A-BAT Toyota Concept Car

A-BAT Toyota Concept Car

The A-BAT offers customers the versatility of hauling a standard 4x8 sheet of plywood one day, then taking a family on a camping trip the next. It features a four-foot bed with more flexibility than the standard pickup truck. The translucent roof panel slides open to allow for tall cargo in the cab; and the bed lengthens an additional two feet when the pass-through midgate is folded down into the cab.

The rugged exterior of the A-BAT is contrasted by the four-passenger modern interior. The door trim, shoulder, armrest and instrument panel pads and seat cushions are made of a tough, lightweight and comfortable material that can be selected for personalization. In addition, the colors are coordinated to enhance the sleek interior environment.

Inside, the A-BAT has a retractable, portable navigation unit with a seven-inch diagonal screen and Wi-Fi Internet. Other advanced features include a port for portable device assistant synchronization and a hard drive for digital music. The solar panels on the dash recapture energy from the sun to assist in the charging of the navigation unit, portable power pack and backlit information displays.


A-BAT Toyota Concept Car

Converj Cadillac Electric Concept Car

Converj Cadillac Electric Concept Car

The rumored Cadillac E-Flex concept was confirmed this morning at General Motor's 2009 Detroit Auto Show press conference. The concept's official name will be the Cadillac Converj and, as anticipated, it is based on the Chevy Volt "Voltec" drivetrain platform.
With styling that is instantly recognizable as Cadillac, it's just a great shape that holds great promise. Lutz and Co. referred to the Converj as the "CADILLAC OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES" and even if that sounds trite, it could well bring Cadillac back to the top of the luxury car heap, with a solid foundation of SRX and CTS below it.
Like the Chevrolet Volt, GM says the Converj will be able to travel up to 40 miles on electricity alone, and it will have a small helper motor to help drivers avoid "range anxiety." That's the term for the fear of running out of charge when you're still miles away from your final destination. As Lutz pointed out, you can't run down to the gas station for a 5-gallon can of electricity. There's a lengthy press release after the jump with plenty of stats. All we can say is that we'd love to hear that that the Converj is going into production tomorrow, but the reality of GM's current financial situation probably means they won't be able to make any firm commitments for awhile.


Converj Cadillac Electric Concept Car

FINE-N Toyota Concept Car

FINE-N Toyota Concept Car

The FINE-N's unique styling coupled with 4WD uncovers the design, versatility, and performance potential for future fuel-cell cars and trucks. Its ground-hugging and aerodynamic design and prominent fenders make for a very smart and sophisticated vehicle.
The Fine-N's overall package consist of a low-flat floor with the length of a Corolla, but with a cabin even more spacious than the luxurious sedan Lexus LS430. The vehicle employs four in-wheel motors in an innovative "cabin on wheels" configuration. Key to the fresh proportions of this ground-hugging, long-wheelbase-to-length design is Toyota's fuel cell hybrid technology, which allows freedom from conventional power train layout constraints so that individually electric-powered wheels can be positioned nearly at the vehicle's four corners. With a spacious interior cabin, a cockpit fit for your driving environment, interactive controls and gauges, and a large multi-information display, and a video camera, the Fine-N is truly designed with focus on driving requirements.
The vehicle's long wheelbase and powertrain configuration allow the wheels to be placed at the far corners of the vehicle. The wheels have their own electric motors that are powered by the Toyota fuel cell stack and a lithium-ion battery and rated at 25kW maximum output and 110N-m maximum torque. Drive-by-wire technology controls each motor's drive power and braking to provide optimized wheel-by-wheel acceleration/deceleration and steering control according to driving conditions. The FINE-N has a cruising distance of 311 miles.
The fuel cell stack, power control unit and lithium-ion battery are placed beneath the floor resulting in a lowered center of gravity and minimized yaw moment of inertia. As a result of this unique engineering, the FINE-N has a very spacious interior cabin with a low, full, flat floor easily accommodating four passengers.
The FINE-N has an advanced driver authentication and personalization system based on face-recognition biometric technology for ultimate security. The vehicle also utilizes a smart keyless entry system and makes automatic personalized pedal, steering wheel, air conditioning, and navigation and audio systems adjustments for added driver and passenger comfort.
The FINE-N is an extension of the FINE-S shown at the 2003 NAIAS, and is another example of Toyota's commitment to develop environmentally friendly vehicles.


