Must-see concepts at the TO AutoShow
A total of 16 concept vehicles — ranging from beautiful speed machines and high-end luxury sedans to SUVs meant for daily driving — will be on display at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during the 2017 AutoShow (Feb 17-26) and here is a list.
Acura Precision Concept:
The Acura Precision Concept communicates Acura’s focus on performance and prestige through its ultra-low and wide stance, long dash-to-axle ratio, deeply sculpted surfaces and the debut of a new Diamond Pentagon grille.
The forward-looking concept also features signature lighting designs – in front with its Jewel Constellation LED headlights composed of organically arranged fractal elements, and in back with floating LED taillights.
Aston Martin AM-RB 001
The Aston Martin-Red Bull concept hypercar AM-RB 001 will make its first appearance in North America — and global auto show debut — at the Canadian International AutoShow. Codenamed AM-RB 001, the hypercar boasts a lightweight carbon fibre frame and radical aerodynamics for unprecedented levels of downforce.
A modern expression of Buick’s heritage of sophisticated performance, communicated with beautiful elegance, the Avista concept is a 2+2 coupe that pushes the brand’s contemporary design ethos and rekindles its historic performance roots. The Avista’s uninterrupted bodylines stretch front to rear, suggesting motion – resembling Buick’s design language introduced on the Avenir concept and carried into production on the 2017 LaCrosse.
Cadillac Escala Concept:
The Cadillac Escala – from the Spanish word for “scale” – is a reflection of our design evolution.
Immediately apparent are the sculpted exterior lines on its large frame, giving it the appearance of gliding down the road.
In addition to the technology and craftsmanship, the Escala offers a robust performance system featuring a powerful 4.0-litre V8 engine and a new RWD-centric mixed-material construction which makes it as powerful as it is beautiful.
Genesis New York Concept:
Genesis’s striking ‘New York Concept’ luxury sports sedan hints at future design direction with its expressive and refined ‘Athletic Elegance,’ first seen in the Vision G concept and in production form with the Genesis G90 premium luxury sedan.
The exterior of the New York Concept presents an elegant interpretation of a luxurious performance vehicle, defined by well-balanced proportions and refined surface treatments.
Honda Civic Type R Prototype:
The radical Honda Civic Type R Prototype builds on the low and wide proportion of the new Civic Hatchback and is enhanced by muscular body styling and modifications to aid aerodynamic performance. The exterior is wrapped in a highly reflective, finely-grained brushed aluminum-effect finish, which is unique to the prototype car. At the front, the aggressive fascia is accentuated with a winged carbon fiber splitter and sporty red accent line. Additional slatted ducts add width to the fascia, and diamond-mesh inserts fill the sculpted air intakes.
Infiniti QX50 Concept:
The QX50 Concept showcases Infiniti’s vision for a next-generation mid-size premium crossover. A ‘cabin-forward’ silhouette combines with muscular lines and flowing surfaces to telegraph its purpose as a dynamic and practical crossover.
The organic forms of the ‘driver-centric, passenger-minded’ cabin were designed in harmony with the exterior shape. Blending progressive design with modern craftsmanship, the QX50 Concept’s interior reflects Infiniti’s desire to challenge conventional approaches to premium interior design.
Lincoln Navigator Concept:
The Lincoln Navigator Concept is engineered to provide drivers peace of mind. It features a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine delivering more than 400 hp and smart new technologies to make this SUV even more sure-footed on different road surfaces and in changing weather conditions. For drivers, a large panel screen clearly displays key information. The display can be customized from a digital touch screen housed in the centre stack.
A next generation crossover, the Mitsubishi GTPHEV concept features advanced, and proprietary, electric and all-wheel control technologies, a 2.5-litre gasoline engine and three electric motors (one unit at the front and two at the rear).
With a 25 kWh lithium-ion battery pack the estimated electric-only range of approximately 120 km
Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept:
The Vmotion 2.0 concept combines a high sense of style, emotional design, space, comfort and technology to make the mobility experience seamless for busy professionals.
Nissan Vmotion 2.0 is the evolution of the “V-motion” front design signature seen on many of today’s Nissan products, such as the Murano mid-size crossover and Maxima four-door sports car.
Vmotion 2.0 takes the design a step further by forming an intelligent three-dimensional shape to create the volume and architecture of the vehicle.
The Rinspeed concept vehicle Oasis — the ingenious self-driving electric vehicle for the city and surrounding areas refutes the deeply ingrained notion of the urban jungle that requires SUVs the size of battle tanks for the daily struggle for survival.
Subaru Viziv-7 Concept:
Subaru VIZIV-7 is a concept series embodying the future vision of car development for the “enjoyment and peace of mind” that Subaru wants to provide to customers.
With full three-row capability and Subaru’s Dynamic x Solid design philosophy, Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept shows the size direction of the all-new three-row midsize SUV to be introduced to the North American market in early 2018.
Toyota FCV Plus Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept:
The Toyota FCV Plus Concept – Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept – a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept embodies Toyota’s vision of a Hydrogen-based society.
The FCV Plus has its own hydrogen tank, enabling it to generate electricity directly from hydrogen stored outside the vehicle, and transform it into a stable source of electric power for use at home, away or within the community.