10 Apr The Three Hottest Concept Cars Being Developed Now
Concept cars are frequently shown at international motor shows and expositions and are a great way for the manufacturers to gauge public interest in the concept. Here is our list of the three hottest concept cars being developed now, that we really want to see hit the road in the near future.
First up is the Audi Crosslane Coupe, a car which has SUV style looks packed into a small three door body. There are two small seats in the back, and a removable carbon fibre roof panel to turn this machine into a convertible.
The body has been designed to be as lightweight as possible while still maintaining body stiffness. The engine is a 3 cylinder 1.5 liter petrol engine, with two electric motors, giving a top speed of 113mph and 0-60 in just under 9 seconds.
It’s highly ecologically friendly, attaining an astonishing 256.8mpg – in these days of sky high gas prices, definitely a good thing.
Next we have the Lexus LF-LC concept, which was shown to massive interest at the North American International Auto Show. It’s a hybrid 2+2 sports coupe, with emphasis on stunning, sleek design and driver comfort and convenience. The running lights are in an “L” shape while the fog lights use a dot matrix pattern. The rear lights have been deliberately designed to echo a jet afterburner! The front grille is an eye-catching 3D mesh.
The car features touch screen controls throughout, including two 12-inch LED displays along with door panel touch controls for windows and air conditioning.
Lexus haven’t yet revealed any official statistics on power or fuel economy, but doubtless the hybrid engine will give great return.
And finally in our list of the 3 hottest concept cars being developed now, we have the Toyota Diji. This astonishing creation may be some way off from production, but this is the type of vehicle we used to dream was awaiting us in the sci-fi future. Toyota has stated that this car is their vision of a future where people are strongly connected “to each other, through their cars”.
The exterior of the car features the possibility of displaying messages, information, or images directly on the vehicle. The interior, too, is a futuristic dreamscape of augmented reality navigation, including a holographic “guide” who can give driving information.
Not only all that, but you can also control it via your Smartphone, and its designed to sync up with other friends locally who have the same technology.
When you add in the amazing and eye catching exterior design lines, you can see why the Toyota Diji is number one on our list of the 3 hottest concept cars being developed now.