Studio X-Gene is a Taiwanese design studio which first appeared in 2005 when their X-Coupe was shown at Auto Shanghai motor show. This year the company is back on the map with the premiere of their latest all-electric sedan/hatchback tourer name Avant GT. Measuring more than 4.5 meters in length, being more than 1.8 wide and taller than 1.
Scion has released the following press release:Scion Introduces FR-S Sports Coupe Concept at 2011 New York Auto Show• Rear-wheel drive concept makes world debut• Design focus of Pure BalanceApril 20, 2011 - New York - Scion unveiled the rear-wheel drive FR-S Concept sports coupe today at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The concept, which sets out to stimulate the souls of true driving enthusiasts, will be at the Scion display through May 1. The FR-S Concept will inspire a new model coming to the Scion brand next year.The FR-S Concept, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport; is Scion’s definition of an authentic rear-wheel-drive sports car with compelling style, exceptionally balanced performance and handling, flexible utility and surprising MPG.“Scion is always experimenting with new things,” said Jack Hollis, Scion vice president.
Suzuki has released the following press release:Suzuki reveals Kizashi EcoCharge Concept at 2011 New York International Auto ShowInnovative Gas-Electric Concept Leads Automaker’s U.S. Advanced Propulsion StrategyNEW YORK (April 19, 2011) – American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) unveiled a gas-electric concept variant of its Kizashi sedan at the company's 2011 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) press conference this evening. With the moniker Kizashi EcoCharge Concept, this innovative and eyecatching four-door further illustrates Suzuki's global eco-mobility story, and accentuates the company’s effort in socially-conscious motoring.“We are continuing to study the virtues of the gas-electric technology found in the Kizashi EcoCharge Concept,” said Steve Younan, director of automotive marketing and product planning for American Suzuki Motor Corporation. “Our basic concept was to attain substantial gains in fuel economy without the traditional sacrifices in drivability required with today’s mid-size hybrid sedans.
Audi has released the following press release:Shanghai/Ingolstadt, 2011-04-19Concentrated technical expertise – in the Audi A3 e-tron conceptAudi is set to unveil an attractive technical study – the A3 e-tron concept – in Shanghai. The four-seat notchback sedan integrates the full breadth of the brand’s technological expertise – from the enhanced MMI operating system, to the high-end infotainment system, to the drivetrain. And with its two powerplants and lithium-ion batteries that store enough energy to propel the car on electric power alone for up to 54 km (34 miles), the plug-in hybrid also delivers high fuel efficiency.Design and bodyThe Audi A3 e-tron concept is a four-seat notchback sedan. It measures 4.
Automobili Lamborghini has released the following press release:Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 makes its Asian premiere at Auto Shanghai 2011, alongside special ‘Italian’ unveil for Gallardo LP 550-2 TricoloreThe V12 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 makes its Chinese debut on Lamborghini’s stand at the Auto Shanghai 2011. The new V12 flagship of the Lamborghini super sports car brand is redefining the super sports car market, with not only extraordinary performance but with lightweight engineering technologies and unparalleled design.Lamborghini is also unveiling the Gallardo LP 550-2 Tricolore at a special off-site event held in the Shanghai Expo: a fitting location for the exclusive special edition of the highly successful Lamborghini Gallardo model designed to pay homage to Italy.China is an extremely important market for Lamborghini, achieving over 150% sales growth in 2010 compared to 2009.In 2011 Lamborghini will expand its dealership network to 20 dealers from fourteen today.
Infiniti provides an early glimpse at the new JX crossover. Concept version will debut at Pebble Beach. Production model is coming to LA
Infiniti has released the following press release:Infiniti Announces JX Luxury Crossover To Join Its Line Next Spring– North American Debut of IPL G Convertible Concept and Red Bull Racing Formula One Car Set for New York International Auto Show –FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Infiniti has announced an all-new three-row luxury crossover designated the Infiniti JX that will go on sale at its retailers in spring 2012 as a 2013 model.An exterior sketch of the Infiniti JX suggests a vehicle that pushes the boundaries of what a luxury crossover can be – with signature styling cues of the brand, such as dynamic and elegant line treatments inspired by nature. The brand styling theme continues with a “crescent cut” greenhouse design influenced by the Infiniti Essence concept car. More details will be provided when the Infiniti JX concept is shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this August.
Subaru has released the following press release:FHI Introduces the “SUBARU XV CONCEPT” as the World PremiereTokyo, April 19, 2011 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) unveiled the “SUBARU XV CONCEPT” today at the Auto Shanghai 2011 (Press day: April 19 and 20; Open to the public from April 21 through 28 in China.The SUBARU XV CONCEPT is Subaru’s design concept car that defines a new generation of crossover vehicle,blending exceptional SUV practicality with a fashionable form. The key design concept is “Protren”. This word was coined from “Professional tool” and “Trendy design”.
Volvo has released the following press releases:Volvo Car Corporation presents Concept Universe:A luxury Volvo for China and the world At the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2011, Volvo Car Corporation visualises a masterpiece of Scandinavian Design for car buyers with exquisite tastes.The Concept Universe is a large, luxurious sedan with a new human-centric design language that honours the beautiful lines of classic Volvo models. "The Concept Universe offers the world a sneak preview of what people can expect from our next top-of-the-line sedan," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.Volvo Car Corporation's long-term strategy is to be a successful, truly global company with products designed around our customers' needs and lifestyle. Scandinavian Design is about understanding and caring about people.
Buick has released the following press release:Shanghai – The Buick Envision SUV concept vehicle, which represents a convergence of future ideas and technology for Buick in the market, made its global debut today in . It will be appearing on the Shanghai GM stand at Auto Shanghai 2011.The Envision merges Buick’s global design language with Chinese aesthetics for the SUV segment. Inheriting the essence of Buick’s “fluid dynamics and peaceful comfort,” it incorporates GM’s world-leading PHEV plug-in hybrid system. Its forward-looking and people-oriented technology and equipment are destined to change people’s perceptions of SUVs.
Nissan announces Leaf Nismo RC - zero-emission racing car prototype for New York International Auto Show
Nissan has released the following press release:Nissan LEAF™ NISMO RC (Racing Competition) Takes Zero Emission Strategy to a New Dimension – the Race Track– Purpose-Built Prototype Wraps Production Nissan LEAF Components and Technology in a Dramatic Ready-To-Go-Racing Carbon Fiber Body –The name on the back panel, just under the massive adjustable rear wing, says Nissan LEAF™. The powertrain is an 100% zero emission advanced Lithium-ion battery design, just like that found on the world’s first affordable mass market electric vehicle. And despite its lack of rear doors, rear seat, trunk, audio system, navigation, carpeting and other amenities, there is a discernable family resemblance. But that is where the similarities between the production Nissan LEAF and the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC end. As indicted by the “RC” – for Racing Competition – this new electric vehicle, which makes its world debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show on April 20th, is purpose-built to bring new meaning to the term “Racing Green.