Chevrolet introduced two concept coupes at the 2012 North American International Auto Show aimed at inspiring next-generation buyers to take the wheel and suggest ideas for a car they can co-create. The two new concepts are the Code 130R and the Tru 140S.
► Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept at 2012 NAIAS
Chevrolet introduced two concept coupes at the 2012 North American
International Auto Show aimed at inspiring next-generation buyers to take
the wheel and suggest ideas for a car they can co-create. The two new
concepts are the Code 130R and the Tru 140S.
► Lexus LF-LC Concept @ 2012 NAIAS
Lexus unveiled a new design concept for a hybrid 2+2 sport coupe at the
North American International Auto Show. Showcasing the future design
direction for Lexus with an emphasis on a driver-focused vehicle, the LF-LC
concept will be at the Lexus display through January 22.
The LF-LC displays the new Lexus design language in its bold interpretation
of the signature Lexus spindle grille and rear architecture. Sumptuous
curves blend smoothly into dynamic angles, creating an inviting display of
lines, shadows and corners.
Framed by a deep aluminum surround, the mesh pattern of the spindle grille
takes 3D sculpture form, and functional air intakes in the bottom corners
of the grille show the fusion of distinctive style and engineering
Daytime running lights are shaped like an "L" while the vertical fog lamps
utilize a fading dot matrix pattern to suggest a sense of movement.
The front-engine, rear-wheel drive LF-LC features Advanced Lexus Hybrid
Drive, delivering both driving performance and fuel efficiency.
► Nissan e-NV200 Concept
The innovative Nissan e-NV200 Concept, which makes it world debut at the
2012 North American Auto Show in Detroit, serves as more evidence of
Nissan's leadership position in the zero-emission automotive industry.
Based on the popular Nissan NV200 multi-usage vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200
Concept previews a near-future production version of a full electric
vehicle designed to provide businesses or families with flexible, roomy
interior space, while achieving a dramatic CO2 footprint reduction.
The Nissan e-NV200 Concept shares its major drivetrain components with the
innovative Nissan LEAF.
Silent, zero emission power is supplied is by a lithium-ion battery
composed of 48 compact modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronous
motor that generates 207 lb-ft (280 N-m/rpm) of torque. Unlike a
conventional internal combustion engine, the motor delivers 100% of its
torque from start with immediate response bringing excellent acceleration
and smooth, comfortable driving feel.
And, like the Nissan LEAF, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept offers a highly
responsive, fun-to-drive experience that is in keeping with what consumers
have come to expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. In line
with the Nissan LEAF, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept offers excellent projected
fuel economy -- a critical factor for commercial vehicle operators.
Cadillac introduced the 2013 ATS at NAIAS in Detroit
Cadillac today introduced the 2013 ATS, an all-new compact luxury sports
sedan intended to challenge the world's best premium cars. Developed on an
all-new, lightweight vehicle architecture, Cadillac's entry into the
world's most significant luxury car segment goes on sale this summer.
A broad lineup of engines -- including two four-cylinders and a V-6 for
North America -- delivers strong power to the ATS and capitalizes on the
car's lightweight structure to complement its performance with efficiency.
The optional engines include an all-new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 270 horsepower (201 kW) and
Cadillac's award-winning 3.6L V-6, estimated at 320 horsepower (238 kW).
At 135hp/L, the new 2.0T is one of the most power-dense engines in the
industry, topping engines from European competitors. ATS will offer both
manual and automatic transmission options, along with rear-wheel and
The ATS will deliver peak highway fuel economy of more than 30 mpg.
Detroit Motor Show 2012 Chevrolet Code 130R and Tru 140S - Auto Express
Chevrolet revealed two concept cars at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show, the
rear-wheel drive Code 130R and front-wheel drive Tru 140S
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Review and 0-60 MPH Drive
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) For 2012 Chevrolet has completely redesigned and
even renamed the Chevy Aveo. The small Chevrolet economy car is now the
brand new Chevy Sonic. The old Aveo was really a rebadged Korean that is
now a bad memory in the minds of many car reviewers. So of course the
obvious question is has General Motors come out of the corner swinging with
a brand new Chevrolet Sonic that can take on the likes of the very popular
Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, and of course the very similar KIA Rio. Check out
this 0 to 60 MPH review of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic to find out.
Chevrolet True 140S & Code 130R Concepts - 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Along with the new Sonic RS hot hatch, Chevy unveiled two surprising new
concept cars at the Detroit Auto Show. Complete with awkward concept car
names the two vehicles certainly don't look awkward -- or at least the Tru
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Land Rover Defender / H1 Hummer Concept Car Hybrid THE ultimate 4x4
The truth is out at last....
video evidence of the concept vehicle which was a joint venture between
Hummer(AMG) & Land Rover, unfortunately what could have been the ultimate
4x4 (code named 'LandRummer') never went into full time production due to
disagreement on drive train/suspension choice & development ceased in1995,
most of the concept test 'mules' were destroyed, but 3 managed to escape
the crusher & were passed on to members of the engineering team, under
strict orders that nothing could be revealed about the collaboration, so
what could have been the ultimate 4x4 is resigned to the history books....
VW Passat B8 (2014) Weltpremiere
Bisher war die Sache im VW-Konzern klar: Volkswagen baut die etwas biederen
und funktionalen Autos, Audi verpackt die gleiche Technik schicker und
verkauft sie teurer -- Premium eben. Vorbei. Offensichtlich gibt es für
die Ingolstädter im Konzern keinen Artenschutz mehr. Denn Volkswagen hat
den neuen VW Passat B8 auf breiter Front eine ganze Klasse höher
2013 Cadillac ATS
From the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the
2013 Cadillac ATS.
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Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept -- 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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