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Auto Shows The best concept cars and debuts of CES 2020

18:50  14 january  2020
18:50  14 january  2020 Source:   cnet.com

Hyundai Veloster “Grappler” Concept Takes Quirky Hatchback Off-Roading

  Hyundai Veloster “Grappler” Concept Takes Quirky Hatchback Off-Roading Weird compact car gets dirty

CES 2020 saw more new cars and concept than ever before, and we don't see this trend slowing down anytime soon. Sony already has a number of partnerships with Japanese automakers, so it stands to reason the electronics giant could soon supply these connected car technologies, too.

The modular pod system, called MetroSnap, is a swapping system for vehicle bodies that uses different vehicle bodies either for transporting packages

Every year, the automotive presence at CES gets bigger and bigger. CES 2020 saw more new cars and concept than ever before, and we don't see this trend slowing down anytime soon.

a pair of sunglasses on a table: Nothing says CES like a concept car with © Provided by Roadshow Nothing says CES like a concept car with "bionic flaps." Mercedes-Benz

A number of companies use CES to show off connected car services and new technologies, and be sure to check out a list of our favorites. But as for the brand-new cars and concepts -- from movie-inspired creations to freaking flying taxis -- these are the things that wowed us most at CES 2020.

Sony's Vision-S concept packs a number of new technologies

Sony Vision-S concept

No, Sony is not entering the car-building business -- at least, not anytime soon. But what better way for Sony to showcase its new connected car platform than to actually put it into a fully baked vehicle.

New Toyota e-Racer concept is fun, self-driving two-seater

  New Toyota e-Racer concept is fun, self-driving two-seater Concept revealed at Tokyo points to the capacity for autonomous cars to cater to driving enthusiastsThe car was unveiled on stage by Toyota boss Akio Toyota, but no details - including technical or performance - were given about it beyond its name. As such, it is believed to be a concept in the truest sense, pointing merely to the fact that electric vehicles can be fun.

Best Debut : Nissan Turns Over a New Leaf. The biggest car debut – of a real car , or one that will be a real car – of CES was the Nissan Ariya. Sony shocked CES – that is, advance word didn’t leak out – with its Vision-S concept car that also had a width of the cockpit array of LCDs, including side mirror

Concept cars aren't as wild as they were in the early 2000s, but automakers still know how to make us dream -- and, occasionally, cringe. The best cars of CES 2020 : Fisker, Faraday Future, and Byton M-Byte. 23 hours ago. Sub-K Fisker Ocean electric SUV rolls into CES after long-awaited debut .

Called Vision-S, this concept packs a number of technologies that can be used in new electric vehicles. Some 33 sensors are embedded around the car, to detect people and other vehicles, and inside, Sony's 360 Reality Audio offers an incredible sound experience, complete with speakers built into the seats.

Sony already has a number of partnerships with Japanese automakers, so it stands to reason the electronics giant could soon supply these connected car technologies, too. Either way, Sony's Vision-S was one of the most surprising debuts at CES 2020, and one we'll be following up with for months (and years) to come.

Fisker Ocean waves hello and shows off its studly form

Fisker Ocean

Ol' Henrik Fisker is at it again, and this time, his upstart automaker is on the verge of launching an electric SUV at a very attractive price point. Officially debuting at CES this week, the new Ocean will go into production near the end of 2021, and its platform will go on to underpin two other new Fisker products.

Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept debuts with in-wheel motors, in-trunk drone

  Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept debuts with in-wheel motors, in-trunk drone It's got edgy style, a fully electric powertrain and a little flying worker bot hidden in the back. This is Lexus' vision for the future.The concept is motivated by a quartet of electric motors, one housed within each wheel. Working in concert, they generate a peak 536 horsepower (400 kW) and 516 pound-feet of torque (700 Nm). That's enough thrust to motivate the 5,070-pound concept to 62 mph from a standstill in just 3.8 seconds. Not bad.

The best concept cars and debuts of CES 2020 - Roadshow. The deal announced at the Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas could help Uber, which is working with other aircraft manufacturers, to achieve its goal of deploying air taxi service in a handful of cities by 2023.

CES is slowly but surely turning into an auto show in its own right, with lots of new concept and production cars taking the stage in Las Vegas. We recently had a chance to experience this tech firsthand before its CES debut , and it looks to be the real deal. Here's hoping it can be integrated into

The big news about the Ocean is Fisker's announcement of its starting price: $37,995 before federal tax incentives. Furthermore, Fisker says it only costs $250 to reserve one, and you can lease one for $379 per month. All of this makes the Ocean less expensive than a Tesla Model S .

There's still a lot we don't know about the Ocean, like how big its battery is and how far it'll go on a single charge. Fisker estimates an 80-kilowatt-hour battery should deliver a driving range of somewhere between 250 and 300 miles, but we'll believe it when we see it. 2020 just started, so the end of 2021 is still a long way away.