FINE-N Toyota Concept Car

200C EV Chrysler Concept Car

Chrysler 200C EV Concept

The Chrysler 200C EV concept is the newest Chrysler ENVI electric-drive vehicle.
Utilizing ENVI's Range-extended Electric Vehicle technology, the Chrysler 200C EV concept boasts clean, quiet elegance and seamless acceleration, underscoring the engaging driving experience of the Chrysler brand.
Capable of driving up to 40 miles on battery-only power – using zero gasoline and producing zero tailpipe emissions – the 200C EV uses a small gasoline engine and integrated electric generator that produces electricity to extend the driving range to 400 miles.
Chrysler 200C EV was introduced with a 268-hp electric motor and a two-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine. Chrysler claims the combination is good for sub-seven second 0-to-60 mph acceleration. While the ENVI system sounds great, it's still several years away at best, and Chrysler has hinted that if produced the 200C could first come to market with a traditional gas engine on board. Although the 300C-sourced platform is V-8 capable, the packaging and design constraints of the 200C reportedly won't allow one. If a non-ENVI 200C indeed hits the market, it would reportedly receive power from the automaker's new Phoenix V-6.
All vehicle functions, settings and uconnect features are managed via a panoramic multimedia touch screen, a passenger-dedicated 'techno-leaf' and a stowable tablet PC, the interior is free of switches and levers.
Based on a shortened version of Chrysler's successful rear-wheel-drive platform, the Chrysler 200C EV is a performance sedan in a package that looks spirited and agile. It delivers a blend of style, performance and amenities that both automotive and technology enthusiasts want.
The Chrysler 200C EV Concept is a rolling test bed for Chrysler’s future uconnect in-car computer and communication device. It also connects directly to an iPhone, allowing you to preprogram the temperature, lock the doors, allow you to view an in-car camera remotely (pervy parents rejoice) and track the car’s location live via GPS – all straight from the iPhone.
The headlamps and taillamps are treated as dramatic sculptural elements on the vehicle and reinforce the organic form and function carried throughout the design theme. Their placement on the far corners of the vehicle help to visually reduce the front and rear overhangs and contribute to the vehicle's efficient appearance. The lower frontal fog lights and rear backup lights are seamlessly integrated onto the surrounding fascia, and are minimized in scale through the use of LED technology. Modern graphic cues, such as the use of a dissipating dot matrix, are utilized throughout the concept vehicle as both functional and visual elements.
The Chrysler 200C EV concept body was designed to manage aerodynamic forces while delivering a stunning form.
The interior of the Chrysler 200C EV concept vehicle was created in Chrysler LLC's Advance Interior Design Studio. The primary goal of this studio is to improve the quality and fit and finish on all future Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep® vehicles. By using state-of-the-art design software and computer modeling processes, interior designers can achieve quality and fit and finish objectives faster than ever before. Implementation of the Advance Interior Design Studio has enabled the company to engage suppliers up to a year earlier, allowing more time for customer research, feature approval and material selection. The Advance Interior Design Studio features a dedicated, customer-focused, interior-centric team of designers and engineers.
The concept is rear wheel drive, but they say it could easily be adapted to a front wheel drive production car, which seems a more likely prospect.


Chrysler 200C EV Concept

Audi O Concept Car By Ondrej Jirec

Audi O Concept Car By Ondrej Jirec

The Audi O concept was designed to fuse a powerful and innovative audio system with a stylish and sporty four-seat hatchback. The exterior design uses several Audi trademark styling themes, especially at the front where the square grille sits neatly between the LED headlights. The doors feature glass windows running along the bottom edge which provide an interesting shape to the profile of the car. At the rear of the car the pullout door echoes the design of the squared off Audi grille.
The interior of the Audi O concept is bright and airy thanks to a full length panoramic roof which floods the cabin with light. Inside, the passenger compartment has been separated from the engine compartment by a double firewall to help keep out external noise which might interfere with the powerful sound system.
The Audi O concept features a unique audio system which has internet connectivity for downloading music onto the built-in 650 GB hard drive. When parked up a Bluetooth system can connect two or more Audi O cars to play audio over a wider area. In this situation, a host Audi O is set to be the source of sound and the other vehicles act as speakers. The Audi O also features a pullout rear door fitted with a DJ set with mixing decks. The decks can also be removed and used anywhere outside the car.
The Audi O concept power is fuel efficient diesel/electric hybrid drivetrain. designed by Ondrej Jirec, a design student from the Czech Republic who is beginning studies at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 2008.

