10 Concept Cars that Did Not Make It

Concept vehicles are some of the most technologically advanced vehicles that are produced by popular car brands all around the world. These vehicles are manufactured to bring attention to technologies and exclusive designs that may eventually appear in future production cars. Concept cars come equipped with cutting-edge technologies and exceptional performance capabilities that always attract car enthusiasts.

Famous car manufacturers make concept cars to bring the attention of car enthusiasts towards future automotive technologies. These vehicles are designed to leave a lasting impression, thanks to their unique exterior designs and premium interiors. However, not all concept cars are introduced in the car market as these vehicles do not reach the production line.

Concept vehicles are the jewels of auto shows around the world. Car manufacturers put these vehicles on display in motor shows to grab the attention of motorists. These stunning vehicles provide the basic DNA for cars to come in future.

Here are some incredibly designed concept cars that are rarely ever seen again.

2010 Renault Dezir

The 2010 Renault Dezir is an electric concept vehicle that was officially presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The 2-seat coupe looks stunning from every angle, thanks to its butterfly doors and red leather finishes in the interior. The vehicle is modelled to show Renault’s view of the future vehicles.

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The 2010 Renault Dezir comes equipped with a mid-mounted electric motor that is capable of producing 148 horsepower and 226Nm of torque. With this powertrain, the coupe can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5 seconds and have a top speed of 184 km/h.

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2010 Kia Pop

The 2010 Kia Pop is an electric concept vehicle that was first presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show by Kia Motors. The vehicle represents Kia’s vision of future urban electric cars. The exterior of the car features chrome accents, oblong-shaped side windows, and front-hinged doors. The interior of the 2010 Kia Pop has a purple colour and two seats to make commuting memorable.

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The 2010 Kia Pop concept comes fitted with an electric engine that produces 190Nm of torque. With a single charge, the vehicle can cover around 160 kilometres.

2010 Jaguar C-X75

The 2010 Jaguar C-X75 is a hybrid-electric 2-seat concept car manufactured by the famous British car brand Jaguar Cars in partnership with Formula One team Williams F1. The vehicle was first represented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The 2010 Jaguar C-X75 has an aerodynamic exterior that is focused on enhancing its performance.

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The 2010 Jaguar C-X75 is powered by four 145 KW electric motors producing 780 horsepower and 1,600Nm of torque. The vehicle can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and have a top speed of 330 km/h.

Jaguar announced a limited production of the 2010 Jaguar C-X75 in 2011. Due to the global financial crisis of 2010, the production of the vehicle has never been materialized. However, a few cars were produced which future in different movies.

2009 Dodge Zeo

The 2009 Dodge Zeo is among concept cars that have so far not been introduced in the car market. The concept car built by Dodge was first introduced at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. The exterior of the concept car features scissors doors in the front and hinged scissors doors at the rear. It has a 2+2 seating pattern in the cabin.

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The 2009 Dodge Zeo comes fitted with a single 200 KW electric motor that is capable of producing 268 horsepower. With a single charge, the vehicle has a range of 400 km.

2009 Infiniti Essence

The 2009 Infiniti Essence is a concept sports car that was unveiled by Infiniti at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The concept sports car looks aggressive from every angle, thanks to its curvy lines and long bonnet. The vehicle features a three-piece Louis Vuitton luggage set in the trunk.

The 2009 Infiniti Essence is powered by a 3.7-litre V6 engine that produces 434 horsepower. The vehicle also features a 3D Electric Motor that delivers 158 horsepower.

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The 2009 Infiniti Essence comes fitted with the latest safety features including Side Collision Prevention and Back-up Collision Prevention.

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2005 Holden Efijy

The 2005 Holden Efijy is a concept car manufactured by Holden and presented in 2005 at the Australian International Motor Show. The design of the concept vehicle is inspired by the 1953 Holden FJ. It has aluminium exhaust tips that enhance its sporty appeal. The interior features a multi-use display screen for the enhanced convenience of commuters.

2005 Holden Efijy
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The 2005 Holden Efijy is powered by a 6.0-litre LS2 V8 engine that produces 644 horsepower. The engine has been paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

2005 Ford Shelby GR-1

The 2005 Ford Shelby GR-1 is a high-performance concept vehicle manufactured by the famous Ford car brand. The vehicle debuted in 2004 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as a clay model and the first fully functional concept was introduced in 2005 at the North American International Auto Show.

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The 2005 Ford Shelby GR-1 comes equipped with a 6.4-litre V10 engine that has been paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine produces 605 horsepower and 679Nm of torque.

2003 Mercury Messenger

The 2003 Mercury Messenger is a concept car that was manufactured by Mercury in 2003. The concept car was first revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2003. The vehicle looks stunning from every angle, thanks to its sporty exterior and premium interior.

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The 2003 Mercury Messenger is powered by a 4.6-litre DOHC V8 engine that has been paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

2003 Lancia Fulvietta

The 2003 Lancia Fulvietta is a concept car manufactured by Lancia car brand. The stunning little coupe looks attractive from front to rear with its eye-catching exterior design elements. The interior of the coupe has been ergonomically designed to provide seating to up to 2 occupants.

2003 Lancia Fulvietta
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The 2003 Lancia Fulvietta is powered by a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine that is capable of delivering enhanced performance.

1999 Seat Formula

The 1999 Seat Formula is a concept car built by Spanish carmaker SEAT. The rear-wheel-drive mid-engine roadster was revealed at the 1999 Geneva Salon International de l’ auto. The vehicle has a unique design that makes it look attractive from every angle.

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The 1999 Seat Formula is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that has been paired with a 6-speed sequential Sportronic electro-hydraulic semi-automatic transmission. The engine is capable of producing 240 horsepower and 295Nm of torque. When paired with this engine, the 1999 Seat Formula can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and have a top speed of 235 km/h.

Key Takeaways!

Concept cars are made to showcase new styling and the latest technologies that car manufacturers aim to introduce in future vehicles. These vehicles are often shown at popular motor shows all around the world to gauge customer reaction to new and radical designs. These above-mentioned concept cars have stunning designs and have exceptional performance attributes. However, none of these vehicles has so far reached the production unit of its respective manufacturer.