Wolfsburg/Geneva — The Volkswagen bus, like no other car, stands for the spirit of freedom. It debuted over 60 years ago in 1950 with a contagiously simple design. Its internal Volkswagen code name was T1 for Transporter 1. The Germans called it the Bulli, and to Americans it was the Microbus. It was driven on all continents. And the world's first van is still appreciated by a fan base which spans the globe. Now Volkswagen is reinterpreting the compact original form of this automotive legend and sending it into the future — in the form of a concept vehicle for a new generation Bulli! It is spacious like it was in 1950, it is as inspirational as ever, and it has clean styling like never before. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘B-MPV’
Seoul — Kia Motors Corporation has confirmed that its all-new, uniquely spacious and dynamic B-segment MPV will be named ‘Venga’ when it goes on sale across Europe later this year.
Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, the 4,068 mm long Kia Venga will feature an unusually long (2,615 mm) wheelbase for its class — and a 1600 mm high roofline to maximize cabin space. Skillful packaging will ensure that the Venga redefines its MPV category by offering levels of interior space typical of a larger C-segment vehicle, but within a B-segment footprint. (more…)
With the C3 Picasso, Citroën is once again shaking up conventional automotive ideas, introducing an innovative concept that is sure to play a leading role in the B2 MPV segment.
The C3 Picasso bears all the hallmark creativity of Citroën and stands out with its bold styling, innovative architecture and outstanding ingenuity. It does more than simply sublimate the qualities of an MPV. The high-set seating and onboard visibility will delight all passengers, while the vehicle's complete and intuitive modular design will make their day-to-day life a charm. And the newcomer's nimble roadholding will satisfy drivers looking for pleasure and involvement at the wheel. (more…)
Renault takes the wraps of two new, complementary B-segment models: Grand Modus and New Modus.
Grand Modus features status-enhancing appeal and harmonious, distinctive looks that elegantly exploit its longer wheelbase (+93 mm) and larger quarter-lights, while its overall length of 4,034 mm ensures that it packs all the benefits of an MPV. Its boot is amongst the biggest of its category (410 dm³ VDA) and its permanent three seat, sliding, forward-tipping, 60–40 split, rear benchseat, plus its bright, functional cabin and plethora of smart stowage spaces permit Grand Modus to pave the way for a host of family uses. (more…)
Rüsselsheim — Opel previews the monocab version of its Corsa compact with its new “Concept M“. Described by Opel as a sporty van, it will debut on the Opel stand at the Geneva Motor Show in March. A production version, developed with GM do Brasil, is expected later in the year. While there are obvious similarities to the Corsa hatch, the Concept M also adopts cues from the Signum² from last year's Frankfurt show, and the new Vectra which also debuts at Geneva.
A 1.6 L 110 kW/148 hp natural gas turbo engine and “Easytronic” (more…)