Renault Zero Emission Z.E. Lineup at Frankfurt 2009: Fluence, Zoe, Kango and Twizy Concepts (photos and video)

17 09 2009

This year Renault introduced four new concept cars at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Fluence Z.E., Zoe Z.E., Kango Z.E. and Twizy Z.E. All of them are “zero emission” vehicles and use similar technology to the Nissan Leaf EV.

Renault "Zero Emission" Concepts at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show | AutoWorld

These concepts are an all-electric and can travel for 160 kilometers on a single charge. Once the battery is dried up, the battery can be charged using three different methods: a standard charge that takes between four and eight hours, a quick charge which is done in only 20 minutes or alternitavely, through the automated ‘Quickdrop’ system that removes and replaces the batteries in just three minutes. Solar paneling is also built in, to reduce the need for electricity from the grid. We will try to make a small overview of these cars.

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New Audi R8 e-Tron Concept Officially Revealed: Four Electric Motors with 4,500Nm of Torque (photos + video)

16 09 2009

The new Audi R8 e-Tron Concept has officially revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Audi’s super concept powered by four electric motors, two each at the front and rear axles driving all four wheels, that produce a combined output of 230kW or 313HP along with a maximum, yes you are not mistaken, 4,500 Nm (3,319 lb-ft) of torque!! It’s a fantastic result of engineering.

Audi e-Tron Concept LIVE at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show img_1 | AutoWorld

The new E-Tron accelerates from 0 – 100km/h time of 4.8 seconds, a top pace of 200km/h and a breadth of about 248km on plump lithium-ion vigor. Recharging the 213kg battery push at the back to detailed post requires six to eight hours on a common 220V conduit while a 400V close will do the job in about two and the half hours.

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New Seat IBZ Tourer Concept Revealed in Frankfurt (details and photos)

16 09 2009

Spanish automaker has revealed official details and photos of their new Seat IBZ Sport Tourer Concept in Frankfurt. Seat does confirm that the car will come to market in 2010.

SEAT IBZ Concept LIVE at Frankfurt 2009 img_2 | AutoWorld

UPDATED: LIVE uveiling at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show (photos)

When laying out Seat‘s procedure for the arrival, visitors leader Erich Schmitt strut of the Sport Tourer as being one of ten new models thumping the bazaar over the coming months and days. The Volkswagen-owned variety has struggled to grasp a significant disclose of the marketplace, but the Sport Tourer may be the method the band needs.

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New VW E-Up! Electric Concept Revealed (details and photos)

16 09 2009

Volkswagen has revealed the new all-electric VW E-Up! Concept car at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new concept is a three-door minicar powered by an 80Hp electric engine that drives the front wheels. The German automaker plans to begin production of the Up! Family in 2011.

VW E-Up! Concept LIVE at Frankfurt img_3 | AutoWorld

The E-Up! concept is 3.2-meter long, 1.64 meters in width and 1.47 meters in height with a wheelbase of 2.19 meters and it’s smaller than a Fiat 500. However, VW’s designers managed to add in 3+1 seats which means the front passenger seat is positioned 50 mm onward, credit to the instruments being pushed foster up front.

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New Lexus LF-Ch Concept Oficially Revealed (details and photos)

10 09 2009

Some time ago we published a leaked images of the new Lexus LF-Ch Concept and nowadays company has revealed official details and photos of its premium hatchback.

Lexus LF-Ch Concept official img_1 | AutoWorld

However, what Lexus does reveal is the notion model’s outside dimensions. With a largely strip of 4,300mm (169.3-in.), a width of 1,790mm (70.5-in.) and a height of 1,400mm (55.1-in.)with a 2,600 mm (102.4-in.) wheelbase, the LF-Ch is harshly the same mass as the Audi A3 Sportback (4,292mm in extent, 1,765mm width, 1,423mm height and 2,578mm wheelbase).

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Frankfurt Preview: Lexus LF-Ch Hatchback Concept with Hybrid Drive Revealed

3 09 2009

Lexus is planning to unveil the new premium hatchback called LF-Ch Concept that will be debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show probably go to production in early 2010. The five-door hatch targets the C-segment premium market with rivals such as the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Lexus LF-Ch Concept img_4 | AutoWorld

UPDATED: with new photo

The depressed kind with its aging purchaser source is reckless to win the hearts of a livier sell segment, and it diplomacy to do so with exciting enthusiast embattled crop. Unlike the Lexus IS span and more specifically the high-performance IS-F sports sedan, Lexus would neediness to rate it within the realm of this young, yet environmentally conscious promote.

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New Audi A5 Sportback Revealed: Official Photos and Details [+video]

16 07 2009

Nowadays a new photo of the new A5 Sportback has leaked and fully revealing the five-door coupe’s profile. Early the first official teaser shots of the new Audi A5 Sportback has revealed along with initial information that includes details on the entry prices and the engine range.

