Audi e-tron Quattro Concept
The Audi e‑tron quattro concept uses the power of three electric motors: One electric motor drives the front axle, the two others act on the rear axle. An intelligent drive management system controls the interplay between them as appropriate for the situation. The concept study performs like a sports car which theoretically can sprint from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds and quickly reach the electronically controlled top speed of 130 miles per hour.
Honda Project 2&4
Honda has combined its motorcycle and automobile expertise to develop a concept car that is inspired by the world of 2&4 racing, where riders and drivers face off at the track to determine which is the ultimate form of travel. With Honda’s concept, dubbed the Project 2&4, the design team has attempted to end the debate by combining the best of both worlds by creating a roadster that provides the freedom of a motorcycle and road handling skills of a sports car. Peak output from a 1.0-liter V4 is an incredible 212 horsepower and 87 pound-feet of torque, with power sent rearwards via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport
Volkswagen showed off its future product direction at the Los Angeles Auto Show by presenting the Golf GTE Sport concept plug-in hybrid compact car. The VW concept is powered by a robust plug-in hybrid system that generates 395 horsepower but still provides hybrid fuel economy—averaging 118 mpg (in the NEDC cycle*). The concept can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds and has a top track speed of 174 mph, according to VW.
The C-HR concept vehicle is the Scion’s most recent step towards abandoning actual words and opting for alphanumeric groupings (just alpha, in this case) of characters as the standard naming convention. In this case, the vehicle is Compact with a High Ride height. Designed with young urban creatives – or yuccies – in mind, Toyota’s international design team set out to develop something distinctive that portrays an active urban lifestyle.
Subaru Impreza Concept
Subaru rolled out its sleek Impreza Sedan Concept for this year’s LA Auto Show. While the concept does give us a pretty good idea of what to expect, it’s not exactly a radical design. Details were not revealed, but there are rumors that the new Impreza will be the first to have the company’s new modular architecture. Most likely a boxer four-cylinder will reside under the hood and all-wheel-drive will come standard. Keep watch for the production Impreza to be unveiled at either the Detroit or New York auto shows some time next year.
Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo
Making its first North American showing is the hydrogen-powered N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Concept, which first debuted in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. The dynamic concept model marks the launch of the Hyundai’s N Performance division, and was developed as part of the Vision Gran Turismo project which invites automakers to design vehicles exclusively for the renowned Gran Turismo® video game franchise.
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