Based on Nissan's Micra, the Mixim is an electric car designed for a generation that grew up with the Internet. The Mixim has two motors, one for each axle, which get electricity from a lithium-ion battery pack.
Volvo used its new C30 model for the ReCharge concept, replacing the drivetrain with wheel motors. The ReCharge is designed as a plug-in hybrid, with a 60-mile range on its batteries. It can be recharged from the grid or from an onboard four-cylinder engine. Sounds like the Chevy Volt already has a competitor.
Audi adds some nice tech touches to its next-generation A4, such as the LED daytime driving lights visible in this picture. Cabin shots show a full, console-mounted version of Audi's MMI, rather than the dash-mounted interface controller of past models.
Jaguar's efforts to update its model line have led to this new sedan, which appeared as the C-XF concept at last season's auto shows. The XF retains some of its concept features, such as an automatic transmission shifter in the shape of a dial.
Ford is following GM's example from last year, showing off a small-car concept that could keep it competitive in the world market. No details on the Verve have been published yet, but this car could easily by pushed by a four-cylinder engine.
Ford was quick on the crossover trend in the U.S. with its Edge. For Europe, Ford decided a slightly different model was in order, and came up with the Kugo. Hmmm, Kugo, Cujo. Doesn't Ford realize that Europeans read Stephen King, too?
Mitsubishi considers the cX a crossover SUV, according to its press release. The rest of the world calls this type of car a hatchback. It runs off a 1.8-liter clean diesel engine mated to Mitsubishi's new twin-clutch SST transmission. Cool.
We know, it's an engine, not a car. But this is Mercedes-Benz's DiesOtto, an engine that combusts through compression, like a diesel, but burns gasoline. Mercedes-Benz has a lot of dramatic claims about its efficiency, claiming that a 1.8-liter DiesOtto does fine under the hood of an S-Class. At the show, this engine will come wrapped in a new research car dubbed the F700.