Geneva 2011 – Top 10 Concepts PART 1 – rpmGo.com

Many new and exciting concepts were revealed this week at the 81st edition of the Geneva Motor Show so we thought that a top 10 of the most interesting vehicles is in order. These concepts show us that the future of the automobile looks promising and sooner or later, we’ll have to plug in our cars to recharge the battery just as we do with our mobile phones.

Toyota Yaris HSD Concept

Toyota Yaris HSD Concept

The Japanese automaker Toyota revealed the Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) version of the Yaris that comes with a bigger trapezoidal lower grille, vertical “aero” corners in the front bumper that were implemented in order to lower the air turbulence along with a brand new set of 18-inch rims. To improve aerodynamics, they’ve installed rear-view cameras instead of using door mirrors – something I think we will be seeing more of in the future. The roof of the car has been covered with solar panels that are capable of providing power to the air conditioning system.

Read more about the car here – Toyota Yaris HSD Concept

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Probably one of the most beautiful concepts revealed in Geneva is the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept. It features a mid-rear mounted turbocharged 1.8-liter engine and has a 60/40 weight distribution. The car’s suspension features a high quadrilateral configuration in the front and MacPherson struts for the rear axle. It can sprint to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Alfa said that the production version of this model will be launched next year.

Read more about the car here – Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

SAAB Wild PhoeniX Sports Coupe Concept

Saab Wild PhoeniX Concept

Without any doubt, the highlight of SAAB’s booth is the Wild PhoeniX Sports Coupe Concept, a car that previews future technologies and designs that will be implemented in the automaker’s lineup. Based on the platform of the upcoming new 9-3 model, this attractive sports coupe features rear-lateral winglets that pay tribute to the company’s aeronautical roots. In the front it sports the new interpretation of SAAB’s signature three-port grille and a beefier hood.

Read more about the car here – SAAB Wild PhoeniX Sports Coupe Concept

Infiniti Etherea Concept

Infiniti Etherea Concept

Infiniti’s Etherea concept study previews the company’s soon-to-be-released entry-level car, a model that will have to face up the Audi A3 and the BMW 1-Series. The design of the concept was coordinated by Shiro Nakamura and it features some of the styling lines of the Essence sports car that we first saw in 2009, which were incorporated into a five-door body style that looks very attractive. Those opposing doors open the very spacious four-seat cabin where they’ve implemented a minimalistic, yet very futuristic styling. The production version will be launched in 2014.

Read more about the car here – Infiniti Etherea Concept

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Roadster Concept

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Roadster Concept

Featuring a clean and aggressive appearance, BMW’s Vision ConnectedDrive Roadster Concept stands out from the rest of the models and concepts introduced by the German automaker. The interior of the car is just as impressing, with its two-person cockpit that has a fully customizable gauge cluster and a head-up display that can show a tridimensional display of driving and communication info. In addition, the sensors installed in the front and rear lights can monitor the flow of the traffic, the vehicle’s driving environment and it can also “talk” with other Vision ConnectedDrive vehicles.

Read more about the car here – BMW Vision Connected Drive Roadster Concept

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