There are so many kinds of concept cars. There are the teasers for forthcoming new cars that were actually created after the production model was finished. There are flights of fancy not programmed for production. And there are true concepts, where a new stylistic idea or two is presented to gauge the public’s reaction. For every dream car remembered forever, dozens are displayed and ultimately forgotten. In a given year, there may be a field of “concepts” that look as anonymous as the cars in a shopping center parking lot, without the truly new or truly good to reward the careful observer. Concept cars such as the Alfa Romeo BAT, Alfa Romeo Canguro, Cadillac Voyage, Ferrari Modulo, Lamborghini Marzal, Lancia Stratos HF Zero, or Maserati Birdcage 75th come only rarely. Here are the most memorable concept cars of 2014.
1. Toyota FT-1
One of the best was the Toyota FT-1, a non-running concept out of the Calty Design Research studio in California that was conceived by the styling team without any technical brief. It struck a chord at the Detroit auto show last winter and has reappeared elsewhere in a different color. It will not surprise us at all if this notion is ultimately developed into a new Toyota Supra purely on the basis of this successful styling job.
2. Volkswagen XL Sport
Another great concept was the Volkswagen XL Sport seen at the Paris auto show last fall. It’s a development of the VW XL1 super-economy car, but this time with a hot Ducati V-twin motorcycle engine to give the car fantastic performance to go with its super zoomy aerodynamic styling. Could VW build this? In a minute. It has all the constituent mechanical elements (Ducati has recently been acquired by VW), the concept seems easily certifiable as a road car, and there is demand. Don’t count on it coming to the U.S., though, given that the standard XL1 won’t come here. And ours is the land of giant vehicles, after all.
3. Renault Eolab
Renault usually presents lots of concept cars, sometimes several at the same show. But at the Paris show there was only the Renault Eolab, and it was not a styling concept initiated by Renault Design. It came from Renault’s corporate researchers looking for minimum fuel consumption, and it proved so successful that the creators asked Renault Design to make it presentable for a public showing. It was quite convincing in its attractiveness and capabilities (234.9 mpg is claimed). More such functional projects in which all hands work to a specific end would be a good thing.
4. Renault KWID
Renault was also active at the New Delhi auto show last February, where the Renault KWID was the hit of the show. A three-across seating arrangement with the center driver slightly ahead of passengers evokes the McLaren F1, only for far less money. Sitting well off the ground for use on bad roads (of which there are many in India), it carries a four-rotor camera drone mounted on the roof that can be launched to scout a few kilometers ahead. Something like it will be produced this year in a Nissan factory in India, sadly without the drone.
5. Volvo Concept Estate
The third concept car in a series meant to establish a new design language that led up to the new 2016 Volvo XC90 presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show last fall, the Volvo Concept Estate is particularly clean, elegant, and sporty-looking. Of the three concepts shown -- the Coupe at 2013 Frankfurt, XC Coupe at 2014 Detroit, and the Estate at 2014 Geneva -- the Estate looks to be the most likely to show up as a production car. It fits Volvo’s longtime role as a purveyor of solid station wagons, still a major niche in Europe if not in the U.S.
6. Audi Prologue
We also liked the Audi Prologue luxury car at Los Angeles and the BMW Vision Future Luxury big sedan at Beijing, and with the Opel Monza from 2013 Frankfurt, we see all three as simple teasers for a new wave of big ultra-luxury cars sure to come very soon. So perhaps these cars are not truly conceptual at all.
Top 10 bikes to have watch in india for the year 2014.
In the era of economic crisis and the rising fuel prices on daily basis, the Indian motorbike industry is still unaffected with manufacturers rolling out new and exciting leaner and more powerful bikes. With the launch of the Duke 200 and the new 390, the entry-level performance bike segment is widely expanded. Yamaha with it's the dynamically perfect R15, but failed to rule the market.We will have many new exciting and cool ,stunning bikes.The Indian budget performance bike segment will be an interesting war.Now, we are with you with the upcoming 10 new big bikes in 2014 that will be the ones to thrill every bike lover in india.
here,is the top 10 bikes to have watch in india for the year 2014..
1>>> Bajaj Pulsar 375
2>>> Yamaha R 25
The R 15 is the now become the top choice among the young college going students because of its racing style looks and aggressiveness.It gave other bikes nightmares with its track-honed handling and astonishing performance.R 15 changed the face of performance biking in India.Now, The R 25 is expected to do the same. As of now, there is no clear picture on the exact launch dates or pricing, but it is expected to make way towards the end of this year or early 2014.
3>>> CBR 300 R
HONDA CBR 250 was the first bike to take on the YAMAHA R15.It is having a great looking body with cruiser type bike with high torque engine.now because of launch of KTM duke 200 and 390,NINJA series this bike's crown is stolen.Now,HONDA is planning to get back the crown by launching it's successor bike CB 300R as "HUKAM KA EKKA"
India is facing a period of slow growth, especially in the auto sector, with car manufacturers struggling with sales targets and pushing vehicles through series of promotional offers. in this conditions too,some of the indian automobile car makers have performed well to stay out of the mark. they just not survive the market and also rule the indian market of automobile industry which is the largest democracy market all over the world.
here,is the list of top 10 automobile company's across india in the financial year of 2013.
2013 Sales (Jan - May): 23828 units
33 per cent growth to 7,909 unit in November
Ford India was set up in India in 1995. It has it's headquarter in Chennai, Tamilnadu, and has popular models in the small car and luxury space. Some of that Ford models are: Figo, Fiesta, Endeavour, and Ikon. Its most recent and aggressive launch towards the last week of June is the Eco Sport, which is launched with an aggressive price tag, and loaded with features. Eco Sport is "hukam ka ekka" for the Ford India.
2013 Sales (Jan - May): 28918 units
Market share: 2.67%
Volkswagen, one of the largest automobile brands and groups in the world, entered the India car market relatively late in 2007. Volkswagen has seen success with its compact cars like the Polo and the Vento. Its other models like the Jetta, Beetle, Tuareg and Passat have remained fairly niche and premium in the Indian car space.