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Old 1st March 2011, 18:55   #31
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Innovative prototype transmission from Torotrak drives Tata Pixel concept car
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First Look: Volkswagen Bulli Concept

The tale of Volkswagen's Bulli goes back to Wednesday, April 23, 1947. That's the day Dutch VW importer Ben Pon drew a rough sketch of the now internationally famous Transporter 1, or T1, van. In the States, it was known as the Microbus. In Germany, marketers labeled it the Bulli. And this year, in concept form at the 2011 Geneva show, the Bulli has returned with a retro-inspired design, modern usability, and a zero-emission electric powertrain.
The latest six-passenger Bulli is a reinterpreted reinterpretation of what's been billed as the world's first van. VW showed a retro van in 2001 at the Detroit auto show, and like that concept, the more evolved Bulli has a variety of simple, attractive, and classic traits.

The slightly extended nose, for instance, sports an extra-large "VW" badge in the middle of a distinct V-shape. Flanking it are bright L-shaped wraparound LED headlamps and dominant lower fog lights that add a bit of personality to the front clip, while slight intakes provide cool air to the electric powertrain.
The two-tone paintjob divides at the beltline and runs the vehicle's entire 156-inch length. Body panels were machined to portray a seamless look, and blacked-out pillars add a sense of size. The tailgate spans the Bulli's 68.4-inch width, making it ideal for loading cargo. Each corner sits on a chrome-dipped retro-look 18-inch alloy, and, as you can tell, the overhangs remain stubby.
Interior designers continued to meld modern style and classic cues by incorporating twin bench seats. Both can be folded down to maximize passenger comfort during trips, and if need be, the rear bench can completely stow, increasing overall interior space.

A panoramic sunroof bathes passengers with sunlight while they play with the removable iPad user interface. The iPad controls navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and stereo functions. Climate control settings are set via conventional switches. Air vents on the dash continue the slim outlet theme seen on the nose.

A color multifunction display shows pertinent vehicle data and operates in conjunction with the iPad. Long gone is the gearshift; in its place is a relay switch. Tunes are provided by Fender, the American brand famous for its amplifiers and guitars.
In the concept, a nose-mounted 114 horsepower electric motor making 199 pound-feet of torque gets its juice from a 40 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and propels the front wheels to a top speed of 87 mph. Stomp on the accelerator from a standstill and VW says the 3190-pound Bulli can pull to 62 mph in 11.5 seconds. Engineers also say the setup is good for some 186 miles on a single charge, and that it can be recharged in just one hour with the correct (unspecified) outlet. We'll believe all that when we see it.

Just in case, VW made sure the motor bay can fit a variety of the brand's 1.0-liter and 1.4-liter gas or diesel direct-injection engines if the Bulli does make it to production lines.
Prior to the Bulli, VW execs, designers, and engineers were deadlocked on how to reintroduce a model that referenced its successful buses. It seems VW has figured out what it wants to do, which means the legendary people-mover that Pon conceptualized some 50 years ago could continue on in a few years' time

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Geneva 2011: Fiat surprises with hot little 500 Coupe by Zagato

Most of the time we come to major auto shows knowing exactly what to expect. But once in a while an automaker throws us a curveball we weren't anticipating. Like Fiat did, for example, with this Zagato-bodied 500.

Unfortunately just a concept (for the time being anyway), the 500 Coupé Zagato is actually a throwback to a similar coachbuilding joint-effort from the 1950s. The sleeker bodywork features Zagato's trademark double-bubble roof and almond-shaped side glass, lacquered in special three-layer Pop Yellow paintjob.

Fiat also used the occasion to demonstrate a 105-horsepower version of its TwinAir two-cylinder turbo engine, which you can read about in the press release after the jump. But you'll want to check out the images in the galleries below for all the sumptuous angles.

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New Tata Pixel’s star turn
Compact Pixel previews European Nano and promises a smaller turning circle than a taxi.



This new Tata can turn on a sixpence. The Pixel is a tiny supermini concept based on the Indian firm’s £1,800 Nano city car. It previews the European version of the model that’s due to go on sale by 2012.

Key to the newcomer’s appeal is a clever ‘zero-turn’ rear axle that provides a turning circle of only 2.6 metres – far less than the 7.6 metres of a London black cab.

The Pixel is rear-wheel drive, but when the front tyres are moved to an acute angle, the outer rear rim rotates forwards and the inner rim backwards, helping to manoeuvre the car out of the tightest spots.

Large scissor doors boost access when parked in tight spaces, while a large screen and huge door windows aid visibility.

Despite the tiny dimensions, Tata claims the newcomer can accommodate four in comfort. The interior also incorporates My Tata Connect, which integrates the driver’s smartphone with the car’s infotainment functions, allowing owners to control their mobile and use apps to access their music collection or navigation on the move.

Power comes from a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel with stop-start. The tiny engine sits below the boot floor, and claims 83.1mpg and 89g/km of CO2 – so the car is exempt from road tax and the London Congestion Charge

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Carl-Peter Forster, Managing Director and Group CEO of Tata Motors, said, “Tata Motors holds true to its belief that there is an opportunity in Europe for a city car, which is optimal in space, manoeuvrability and environment-friendliness. The Tata Pixel is a reflection of Tata Motors’ idea of what such a car should be.”