FT-EV Toyota Electric Concept Car

Toyota FT-EV Concept Car

The FT-EV concept features exterior styling that is strongly influenced by its corporate cousinBuilt on the same platform as the Toyota iQ. Toyota FT-EV concept foreshadows an upcoming battery-electric vehicle that is intended for production by 2012.
Toyota FT-EV concept is the perfect urban runabout that would normally only be used for short trips of under 50 miles or less.
“Last summer’s four-dollar-a-gallon gasoline was no anomaly. It was a brief glimpse of our future,” said Irv Miller, group vice president of environmental and public affairs at Toyota. The company is expected to dabble with pure electric and smaller vehicles like the iQ, but conventional gas-electric hybrids, like the Prius, are considered Toyota’s long-term core powertrain technology.
Last year, Toyota announced that it planned to sell one million gas-electric hybrids per year sometime during the early 2010s. To accomplish this, Toyota is expected to launch as many as 10 new hybrid models in the next few years, including the redesigned Toyota Prius and all new Lexus HS250h, both of which will also debut in Detroit.


Toyota FT-EV Concept Car

The "C" Lincoln Concept Car

Lincoln C Concept Car

Dimensionally Lincoln C Concept is the same overall length as the Ford Focus and is as wide as the Lincoln MKZ / Ford Fusion but only weighs a respectable 2,750 lbs.
Power comes from a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that produces an estimated 180 horsepower and 180 ft.-lbs. of torque. It is hooked up to Ford's new dual-clutch PowerShift six-speed transmission which allows the concept to return an estimated 43 mpg highway, nearly 25 percent better than what a 2.0-liter Ford Focus can achieve.
The Lincoln C has more interior space than a '61 Continental, J Mays and Freeman Thomas proudly note. The stainless steel-like top is actually aluminum with a metalized paint, and the gray interior wood trim is recycled driftwood veneer, and the bench seats are covered in high quality white leather while chrome detailing and a light gray wood veneer help the concept feel as if it were from the pages of a high-end furniture magazine.
Several high-tech systems are built into the concept including SYNC, internet access via Bluetooth enabled phones, and a new in-car companion that features a life-like avatar. The avatar, named EVA, responds to conversational speech and can accesses all vehicle and SYNC functions as well as provide information to the driver. It can even sense a person's mood based on their voice and driving style and then suggest a song from their SYNC library to fit their current situation. EVA can also read you the morning's news, check your e-mail, and even tell you where to get gas based on the car's fuel level, your driving habits, and gas station locations and current prices.


Lincoln C Concept Car

Bluesport Roadster Volkswagen Concept Car

Bluesport Roadster Volkswagen Concept Car

Volkswagen has revealed its Bluesport roadster concept, which will be on display at the Detroit auto show starting this week. Originally slated to debut at the Los Angeles auto show, the car was delayed because VW felt the amount of anticipation generated by earlier rumors warranted greater publicity.
Designed as a rival to the Lotus Elise, the car, if ever produced, would be relatively affordable and extremely lightweight.
The car will weigh around 2,200 pounds and be motivated by a Clean Diesel TDI engine brings it to 62 mph in just 6.6 seconds and it has a top speed of 140 mph. Fuel economy is estimated at 35 mpg in the combined European cycle. The mid-mounted engine yields a weight distribution of 45:55 front to rear. Power is transmitted through a six-speed DSG gearbox, with power going to the rear wheels.
The BlueSport has two small cargo spaces—one that’s 4 cubic feet in front and another that’s just about 2.5 cubic feet in back. At about 157 inches long, with a 95.7-inch wheelbase, the lightweight roadster looks poised to land somewhere between the Lotus Elise and Porsche Boxster in purpose—though perhaps closer to the much-missed Toyota MR2 in market position.


