The Geneva Motor Show is currently on and to auto lovers’ delight many unknown car concepts are getting showcased along with many known and expected ones. Here we have brought to you the top 5 concepts that have been displayed by various automakers at the show. Most of these may never go into production, but they surely will impact upcoming vehicles of the future heavily in terms of both design language and technology.
After being unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2013, the Nissan Resonance has made its European debut here at the Geneva Motor Show. The swooping shape with its unusual roof and windows treatment made the model stand with a distinctive look. The new Murango, still selling in the US, is a large sporty SUV that was dropped off the UK lines a few years back, is most likely to have been inspired by the Resonance. Some of the stylish elements on the Resonance can be seen on the next X-Trail and Qashaqai (due to sell next year). Let’s wait and watch till then.
Though it may not look glamorous, it definitely will turn heads on the road. This one is already on trial at Grenoble’s, France. Even though we have seen many ‘urban transport solutions’ over the years at motor shows, this one somehow makes its mark on you. Though similar to the Renault Twizy and being powered by an electric motor, the i-road is much narrower, plus it is a three-wheeler with a single rear wheel for steering the vehicle. The Active-lean system tilts the i-road around the corners, while the cabin is closed. It can manage up to 30 miles.
Toyota FT-86 Open
Forget the ‘concept’ tag and its insistence that FT-86 is just precursor to what the convertible version of its GT-86 coupe should look like. This is a car Toyota would be mad not to build. The GT-86’s clear lines make it exceptionally well to make the transition. From some angles, FT-86 open hints California Ferrari on it. Have to admit, the roof was not seen in action so as to exactly how it will look with the roof, well have to wait for production. That also as per a Toyota spokesperson the production is not expected before summers.
The delightful (name apart) Provo managed to pull each stop. With a gaping front grille, pleasant squat stance and nicely rounded surface, the Provo was not only cute but it looks aggressive also. According to the Kia manufacturers the Provo is a pointer for its future B-Segment plans and is most likely to go on sales by 2014 to compete with rivals like the compact SUVs Renault Captor and Nissan Juke. The name can change, as any produced version can be longer or taller. It could be a version of Provo’s hybrid powertrain, which combines a turbocharged engine to drive the front wheels and an electric motor to drive the rear wheels.
This was far from being the first view of the Honda NSX, cause with its complete interiors it was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January. The NSX looked so good, that after making its European debut it deserves to be in the best five. The NSX gave strong competition to the multi-million pound Supercars LaFerrari and Mclaren P1 in a very close proximity. With its razor-sharp style and compact proportion it was an inch rival for the Porsche 911 and Audi R8. Of course the hybrid power train should prove street perfect. Rumors are going on the prize tag is £80,000 when it hits the market in 2015.