Posts Tagged ‘concept’

Comeback of an Automotive Free Spirit: World Debut of New Bulli by Volkswagen in Geneva

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Volkswagen Bulli Concept
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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…)

Mazda MINAGI Concept to Showcase Mazda’s All-new SKYACTIV Technologies and KODO Design at the Geneva Motor Show

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Mazda Minagi Concept
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Hiroshima, Japan — Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the world premiere of its new MINAGI compact crossover SUV concept car during the press days of the 2011 Geneva motor show, which is being held from March 1–13, 2011. The Mazda MINAGI concept fully embraces Mazda's new SKYACTIV technologies and its new design theme, KODO — Soul of Motion. The exciting MINAGI concept is the forerunner to the launch of Mazda's upcoming next-generation products and symbolizes the evolution of the Mazda brand as it begins a new era.

The Mazda MINAGI is a compact crossover SUV concept that combines Mazda's SKYACTIV technologies — which represent the harmony between driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance (more…)

GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept Takes Heavy-Duty Capability To New Ground

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

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Detroit — The GMC Sierra All Terrain HD concept is an exploration of heavy-duty truck capability combined with greater off-road versatility. It is highlighted by a bold exterior design, enhanced all-terrain suspension and premium details expected of a GMC — all designed to enable greater access to off-road destinations.

The new 2011 Sierra HD underpins the All Terrain HD concept, with a modified, production-based 4WD chassis and the Duramax diesel/Allison 1000 six-speed powertrain. The enhanced suspension and unique body dimensions, including increased ground clearance and wider track, as well as greater approach/departure angles, deliver off-road capability while maintaining HD levels of payload and trailering capacity. (more…)

FHI Introduces the “SUBARU IMPREZA CONCEPT” as the World Premiere
-To Embody Subaru’s New Brand Statement-

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Subaru Impreza Concept
© Fuji Heavy Industries

Tokyo — Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) unveiled the “Subaru Impreza Concept” today at the Los Angeles Auto Show (Press day: November 17 and 18; Open to the public from November 19 through 28 in the United States).

The Subaru Impreza Concept is the first concept model to be released under Subaru's new brand strategy. Designed to show a possible direction for future Impreza models, it embodies the Subaru brand statement “Confidence in Motion”. The concept expresses the core Subaru brand value of “enjoyment and peace of mind”. The Subaru Impreza Concept fuses a sleek and lean form that exudes dynamism and elegance with a roomy and rich four-seat interior that embodies a safe and comfortable ride. (more…)

World Premiere: Opel GTC Paris — Sculpture in Motion
Opel at the Mondial de l'Automobile 2010

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Opel GTC Paris
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Rüsselsheim — Opel's Vice President of Design Mark Adams gave his team the briefing: “show me the most emotional side of Opel's new design language, ‘sculptural artistry meets German precision’.” What they created, the GTC Paris concept car, will be shown for the first time at the Mondial de l'Automobile 2010 (October 2–17).

Coming close on the heels of the new generation Astra Sports Tourer, which will also debut at the Paris motor show, the GTC Paris is the next bold step of a newly shaped Opel line-up.

Inspiration for the concept was partly derived from a quote from Richard Bach's famous novel, Jonathan Livingston Seagull “… and the speed was pure beauty.” (more…)