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Friday, October 11, 2013

10 Concept Cars ready for production (Part-2)

Year of 2013-2014 may be one of the best period in history for the most advanced concept car to make the jump from concept to the production stage. Starting from refinement of everyday cars, to hybrid and electric cars, all these concept cars will be passing on the highway. And here are the next 5 most advanced concept cars that is ready to enter the production phase, which is a continuation of (Part-1):

5. Toyota Corolla Furia
Corolla is not playing in the big leagues with some other competitor concept cars, but the Corolla Furia concept successfully defend against the Chevy Corvette and Acura NSXs at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. 2014 Toyota Corolla which is recently introduced has grooves that resemble Furia, as well as bold colors, which is now got purple color instead of orange. Although it does not have the performance or significant new technologies, but still look awesome, simple and effective.
Toyota Corolla Furia. (Picture from: http://www.autoblog.com/)

4. Cadillac Converj
Although it takes a long time, but the Cadillac Converj concept car that was first shown by GM at the 2009 North American International Auto Show will become a reality this year in the form of Cadillac ELR. When compared with the Converj, the ELR gets a bit larger battery of 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, which first introduced with the 2013 Volt.
Cadillac Converj. (Picture from: http://www.greenunivers.com/)
On the other hand such as the Volt, when the status changing from the concept into production car, the ELR was loss a few km of its range, down to about 56 km, from 64 km on the Converj concept car. Cadillac said that the ELR production will begin at the end of this year.

3. Tesla Model X
Tesla has always done things a little different from another car manufacturers. In the case of Model X, Tesla introduced the crossover at its headquarters last February 2013. The car will come in two versions, ie front wheel drive and all-wheel drive, which is powered by an electric motor and can reach 0-100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. Tesla Model X does not look as sporty like the Roadster and Model S, but rather looks like sporty hatchback than a CUV in general.
Tesla Model X. (Picture from: http://solarenergy-usa.com/)

2. BMW i8
2014 BMW i8 is expected to be on the market early next year and is expected to be produced version similar to the concepts of 2011 i8 and 2009 Vision EfficientDynamics (VED). While the i3 is an attractive choice for consumer who's looking for a city car with no exhaust emissions for everyday purposes, and the second member of the "i" family (i8) offer a blend of sports car performance with hybrid efficiency.
BMW i8. (Picture from: http://insideevs.com/)
BMW i8 concept car powered with 220 horsepower 3-cylinder engine at the rear, combined with a modified version of the i3 e-drive on the front. These combinations have not been able to put BMW i8 on the performance level of Porsche 918 Spyder, but offers an interesting combination between performance and efficiency. According to BMW, the i8 can reach speeds of 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds, with fuel consumption of 2.7 L/100 km.

1. Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe
An evolution of the Concept Style Coupe revealed at the 2012 Auto China in Beijing, the all-new CLA-Class is the Mercedes's entry-level that are intended for young people. This car uses a 2,000 cc four-cylinder turbo engine that can spray power of 208 hp while mated with seven speeds dual-clutch transmission. Another version of this car is the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive will be attending the market next year.
Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe. (Picture from: http://www.freshnessmag.com/)
Mercedes-Benz CLA will include some of the latest Mercedes technology, such as mbrace2 connectivity and Apple's Siri integration.*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GIZMAG | ACCNEWS
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