Here are some highlights from this years’ show.. condensed into 4 minutes… Copyright © 2012 by Iain Shankland. All rights reserved. Also Published at: Flagworld.com
CANADIAN VEHICLES PREMIERES – Infiniti ETHEREA Concept The Infiniti ETHEREA Concept is a highly compact vehicle with no-compromise hybrid power and maximum driving pleasure. The ETHEREA is space efficient and practical thanks to a new mechanical layout and innovative access arrangements. Its dynamic character and highly sculptural, near mono-volume form provide a silhouette unlike anything currently in the class.
Mazda SHINARI is a 4-door, 4-seat, sports coupe concept vehicle and a pure expression of Mazda’s new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’, in its idealized form. The SHINARI showcases several new design elements that will carry forward into production, beginning with the 2013 CX-5 compact SUV, and represents the first initiative by Mazda Design to express ‘KODO – Soul of Motion
CANADIAN VEHICLES PREMIERES – KIA GT Concept The Kia GT concept showcases a graceful and confident style that resembles iconic 1970’s grand touring (GT) cars. The concept signals the company’s distinctive new design direction and is the first rear-wheel-drive concept in Kia’s history. Copyright © 2012 by Iain Shankland. All rights reserved.
CANADIAN VEHICLES PREMIERES – JAGUAR C-X16 Concept The Jaguar C-X16 concept is a bold statement of Jaguar’s future design and technological intent. The C-X16 takes the traditional front-engined, rear-wheel drive formula that Jaguar defined over decades and reinvents it for the 21st century in a performance-oriented hybrid drivetrain with 50:50 weight distribution. If anything can be said to define Jaguar designs it is one word: drama. The C-X16 is no exception, taking the traditional two-seater sports car template and redefining it in the Jaguar idiom.
CANADIAN VEHICLES PREMIERES – CHRYSLER The 2013 Dodge Dart redefines performance with Alfa Romeo DNA, fuel-efficient powertrains and Dodge’s passion for performance. Loaded with innovative technology, class-leading safety features and clever functionality, the 2013 Dodge Dart sets a new standard in the compact car segment by offering unmatched personalization, roominess, style, functionality and fun-to-drive dynamics.