Bluesport Roadster Volkswagen Concept Car

Soulster KIA Concept Car

KIA Soulster Concept Car

Kia Motors America (KMA) arrives at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit with the Kia Soulster open-air concept, a variation of the highly anticipated Soul, arriving at Kia Motors retailers this spring. With young buyers' budgets in mind, the Kia Soulster is an efficient front-drive car based on the production model Kia Soul, recently introduced at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.
A two-door concept with roadster roots, the brightly colored Soul'r yellow Soulster projects a hip industrial look with screw borders, reminiscent of a rivet design found on a fighter jet. The windshield is shortened for a sportier and hunkered down appearance. A two-piece top enables passengers to expose the front and back seating areas independently, using elbow-grease technology. The roll bar serves a dual purpose and includes a place for the slider tracks, while providing protection not found in traditional convertibles.
With a unique face, Kia Soulster has a tough but refined character. The toughness is expressed through details like the anodized skid-pad insert, which matches the fender vents, roll bar header and wheels. Kia Soulster's attitude incorporates lighting that shines through with an amber glow under the headlamps. The side vents, side-mirror turn signals, unique LED headlamps, fog and tail lamps incorporate blue shades.
A 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission, which produces approximately 120 horsepower. For those looking for a little more power, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is available with either the five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission, producing approximately 140 horsepower. Fuel economy for both engines is estimated at 30 or more miles per gallon. Other markets might choose the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine producing 124 horsepower or a 1.6-liter turbodiesel.


KIA Soulster Concept Car

Twingo Renault Concept Car

Twingo Renault Concept Car

Twingo Renault Concept Car targets young and trendy customers looking for a compact urban vehicle with big personality.
With its compact looks and incisive styling, Twingo Renault Concept Car has a decidedly strong personality. Its sporting nature is evident in the lively and expressive front end. Design is inspired by the world of motor sport and effectively conveys the performance provided by the 1.2 16V engine.

Twingo Renault Concept Car

Twingo Renault Concept Car comfortably seats four adults in independent bucket seats with integrated headrests. The black fabric of the seats contrasts with the sophisticated white of the seat shells. The cabin is illuminated by rays of yellow light emitted from the interstice between seat and shell.
Twingo Renault Concept Car is a hip, music-friendly way to travel. Each passenger has a jack for listening to his or her favorite sounds. The inside of the tailgate now features integrated speakers. So with the trunk open, all the DJ has to do to get the party started is get his records out.


Twingo Renault Concept Car

Trax Chevrolet Concept Cars

Chevrolet Trax Concept Cars

Active buyers who want to get in touch with their sportier side - or who just want to navigate the urban jungle in a sportier ride - will make tracks to the Chevrolet Trax, an urban front wheel drive crossover concept with a twist: This micro SUV has an electric limited-slip differential that features an independent battery pack and an electric motor to drive the rear wheels, providing a low-cost all-wheel-drive system.
The four-door Trax is bathed in a Blaze Orange exterior finish, with rugged Burnt Orange accents on the front and rear corners that reinforce the notion this Chevrolet is all business despite its small size. Simple door lines make getting in and out easier; and fold-flat rear seats add functionality.
Other features that suit its dynamic and off-road character include a voluminous, single-unit bumper and fender in front and rear, a pronounced front wheel arch shape, dynamic side character lines, a rear-mounted spare tire and roof rack. Brake calipers in Flame Yellow infuse additional attitude. The package rides on 16-inch wheels and Kumho tires for precise ride and handling.
The Trax is powered by a 1-liter gasoline engine.
"The Trax is a vehicle that you can show off anywhere, be it off-road or on the road," said Sangyeon Cho, manager of the min icar exterior design team at the GM Design Center in Inchon , South Korea . "It brings a rational combination of SUV design, function, performance and value to the consumer."

