Exciting Concept Cars of 2016
These cars have new technology like world-beating aerodynamics, and irresistible designs. Although most concept cars are never mass-produced, it has been announced that one of the cars on our list has official plans to be offered by 2020.
Check out our favourite concept cars of 2016 to see the new advancements in technology and design:
1) The Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA
Right out of the gate the Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA asserts itself as a top luxury sports car contender – proclaiming itself the Digital Transformer. With IAA standing for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, the exterior design of the vehicle alone makes it perhaps one of the most unique concept cars around.
This car declares a world-beating aerodynamic design, where the car transforms its shape with the touch of a button, or automatically once the car reaches a speed of 80km/h. Its rear-section in combination with the front bumper, both extend forward and downwards to create impressive airflow just not seen in any other vehicles.
Aside from its aesthetic features, attendees at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show were excited by its petrol/electric plug-in hybrid power sources – which lends itself well to the forecasted electric vehicle market expansion.
2) The Porsche Mission E
Porsche has long been known for its style and speed, and the new Porsche Mission E prototype certainly does not appear to disappoint in these domains. The Porsche Mission E was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show this past year - and of course a luxury car show would not be complete without a sports car of this caliber.
The Mission E is an all-electric sports car that can charge to 80% in less than 15 minutes, and lasts over 500km before having to re-charge. This car also boasts a more refined and curved bodywork than previous models and its two permanent magnet synchronous motors make for a unique driving experience.
Porsche has continued to fuel excitement surrounding the world of concept cars by announcing official plans to offer this model by 2020. This is big new, as most concept cars are never mass-produced.
3) The Mazda RX-Vision
While you are sure to have seen many Mazda models on the road each and every day, it is unlikely that you have seen a Mazda like this one. This model takes sports car style to a whole new level with a new sleek design that has a very long, low hood.
Mazda launched their concept car a few months ago at the Tokyo Motor Show with many new and exciting features, setting it apart from other sports vehicles. It was announced that the RX-Vision will have a next generation rotary engine, even though Mazda pulled the plug on their last rotary engine design. They are working on bringing the engine back with improved fuel and oil consumption, reliability and efficiency.