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volkswagen polo bluemotion concept car

Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept Car

It is still a concept – the most fuel efficient five-seater in the world. Its name: Polo BlueMotion. Fuel consumption: 3.3 liters CO2 emissions: just 87 g/km! Likelihood of going into production: extremely high! However, before a potential production launch, development must be completed on the brand new 1.2 liter TDI with common rail injection. And that is precisely what the team led by Development Chief Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg is working on with great emphasis. “I anticipate,” says Dr. Hackenber

infiniti essence: the magnification of “inspired performance”

Infiniti Essence: The Magnification Of “Inspired Performance”

The essence of the Infiniti brand distilled into one car and then taken to the extremes to satisfy the world’s most demanding car enthusiasts … this is the Infiniti Essence. Presented as a concept at the 79th International Motor Show of Geneva, Essence is a celebration of Infiniti and its 20 years history as a creator of performance cars. But equally it is an inspiring exploration into the brand’s future. The dramatic design, technology an

mitsubishi motors lineup at 2009 geneva international motor show

Mitsubishi Motors lineup at 2009 Geneva International Motor Show

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today gave two models their global debut at the 79th Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 3 through March 15 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 5). The i MiEV SPORT AIR concept model gives material shape to MMC's "Drive@earth" global tag-line. The prototype i MiEV concept, meanwhile, is a precursor to the electric vehicle the company wil

ford iosis max concept revealed at geneva motor show

Ford iosis MAX Concept Revealed at Geneva Motor Show

Ford will unveil a head-turning concept car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, to express the design direction for its next generation of global C-cars. The iosis MAX features striking exterior and interior treatment based on a fresh interpretation of Ford’s kinetic design form language. It is a dynamic Multi Activity V

seat’s ultra-green leon ecomotive concept

Seat’s Ultra-Green Leon Ecomotive Concept

SEAT is once again grabbing the spotlight at Geneva with the unveiling, today, of an exciting new concept car. The Swiss debut of the Leon Ecomotive Concept, a dramatic development of the existing low emissions, high economy family five-door, underlines SEAT’s growing stature as a motor maker that appeals across the spectrum – from exceptional economy to outstanding performance. Boasting a raft of new technologies, as well as an all-new 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine which features state-of-the-art common ra

nissan crossover design concept debuts at geneva motor show

Nissan Crossover Design Concept Debuts At Geneva Motor Show

The Nissan Qazana makes its first ever appearance at the Geneva Motor Show today. Inspired by a simple desire to have fun behind the wheel, Qazana shows that mind-numbing motoring could be a thing of the past. Officially it’s a showcar, a study into how a small car of the future could look. But with the announceme

it’s a magic number for kia! the no 3 concept makes its debut at geneva

It’s a magic number for Kia! The No 3 concept makes its debut at Geneva

Keeping up its reputation for showing concepts that lead to reality, Kia is playing the numbers game at the Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva next week with the debut of the all-new No 3 concept. Carving a new niche in the small-car market the No 3 delivers flexibility and fun creating a beautiful car that is also great to drive – and even better will be great to be seen in! The concept features a unique extended windscreen and panoramic gla

toyota presents three visions for 21st century motoring

Toyota Presents Three Visions for 21st Century Motoring

Australian motorists have been given a glimpse of the future of motoring with today's unveiling of three hybrid vehicles by Toyota. The vehicles - the first of which will go on sale in Australia as early as July - emphatically confirm Toyota's long-term commitment to producing hybrid vehicles that deliver superior fuel

alfa mito gta concept to star at geneva motor show

Alfa Mito GTA Concept To Star At Geneva Motor Show

A high performance concept of the new Alfa MiTo, the Alfa MiTo GTA, will be starring at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show in early March. In line with the famous GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerito) signature, (Alleggerito means reduced weight in Italian), the MiTo GTA Concept prioritises weight reduction, and t

hyundai ix-onic concept

Hyundai ix-onic Concept

A sensational concept car will be the highlight of Hyundai’s stand at the Geneva motor show. The ix-onic, which makes its world premiere at the 79th Salon International de L’Automobile on March 3rd, introduces a whole new look for Hyundai’s compact SUVs and is packed with technology which make it more fuel efficient than some superminis. Designed to assertive but not aggressive, the ix-onic (pronounced “ik-sonnik”) combines dynamic styling with an environmentally-friendly power train and thou

rinspeed presents the ‘ichange’

Rinspeed presents the ‘iChange’

World debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2009 (March 5th-15th): The Swiss auto powerhouse Rinspeed presents the ‘iChange,’ the world’s first car whose body adapts to the number of passengers on board. For Rinspeed boss Rinderknecht the vehicle is more than just a clever concept car. “The „iChange“ is a symbol for the fundamental changes the auto industry undergoes worldwide. And it is clear that only those companies will survive that have innovative answers for the demands of a new automotive era.”

bmw concept 5 series gran turismo

BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo

A genuine BMW offering new options and features in truly fascinating style and diversity – this is the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo. Introducing this trendsetting concept car, the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium automobiles is establishing a brand-new segment in the automobile market, enriching the Sheer Driving Pleasure so typical of BMW by a new facet and carrying over that unique BMW style to another type of vehicle. As in the case of the BMW X5 as the world’s fir