Chevrolet Trax Concept Cars

E-Go Revolt Mitsubishi Concept Cars

E-Go Revolt Mitsubishi Concept Cars

E-Go Revolt is a stylish sports car concept from Moscow-based coachbuilders E-Go. This concept car is under Mitsubishi platform on its skin and drivetrain.
E-Go Revolt concept sits on 19″ wheels and may outputs 550 horsepower with twin-turbocharged, 3.0 litre V6 mated to a 6 speed transmission.
E-Go Revolt also features active air suspension, and a touch screen monitor which controls all the cars interior electronic functions.
Although E-Go Revolt’s exterior design is original in majority, but the front end does have a degree of Nissan GT-R about it.
The only thing that remains to be seen is whether E-Go can change the Revolt from a computer model into a working, viable vehicle.

XLink Datsun Concept Car

XLink Datsun Concept Car

The most interesting features from Datsun XLink concept is the conceptual navigation and communication system, that called the XLink Experience. This system allows connected users to interact with one another, and it also offers up interesting destinations on demand to keep the occupants amused.
Datsun XLink concept car was the final thesis project of a German designer who graduate of Pforzheim University - Benjamin Nawka. The Datsun XLink concept car was developed at the Yulon Nissan Design Center in Taiwan.
Inspired by the popular and stylish Datsun 240Z from the 1970’s, the Datsun XLink concept car has been made. However, Datsun XLink concept car is not a two-door version such as two-seat Datsun 240Z. Datsun XLink concept car is a four-door, and four-seat coupe.
Datsun XLink concept car styling is inspired by aircraft and architecture. These influences have resulted in chiseled lines, and small winglets over the front wheel arches and above the rear window. The invisible door handles and arching side windows cleverly mask the fact the Datsun XLink concept car has four doors.
Datsun XLink concept may traverse relatively bad roads when necessary with its ride-height adjustable chassis. Datsun XLink concept will be powered with two-mode diesel hybrid drivetrain.

ecoVoyager Chrysler Concept Car

ecoVoyager Chrysler Concept Car

The ecoVoyager concept uses a small hydrogen fuel cell to extend the range for occasional long trips. Using the hydrogen fuel cell, the Chrysler ecoVoyager’s total range is greater than 300 miles, with only water exiting the tailpipe.
With power primarily supplied by a lithium-ion battery pack, the Chrysler ecoVoyager’s wheels are driven by an electric motor. The electric motor develops 200 kilowatts (268 horsepower), giving the ecoVoyager a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 8.8 seconds. A regenerative braking system helps top up the battery during deceleration.
The styling of the Chrysler ecoVoyager is not the most exciting, but it’s mono-box shape is well executed and practical, providing the maximum amount of interior space for the occupants.
The ecoVoyager’s four individual chairs are contoured for personalized comfort. The seat framing is exposed, with under-seat storage drawers. Front seats have individual cantilevered, adjustable armrests containing the window controls and heat/massage switches, while individual rear-seat armrests fold into the cabin back panel. With the ability to store six 20-ounce bottles, the floor console dividing the rear seats accommodates hot or cold beverages.

ecoVoyager Chrysler Concept Car

WTCC Ultra Chevrolet Concept Car

Chevrolet WTCC Ultra Concept Car

The Chevrolet WTCC Ultra has got what it takes to be a star. Not just because its rear spoiler shoots so brashly up towards the heavens. The bold and aggressive design of the sports car study takes the Chevrolet body language to the extreme. "We wanted to explore the concept of a Chevrolet muscle car reinvented for Europe," says David Lyon, Executive Director GM Asia-Pacific Design.
The Chevrolet WTCC Ultra concept car is equipped with a powerful 1,991 cm3 diesel unit generating 139 kW/190 hp. The basic version of the four-cylinder engine is the common rail unit with four-valve technology and variable turbine blade geometry currently powering the Chevrolet Captiva.

Chevrolet WTCC Ultra Concept Car

Corvette Z03 Chevrolet Concept Car

Chevrolet Corvette Z03 Concept Car

The Chevrolet Corvette Z03 concept car is based on the platform of the Z06 Corvette but with three different engine options ranging from 500 to 750 horsepower. The design created independently from Chevrolet by Ugur Sahin Design, the stylish body of the Z03 is formed from carbon fibre which should result in a total weight saving of 50kgs over the standard Z06.

