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On the sidelines of the reveal of the new generation Civic at the Paris Motor Show, Honda unveils a study already advanced a badged version of Type R of its popular compact. The formula for this sporting version remains faithful to the habits of the Japanese manufacturer with maximum extravagances. No technical details officially released on the other hand even if short sounds like what the block 2.0 VTEC Turbo that the current generation squad Civic Type R would reach its power to 310 hp to 340 hp see 350 hp.
The sporty Renault Concept for Paris Motor Show now has a name: TreZor. And style promises to be very surprising.
With Renault TreZor super sports prototype that opens like a jewelry box, the manufacturer wants to show he is ready for all daring to stand out from its rivals.
Two syllables, a « z » in the middle, yes, the TreZor has a nomenclature similar to that of DeZir. It must be said that this new concept will have the same objective as his counterpart unveiled in 2010, namely foreshadow the future of Renault style spectacularly. As the DeZir, the TreZor is thus be in the form of a 100% electric sports, the « z » referring to the acronym Z.E for « zero emissions ». It will for now be content with this teaser to get an idea of the concept, the proportions of which are described as «amazing» by Renault. The windshield, which presents a priori a scarlet hue seems very low indeed. Also note the vents highly stylized cover.
Six years after signing the Dezir prototype, which introduced the new design language of the brand, Laurens van den Acker, design director, continues its momentum by developing the concept car (so it is not intended to be marketed) TreZor. In office since 2009, the Dutch can consider that he has fulfilled his contract. For two years, the design is it not again become the criterion for purchase a number of the firm’s models?
Presented on the Renault stand the Paris Motor Show, this coupe seats two hypersportif electric propulsion, lacking doors and opens like a jewelry box, vehicle largely subliminal messages. It means first that Renault intends to go upmarket and reserve a more sophisticated treatment to some details. We can guess that the grille of future cars will thin and light signature that the C-shaped front will endure The cap furnished with gills and alternation between satin surfaces at the front and engineered rear with hexagonal facets suggests the will to hoist Renault out of the swamp undifferentiated generalist brands.
THE FRENCH LUXURY
However, this prototype contains the principles that made the success of the revival style of the house: strict proportions (big wheels, reduced cantilever limited glazed area), simplicity of forms (curved wings, pronounced shoulders, front without too many frills) and fluidity of the silhouette. Inside, deliberately uncluttered, TreZor has an extensive display L-shaped and installs a steering wheel with geometrical lines. A command between the two occupants to switch to autonomous driving mode. The materials are noble (red wood for the dashboard) and some choices aimed a nod to the « French luxury » like trunks maintained with straps installed in front of the cockpit. Only element of continuity with the Renault design of the 2000s, the internal environment (for chairs and very enveloping) is inspired by the world of furniture. Both outgoing and mysterious, spontaneous and controlled, this concept car sets the bar very high. « Now it’s up to me,» smiles Laurens van den Acker. The new page outlined by this prototype will open with the next generation Clio in 2018.
All ears. On the hood were carved scales component a kind of the honeycomb. These « gills » are open to refresh the cabin and, above all, cool the batteries installed in the front.
Private driver. The logos installed on the sides of the car and back changing color when the car goes into autonomous driving mode. In this configuration, we should not be surprised to see the driver lose interest in the road.
Bodysculptée. The side rolls and the concave parts are designed to visually muscle car, as well as the wings and the curved cover. However, this apparent musculature prevents overcharging. The influence of German design.
Red stroke. As a prototype, TreZor takes liberties with the stresses of everyday life. It has no doors (the upper part of the body lifts) and adopts a stunning red glass. One way to lighten the silhouette and bring “heat” to the project.
laser treatment. Under the effect of laser technology, the headlights are refined. They integrate with a light signature C-shaped, inaugurated on the latest models of the brand.
After Audi, Renault and DS is Jaguar who enters to Formula E with a 100% electric car called I-type.
The real novelty on the Jaguar stand is not on the ground but on a pedestal who levitates in the air. And it is rather fitting with his pace because this novelty is simply that Formula E manufacturer of Coventry, false spaceship air with its aileron double floor that will share all the cars in the 2016-2017 season.
KICKING OFF OF FORMULA E THIS WEEKEND!
Jaguar entrust its I-Type in British Adam Carroll and New Zealander Mitch Evans, two drivers from GP2 and therefore accustomed to the car.
The first round of the 2016-2017 season of Formula E will be held in Hong Kong on Sunday 9th October.
BMW Concept X2 why deprive yourself? BMW soon draw its SUV range Coupes cars from below by adding a X2. The brand unveils a glimpse at the World through this namesake concept.
Take an SUV, draw him a more slender profile and voila: you now have in your hands a SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) or what is more commonly called a coupe SUV, the new genre popular among premium manufacturers. BMW was the first to enter this niche market by marketing the X6, first named in 2008. Since then, the recipe has been emulated and has declined on the lower segment with the X4. Mercedes has also followed suit by launching its next versions « Coupe » its GLE and GLC.
BMW CONCEPT X2 NOT SO COUPE
BMW, it has not yet finished with the coupes SUV. The constructor to the propeller is ready indeed to start the BMW X2. As its name suggests, it will be an « Coupe » version of the X1. The transformation process is slightly different however on the small SUV family: while large X6 and X4 brothers display a very distinctive profile notchback, the BMW X2 keep his side a more conventional roofline. The affiliation with the model it is based, namely the X1, shows also less obvious than other Bavarian SUV coupes. But perhaps this is put down to the side very « show car » Concept BMW X2. Remains to be seen if the production model will also show different from X1.
Mercedes Generation EQ Stuttgart anti-Tesla Model X can be glimpsed , Alongside the E-Class All Terrain and AMG GT Roadster, the brand with the star reveals in the Paris Motor Show Generation EQ concept, a 100% electric SUV that intends to shade the Model X Tesla.
The SUV of the future will be electric, including the side of the premium manufacturers. After Audi at the Frankfurt Show last year, is that Mercedes is now trying to thing through Mercedes Generation EQ. With its «grill» (actually a screen) highlighted with a blue border, the concept to star proudly displays its green ambitions. This slab tip of the snout allows it also to warn other drivers when in standalone mode, a feature that is not surprising given its avant-garde.
Mercedes Generation EQ Production by 2019?
With a capacity of 70 kWh, the batteries of Mercedes Generation EQ allow it to cover 500 km without recharging. As for performance, the concept can count on its 300 kW equivalent to about 400 hp to sign the 0 to 100 km / h in under 5 seconds. Mercedes is careful to time to discuss the marketing of a production model derived from the Mercedes Generation EQ. However, rumors announce 2019.