The AR, which standard for Active Runabout, is one of three Mitsubishi concepts at the Geneva auto show. With it, Mitsubishi shows what a blend of an SUV and a people-mover would look like. This concept uses a mild hybrid drivetrain for fuel efficiency.
The Concept GC, or Grand Cruiser, is Mitsubishi's idea for a next generation version of its Outlander SUV. This concept employs a plug-in hybrid drivetrain to maximize fuel economy, and benefits from Mitsubishi's Super All Wheel Control all-wheel-drive system.
Hyundai's concept uses a hydrogen fuel cell, generating electricity to drive a motor. According to Hyundai, intrado is a term for the underside of an aircraft wing, something reflected in the concept's design.
Volvo's Concept Estate strongly echoes the design of its 1800 ES from the 1970s. Looking forward to future Volvo station wagon models, the two-door configuration of this concept would not be practical for a production car of this size.
The Civic Type R concept previews a production model Honda will make available in the European market next year. Alas, for US Honda aficionados, this Type R is based on the European Civic, a different model than the Civic sold in the states.
The Hazumi concept features the automaker's Kodo design language and a healthy helping of connected dashboard tech. Under the hood, Mazda downsizes its Skyactiv-D diesel engine to a thrifty 1.5-liters.
NanoFlowcell AG, maker of the Quant e-Sportlimousine, insists that this car is more prototype than concept. The company is using the vehicle to demonstrate its new battery technology, based on a flow battery. This technology, according to NanoFlowcell, would cost 75 percent less than current electric vehicle batteries, while giving a vehicle like the e-Sportlimousine a range of 240 miles.
Along with the updated version of its TT production model, Audi unveiled a TT Quattro concept at the Geneva auto show. This concept is what a TT might look like if designed for the race track. Although only using a 2-liter turbocharged engine, Audi got the output up to 420 horsepower.