Chevrolet Corvette Z03 Concept Car

MCE MC1 2011 Concept Car

MCE MC1 2011 Concept Car

By quickly translating computer-based design into engineering, Motorcity Europe achieved a radically different approach to supercar design in regard to its proportions and manufacturing processes. While certain aspects of the exterior appear entirely futuristic from nearly every angle, the MC1 looks like one of those cars we always dreamed we could afford.
The MC1 has been designed by David Hilton, whose previous freelance credits include work on the Ford Focus RS and S-Max. 'Initially I wanted to demonstrate that, in a short time, one designer can create and build a fresh design which is still possible for street development, This has helped immensely in order to quickly sell the concept under limited budget constraints.' He told.
The MC1 is really a joint project between two companies: MotorCity Europe and C2P Automotive. C2P handled development of the MC1 and will likely be responsible for building it, while MCE coordinated its design. Mechanically speaking, all we know is that the MC1 is powered by a 600bhp V10 and features an all-carbon fiber monocoque chassis. Its wheels are enormous at 20-inches up front and 21-inches in the rear. In terms of size, CAR states that the MC1 is Low and long, the MC1 is slightly shorter and narrower than a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, and a mere 15mm higher. Billed as a ‘production concept’, the MC1 sits on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, with a carbonfibre monocoque, beautifully engineered scissor doors, and stacked twin central exhausts.
The MCE MC1 is still not necessarily destined for production, as this "concept" needs funding to get flying. But MCE has obviously done a lot of heavy lifting so far, including track testing and nailing the car's overall aesthetic.

MCE MC1 2011 Concept Car

CR-Z Honda Concept Car

CR-Z Honda Concept Car

This design research model of a lightweight hybrid sports car features advanced technologies that deliver enjoyable driving for all while reducing the vehicle's environmental footprint.
'CR-Z' stands for 'Compact Renaissance Zero'-an expression intended to capture the idea of a renaissance in the design of compact cars that begins a new from fundamentals.
Designed to be 'Futuristic and Dynamic', the CR-Z combines powerful performance in a compact form with a futuristic image. For its frontal view, an over-sized grill with a high-performance look is offset by openings on each side that lighten the overall feel. In the rear, tube-shaped rear combination lamps ensure better rearward visibility. Design details emphasizing the CR-Z's advanced image include door mirrors that provide high visibility in a stylish form, LED headlights patterned after luminous bodies to convey a sharp impression, and jauntyfin-shaped
The key words for the CR-Z's interior design are 'Hi-tech and Sporty'. The goal was to create an all-new sporty interior that fuses the liberating feel of airy spaciousness with an advanced interface that brings out the fun of the drive. Mesh material on a simple framework construction is used throughout the interior to convey a light, sophisticated image without being oppressive. In the cockpit, the meter unit conveys the image of advanced technology ensconced in a piece of glass artwork, offering the functionality of immediate recognition while enhancing the driving experience with a futuristic and exhilarating feeling.


CR-Z Honda Concept Car

Delta HPE Lancia Concept Car

Delta HPE Lancia Concept Car

Lancia Delta is a small family car produced by Italian automaker Lancia from 1979 to 1994. It was first shown in Frankfurt Motor Show in 1979. first Delta was a five-door hatchback designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and released in 1979. For a period of time, it was also sold in Sweden by Saab Automobile, badged as the Saab 600. Saab assisted with some areas of the cars' design and as a result the Delta was better suited for colder climates and less prone to rust than other Lancias.
The car takes its inspiration from the practical, sporty, elegant car concept embodied in the Lancia Beta HPE during the second half of the Seventies to offer an up-to-date take on the idea of a sporty yet practical saloon (shooting brake).


