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Concept cars at CIAS in Toronto, Feb 17-26 [PHOTO GALLERY]

Sneak a peek at the hottest new models


January 20, 2012
by CAR staff

TORONTO: Behold! We have obtained a sneak peek at some of the concept cars you’ll be able to see at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto this February. See below for details on each model.

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BMW Vision ConnectedDrive.
BMW Vision ConnectedDrive demonstrates current and future methods of mobile networking in a particularly focused way. The design and technology of the spectacular roadster are aimed at making the vehicle an integral part of a networked world.

Ford Fiesta ST concept
The new Fiesta ST combines eye-catching, muscular and sporty styling with a dynamic sports chassis and a high-performance Powertrain. It is equipped with a specially tuned 180-horsepower, 1.6 litre EcoBoost engine capable of delivering spirited performance combined with impressive fuel-economy. The five-door Fiesta ST ensures competent handling and delivers uncompromised sports performance.

2013 Lincoln MKZ Concept
The MKZ Concept debut marks a significant step in Lincoln’s reinvention, signaling a new generation of world-class products with brand and ownership experiences to match. The MKZ Concept strongly hints at the production model arriving in dealerships later this year, as well as Lincoln’s design future.

Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept
Cadillac’s Urban Luxury Concept is a design study exploring a new type of vehicle that offers a luxury experience in a diminutive size. The Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept complements its compact dimensions with the design, features and technology for which Cadillac is known.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept
After enduring more than three decades of road and auto show duties, the Sting Ray Racer had more than earned its trip to the restoration shop. GM Design Staff personnel stripped the car down to its basic elements and refurbished all the component parts to restore this priceless heirloom to its original function and beauty.

GMC Sierra All Terrain Concept
The GMC Sierra All Terrain HD concept is an exploration of heavy-duty truck capability combined with greater off-road versatility. It is highlighted by a bold exterior design, enhanced all-terrain suspension and premium details expected of a GMC – all designed to enable greater access to off-road destinations.

Acura ILX Concept
The Acura ILX Concept is a styling study of an all-new premium luxury compact sedan scheduled for launch in Canada in spring 2012. Positioned as the gateway to the Acura lineup, the ILX will feature three separate powertrains that include Acura’s first-ever gasoline-electric hybrid.

Acura NSX Concept
Representing the styling direction for the next generation of Acura’s super sports car, the Acura NSX concept makes its Canadian debut. The long-awaited NSX Concept is a mid-engine sports car and features Acura’s all-new, electronic “Sport Hybrid” Super Handling all-wheel-drive system.

Honda Accord Coupe Concept
A concept vehicle revealing the styling direction of the next-generation Honda Accord Coupe will make its debut. The new, ninth-generation 2013 Honda Accord is scheduled to go on sale across Canada in the fall of 2012.

Mazda SHINARI Concept Vehicle
Mazda SHINARI is a 4-door, 4-seat, sports coupe concept vehicle and an expression of Mazda’s new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’. Mazda SHINARI showcases several new design elements that will carry forward into production.

Infiniti ETHEREA Concept
The Infiniti ETHEREA Concept is a highly compact vehicle with hybrid power. The ETHEREA is space efficient and practical thanks to a new mechanical layout and innovative access arrangements.

Subaru XV Concept
The Subaru XV Concept is a fun, urban crossover that will elevate driving enjoyment to new levels. Fresh, energizing colours and a unique wheel design accentuate a playful, sporty yet casual style and distinctive character all its own.

Bulli Concept Car
The Bulli represents the future of urban mobility and utility. Capturing the iconic looks of the original microbus, the Bulli’s compact exterior belies the spacious interior. Powered by a unique, zero-emission electric drivetrain, the Bulli concept points to the future of mobility and does so with style and utility in mind.