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subaru xv concept officially revealed

Subaru XV Concept officially revealed

Subaru has just took-off the wraps on its innovative study ride - Subaru XV Concept, which clearly previews the automaker’s next-generation crossover vehicle, utilizing extraordinary SUV capabilities and sleek design. Representing an undoubted highlight at Subaru’s booth at the Auto Shanghai fair, the all-new XV Concept is developed under the “Protren” design theme, blending "Professional tool" purposefulness and "Trendy design." At the first glance, the XV Concept is an unmistakable Subar

buick envision suv concept

Buick Envision SUV Concept

Buick Envision SUV concept vehicle just made its first public appearance today at the Auto Shanghai 2011. Displayed at the Shanghai GM’s stand at the auto fair, the Buick Envision SUV Concept represents the premium automaker’s future ideas and technology yet showcases its global design language blended with Chinese aesthetics for the SUV segment. Ed Welburn, GM Vice President of Global Design, stated; “The Envision has inherited Buick design DNA and taken the Buick global design language t

lexus lf-gh hybrid concept unleashed

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept unleashed

Lexus has finally took off the wraps on its Lexus LF-Gh hybrid concept, which is about to celebrate its global premiere at the upcoming New York International Auto Show (April 22 – May 1). Representing a complete redefinition of the luxury grand tourer, the soon-to-be-unleashed LF-Gh hybrid concept is aimed at offering passengers an even more perfected blend of style, power, efficiency and environmental compatibility. On the outside, the study Lexus packs LED technology at almost every sid

mercedes concept a-class

Mercedes Concept A-Class

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class is the German automaker’s latest high-tech study vehicle, which is about to get publicly premiered very soon, at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2011 (21 – 28 April 2011). Representing a completely different approach in the compact class, the Mercedes Concept A-Class utilizes an exclusively dynamic styling reinforced by some top-notch highlights, including: an all-new, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol power plant and a dual clutch transmission, as well as a radar-bas

audi a5 e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid

Audi A5 e-Tron Quattro Plug-in Hybrid

Audi А5 e-Tron Quattro Plug-in Hybrid Prototype has not only an incredibly long name, but it also features some very good qualities.The car is powered by a 2.0 liter TFSI engine developing 211PS (155 kW) and two electric motors, one on the front axle, which adds 45PS (33 kW) and one on the rear axle adding another 81PS (60 kW). The second electric motor delivers power only when acceleration requires it to or when sensors detect a loss of rear traction such as in a hard curve. There is also a 9.4

citroen c-zero

Citroen C-Zero

Citroen C-Zero is the company’s EV, which met London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, earlier this week. Citroen’s EV has a maximum range of 93 miles, which is more than enough for everyday drive. The capital of the UK is going to become the city with most electric vehicles. Because of this, there are more than 250 charge points across the capital, which Source London has committed to expanding to at least 1300 publicly accessible points by 2013. “Through the development of Source London we are see

fisker karma plug-in hybrid

Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid

Fisker has announced that Karma Plug-in Hybrid is in production. Actually, the customers in the US and Europe will be able to buy their vehicles in the next month. The price is $88 000, which is $21 000 cheaper than Tesla Roadster. The company will produce more than 7000 units, because they want to keep the quality at perfect level. Fisker was founded by auto designer Henrik Fisker, who worked for BMW. He is well-know with his famous creations – Aston Martin DB9, V8 Vantage and BMW Z8. Fis

porsche 918 spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche will actually put in production the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid. It will be produced in a limited run starting in 2013, but the company has already started to take orders for the car. The vehicle will be produced in September 2013 on a limited series at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen plant in Germany. Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a unique type of plug-in hybrid system. It includes a high-revving 4.0 liter V8 engine and 500HP. The price is astonishing - €645 000 and $845 000 for the US

smart fortwo disco ball

Smart ForTwo Disco Ball

An interesting idea is to turn a car into a disco ball and not just any type of vehicle, but a Smart ForTwo electric drive. The show car is completely covered in reflective glass tiles from the roof to the tires. It is used in the film titled Pixel City, which will be shown as part of an art installation at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin on March 26 and 27. The whole idea came from the experimental band Apparatjik. The group members include well-known pop musicians Magne Furuholmen of

peugeot 3008 hybrid4 limited edition sold-out

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Limited Edition sold-out

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Limited Edition, the special series model with production run limited to 300 examples only, which preorders exclusively started at 3 March 2011 was sold out. According to French automaker’s latest press update, the fresh-packed Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 was snapped-up in just 9 days via a specially dedicated site on the internet and the brand’s dealership network in 11 European countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom an

chevrolet volt priced at 41,950 euros

Chevrolet Volt priced at 41,950 Euros

At Chevy’s press conference at the Geneva Motor Fair, the renowned American automaker announced that its award-winning electric car with extended-range capability, the Chevrolet Volt, will be available from November in the European dealerships for a price amount of 41,950 Euros, including VAT. Fully packed with high-end equipment, including leather seats, the Chevrolet Volt will also offer its European buyers the same exclusive standard eight-year/160,000 km warranty as US customers on the Vo

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 Limited Edition

Peugeot has exclusively announced the opening of early order registrations for its Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 – the world’s first full diesel hybrid ride. Boasting a 2.0-liters HDi 163 horsepower diesel plant backed by a 37 horsepower electric motor, the all-new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 is ready to offer buyers an ideal combination of dynamism and efficiency - fuel consumption of 74.4 mpg on the Highway and CO2 emissions of 99g/km on the Combined Drive Cycle. Celebrating the market launch of the wo