can show the movie ...: the front hood of the car is built projector, and on the rear fenders trends derived located outside speakers.
The British car manufacturer McLaren presented at the Paris Motor pre-production concept sports car P1, which should replace the model F1. Under the hood speed set new items 3, 8-liter eight-cylinder engine, the power of which is paired with the kinetic energy recovery system KERS around 900 liters. from. To "hundreds" sports car will accelerate to 2, 8, and its maximum speed is 384 km / h. Production sample McLaren P1 British show promise in the next year, as well as during the year to adjust its production and launch in the market. It is expected that the cost of new items may reach € 800,000.
The company Lexus brought to Paris concept hybrid coupe LF-CC. The novelty was the second car of the Japanese manufacturer, made in the style of the new design L-Finesse, the main feature of which was the grille in the shape of a spindle. A compartment located under the hood hybrid powertrain consisting of 2, 5-liter gasoline engine, an electric motor and high performance batteries. With regard to the level of harmful emissions, it should be less than 100 grams per kilometer. Concept Lexus LF-CC is designed to show the technological and stylistic development of the Japanese group, and once again confirm the intention of Lexus to launch a new mid-size coupe.
Audi Crosslane Coupe
The German automaker Audi introduced in Paris concept car Crosslane Coupe, which is likely to be called the prototype of a future compact SUV Q-family. Novelty is a three-door coupe crossover with a length of only 4210 mm. Under the hood is Crosslane Coupe hybrid propulsion system consisting of 1, 5-liter gasoline engine, two electric motors and a set of lithium-ion batteries. Coupe crossover different record low fuel consumption equal of 1, 1 L per 100 km, as well as high environmental. The level of harmful emissions new items is 26 grams per kilometer.