Category Archives: Concept

KIA SORENTO SKI GONDOLA

Kia Sorento Ski Gondola tracks and a 100% autonomous driving, Kia arrives at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas with the Sorento Ski Gondola, an amazing concept in many ways signed preparer Lux Motorwerks.

The first thing that strikes at the Kia Sorento Ski Gondola, it is obviously the presence of caterpillars instead of wheels. This amendment aims to facilitate driving on snow, the interest of the concept is to carry skiers to the top of the slopes.

KIA SORENTO SKI GONDOLA

TRACK … AND SELF!

But the other major change to the Kia Sorento Ski Gondola is invisible from the outside. However, a quick glance in the cockpit and it will jump out at you. The SUV is driving without effect and the front seats are facing rearward. And for good reason: the Kia Sorento Ski Gondola is fully autonomous. To « control » the car, passengers have at their disposal a touch pad in the center of the cockpit. Note that the doors are now antagonistic to facilitate boarding. of course, Kia has no plans to mass produce the Kia Sorento Ski Gondola.

However we imagine that his autopilot used to develop the autonomous system, the manufacturer hopes to launch its car production by 2030.

MERCEDES CLASSE X CONCEPT STARRY PICKUP

Who would have thought that one day Mercedes will launch on the market for pick-up? Yet this is the Stuttgart manufacturer of promise with this concept called Mercedes Classe X which will create a production version by the end of 2017.

MERCEDES CLASSE X CONCEPT

But if the Mercedes Classe X claims to be the « first premium pick-up », its origins are actually more plebeian. The German is indeed based on the same platform as the Nissan Navara NP300 and Renault Alaskan. In contrast, Mercedes Classe X will be entitled to specific engines. While his two distant cousins have to settle for a 4-cylinder diesel 2.3 biturbo developing up to 190 hp, the pick-up Mercedes will be able to count on a big V6 diesel to cap the range. of course, all engines will be automatically coupled to the wheel drive 4Matic. Note that the concept of Mercedes Classe X also comes in a decidedly adventurous version with off road tires and a more suitable hardware with driving off the beaten track. Appointment end of 2017 for marketing the series of Mercedes Classe X.

HONDA CIVIC TYPE R ALREADY A CONCEPT WITH THE NEW GENERATION

On the sidelines of the reveal of the new generation Civic at the Paris Motor Show, Honda unveils a study already advanced a badged version of Type R of its popular compact. The formula for this sporting version remains faithful to the habits of the Japanese manufacturer with maximum extravagances. No technical details officially released on the other hand even if short sounds like what the block 2.0 VTEC Turbo that the current generation squad Civic Type R would reach its power to 310 hp to 340 hp see 350 hp.


HONDA CIVIC TYPE R ALREADY A CONCEPT WITH THE…

RENAULT UNVEILS TreZor IN THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW

The sporty Renault Concept for Paris Motor Show now has a name: TreZor. And style promises to be very surprising.

With Renault TreZor super sports prototype that opens like a jewelry box, the manufacturer wants to show he is ready for all daring to stand out from its rivals.

Two syllables, a « z » in the middle, yes, the TreZor has a nomenclature similar to that of DeZir. It must be said that this new concept will have the same objective as his counterpart unveiled in 2010, namely foreshadow the future of Renault style spectacularly. As the DeZir, the TreZor is thus be in the form of a 100% electric sports, the « z » referring to the acronym Z.E for « zero emissions ». It will for now be content with this teaser to get an idea of the concept, the proportions of which are described as «amazing» by Renault. The windshield, which presents a priori a scarlet hue seems very low indeed. Also note the vents highly stylized cover.

RENAULT UNVEILS TreZor IN THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW

Six years after signing the Dezir prototype, which introduced the new design language of the brand, Laurens van den Acker, design director, continues its momentum by developing the concept car (so it is not intended to be marketed) TreZor. In office since 2009, the Dutch can consider that he has fulfilled his contract. For two years, the design is it not again become the criterion for purchase a number of the firm’s models?

Presented on the Renault stand the Paris Motor Show, this coupe seats two hypersportif electric propulsion, lacking doors and opens like a jewelry box, vehicle largely subliminal messages. It means first that Renault intends to go upmarket and reserve a more sophisticated treatment to some details. We can guess that the grille of future cars will thin and light signature that the C-shaped front will endure The cap furnished with gills and alternation between satin surfaces at the front and engineered rear with hexagonal facets suggests the will to hoist Renault out of the swamp undifferentiated generalist brands.

THE FRENCH LUXURY

RENAULT UNVEILS TreZor IN THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW

However, this prototype contains the principles that made the success of the revival style of the house: strict proportions (big wheels, reduced cantilever limited glazed area), simplicity of forms (curved wings, pronounced shoulders, front without too many frills) and fluidity of the silhouette. Inside, deliberately uncluttered, TreZor has an extensive display L-shaped and installs a steering wheel with geometrical lines. A command between the two occupants to switch to autonomous driving mode. The materials are noble (red wood for the dashboard) and some choices aimed a nod to the « French luxury » like trunks maintained with straps installed in front of the cockpit. Only element of continuity with the Renault design of the 2000s, the internal environment (for chairs and very enveloping) is inspired by the world of furniture. Both outgoing and mysterious, spontaneous and controlled, this concept car sets the bar very high. « Now it’s up to me,» smiles Laurens van den Acker. The new page outlined by this prototype will open with the next generation Clio in 2018.

CHARACTERISTICS

All ears. On the hood were carved scales component a kind of the honeycomb. These « gills » are open to refresh the cabin and, above all, cool the batteries installed in the front.

Private driver. The logos installed on the sides of the car and back changing color when the car goes into autonomous driving mode. In this configuration, we should not be surprised to see the driver lose interest in the road.

Bodysculptée. The side rolls and the concave parts are designed to visually muscle car, as well as the wings and the curved cover. However, this apparent musculature prevents overcharging. The influence of German design.

Red stroke. As a prototype, TreZor takes liberties with the stresses of everyday life. It has no doors (the upper part of the body lifts) and adopts a stunning red glass. One way to lighten the silhouette and bring “heat” to the project.

laser treatment. Under the effect of laser technology, the headlights are refined. They integrate with a light signature C-shaped, inaugurated on the latest models of the brand.

RENAULT UNVEILS TreZor IN THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW

JAGUAR I-TYPE THE LION ENTERS TO FORMULA E

After Audi, Renault and DS is Jaguar who enters to Formula E with a 100% electric car called I-type.

The real novelty on the Jaguar stand is not on the ground but on a pedestal who levitates in the air. And it is rather fitting with his pace because this novelty is simply that Formula E manufacturer of Coventry, false spaceship air with its aileron double floor that will share all the cars in the 2016-2017 season.


KICKING OFF OF FORMULA E THIS WEEKEND!

Jaguar entrust its I-Type in British Adam Carroll and New Zealander Mitch Evans, two drivers from GP2 and therefore accustomed to the car.

The first round of the 2016-2017 season of Formula E will be held in Hong Kong on Sunday 9th October.

JAGUAR I-TYPE THE LION ENTERS TO FORMULA E