Volkswagen says the ID. GTI Concept show car it is presenting for the first time at the IAA Mobility in Munich provides a “concrete insight” into how it will transport the GTI label into the “electric future”. Based on the ID. 2all1 presented in March – a future electric compact car expected to cost around 25,000 euros – VW considers the ID. GTI Concept to be “more than just a show car.”
Goodyear has joined forces with German automotive brand Opel to develop a custom tyre for the Opel Experimental concept car. The tyre maker says the unique features of its creation, including a custom sidewall, tread design, and compound, “seamlessly complement the striking aesthetics of the Opel Experimental concept, highlighting Goodyear’s dedication to delivering unforgettable design alongside this esteemed OEM.”
Customisation, aerodynamics, and design – Goodyear says these qualities “lie at the heart” of its latest collaboration with the reborn Lancia brand. Goodyear was the manufacturer of choice to produce a bespoke tyre for the new Lancia Pu+Ra HPE concept car, the first vehicle of the new Lancia era and a full-electric car that “represents the vision of the brand in terms of design, interior home feeling, sustainability, electrification and technology.”
The Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept first seen at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show was a highlight of the car maker’s streamed press conference during the cancelled Geneva International Motor Show 2020’s Virtual Press Day last Tuesday. The concept car, which celebrates the brand’s 30th anniversary and is designed to promise a dynamic driving experience like no other, sits on four bespoke Goodyear concept tyres.
India’s car market leader Maruti Suzuki has unveiled a new concept vehicle ahead of the Auto Expo 2020 show, which begins tomorrow. Called the Concept Futuro-e, the SUV coupe gives a taste of what can be expected from the car maker’s ‘Mission Green Million’ plan to sell a million low emission vehicles in the next few years. Yokohama has developed a BluEarth tyre for the concept.
Concept cars are some of the most important debuts at auto shows because their shape or technology gives you a sneak peek into what you can expect from car companies in the future; but what happens to the beautiful creations when they don’t make it to the showroom? And what would it look like if our favourite cars from yesteryear were in production today?
The Citroën 19_19 Concept marks the brand’s 100th anniversary and is designed to deliver exclusivity, comfort and privacy. Conceptualised with an extra-large dimension and aesthetics to match the 19_19 Concept’s spectacular design, Goodyear has designed the C100 concept tyre especially for this unique project.
Drivers chose safety (36 per cent) as the most important reason to have an innovative feature on a car, rather than whether the feature looks good (2 per cent) according to a survey from Goodyear Tyres.
Lexus has introduced its Lexus UX concept car, fitted with Goodyear Urban Crossover concept tyres, at the Paris Motor Show 2016. The car is matched with special tyres, showcasing the cooperation between the two companies.
James Russell Owen (24), a student at the world-famous Royal College Of Art (RCA), has won the Royal Automobile Club’s ‘Best of British Design’ Award . Owen informally entitled his design ‘Wolseley Voyager’ and took the 1899 Wolseley Voiturette – a fascinating pioneer British motor car – as part of his inspiration.