Motor traders not only enjoy motor shows due to the fact that they can see what new models will soon be entering the car market, but also because they enable motor traders to look at new concept cars that give a slight inkling to what the future of the car industry may hold. This week, dozens of car manufacturers have revealed their new concept cars at the Geneva Motor Show, and here we look at some of the most innovative designs:
The Toyota i-Road
The Toyota i-Road is in the same category as the Renault Twizy and the Gee Wheez, as they are all small and rely on electric motors for power. The Toyota i-Road is another example of car manufacturers trying to find new “urban transport solutions”, as many have already come up with small vehicles that could easily nip in and out of traffic and park in the smallest spaces. The i-Road is narrower than some of its counterparts and only has three wheels, with two in the front and one in the back that steers. Even though this one may not be put into production anytime soon it’s good to see companies are trying to help when it comes to reducing traffic in urban areas.
The Kia Provo
The Provo has been coined as Kia’s version of the Mini Cooper, and we can see why as the styling is very similar if a bit more sporty. The shape is rounded like the Mini, however the front has a wide gaping grill that will really appeal to those that want a more aggressive looking model. Apparently, the Provo will be re-envisioned for the company’s 2014 B-segment line, yet the final product will probably be longer and taller.
The Honda NSX
This Honda concept car was originally revealed at the Detroit motor show in January, however this was the first time that it was shown in a European setting, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The Honda NSX is less drastic than the i-Road and the Provo, as the shape is akin to that of supercars that are already on the market. However, it does use hybrid technology unlike its main competitors the Audi R8 and the Porsche 911, but if you are thinking in investing in one of these vehicles when it is released in 2015 you will probably need some hefty motor trade insurance as it’s rumoured to be priced at around £80,000.
Motor shows are a great way to get an idea of what the future holds for the UK car industry, and we are sure that throughout the year we will see even more innovative designs that will shock and impress motor traders across the world.