Even though some of the year’s largest car shows are already behind us, automotive manufacturers are still releasing some incredible new concepts. You may think that concepts are just vaporware and will never be created, but these cars are more than that. When manufacturers introduce a new concept to the world, they are gauging the reception of new design and technological features that will shape their future models. Each concept car is essentially a glimpse into the future.
Below are 5 new concepts that will surely shape the future for their respective brands.
Chevrolet FNR Autonomous Concept
The new Chevrolet FNR concept recently premiered at the Shanghai GM Gala Night. It features a new futuristic capsule design with crystal headlights and taillights, and “dragonfly” dual swing doors. The most interesting facts about this car are its autonomous nature and magnetic, hubless wheel electric motors.
Toroidion 1MW Concept
The Toroidion 1MW concept comes straight out of Finland. Not much is known about this concept as of right now, but they state on their website that it is a supercar powered by their revolutionary high-performance powertrain.
Citroën Aircross Concept
Citroën’s new Aircross crossover concept identifies itself as the start of the brand’s next generation of cars. It’s powered by a hybrid powertrain, including an electric motor and 1.6-liter gas engine. Total output is set at 218 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. Its cabin is highlighted by large displays for the infotainment center and gauge cluster, and the heads-up-display-like way the essentials are displayed to the driver, such as the speedometer.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Concept
Mercedes-Benz is pushing even farther into crossover territory with the introduction of their new Concept GLC Coupe at the Shanghai Auto Show. With tighter design cues bringing the GLE Coupe further into the compact segment, this new creation offers a taste of the future for Mercedes-Benz’s SUVs.
Audi prologue allroad Concept
Recently making its premiere at the 2015 Auto Shanghai Show on April 20 is the new Audi prologue allroad show car. This new five-door concept car was unveiled in a press release issued by Audi and they promise it will be a vehicle able to handle “any terrain, in any situation.”