March 26, 2007

New York auto show announces list of concept cars

Honda Accord Coupe concept
Honda Accord Coupe concept. Click image to enlarge; see more photos in our gallery

New York, New York – The 2007 New York International Automobile Show has released a list of the concept vehicles to be displayed at the show which opens to the public on Friday, April 6th through April 15th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Most have already been displayed at previous auto shows, but it’s the first time in New York.

HONDA ACCORD COUPE — The Accord Coupe Concept previews the styling direction for the upcoming, eighth-generation Accord. A more powerful and lower-emissions V6 engine will provide higher fuel efficiency with the incorporation of Honda’s next-generation Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology. The Coupe features Honda’s ACE Body Structure which incorporates a front-end frame structure that helps absorb and disperse crash energy over a large area in a frontal impact.

DODGE DEMON — Designed as an attainable dream car, the 2.4-litre 172-hp Dodge Demon concept is a
compact, nimble “roadster with an attitude,” a balance of classic sports car proportion and simplicity blended with modern design and performance.

Ford Airstream concept
Ford Airstream concept. Click image to enlarge; see more photos in our gallery

FORD AIRSTREAM — The Airstream Concept is influenced by Airstream’s iconic design and the optimism for the future that Stanley Kubrick captured in his 1960s cult film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The concept is powered by a plug-in hydrogen hybrid fuel cell drivetrain that operates under electric power at all times.

CHEVY VOLT — Unlike any previous electric vehicle Volt uses an innovative rechargeable electric drive system and range-extending power source. It can be configured to run on electricity, gasoline, E-85 or biodiesel.

LINCOLN MKR — The Lincoln MKR concept is a premium four-door coupe that uses an all-new 3.5-litre 415-hp V6 gasoline twin-turbo direct injection engine.

Toyota FT-HS concept
Toyota FT-HS concept. Click image to enlarge; see more photos in our gallery

TOYOTA FT-HS — Pairing a potent hybrid powertrain with essential sports car fundamentals, the FT-HS hybrid sports concept is a mid-priced sports car that integrates ecology and emotion. This two-plus-two concept is a front-engine, rear-drive sports car with a projected zero-to-60 acceleration in the four-second range.

MAZDA NAGARE — The Nagare concept features butterfly-wing doors, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell drivetrain and a novel one plus three seating arrangement — the driver sits alone up front, with the rear given over to ‘lounge-seating’ for three.

KIA RONDO SX — The Rondo SX Concept features an aggressive front and rear fascias, sportier grille inserts and other exterior details. Key front-end changes include a larger lower air intake, an integrated SX-styled front fascia, new brake cooling ducts as well as a restyled metal-mesh-insert front grille to match.

MAZDA HAKAZE — The Mazda Hakaze is a four-seat coupe-style compact crossover SUV aimed at people in their thirties and forties who lead active, adventurous lifestyles. Outside, the side body panels are textured to give the impression of sand dunes rippled by the wind and the body shape creates a muscular and taut look.

SUZUKI ZUK — Inspired by Suzuki’s championship-winning sport bikes and derived from the new SX4 sport X-over (crossover), the Zuk concept is powered by a 300-horsepower, 2.0-litre turbocharged and intercooled engine with alcohol injection system, matched to a five-speed manual transmission.

Chrysler Nassau concept
Chrysler Nassau concept. Click image to enlarge; see more photos in our gallery

CHRYSLER NASSAU — The Chrysler Nassau is a four-door, four-seat luxury coupe concept car. Though the arc of the roof resembles that of a coupe, the Chrysler Nassau concept is in fact a four-door hard top with front and rear side glass that retracts fully.

JEEP TRAILHAWK — The Jeep Trailhawk combines the core off-road features of the new four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the refined sophistication of an all-new on-road open-air concept vehicle.

SAAB BioPOWER 100 — The Saab BioPower 100 Concept showcases the first production-based turbo engine to be optimized for pure, eco-friendly bioethanol (E100) fuel. It offers 300 horsepower with greatly reduced carbon dioxide emissions.

CHEVY CAMARO — The Camaro convertible concept, wrapped in Hugger Orange pearl tri-coat paint with twin gunmetal gray sport stripes, blends a dramatic, forward-looking design that includes classic long hood/short deck proportions and a wide, wheels-at-the-corners stance.

Ford Interceptor concept
Ford Interceptor concept. Click image to enlarge; see more photos in our gallery

FORD INTERCEPTOR — Powered by Ford Racing’s 5.0-litre Cammer engine, the Interceptor runs on E-85 ethanol, produces 400 horsepower while celebrating the best of American muscle with a four-door with the sporty elegance of 1960s sedans.

LEXUS LF — The new LF-A is powered by a high-revving 500-plus horsepower V10 engine. Its front mid-engine placement, along with a rear-mounted transaxle and rear-mounted radiators, allows for excellent weight distribution.

SUZUKI FLIX — The Flix, based on the Suzuki XL7, is outfitted with a unique in-vehicle movie system. After parking at the optimal film-viewing destination, Flix’s clamshell roof opens, revealing a maximum-size moonroof that serves as a 40-inch movie screen. Additionally, the XL7 concept’s front roof panel vents, giving way to a high-density digital projection system to display a family’s movie of choice. For those who prefer the traditional drive-in movie experience, Flix’s projection system can be positioned to display movies nearly anywhere.
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