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Peugeot announces hybrid SXC crossover concept for Auto Shanghai 2011

Peugeot announces hybrid SXC crossover concept for Auto Shanghai 2011

Peugeot has released the following press release:Peugeot SXC Concept CarStrength and appealAthletic, powerful, elegant, the "SXC", a Concept Car from the Peugeot Style Studios of the China Tech Center in Shanghai, explores the world of an exclusive and modern Crossover. With the SXC, unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show, Peugeot reasserts its international ambitions, refining its ability to adapt to the specific expectations of each market, while expressing in all areas its vision for the future and its skill in combining pursuit of excellence and emotion.Concept: reinterpretation of the CrossoverIn 2010, Peugeot unveiled an evolution in its stylistic codes through various concept cars: the SR1 (grand tourisme roadster), the BB1 (city car, 2.50 m long, for 4 people), the EX1 (two-seater roadster, 100% electric, which beat the homologated acceleration records in France and in China) and the HR1 (exclusive, innovative and hyper-connected city car). At the Shanghai Motor Show, the Marque's stylists express themselves in another category, which is becoming increasingly popular in the Chinese market, that of the Crossover.

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Citroen hints at the new DS5. World premiere in Shanghai.

Citroen hints at the new DS5. World premiere in Shanghai.

Citroen has released the following press release:CITROËN DS5 WORLD REVEAL IN SHANGHAICitroën will reveal the third opus in its DS distinctive line on 18 April. And because an outstanding event deserves an outstanding venue, the brand has chosen to unveil the Citroën DS5, the manifestation of its finest expertise, in the city of Shanghai.A daring and sculptural creation, the DS5 perfectly expresses the DS spirit, namely bold choices on styling, architecture, sensations and refinement, while implementing the best in Citroën technology.The presentation of this outstanding vehicle will be broadcast live on 18 April at 10.30 am Paris time on Citroën’s Facebook page (www.

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Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid concept - full preview [VIDEO]

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid concept - full preview [VIDEO]

Lexus has released the follwoing press reelase:Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept Explores Design Features That Will Migrate to Future Lexus VehiclesLF-Gh concept to make world debut at 2011 New York International Auto ShowStylish and assertive concept advances notions of premium grand touring sedanConcept explores Lexus’ future direction with aggressive and bold spindle-shaped front grilleNEW YORK (April 12, 2011) – The Lexus LF-Gh hybrid concept will make its global debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The concept, which sets out to redefine the premium grand touring sedan, will be at the Lexus display through May 1.“For this concept, Lexus designers studied characteristics that are often considered contradictory and difficult to execute together,” said Kengo Matsumoto, general manager, Lexus Design Division, Toyota Motor Corporation. “The captivating design of the LF-Gh concept examines the possibility of balancing what are normally opposing qualities, such as style and functionality.” Working with a clean sheet of paper, Lexus Design Division designers aimed to perfectly blend style, performance, efficiency, and environmental compatibility in a premium, grand touring sedan while trying to leverage advanced, new technologies.

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Melkus RS2000 GT and RS2000 GTS - new details released

Melkus RS2000 GT and RS2000 GTS - new details released

Following the announcment of to new models - the RS2000 GT and RS 2000 GTS, Melkus Sportwagen has released the following press release and first pictures of the new car.World premiere of the new MELKUS RS2000 models in MonacoMelkus Sportwagen GmbH will introduce the new MELKUS RS2000 GT and GTS models as a world premiere from 14th to 17th April at the Top Marques in Monaco.Both novelties are powered by a new powerful turbo engine. Due to systematic lightweight construction the vehicle has a kerb weight of less than one ton. In conjunction with an engine output up to 350 hp, a performance on super sports car level could be realized.

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Subaru teases XV Concept for Auto Shanghai 2011

Subaru teases XV Concept for Auto Shanghai 2011

Subaru has released the following press release:Exhibition Outline of Auto Shanghai 2011  Tokyo, April 11, 2011 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it will exhibit the “SUBARU XV CONCEPT” as a world premiere at the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2011) slated for April in Shanghai, China (Press day: April 19 and 20; Open to the public from April 21 through 28). The SUBARU XV CONCEPT is a design concept car that defines a new generation of crossover vehicle, blending exceptional SUV practicality with a fashionable form. It was specifically designed for customers who are looking for a vehicle offering looks, benefits and a packaging that stretch beyond those from the populated crowd of existing crossover models. At its heart is the core theme of “Enjoyment and Peace of mind”, and a promise to deliver, in line with Subaru’s new brand statement, “Confidence in Motion”.

