Everyday we come across concept cars which promise to change the future, but aren’t much more than a carbon fibre monocoque riding on magnesium rims. The “Pure Tension” Volvo V60 Pavilion however, is really something else.
Commissioned by Volvo Italy and the winner of the Pure Volvo Pavilion Design competition, the Pure Tension solar pavilion is an experimental creation, developed by Synthesis Design + Architecture, Buro Happold, and Fabric Images. The mysterious floating sculpture of sorts seen floating above the rendered Volvo V60 is a pavilion, like the ones erected for trade shows or outdoor events. The pavilion is a tensioned membrane structure [...]
Suzuki had unveiled the S-Cross SX4 crossover at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and now its engine line up has been revealed. According to the recently revealed future plans of the Japanse automakers, a smaller vehicle that will use the same underpinnings will be launched soon.
The S-Cross SX4 will be offered with 2 engines. The 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel unit produces 119 hp and 320Nm of torque and power is transmitted to the front wheels or all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine is also 1.6-litre unit but is naturally aspirated. It produces 119 hp and 156Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to all four wheels or the front wheels via a [...]
The BMW X6 was a very polarising design when it first came out in 2008, and its newly unveiled younger brother seems to be headed the same way. The X4 concept has been unveiled and a production model of the ‘Sports Activity Vehicle’ (SAV) as its called by BMW, will go on sale in 2014. BMW also says that the concept isn’t just the preview of a new model, but a glimpse at the future of the entire X range.Like the X6, the X4’s styling is a hybrid of an SUV and a fastback coupe, a design most of us now know as the crossover. Flaunting strong character lines down its sides, a big radiator grille and two-tone 21-inch alloy wheels, the X4 [...]