Hyundai partners up with Uber Elevate, debuts air taxi concept S-A1

Hyundai S-A1 Urban Air Mobility concept

Nothing says "the future" like flying cars. And though this isn't a textbook example of a flying car (it's not a car at all), this creation is important to the automotive space because of the two companies behind it: Hyundai and Uber .

Volkswagen to unveil a new EV concept Nov. 19 in Los Angeles

  Volkswagen to unveil a new EV concept Nov. 19 in Los Angeles It coincides with the L.A. Auto Show and kicks off a VW exhibit at the Petersen MuseumVW offers no details on the concept, which debuts at a private event Nov. 19 during the press days for the L.A. Auto Show, except to say that it will be one of four ID. concept vehicles highlighted in the Petersen exhibit. Volkswagen is teasing the “Building an Electric Future” exhibit with a rendering of the ID.Vizzion, the futuristic Level 5 autonomous electric concept it unveiled last year that features no steering wheel and no pedals and is supposed to arrive between 2020 and 2022.

It was the best new laptop we saw at CES 2020 , and comes with either a 120Hz 1080p IPS-type display, or a 1440p 60Hz panel if you'd rather have a Alienware Concept UFO. One of the biggest surprises of CES 2020 was a prototype gaming 'desktop' from Alienware that looks very similar to a

The best concept cars preview forward-thinking design trends, new tech, or high-performance engines developed to leave rivals in the dust. Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2020 Award Winners.

Hyundai is partnering with Uber to build flying taxis for the ride-hailing service, as part of the new Uber Elevate urban air travel service. This S-A1 aircraft can seat five people, including the pilot, and has four electrically driven props with a vertical orientation. Think of it as a giant quadcopter drone.

All of this is part of Hyundai and Uber's vision for air travel to get around and between congested cities, ideally connecting to a whole network of autonomous pods that can move people from place to place at ground level. It's definitely one of the more pie-in-the-sky (literally) debuts to come out of CES 2020, but hey, anything's possible, right?

Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is Pandora on four wheels

Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept

You'd be right to say this concept looks like something out of the movie Avatar. The 2009 James Cameron epic was the inspiration for this forward-thinking concept, which works to "merge" man and machine, as Mercedes-Benz says.

Volkswagen I.D. Space Vizzion Concept Looks a Lot Like a Wagon to Us

  Volkswagen I.D. Space Vizzion Concept Looks a Lot Like a Wagon to Us The concept will appear at the L.A. auto show in a few weeks, and it's slated to reach production in 2021. The newest Volkswagen I.D. concept looks a lot like a station wagon to us.Called the I.D. Space Vizzion, it's being previewed ahead of its debut at the L.A. auto show later this month.Volkswagen says it will reach production in 2021 and be sold in North America.Ignore Volkswagen's inscrutable description of its newest electric concept car, which says that it's "a crossover of tomorrow that combines the aerodynamic characteristics of a Gran Turismo with the spaciousness of an SUV.

Inside, the Vision AVTR can read your pulse and sense your breathing, and a huge display up front shows visions of the world outside. The four wheels light up and can pivot to make the car crab walk sideways, and the back hatch is covered in 33 "bionic flaps," which can move in different directions and house cameras inside.

Does the Vision AVTR preview a new production model? Absolutely not. But it does provide a look at how a vehicle could be designed for the far-out Avatar world. There's a lot more than meets the eye here, and we had a chance to talk to James Cameron himself to get the scoop on this crazy partnership.

Jeep's new 4xe models pack plug-in power

Jeep 4xe plug-in hybrids

Jeep will eventually offer electrified versions of all its vehicles, from mild-hybrid eTorque engines to full-on EVs. A new half step will launch later this year, called 4xe, which is Jeep-speak for a new, plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The Compass , Renegade and Wrangler will all get this new PHEV option, though we don't know anything more than that right now. In fact, we can't even say for sure if these three SUVs will all use the exact same 4xe system, or if the plug-in setup is scalable for different engine sizes.

Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long before Jeep officially spills the beans. The Wrangler 4xe is expected to debut with all its details at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with the Compass and Renegade following in April.

This was originally published on Roadshow.

Hyundai Prophecy concept previews curve-heavy EV styling .
It definitely doesn't look like any other Hyundai -- or any other car, for that matter.Hyundai on Tuesday unveiled the Prophecy electric concept car. Built atop a platform dedicated to electric vehicles, the Prophecy's on-the-nose name all but tells us that Hyundai will be looking to incorporate some of these design elements in its future cars . It's a wild departure from last year's concept EV, the 45, which leaned more heavily on vintage rectilinear looks.

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