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Genovation Cars announced the premiere of the G2 electric car

Genovation Cars announced the premiere of the G2 electric car

Genovation Cars has released the following press release:Genovation Cars to Unveil Design of G2 Electric Car at SAE World Congress and New WebsiteGenovation will Exhibit with Prime Contractor Tata Technologies at EventROCKVILLE, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genovation Cars Inc. (www.genovationcars.com), a Maryland designer and builder of environmentally friendly automobiles, announced that it will unveil the design of its G2 plug-in electric car at the SAE 2011 World Congress, April 12-14 at the Cobo Center, Detroit, Mich.

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Melkus will premiere new RS2000 GT and RS2000 GTS models at Top Marques Monaco

Melkus will premiere new RS2000 GT and RS2000 GTS models at Top Marques Monaco

Melkus has released the following press release:Presentation of the new GT and GTS models at the Top Marques in MonacoOnly a few days left before Melkus Sportwagen GmbH will present the new RS2000 GT and GTS models at the Top Marques in Monaco. The new powerful turbo engine of a well-known german manufacturer offers in conjunction with the low weight of the vehicle a performance on super sports car level. Not only the 350 hp in the top of the line GTS model, but also the top speed of about 300 km/h (188 mph) and considerable improved acceleration speak a clear language. The new developed  lightweight body kit, which includes front spoiler, rear wing, diffuser and air guides at the side, improves not only the aerodynamics of the vehicle, but also results in a more aggressive appearance of the MELKUS RS2000.Further details and first pictures are coming soon.

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Lamborghini shows the Aventador LP700-4 in Rome [VIDEO]

Lamborghini shows the Aventador LP700-4 in Rome [VIDEO]

Lamborghini has released the following press release:Roma Capitale to be at the heart of a big event to promote the “Made in Italy”: the presentation of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4Today, at a press conference held at the Campidoglio, the Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno and the President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, announced that from April 26th to May 8th, Roma Capitale will star in a great new event to promote the “Made in Italy”. On the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification, Lamborghini chooses Rome as the main stage for the international presentation of its brand-new super sports car, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, created in Italy but destined to be revered and appreciated all over the world, as confirmed by the orders received so far, which have already overcome 12 months’ production. To offer visual support to such announcement, one specimen of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 has been put on display right outside the Campidoglio. Over a period of two weeks in springtime Rome, the Bull from Sant’Agata Bolognese will become the true protagonist. A series of fascinating initiatives are scheduled to take place in the capital city in order to entertain Romans and tourists alike on the occasion of the Easter festivities.

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Mercedes-Benz previews Concept A-Class. World premiere at Auto Shanghai 2011 [VIDEO]

Mercedes-Benz previews Concept A-Class. World premiere at Auto Shanghai 2011 [VIDEO]

Mercedes-Benz has released the following press release:World premiere at the Auto Shanghai show (21 – 28 April 2011)Mercedes Concept A-Class: the first heartbeat of a new generationStuttgart/Shanghai. With the Concept A-Class, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a car that might have come from another planet: its expressive design symbolises concentrated dynamism. The technical highlights include a new, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, a dual clutch transmission and a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist.A long bonnet, a low silhouette and slim window areas: the proportions of the Concept A-Class suggest concentrated dynamism. The car's sporty appearance is given particular depth by the interplay between lines and surfaces.

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BMW and Brilliance announces 5-series Plug-In Hybrid Concept

BMW and Brilliance announces 5-series Plug-In Hybrid Concept

BMW has released the following press release:Auto Shanghai 2011: BMW Brilliance Automotive presents prototype of a plug-in hybrid sedan.Chinese development project enriches BMWActiveHybrid technology with a new format based on the BMW 5 Series Sedan long wheelbase version.Munich/Shanghai. In the run-up to the international automobile trade show Auto Shanghai 2011, BMW Brilliance Automotive presents the concept of a premium-segment plug-in hybrid sedan. In collaboration with its joint venture partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.

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