Frankfurt Motor Show | 2011

The all-new British-built Avensis from Toyota

The all-new British-built Avensis has been given sharper styling, some extra equipment and much improved dynamism. It will be powered by a 124bhp Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0-litre D-4D turbodiesel engine. There has been a 14% improvement in fuel economy from an already frugal figure of 5.3l/100km to a 4.6l/100km, even CO2 emissions have dropped from […]…

Californication Vol.2 | VW Buggy Up!

The “brightest” star of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 had to be the vivid orange VW Buggy Up Concept. The buggy up! is inspired by the Californian beach buggies of the 1960s.  These buggies, pioneered by the American Bruce Meyers and others had a chassis and engine borrowed from the reliable Beetle and a glassfibre […]…

Volvo Concept You | Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

As a follow up to Concept Universe, Volvo showcased its pseudo-coupe, Concept You at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It features a luxurious high-tech interior with a driver-centric command via intuitive smart pad technology. The roofline stretches all the way back to the tail lamps rendering a fastback look. A control centre consists of a […]…

Lambo’s Trofeo Stradale at Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale revealed at the IAA 2011  is based on the successful race car from the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the world’s fastest single-make series. Both the racing and road versions share the same V10 powerplant, which is used with no modifications and a robotized e-gear six-speed transmission controlled […]…

Audi Urban | A pod for the people

Audi revealed Sportback and Spyder forms of their Urban concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This 1+1 vehicle designed for city driving evokes design parallels with the Auto Union racecars of the 1930s. The Electric White show car measures 3.2mts tall, 1.67mts wide and 11.81mts tall. The car’s monocoque is made from carbon fibre-reinforced polymer […]…

Maserati Kubang | The luxury SUV segment gets busy

On 13 September 2011 Italian car manufacturer Maserati unmasked their luxury SUV, the Kubang at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Kubang concept was first unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show back in 2003. It was designed by Maserati Style Center headed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti. A new generation of engines will be designed in Modena by […]…

Ssangyong XIV-1 | Not just a sketchy concept

The Frankfurt Motor Show sees the revelation of yet another UV concept, this time around from South Korean car manufacturer Ssangyong. The name XIV-1 was derived from the term ‘eXciting user Interface Vehicle’ depicting the design intent i.e interaction of the driver and passenger. The front end styling follows the lead set by SsangYong’s new […]…

Peugeot makes hay at hybrid showdown

Under the spotlight in the Peugeot stands at the Frankfurt Motor Show was the limited edition Peugeot 508 RXH. This exclusive hybrid variety of the 508 gets the HYbrid4 powertrain which combines the 163bhp 2.0-litre HDi FAP diesel engine that drives the front wheels and a 37bhp electric motor that drives the rear axle. The […]…

Subaru XV breaks cover at Frankfurt

The spanking new Subaru XV made its world premiere at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show. The brand is banking on themes such as “Confidence in Motion” and “Urban Adventure” to make a winner out of their ad campaigns. Subaru’s “Protren” design concept inspired XV symbolizes the fusion of SUV functionality and urban usability. Prominent design […]…

British Eterniti reveal SUV | Hemera

All new British car company Eterniti Motors revealed images of their prototype SUV, the Hemera which will be on display at next week’s Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). Production for the hand-built Hemera begins in London in 2012. It features a limousine-like rear passenger cabin with twin electric reclining seats, iPads and a chiller for […]…

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