Bright Concept Cars Of Asian Brands At Geneva Show: Able To Surprise?
The 2019 Geneva International Motor Show has become the place for premiere of many concepts. Asian brands, such as Subaru, Mitsubishi, Kia are showcasing their new developments. A few word here about some of them.
The Subaru Viziv Adrenaline concept coupe demonstrates Subaru’s new style. Defined in 2014, the Dynamic & Solid direction evolved into a new policy named “Bolder”.
The compact all-terrain vehicle, comparable in size to the Subaru XV, has a relief brutal exterior accentuated by such details as unpainted plastic inserts, minimal body overhangs, flashy wheels.
The roof design includes volumeric X-element. The new stylistic features seen on the Viziv Adrenaline may soon appear on Subaru’s series cars.
Mitsubishi presents a ‘model of the future’ – the futuristic hybrid Engelberg Tourer crossover named after a famous ski resort in the central region of Switzerland. It can travel up to 435 miles (700km). This autonomy is provided by a large-capacity battery and an efficient 2.4-liter gasoline engine.
The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept’s electric-only driving range is 44 miles (70km) according to WLTP cycle. The new concept car is a possible harbinger of the next Outlander.
The vehicle’s interior is designed for 7 passengers and 3 rows of seats. The Dendo Drive House system (DDH) is applied. It unites a home solar storage system and other electrical appliances with the car.
The Kia brand intends to enter the EV segment with an emotional Imagine By Kia (upper picture) electric model.
The car stand out with its body color (six layers of silver paint), as well as by an extraordinary front panel inside, on which, like a row of blades, there are 21 touchscreens.
Kia claims their prototype does not belong to any class, combining the features of a coupe crossover, a sedan and a sports car.
In addition to the hyperbolized interior, there is nothing unusual in the model, except for a panoramic roof and doors which open towards each other.
The car got a compact electric motor with induction charging of the battery. It is still unclear whether a production version will ever be launched.