In 2004, GM considered and explored the possibility of bringing back the classic Chevrolet Nomad. This time, it was via a 2+2 seating hatchback concept. A 250-horsepower 2.2-liter turbocharged Ecotec inline four sits under the Nomad’s long hood, driving the rear wheels.
2004 Chevrolet Nomad concept.
2004 Chevrolet Nomad concept
BMW has not only thrown in a few new ideas this year, but they’ve also done it via a new brand. The i Division offers us this beautiful and futuristic hatchback called the i3. The electric motor over the rear axle – which generates output of 125 kW/170 hp and impressive torque of 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) from a standstill – and a small turning circle combine to deliver pleasingly agile driving characteristics. The BMW i3 Concept accelerates from 0 to 60 km/h (37 mph) in under four seconds and from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than eight seconds.
The MG5 Concept represents an exciting new chapter in MG’s history. This five-door hatchback was developed at MG Birmingham under the UK Design Director, Tony Williams-Kenny. The new model was recently unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, where it received much critical acclaim. The main features of the car include LED head cluster lights, rear spoiler stance and an aerodynamic shape, all of which offer a look that’s both sporty and sophisticated. (source: MG)
The Volkswagen Group’s Seat division presented the Ibiza Cupra as a close-to-production concept car at the 2012 Beijing International Motor Show. The production version arrives at the end of this year with 180 HP and is an icon of the brand since 1996 when the first generation hit the streets.
2012 Seat Ibiza Cupra concept.
Seat is a huge brand from Spain and part of the Volkswagen Group but not very known in the US. It presented the IBE Concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and is a stunning of what a great looking, electric hatchback can look like. I hope they build it. They need to. For the brand and for the future. It proves that cars like this don’t have to be as ugly as the Nissan Leaf. To read more, visit Cartype.
I can’t think of a brand that has been thru so many ups and downs as MG. This new Zero concept doesn’t have much “MG-ness” to it. It looks like a Volkswagen. Read more on Cartype.
The new e-tron model series from Audi will gain another new member at the Geneva Motor Show: The Audi A1 e-tron is a Mega City Vehicle (MCV) with an innovative drive technology. It comes equipped with a powerful electric motor for zero-emission driving in the city. There is also an internal combustion engine on board that recharges the battery in exceptional circumstances. The A1 e-tron is very agile thanks to the 75 kW (102 hp) peak power of its electric motor. Read the rest of this story on Cartype.