Delta HPE
Lancia Concept Car

KND-4 Compact SUV KIA Concept Car

KND-4 Compact SUV KIA Concept Car

Kia has unveiled the all-new KND-4 compact SUV concept vehicle at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.
The KND-4 concept was specifically designed to provide an idea of what next-generation Kia compact SUVs will be like.
Conceived at the Kia Design Center in Korea, the new concept exhibits a powerful and strong character that corresponds with Kia's philosophy of "Exciting and Enabling." "The KND-4 compact SUV is a vital vehicle because it showcases dynamic and sophisticated styling cues that are strongly indicative of future Kia SUV models," said Len Hunt, executive vice president and COO of KMA. "Designed with active and independent consumers in mind, KND-4 demonstrates Kia's ongoing commitment to making vehicles that are both stylish and technologically advanced."
KND-4 is powered by a 2.2-liter Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) diesel engine featuring Kia's Active Torque Transfer (ATT) system, which, in severely slippery conditions, automatically distributes torque to the wheel or wheels with the best traction.
KND-4's interior provides a unique contrast to the strong character of the exterior. Designed to seat four passengers in individual, independent seats, future-oriented accents include floor, dash and door trim panels in a metallic finish, highlighted by indirect lighting that reflects in the metallic material and creates an exciting cabin ambience that will appeal to a passenger's sentimental side. The cargo room in the back of the vehicle not only provides room for storage, but also is outfitted with a mobile hard case used for storage, as well as an emergency kit.
Equipped with the most advanced technology, KND-4 enables the driver to obtain information from both inside and outside the vehicle and use entertainment features conveniently. AMOLED (Active-Matrix, Organic, Light Omitting Diode), the next-generation high-quality display, has been applied to the top and bottom of the cluster and center fascia to provide a clear image regardless of the visual angle. This way, the driver can receive moving images from the navigation system, vehicle information, as well as mobile phones. KND-4 also offers the driver both Bluetooth and Blu-ray technologies, controlled by multi-function buttons on the steering wheel, plus a built-in hard disc for the audio player.
KND-4 is an exciting new concept which showcases Kia's passion for design and technology. It hints at the increasingly sophisticated styling and advanced technologies that will give our future products an even stronger and more distinctive road presence.

KND-4 Compact SUV KIA Concept Car

Urban Cruiser Toyota Concept Car

Toyota Urban Cruiser Concept Car

The Urban Cruiser is what Toyota's European design studio sees as the future for sport utility vehicles. European city streets are generally narrower than those in the U.S., and gas is very expensive, so it follows that a European SUV would be a runt by American standards.
Toyota says the trapezoidal shapes in the SUV's doors, grille and bumper area are Toyota design elements.
Toyota calls out the wheel arches as a unique styling touch. The SUV maintains the basic two-box design, even if those boxes are a little smaller and a little more creased than usual.
The interior is where the Urban Cruiser really branches out, borrowing cues from modern furniture. There's a nice blend of organic shapes and some metal bits. Toyota says the new seats are both comfortable and save space over conventional designs.
Another interesting touch is the navigation system. Its information is projected onto an integrated transparent curved screen in the center console. It appears to be a more seamless integration of the system than is found in other vehicles.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Concept Car

KUE KIA Concept Car

KIA KUE CONCEPT CAR

Kia classifies the Kue as a crossover utility vehicle (CUV) Created by KMA (Kia Motors America) design team, but with an added focus on performance. The company says that though it's 'purely a concept, the Kia Kue does hint at future styling directions for Kia Motors.'
Kia Kue Concept - Design sketchesThe official presentation of the Kia Kue also served as the public debut in North America for Peter Schreyer, new global design chief of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC).
The Kue features a less-is-more look; from the outside, wheels are pushed to the sides under muscular wheel flares with skin tautly stretched over its underpinnings. A single side door opens scissor style for easy ingress and egress.
All four passengers are treated to custom-built bucket seats and everyone will notice a technology-driven interface in front of them while inside the Kue. Touch pad and motion-sensing controls are used to adjust things like audio and climate, and the entire system is programmable so that one surface may activate the stereo for one driver and temperature for another. Rear passengers have their own, separate interface.
The futuristic look of the interior is enhanced by the use of sophisticated seat and surface materials and a modern color palette.
"Carefully selected materials and textures are vital components to the interior design of Kue, and they create an upscale feel that is both modern and inviting."
A mid dark interior theme with highlights was chosen in place of the typical light interior common to many concept cars.
Overall, the Kue interior presents a new perspective of upscale function with an emphasis on comfortable, user-friendly interaction.
The all-wheel drive Kue has the powertrain to justify calling itself a performance vehicle as well, as it's fitted with 400-horsepower, DOHC, supercharged 4.6-liter V8 that produces 400 lb-ft of torque.

KIA KUE CONCEPT CAR