Next week’s motor show at the Auto Shanghai 2011 will feature a new concept model from Peugeot, designed entirely in China and which looks likely to form part of a plan to launch at least one new model per year in the Chinese market.
It used to be so simple – 4×4’s were big, clumsy goliaths, driven mostly by mums on the school run, with few redeeming qualities apart from their use as rescue vehicles during Britain’s recent mini Ice Age. Just a few years ago the Urban 4×4 (or SUV/SAV as car makers like to call them) were considered an endangered species as organisations sprung up – The Alliance Against Urban 4x4s – devoted to its demise.
What a remarkable transformation from the upright and dowdy A-Class of today to this new Concept A-Class, which is making its world premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show on 21st April 2011.
The new Lexus LF-Gh hybrid concept will make its world debut on April 19th at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. Lexus has described the concept as “signalling Lexus’s redefinition of the luxury grand tourer”, so it would be a reasonable assumption to see the LF-Gh successor to today’s Lexus GS 450h.
Following yesterday’s leaked images of the M5 Concept, from the event held last Friday in Munich, BMW have now officially unveiled details of its newest M model leading up to the car’s debut at the Shanghai Auto Show on 19th April.
In just a few hours we’ll be able to pore over the details of BMW’s new M5 Concept, prior to its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show on 19th April. Pictures leaked out over the weekend, showed the undisguised car in the traditional BMW M concept-car paint finish, “Chrome Shadow”, after the car was revealed to the press at a private gathering in Munich last Friday.
Sir Jackie Stewart, 3 time F1 World Champion and winner of 27 Grand Prix, has been taken to hospital after falling ill whilst flying home to London from Geneva.
Geneva has certainly been rocking these last few days, as manufacturers struggle to get their exhibition entries ready for the critical gaze of the public eye. As you would imagine, Geneva is the largest automotive exhibition of the year and it is essential that automotive brands in development, in terms of both image and technology, have something that stands out at the show.
Supercars are awesome aren’t they? Well they’re supposed to be and that’s sometimes their biggest problem – the headline figures can become so incomprehensible that eventually they’re meaningless to the average person. Take the Bugatti Veyron for example.
Following the launch in Paris of the Peugeot 908 in February, a diesel-hybrid version of the new car has now been unveiled at this…
BMW’s new F10 5-Series has been out for just over a year, and whilst its a worthy and very capable executive saloon, the model we’ve all been waiting for is the M5 – traditionally the fastest car in BMW’s line-up.
Alfa Romeo revealed its much-rumoured 4C sports car concept at Geneva today, generating one of the biggest scrums of the day as photographers fought to capture those all important first images. The 4C Concept follows on from the success of the 8C Competizione and Spider, but rather than the £100k plus price tag of its elder sibling the 4C is likely to be much more affordable when it eventually goes on sale.