concept cars

Mercedes-Benz G-Code Subcompact Crossover Concept

Published by on Nov 5th, 2014, No Comments


This may very well be the most futuristic car that has come out of Mercedes-Benz’ garage – and we’re not saying that’s a bad thing. In fact, this car looks like one that would fit comfortably into a modern, greener world.

In celebration of their new research and development centre in Beijing, Mercdes-Benz unveiled this truly unique concept car.

The design of the G-code Concept was influenced by the trends and tastes of Mercedes’ Chnese – so it is an Asian inspired car through an through. It is smaller than the similar GLA-Class, but still spacious enough to use as a family car.

The car is not yet headed for production, and is for now, only a concept – a wonderful concept that is. However, should Mercedes-Benz decide that they want to manufacture this car, it will most likely be marketed as a competitor for Audi’s upcoming Q1 and the existing Mini Cooper Countryman.

So, let’s get down to business: the insides of the G-Code.  (more…)

Ford Explorer America Concept, comes to Detroit

Published by on Jan 7th, 2008, No Comments

Ford Explorer America Concept

Not that there aren’t enough concepts on the market right now but this one deserves attention, Ford Explorer America Concept, the fuel-efficient SUV with 20-30% improvement. In the United States, Explorer is the top-selling SUV with more than 400,000 units sold each year.

The perception in America has changed for the last few years. A good car is one that can increase the mpg and Jim Farley, Ford’s VP of Marketing and Communications said that “Customers are smart. They value vehicles – the more efficient, the better”. It all depends on the engine you choose and Ford has a few to offer:

  • 4-cylinder 2-liter engine with EcoBoost that can deliver 275hp and 280 lb/ft of torque
  • 3.5-liter V6 engine that boosts 340hp

There are a few other things that will reduce the fuel consumption like changing from body-on-frame to unibody construction that will reduce weight and better dynamics, 6-speed transmission with auto-control or the fuel saving electric power assisted steering (EPAS).

Here are a few more pictures of the new Ford Explorer America Concept.

Ford Explorer America Concept Ford Explorer America Concept Interior Ford Explorer America Concept Seats Ford Explorer America Concept Side View