The Volvo Concept XC Coupé – the next chapter in Volvo’s new design story

Volvo Concept XC Coupé

In September, the Volvo Concept Coupé was launched to critical acclaim and many awards, and represented the world’s first insight into Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) new design direction under Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath. It also showed one interpretation of how the proportions and versatility of Volvo Cars’ new Scalable Product Architecture, that will underpin all medium and large cars in the company’s future, could look. Continue reading The Volvo Concept XC Coupé – the next chapter in Volvo’s new design story

THE VOLKSWAGEN XL1 HITS THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

Volkswagen XL1

Futuristic-looking TDI® Clean Diesel plug-in hybrid nets 261 mpg on the European combined fuel economy cycle

• XL1 can operate as a pure EV for up to 31 miles
• Two-cylinder TDI engine displaces 0.8 liters, makes 48 horsepower
• Best aerodynamics of any production car: Cd of just 0.189
• Super-low weight of 1753 pounds achieved through extensive use of carbonfiber, aluminum, and magnesium
• 250 will be built at Volkswagen’s Osnabrück factory in Germany Continue reading THE VOLKSWAGEN XL1 HITS THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

Nissan BladeGlider Concept: Leading Edge EV Technology Drives the Future

Nissan BladeGlider

From “driving” to “gliding” in a hyper-agile and ultimately efficient EV that shifts the engineering paradigm to reveal a new dimension of driving fun and excitement

More than a concept, Nissan BladeGlider is both a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicle (EV) development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle from the world’s leading EV manufacturer. BladeGlider was developed with form following function. Nissan crafted the vehicle’s unique architecture to give the driver and passengers “sustainable exhilaration” — a fresh electric vehicle driving experience based on peerless technology and exotic styling. Continue reading Nissan BladeGlider Concept: Leading Edge EV Technology Drives the Future

Jaguar C-X17 Sports Crossover Concept Debuts at Dubai Motor Show

Jaguar C-X17 Sports Crossover

Jaguar’s acclaimed C-X17 sports crossover concept vehicle has premiered at the Dubai International Motor Show 2013. Continue reading Jaguar C-X17 Sports Crossover Concept Debuts at Dubai Motor Show