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9-X Air BioHybrid Concept World Premiere at Paris Auto Show

The 9-X Air Concept is a design vision exploring what a future open-air Saab could look like. It features a unique ‘Canopy Top’ – patent pending - and the close-coupled proportions of a sports car, as well as four-seat accommodation. In breaking the mould of conventional convertible design, the bodywork of the 9-X Air incorporates prominent rear pillars which curve upwards to mount the flat folding Canopy Top. They also anchor a distinctive, wr

Honda Insight Concept Hybrid Vehicle Revealed at Paris Motor Show

Honda today revealed a concept version of its new small hybrid vehicle, named Insight, at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The new Insight Concept shares styling cues with the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle and provides an early look at the highly anticipated five-passenger hybrid vehicle. Takeo Fukui, president and chief executive officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., presided over the reveal and presented information about the new vehicle set to go

C-Cactus An essential car with a range of engines

Citroën continues to innovate and lead the way forward in the automotive world with C-Cactus, a concept car combining environmental respect, vivacious styling and a judicious price-equipment ratio. In a major event at this year's Paris Motor Show, the Marque is presenting an electric-powered version of C-Cactus, illust

GTbyCITROËN: taking sportscar design into a new dimension

The amazing GTbyCITROËN is the first ever car to be specifically designed to bring the virtual and real worlds together. The car makes its global premiere at the Paris Motor Show where visitors can actually drive the car in a true to life simulator on the Citroën stand. GTbyCITROËN, a joint venture between Citroën a

Citroën's Hypnos prepares to captivate

Citroën has released more details about the spectacular Hypnos concept as the car makes its world premiere at the prestigious Paris Motor Show. Beautifully proportioned and boldly styled, Hypnos is a true hybrid in both its technology and appearance. The elegant and distinctive crossover vehicle combines the styling cues of a sporty coupé, the serene comfort of a saloon and the practical space of an SUV. At the same time Hypnos is powered by Citroën’s all-new hybrid drivetrain, HYmotion4, marrying dynamic perfor

Audi A1 Sportback concept

Audi is unveiling the A1 Sportback concept study: following on from the Audi A1 project quattro, the three-door show car presented in 2007, this is a concept for a five-door four-seater for the sub-compact class – once again exhibiting all the characteristics of a genuine Audi. The 3.99-meter long (13.09 ft) and 1.75-meter wide (5.74 ft) vehicle combines cutting-edge, dynamic styling with optimum economy of space and supreme quality. At the same time, a series of visionary technical solutions ta

Audi A4 TDI concept e

Efficiency is the way into the future – Audi is introducing the current state-of-the-art for its fuel-saving technologies at the Paris Auto Show. The A4 TDI concept e technology concept has the agile handling characteristics typical of the A4, but requires just 3.99 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (58.95 US mpg). This exemplary result was possible through the concentrated use of innovative efficiency modules. Audi is committing major resources in order to continue improving fuel efficiency a

The BMW Concept X1: The First Sports Activity Vehicle in the Premium Compact Segment

Proudly presenting this new Concept Car, BMW is offering an outlook at the world's first Sports Activity Vehicle in the premium compact segment. Through its design alone, this new concept model clearly expresses all the strengths and qualities of such a vehicle, the BMW Concept X1 exuding a strong touch of agility and versatility both in its driving qualities and practical use. And at the same time the Concept Car clearly reveals the stylish eleg

Faster, sharper, cleaner: the new Golf GTI concept

In 1976 the Mk I Golf GTI was launched as a low volume addition to the Golf range.  Thirty two years, five generations and 1.7 million sales after that car established the breed, the sixth generation of the GTI has been unveiled in concept form ahead of its public debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The core a

GranTurismo MC Concept

Races have always been the most demanding test-bed for all cars. Traditionally, rellability and performance are checked on the circuit. It is in races that new technologies and materials are tried out. And it is on the circuit that Maserati has decided to raise the much-praised sporty verve of its Maserati GranTurismo S to even higher levels to create the GranTurismo MC Concept. The changes the designers of the Maserati Style Centre have made to the GranTurismo S to create the racing model ha

Volkswagen showcases new 1-Tonne Pickup concept

Volkswagen has revealed the fourth model in its commercial vehicle line-up with the debut at the IAA in Hanover this week of an all-new Pickup concept. Aiming to set new standards in the one-tonne pickup class, the new model will go into production at the end of 2009.  It will be built at Volkswagen’s ‘Pacheco’ plant in Argentina and introduced initially to markets in Europe, South America, South Africa and Australia. The Pickup is all-new in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles line-up and is the first commerc

The BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid

Maximum efficiency in the luxury class, supreme dynamics in the hybrid segment – precisely these are the unique standards offered and combined with one another by the BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid. Introducing this Concept Car based on the new BMW 7 Series, BMW is clearly demonstrating the potential offered by the most advanced hybrid technology available today. The BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid comes with hybrid components tailored precisely to the character of this unique saloon,