Six concept cars we would like to see in production
Year 2012 has been a happening one for the automotive world. In the Indian market alone, 47 new models were launched. Global launches and concept unveilings have kept enthusiasts on their toes, with everything from eco-friendly compact urban runabouts to stonking performance cars in the mix. Here are the most intriguing concept cars unveiled in 2012, which we hope will hit the streets soon.
Home grown automobile maker Tata, in collaboration with Tata Technologies, their cutting edge IT department, came up with the eMO (short for electric MObility) electric concept car.
Unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show, the Tata eMO is powered by liquid-cooled dual motors that generate 25PS of power. The electric motors are driven by a lithium ion battery that gives the eMO a driving range of 160km on full charge and a top speed of 105km/h.
The eco friendly Tata eMO is built from recycled materials and its mould-in coloured panels ensure that its construction has a low carbon footprint.
A large glass panoramic roof, large windows, an LCD tablet in place of a conventional dashboard and an almost non-existent centre console make the eMO feel even more spacious than it appears. It seats four adults in comfort, and its massive front doors and rear suicide doors provide easy ingress and egress.
With an estimated price tag of $20,000 (Rs 11 lakh) the eMO is a affordable futuristic electric vehicle that could fare well on streets across the globe.