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Concept cars forecast the future at the Geneva auto show (pictures)

Concept cars from Citroen, Pininfarina, Subaru and other companies give us a look at what type of vehicles will hit the roads of the near future.

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Italdesign GT Zero

Italian automotive designer Italdesign brings a new type of gran turismo car to the Geneva International Motor Show.

Italdesign GT Zero
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Italdesign GT Zero

Italdesign notes that the GT Zero would use a zero-emission drivetrain, but does not offer any specifics.

DS E-Tense
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DS E-Tense

DS, a Citroen brand, comes to Geneva with an electric sports car concept.

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DS E-Tense

The E-Tense's electric drivetrain is good for 200 miles of range, and 402 horsepower.

Mazda RX-Vision
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Mazda RX-Vision

Mazda unveiled its RX Vision concept last year in Tokyo, and brought it to the Geneva show.

Skoda VisionS
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Skoda VisionS hybrid SUV

This concept car from Skoda shows the company is looking at building a plug-in hybrid SUV.

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Citroen Space Tourer Hyphen

This funky van gets its name from the band Hyphen Hyphen, who collaborated with Citroen on the car's design.

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Citroen Space Tourer Hyphen

The SpaceTourer Hyphen is powered by a 150-horsepower diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Subaru XV concept
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Subaru XV concept

Subaru gives us a look at how its Crosstrek model would look like with WRX styling.

Toyota Kikai
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Toyota Kikai

Toyota previously showed off its funky little Kikai concept at the Tokyo and Detroit auto shows.

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Techrules Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle

Chinese company Techrules brought its prototype car, designed to test an innovative turbine generator electric drive system.

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Techrules Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle

The turbine spins at 96,000 rpm, generating electricity that lets the TREV hit 62 mph in 2.5 seconds, while its range is over 1,200 miles on 21 gallons of aviation fuel.

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Nissan IDS

Nissan previously showed off the IDS concept at the Detroit auto show.

Open GT concept
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Open GT concept

GM, which owns the Opel brand, proudly notes that the GT Concept is a "direct descendant of the Opel GT", a car from the 1960s and early '70s.

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Open GT concept

The Concept GT is a fully modern proposition, with a version of the tiny 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine found in several of Opel's front-wheel-drive economy cars.

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