Audi A5 Sportback official photo | AutoWorld

Designing to be as “emotional and elegant as a vehicle, as comfortable as a sedan, and as handy as an Avant,” the A5 Sportback is essentially a five-door sedan. Although the teaser tape only shows a performer stretching the A5 Sportback’s intention, Audi states that the new shape skin a large rear engrave, a willowy tapering roofline which is 36 mm (1.4″) inferior to the A4 Sedan‘s, and four frameless doors with “dynamic skylight styling.”

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New Dacia SUV spied without any Camouflage (photos)

8 07 2009

At these spy photos you can see the new Dacia SUV that completely uncovered it seems to be production-ready. Early report suggested that the vehicle would not only use many of the same components but would also take on notable similarity to the new Nissan Qashqai. That banged appears to have been fairly accurate.

New Dacia SUV spy img_1

Some rumor out of Romania claimed the Dacia SUV would be based on a X-Trail platform, have the group 1.5dCi engine making 105hp (77kW) and 240Nm, and be while the Dacia Duster Concept. That story was accompanied with highly suspicious pictures of a believed production type Duster.

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Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hatch on Artist Renderings

29 05 2009

Lars Mårtensson, a.k.a. “GRID,” has designed his own 3D rendering of a Subaru WRX STi Concept. It’s looks a bit like a cross between the legendary Subaru and a Triumph TR7 cram. This realistic computer generated proposal for a more sporty-looking Impreza WRX STI with a wedgy-shaped three-door hatchback body. It’s unfortunate that the freshest look for the WRX has to come from fans, and not the automaker.

Subaru Impreza WRX STI artist 3D rendering img_1

Mårtensson fresheded up the whole front-end by generous a steeper curve to the headlights. So steep is this, that the better air intake, headlights, and narrow honeycomb framework thresher to form a nose-and-talk smiley face. We do like the current styling to the junior divide of the super, with a bigger frame and fog light built in. Nevertheless with such a steep tilt from the front end to just in front of the driver’s move, we speculate how comfortable this car would be to appeal. However, the completely redesigned rear-fragment, with core-mount exhaust and contrasting color tones, is a fussy join.

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New Kia VG Concept Leaked Ahead of Seoul Auto Show (details and photo)

30 03 2009

First photo of the new Kia VG luxury vehicle has leaked to the web ahead official debut at the Seoul Auto Show next month. Project called the KND-5, the concept hints at what we can require from the circle’s new Amanti replacement which will officially unveiling later this year.

Kia VG [KND5] concept car img_1

Creating to rival other near-luxury sedans such as the Volkswagen Passat CC, the new KND-5 belief boasts an elegant external which skin chic goal touches such as LED lighting, 20-edge wheels, and a heavy panoramic beaker roof. As with the thought, power for the production VG vehicle will come from a 3.5-liter V6 Lambda engine but numerous other engine options are also likely to be open when the vehicle goes on vending.

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New Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster Concept created by students (details + photos)

26 03 2009

The new Mercedes F-CELL Roadster is a study concept created by more than 150 trainees and students who worked on this project for about a year. The most amazing elements of the concept its large spoked wheels that supposedly pay homage to the 1886 Benz Patent Motor Car.

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster Concept img_1

The new F-CELL Roadster incorporates an array of stylistic features from various eras of automotive saga, such as the carbon-strand pail seats with hand-stitched leather covers and the fiberglass front split based on the element from the Formula One racing bolides.

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Land Rover LRX confirmed to production as Range Rover: First Images Revealed

12 03 2009

Previously revealed the Land Rover LRX Concept was confirmed to production after the UK Government has announced that a grant offer of up to £27 million for the developing of this eco-friendly car. So it has produced a vehicle that can carry the Range Rover badge and be sold as a luxury compact SUV which will be released in 2011.

2011 Range Rover LRX img_1

While the ultimate resolve for production won’t be made awaiting later this year, Land Rover’s want for a minor and more fuel-capable vehicle will possible see the band grab the hottest tender in a heartbeat. In the manage up to choice, Land Rover has free the first certified picture of the production report and definite that it would relay the Range Rover claim. The undivided price of the foretell is estimated at around the £400 million evaluate.

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New Dacia Duster Concept Revealed (photos and video)

9 03 2009

Here it is!! Dacia has revealed the new hot Duster cross-over concept. The former is reintroducing the elevated-spec DS line while the final is promotion the Duster intersect model at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. As a purpose revision the Duster thought signals Dacia’s intentions of being full more earnestly as a feature stamp than it has been before.

Dacia Duster Concept LIVE at Geneva Motor Show img_3

UPDATED: with LIVE photos from the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

The new Duster is a 4.25 metres in length, 1.49m high and has a wheelbase of 2.8m. Interior space is 470dm3 (VDA) while the interior skin a two-tone chocolate and downcast combination. It’s a versatile idea that allows the front passenger seat to slide under the driver’s seat to conceive more loading freedom. The front framed has Dacia propose elements with the headlights cluster that wraps all the way around to where the front door hinges.

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