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In 2010, the DeZir concept car embodied the renewal of Renault’s brand identity by inaugurating a new styling signature founded on simple, warm and sensuous lines. As the worthy successor to the DeZir, TREZOR marks the beginning of a brand new design cycle. Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn and Laurens van den Acker, SVP Corporate Design, Renault, will unveil TREZOR, ......read more
Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car has been awarded Gold in the Transportation category of the German Design Awards – one of the most highly respected design competitions in the world. The German Design Council selects a panel of international design experts to judge the entries. They selected the EXP 10 Speed 6 for the Gold award as a result of its timeless, iconic Bentley ......read more
A creative collaboration between young apprentices and their instructors at the BMWs plant in Munich and Dingolfing has produced a completely unique vision for MINI. Choosing the MINI Cooper S Paceman as their base model, the students transformed the car into a two seater with a pickup style cargo area. The powerful turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive ALL4 , a modified suspension ......read more
McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, has released images of the MSO 650S Coupe Concept – a showcase of the MSO designed and engineered upgrades available for the McLaren 650S Coupe and 650S Spider, the latest models to join to the McLaren Automotive range. The model is being shown throughout China over the coming weeks and includes an array of ......read more
The Volkswagen XL1, the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, has been named the winner of the Transport category in the annual Designs of the Year Awards. The car is one of 76 designs in seven categories which are on display at the Design Museum in London until 25 August. The innovative XL1 will now go on to compete for the Design of the Year 2014 award against the winners of ......read more
 
The Volvo Concept XC Coupé won two prestigious design awards this week, further raising the excitement around Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) new design language. The Concept XC Coupe was awarded the title “Best Concept Car” at the 2014 EyesON Design Awards at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show, while Volvo’s latest concept vehicle also won the award for “Best use of Color, Graphics ......read more
Sporty, compact and versatile: It is with these attributes that the Audi allroad shooting brake makes its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door car is a crossover and so it is not limited to paved roads. Its high level of functionality makes it ideal for recreational sports. Its hybrid drive, which is as powerful as it is efficient, makes a ......read more
Renault and British designer Ross Lovegrove took the wraps off Twin’Z this week. This concept car is the fruit of their close collaboration and brings together two worlds where Design plays an important role: the world of furniture and that of the automobile. When automotive Design meets the world of furniture: For once, Renault has chosen not to reveal a new concept car at a ......read more
Decision-makers allover the world should try this zero-emission car, especially decision-makers in North Africa and the Middle East because of the extreme pollution in this those parts of the world. But for the time-being only the political decision-makers in Brussels will have the pleasure of driving this car, as the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell has been selected for the second consecutive ......read more
 
My first acquaintance with Automobili Lamborghini was back in 1996/1997 at the Lamborghini Racing Days on the Dijon Racing Circuit in South France. At that time Giuseppe Greco was the CEO of Lamborghini. During that racing weekend I was very anxious to test-drive the legendary LM002 all-wheel drive sport-utility vehicle, but unfortunately only the Diablo was available for a ......read more
The new ? KODA compact hatch will be called the Rapid, the brand announced today at AUTO CHINA 2012 in Beijing. The car will make its debut in Europe before the year is out. A Chinese version of the Rapid will be built and sold in China from 2013. The close-to-series concept car, which ? KODA is displaying in Beijing, provides a preview of the new Chinese model specifically. ......read more
Nissan is aiming to change the face of endurance racing forever by becoming a founding partner in the most radical motorsport project of its time – Nissan DeltaWing. A highly-advanced and hugely-efficient Nissan engine will power the remarkable DeltaWing car as it races in anger for the first time at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours (16-17 June). While Nissan DeltaWing will ......read more
At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil an innovative petrol plug-in hybrid. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one. At the touch of a button, the driver decides how the available power from the combination of the ......read more
Detroit (USA) / Lexus will unveil a new LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on 9 January, a vehicle which marks a further step in the development of Lexus’s design direction. Lexus has crafted the LF-LC from a clean sheet of paper, combining high technology and organic shapes to achieve a close connection between ......read more
Amid the raft of new car concepts at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month, one of the head-turners was Volkswagen’s bright orange ray of sunshine, the buggy up! concept. The buggy up! is inspired by the Californian beach buggies of the 1960s. These buggies, pioneered by people such as American Bruce Meyers, took the simple, reliable Beetle chassis and engine and replaced the ......read more
Wolfsburg (Germany) - Bor?¥s (Sweden) - Dubai / At the final presentation of the EU research project HAVEit (Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport), Prof. Dr. J?¼rgen Leohold, Executive Director Volkswagen Group Research, has presented the “Temporary Auto Pilotâ€? by Volkswagen: Monitored by the driver, the car can drive semi-automatically up to a speed of ......read more
Cirencester - Dubai - Cairo / Mitsubishi Motors in the UK announced the delivery of a Mitsubishi i-MiEV to Thames Valley Police, which is the lead authority for Chiltern Transport Consortium. Chiltern Transport Consortium provides a cross-border shared service, back office support function for all the fleet requirements of Bedfordshire Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, ......read more
Berlin - Dubai - Cairo / You hardly see any hybrid or electric cars in the Middle East or North Africa region. In Egypt only Toyota Egypt (Al Futtaim) and Porsche Egypt (SMG) were brave enough to import the old Toyota Prius Hybrid (1.5-litre) and the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, even if not on their official price-list. That's why it's even more refreshing to see electric-powered rear ......read more
Gaydon - Abu Dhabi - Cairo / Aston Martin announces an exciting new collaboration with renowned Italian design house Zagato in the 50th anniversary year of the iconic DB4GT Zagato. The first product of this renewed working partnership will be shown for the first time at the famous Villa D’Este Concours this month, with a racing debut at N?¼rburgring later in the month. ......read more
13.04.2011 / New York - Dubai / The Lexus LF-Gh will make its global debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The concept has been conceived as a redefinition of the luxury grand tourer, with a “clean sheet of paper� approach to design. The aim was to produce a perfect blend of style, performance, efficiency and environmental compatibility, while introducing ......read more
07.04.2011 / Stuttgart-Shanghai-Dubai / With the Concept A-Class, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a car that might have come from another planet: its expressive design symbolises concentrated dynamism. The technical highlights include a new, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, a dual clutch transmission and a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist. A ......read more
31.03.2011 / Seoul - Dubai - Cairo / Making its world premiere at the Seoul Motor Show today (Thursday), the Kia Naimo electric concept car combines Korean heritage with innovative modern features. Taking its name from the Korean word “Ne-mo�, (pronounced �Neh-mo’, meaning �square shape’), the Naimo electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) ......read more
17.03.2011 / London - Tokyo - Cairo / MUGEN Euro is developing a highly-tuned version of Honda’s CR-Z, which will deliver “Type R-like� performance from the hybrid’s petrol-electric powertrain – and may offer even better fuel economy. This faster, more powerful car will make its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. The CR-Z ......read more
04.03.2011 / Dubai - Geneva - Cairo / Nissan's Infiniti luxury unit unveiled the Etherea at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The Etherea concept, which will be on display for the public at the Geneva International Motor Show 2011 at the stand of the luxurious car manufacturer Infiniti from 03.-13.03.2011, is a vision of how a sublime compact car may look like. With a length of ......read more
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