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Land Rover Discovery Concept Is All Kinds Of Awesome

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Land Rover has always made some really awesome SUV’s from design to functionality. So it’s no surprise that their latest concept SUV, the Discovery, is beauty wrapped in steel. The first noteworthy feature is the absence of door handles on the Discovery. As a lover of minimal design and clean lines, I find door handles break up the symmetry of the body and generally are gaudy. There have been great attempts at integrating door handles into design and keeping the lines clean and crisp, the Acura NSX comes to mind. But Land Rover takes it a step further and completly does away with door handles, opting instead for a gesture controlled interface. Check out the video after the break.

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BMW’s New i8 Packs Sleek Design And Function

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One of the coolest looking cars we saw at The Chicago Auto Show was the BMW i8 Concept, check out the full press release below along with video and pictures.

  1. Sometimes it is time to leave the city. Escape the restrictions of everyday life. The BMW i8 is an icon of progress. It combines the energizing performance of a sports car with benchmark efficiency.BMW i8 Concept – emotional, dynamic and efficient.The concept car BMW Vision EfficientDynamics created excitement and very positive feedback at the IAA 2009. The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics made it clear that an emotional sports car with the fuel economy of a small car is no contradiction and could soon be reality. After successful initial testing of the vehicle concept, the decision for a series-production vehicle was quickly made.

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Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept – Chicago Auto Show 2014

During Media Day at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, I had an opportunity to speak with David McCreadie of Ford regarding their C-Max Solar Energi concept vehicle.  Mr. McCreadie is part of Ford’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicles group, and he advised that this concept has been in development for the last year in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology.  The current C-Max Solar Energi concept is a 100% production model C-Max Plug-In Hybrid with the solar array and other controls added.  Keep reading for more information on this concept.

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