Source - AutoExpress.com
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Geneva 2011: Pagani Huayra is better (and redder) in the flesh

Let's be honest. After months, if not years of anticipation, we were all a little disappointed at the results when Pagani finally unveiled its new Huayra. But you know what? After seeing it up close and personal here on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show – in red no less, which is invariably more suitable to an Italian exotic than beige champagne metallic – we're convinced afresh that Horacio Pagani and company make some of the most desirable machinery known to man.

That gaping maw, for example, that everyone felt detracted from an otherwise sleek shape? Hardly noticable in person, less evident in the more vibrant hue, and besides, out on the road you'll likely see more of the sculpted tail disappearing rapidly over the horizon than you will of the nose anyway. But don't take our word for it. Have a look through our ace photographer's lens in the high-resolution image gallery below.

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The New Tata Pixel--- Source Autoexpress

Looks Stunner! Hope it sees light

URL: New Tata Pixel
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Geneva 2011: Ferrari FF hatches its plot

A European extravagasm like the Geneva Motor Show always holds its share of oddities, be they electric beach buggies or luxury cars swathed in Pepto Bismol. They don't usually come from a company like Ferrari, but this year the Maranello automaker joined the off-beat path with the new FF. It's a pure Ferrari thoroughbred, but its shape is vastly different from anything we've seen from the brand thus far.

The Ferrari Four is a four-wheel-drive, four-seat shooting brake that claims new territory for the Prancing Horse marque. Up until now, we've seen it in red and in beige (and from limited angles), but the good folks at Pininfarina also displayed one in white, which we've captured from every angle for your viewing pleasure. We'll tell you this much: it doesn't look any less odd in person, but to replace a car as bland as the outgoing 612, unusual could be just what the proverbial doctor ordered.
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Suzuki Swift Concept S it is!
Big 18 inch wheels ! Kizashi like grill !

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Geneva 2011: Toyota Prius+ sips fuel with room for seven

As the second size extension of the Toyota Prius family tree, the 2012 Prius+ adds a healthy dose of roominess to the well-known fuel-sipping hybrid equation, and it's making its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. There's seating for seven occupants inside, but the multi-purpose vehicle shares a clear design language with Toyota's standard-bearing Prius. What's more, it manages a low 0.29 drag coefficient thanks to its extended roofline and carefully designed front fascia.

Equally as notable is the battery. This is the first lithium-ion battery pack to be incorporated within a non-plug-in Toyota full hybrid. Toyota has found enough room underneath the center console between the driver and the front passenger to fit the battery, which helps maximize interior space for occupants and their cargo.

As you would expect from a Prius, there are three drive modes: A zero-emission EV mode that relies on electric motor power alone, an ECO mode that maximizes efficiency and fuel economy and finally a somewhat ambitiously named POWER mode that is said to boost overall performance.

Toyota is saying that the Prius+ will be on sale in Europe in the first half of 2012, but it's coming to the U.S. around the same time in the form of the Prius V, which we previously saw at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Check out the complete press release after the break and be sure to check out our high-res image gallery of live photos below.
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The Tata Pixel looks really good. Tata makes india proud man!
And the swift s concept looks great! I hope we see it soon in production.

The bmw roadster is the most wicked car i have ever seen! And does the tata pixel sport an integrated ipad?
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The Ferrari FF actually looks quite pretty in the flesh! Especially in that white shade. Beautiful lines. Still I just can't accept it is a Ferrari

Even the Pagani Huarya looks fantastic in red with CF panels. How I wish I was present at the show! Sigh.
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the Pagani's interiors have made me spellbound!
The Tata Pixel should be an interesting car
The BMW concept roadster should do great for countryside driving!
I want some celebrity in Mumbai to own the Ferrari FF! It would be soo much fun to see it on Carter Road, and other hotspots in Mumbai!
Thanks a ton Rehaan!
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Geneva 2011: Mitsubishi Global Small Concept, as bland as its name

The seventh-generation Mitsubishi Colt is well overdue for a replacement, and here in Geneva, Mitsu took the wraps off what's likely to form its next B-segment player.

As you'd suspect from its unimaginative name, the Global Small Concept is being developed for worldwide consumption, and spans a squat 147 inches and a relatively narrow 66 inches wide, with power provided by a three-cylinder MIVEC gasoline engine. Once the official production model debuts early next year, 1.0- and 1.2-liter three-pots will be available, along with start-stop tech and regenerative braking. And with a vehicle this small, it's all but assured that Mitsubishi will take some of the lessons learned from its i-MiEV project to produce an all-electric model.

While the U.S. hasn't seen a Colt on our shores for nearly two decades, we've been told that Mitsubishi is actively considering bringing its next sub-compact to the States, and we should know for sure by this time next year.
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I think mitsu should get the next gen Colt to India,and get into the hatchback market.

The Ferrari looks very good in white and i still maintain i like ferrari's thinking on this car.

The most beautiful cars from Geneva has to the Alfa 4C concept,Bertone Jag concept and the Zagato 500.I hope they all make into production.
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