Renault Teases New Trafic, Due Summer 2014

February 4, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: Car Design, Concept Cars, MotorNews

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The Renault Trafic, which has notched up sales of more than 1.6 million units in its buoyant career spanning more than 34 years is getting a refresh and is due to be released this summer.

Although the teaser from Renault is only limited to a preview illustration, Renault Trafic designer Kihyun JUNG states, “Its lines embody Renault’s new brand identity. My aim was to achieve a dynamic, assertive stance without sacrificing either the robustness or user-friendliness customers expect of their van.” Read more

French automaker Peugeot is set to unveil an all-new concept car, which it claims is from the same lineage as its Onyx supercar concept, at this year’s Beijing Autoshow (also known as Auto China 2014, April 20 to 29). Designed for four occupants the concept vehicle has a length of 4.73 meters and a height of 1.31 meters, demonstrating athletic and racy body shapes. Read more

New Nissan Qashqai Lights Up Modern Art Centre in UK

Considered as one of Europe’s leading contemporary art galleries, on January, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art at Gateshead, UK BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art will showcase the  powerful curves, clean lines and intricate detail behind the new generation Nissan Qashqai starting on Saturday, January 18. The event will feature rare concept images, a Qashqai showreel cinema and the new Qashqai itself, the event will preview a ceremony at the plant on January 22 to mark the vehicle’s launch. Read more

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Acura today unveils the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show which aims to deliver sports-sedan performance and agility in a more refined, sophisticated and technologically enhanced package. Read more

Equal | Smart Concept Car for Wheelchair Users #Video

Equal | Smart Concept Car for Wheelchair Users #Video

It may look slightly like Renault’s Twizy from the outside but this concept car called “Equal” from two young Hungarian car designer Vedran Martinek and
Dario Dropucic caters to differently-abled persons.

Aiming to provide easier mobility to people with disabilities, this concept car opens in the back to provide easy access to wheelchairs (watch video) which will also serve as the car seat, eliminating the need to switch seats. Hopefully the “Equal” gets its funding on Indiegogo so people in wheelchairs will get to move around easily. Read more

Bosch CEO Werner Struth announced on Monday at the CES in Las Vegas a 2.5 by 2.5 millimeters wide model sensor designed for smartphones and other consumer devices and also for the automotive industry.

Increasingly being built into devices both in the home and in automobiles – Bosch plans to develop these components as a new strategic goal, according to the CEO. Struth also adds that the auto industry remains as the largest sector of Bosch and that these new sensors will pave way to a “full automated driving system.” Read more

Concept Cars | Tribute Fiat 127 going into production soon?

May 25, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | rb

Filed Under: Concept Cars, Featured, MotorNews

Concept Cars | Tribute Fiat 127 going into production soon?

You can only find a few Fiat 127 today. It was designed to replace the old 850 but was then followed by the Uno model in the 1980ties. If you’re on the hunt for vintage cars, I recommend the Fiat because of its simple yet stylish design. Good luck though in finding one.

Designer David Obendorfer once again is teasing the car enthusiasts with yet another concept car: the Fiat 127 of today. No, it won’t manufactured today but it could be. Read more

NYIAS 2013 | BMW Concept Active Tourer

April 4, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | rb

Filed Under: Concept Cars, Green

 BMW plug-in hybrid concept active tourer 

More and more car makers are going greener by coming up with their very own electric vehicles. Even the luxury auto manufacturers are joining the bandwagon. We already saw 2014 Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive and now something from BMW. Read more

Xelestine's transformable sportscar concept in wagon mode

Just about every teen male at some point in their young life wants to drive a car and at that time, it more often than not, is a hot, sleek cherry red coupe bound to turn heads or at least something else it’s equivalent. However, the average teen probably would not be able to actually afford that fantasy until around the age of 40. Read more

The Scoobike is yet another cool, spunky, vibrant inititiave to bring green energy to one of the most used commutation vehicles in the US, the bicycle. It comes push and pedal power to deliver simplistic, clean, hybrid power to drive across the busy streets in a jiffy, helping you drive safe, smart, and contributing to the environment. Pretty cool I’d say. I truly hope this becomes the bicycle standard of the future.