9 major concept cars Detroit motor show
Coupe from BMW new series, six-seater "giant" of Volkswagen, efficient pickup from Ford and other conceptual trends Detroit
Premiere concept cars - a mandatory part of the program of any car dealership. It was no exception, and the North American Auto Show: the local US producers and foreign concerns brought to Detroit its conceptual innovations, some of which are waiting for a very real future series. We have selected the 9 most brilliant prime of concept cars in Detroit.
Nissan Group representatives have decided to surprise the audience with the premiere of all-wheel drive crossover concept Nissan Resonance. The name itself is preparing new items about what the reaction to the expected products. The appearance of the crossover was designed at Nissan North American division under the direction of Shiro Nakamura. Novelty was narrow, elongated along the front bumper lights, windshield, turning into a panoramic roof and false radiator grille. Under the hood, placed hybrid system consisting of a gasoline engine and an electric motor powered by a set of lithium-ion batteries. Rumors that Nissan Resonance is the prototype of the next generation of the Murano, have not been confirmed, but it is possible that a future version of the SUV will borrow the concept from a few details.
The main premiere BMW booth was the concept coupe 4-Series. Bavarians are not just presented debut the car, but also presented a new line in its lineup, the founder of which became a sports car. The appearance of new items, largely borrowed from the Coupe 3-Series, has become more aggressive due to the appearance of narrow LED headlights and large air ducts of the front bumper. As for the interior compartment, the Bavarians are taken care of driver comfort by placing controls on the dashboard so that before they could be easily accessible, without being distracted from the road. When run in a series of 4-Series model is likely to give 4- and 6-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, as well as x-Drive system AWD. By the way, no doubt, that the novelty will be sent to the conveyor, almost none. Moreover, it looks at the same time is unlikely to undergo significant changes.
Honda SUV Concept
Concern Honda introduced the concept at the Detroit Urban compact SUV crossover. Novelty is based on the next generation of compact van Honda Jazz, and is already safe to say that the car will be put into production. When this happens, he will compete in the market of such models as the Nissan Juke, Opel Mokka, Chevrolet Trax and Peugeot 2008. The exterior of the new items themselves pay attention to the narrow-angled headlights and rear door handles hidden in the racks. As for the technical characteristics of a crossover, it will complete its petrol and diesel engines, including a new 1, 6-liter i-DTEC with Earth Dreams technology. The buyer can choose between manual and automatic transmission, but the compact crossover drive is likely to be only a front.
Until the premiere representatives of Toyota concealed information brought to Detroit conceptual novelty. It was known only its unfriendly name Furia, but the exterior of the car can be judged by the images of the official teasers manufacturer. And yesterday, at the stand of the brand new items to the secrecy was lifted. Toyota Furia Concept appeared nice sedan as well as the prototype of a new generation of the popular Corolla model. The appearance of new items is fresh and emotional, but if you look at Toyota Furia at a certain angle, the sedan and all can be mistaken for a hatchback. The company admitted that they expect to use the new design of the future "Corolla" to attract a younger audience.
The main novelty of the concept became Lincoln MKC crossover. The manufacturer holds the compact SUV hopes and wants to return with his help of the leaders of the market premium. MKC crossover became the first car brand, created under the leadership of new chief designer Max Wolff company. Exterior news does not disappoint: at first glance attracts attention grille, resembling straightened wings of an eagle, a narrow head optics and a panoramic glass roof of a compact SUV. It is expected that the production version of the Lincoln MCK, whose appearance on the market can not be expected before 2014, will be equipped with 4-cylinder engines EcoBoost family of 1, 6 and 2 liters, is paired with an automatic transmission.
On the domestic auto show concern Ford introduced the Atlas concept car - a prototype of the next generation of the popular F-150 pickup truck. Cars F-Series American manufacturer produces more than half a century, and the F-150 model is the best-selling pickup truck in the US for the past thirty years. The main difference between the concept Ford Atlas from previous generations of pickup F-150 - in its economy. Fuel consumption of new items has been reduced by 20%, which would save 3-4 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers. Under the hood pickup located turbo EcoBoost family with direct injection systems and start / stop. As for the new features Ford Atlas, its loading platform equipped with LED backlight, as well as attachments for transportation of goods. In addition, a concept pickup has got a circular video review system and dynamic Dynamic Hitch Assist system.
The North American branch of the Group Honda, specializing in the production of luxury cars, presented in Detroit concept of third generation MDX crossover. The basis of the appearance of new items is put a new design concept of the brand Aero Sculpture: SUV equipped with LED head optics Jewel Eye, a new grille and a modified rear bumper. Concept slightly increased in size in comparison with the previous version, and is located under the hood 3, 5-liter gasoline engine of 310 l. from. Also, a car, a number of additional options such as collision warning system and hold function of the selected band. The appearance of the production version of the compact SUV should not count towards the end of this year. And in Russia in 2014 will take place officially confirmed output Acura brand to the local market.
The South Korean group Hyundai presented to the Detroit public HCD-14 concept, which can be considered the prototype of the next generation of premium sedan Genesis. Four-door design trends developed in the US Hyundai Bureau under the leadership of Christopher Chapman. Her appearance is made in accordance with the new concept of style Fluidic Sculpture producer. In the eye catches a large grille, multi-section diode headlights and massive alloy wheels. In addition, the luxury sedan equipped with not so frequent hinged doors. Under the hood lies a conceptual novelties 5-liter V8 engine, which will be paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission. By the way, the latter can be controlled by means of podrulnyh petals, rather than the classic gear lever.
Volkswagen Group presented a concept in Detroit "giant Touareg". It is about CrossBlue model, surpassed in size and spaciousness of its off-road counterpart. Due to the impressive size of new items, the engineers were able to place in its interior three rows of seats with six individual seats. SUV conceptual version equipped with a hybrid consisting of a turbodiesel capacity of 190 liters. from. two electric motors and a total capacity of 168 liters. from. When such specifications of accelerating to 100 km / h Volkswagen CrossBlue able to 7, 5, and develop maximum of 204 km / h. Selling novelty, if it is, of course, will be put into mass production, it is planned in the United States and Canada, where the main competitor of the German SUV will be the "American" Ford Explorer.