Concept Cars

Best Concept Cars of the Last Decade

Concept cars are exhibited by famous car brands and other automakers to showcase latest innovations and automotive technologies. These vehicles are developed by popular manufacturers to introduce motorists to new technologies and unique designs to gauge their reaction and feedback. Therefore, most often concept vehicles come with state-of-the-art-technologies, futuristic designs and advance features.

Let’s have a look at some of the best concept cars of the last decade with range of automotive technologies and exclusive designs.

Mazda RX-Vision

Mazda motors is often in the news for designing and developing a new rotary engine vehicle. One of the concept cars by the famous automaker is the Mazda RX-Vision. The development phase of the stunning Mazda RX-Vision concept started just couple of years after the end of the RX-8. However, it is hard to believe that car enthusiasts will never see a rotary engine providing drive to a production car again. Nonetheless, any new Mazda vehicle with advance drivetrain technologies would be a feast for the eyes.

Mazda RX-Vision

Renault Trezor

In 2016, the French car brand showcased the long, sleek two-seater GT concept. This concept car by Renault represents the brand’s Life Flower design strategy in a fullest sense. In the case of the Renault Trezor, the concept has been based on the life stages of the vehicles. In addition, this concept car perpetuates French stereotypes, where driver and occupants have to climb in the cabin and the Trezor’s canopy lifts for entry. Another notable feature of the Renault Trezor is the wraparound window.

Renault Trezor Internal

Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak

The next big thing in the automotive industry could be the crossovers with a truck bed. The Volkswagen company exhibited the Atlas Tanoak Concept in 2018 and they described the vehicle as “a progressive pickup whose habitat is the wide-open spaces of North America.” This concept car by Volkswagen has been named after a tree that is found around Santa Cruz and on the US pacific coast. Apparently, most of the famous car manufacturers are focusing on more leisure-focused and compact trucks. The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak could be one of the best concept cars if it made it to the mass-production.

Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak

Audi Skysphere

Audi has something great to offer to car enthusiasts with the Audi Skysphere concept that comes with autonomous technologies. Autonomous driving cars is the latest trend and craze in the auto industry. The Audi Skysphere is convertible concept with sleek fabric-topped style. The Audi Skysphere features a shapeshifting design that will depend on whether the vehicle is in manual driver mode or an autonomous mode.

Audi skysphere

The wheelbase and length of the Audi Skysphere is reduced when in human driver mode as the front wheels, fenders and the hood contract by 9.8 inches. In addition, the concept vehicle has been powered by a single motor in the rear axle generating 533 lb-ft of torque and generates 624 hp.

Nissan IDX

Nissan aimed for a retro style rear-wheel-drive sport compact with the Nissan IDX, but it failed badly without having a new manufacturing plant. With already produced models 370Z and GT-R, Nissan could only handle both rear or all-wheel drive and longitudinally mounted engines. The Nissan IDX idea was introduced in 2013 but it is still one of the best concept cars that can hopefully make into production.

Nissan IDX feature

Genesis Mint

The Genesis Mint is a compact concept vehicle with practical design elements such as clean and smooth bodywork with lower trim and matrix-pattern wheels. With the help of the trim, the underbody battery pack has been guided to cool with air, The practically designed concept vehicle is aimed for an urban drive. However, this cannot be affirmed with the rear-hinged scissor doors replace a trunk lid for access to the cargo space.

Genesis Mint

Porsche 917 Racer Concept

The Porsche 917 Racer Concept has been developed in 2013 by a small team of designers and engineers. Even many assert that this vehicle is only a clay model rather than a full-fledged concept. The Porsche 917 Racer Concept sets that pace for Porsche’s commitment to racing with its race number and livery that are taken directly from the Le Mans-winning 917.

GFG Style Kangaroo

 The GFG Style Kangaroo was showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show but never made it to the production. This ultimate Italian vehicle comes has been designed in a wind tunnel. This concept car is an off-roader speeder and road racer. The GFG Style Kangaroo has a 5.5-inch ground clearance when in the racing mode. Whereas the vehicle sits 7.5-inches from the ground in the road mode. In addition, when the vehicle is driven with big tyres then it is raised to 10.2 inches, same as a Land Rover Defender.

GFG Style Kangaroo

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Peugeot e-Legend Concept

The Peugeot’s e-Legend Concept is an electric vehicle that comes with advanced capabilities and technologies. This concept vehicle was exhibited at the Paris Motor Show in 2018. The Peugeot’s e-Legend Concept can is a self-driver vehicle as it offers autonomous mode to the occupants. In addition, the vehicle is also capable of delivering 456 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque with all four wheels. The Peugeot’s e-Legend Concept can go from 0-62 mph in under 4 seconds and with a top speed of 137 mph.

Peugeot e-Legend Concept

Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet

Most of the concept vehicles are inspired from former glories or designs to renew it into a new modern electric car with advance drivetrain technologies. The Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet comes with four electric motors that is capable of producing 750 horsepower. This power is directly sent to the wheels of a two-seater measuring almost 20 feet in length. This beautiful coupe was exhibited in 2017 for the first time at the Pebble Beach in its cabriolet version of the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6. This concept vehicle is one of the best concept cars that are much awaited to go into production.

Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet feature

Conclusion

Concept cars can provide a glimpse of the upcoming trends and future technologies of the automotive industry. These concept cars come with unique style, cutting-edge driving features and technologies. The aforementioned vehicles offer impressive drivetrain technologies and many other innovative features.