10 Greatest Concept Cars of 2021
Every car starts out in the prototype or concept car stage, and a good concept can make or break the future of a nameplate. Some concepts are lucky enough to make it to production, while others like the 2003 Ford 427 never see the light of day after a few car shows, despite the hype or popularity the car might have had.
2021 has seen its fair share of concept cars, and some look set to take the market by storm in the not-too-distant future, while others, while engineering marvels, could take a while to become standard purchases, especially any self-driving car mentioned here. These are the best concept cars released in 2021 and in 2022.
ten 2023 Acura Integra
After more than a decade of production shutdown, Acura reboots the Integra nameplate in hopes that it will be ready for consumers in 2023. Introduced in the fall of 2021 and about to enter the prototype phase, things are looking good for its reintroduction.
According to Acura, the new Integra will only be available as a seda, not a base coupe like previous versions. It’s also Acura’s most affordable car, with starting prices likely to be around $30,000.
9 2024 Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin still has a lot of work to do on this car, but they are on the right track and working hard, much to the anticipation of consumers. Designed to be a mid-engined supercar instead of a front-engined GT like other Aston Martins, the Vanquish is poised to have some incredible specs.
For one, engineers plan to replace the V12 engine with a 3.6-liter V6 with hybrid elements to increase the car’s fuel economy and meet government emissions regulations. Engineers hope to get the car up to 700 horsepower.
8 2025 Cadillac Celestial
Cadillac is considering entering the electric vehicle (EV) market and plans to do so with the Celestiq as its flagship vehicle. Designs so far feature all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and clear glass roof panels.
Although the design is very sleek, the car will face an uphill battle if it joins the EV market in 2025, as is Cadillac’s goal. This electric vehicle is on track to have a range of 300 miles, which is fair for an electric vehicle, but most Teslas, which are already in production, can achieve this. Plus, the Teslas are much more affordable than the Celestiq should be, with reviewers reckoning it will have a six-figure price tag.
seven Sony Vision-S 02
Yes this sony, the company that makes TVs, cameras and speakers plans to enter the market with a compact SUV. Want to compete with EVs? And cars like Ford Venuza, Sony Vision-S 02 are one of the most interesting concept cars so far.
Revealed at CES, this SUV is a twist on an earlier concept the company revealed in 2020, but the design is a bit more fleshed out than before. Roughly the same size as a Tesla Model Y, the car so far has 20-inch wheels, an all-digital infotainment system and a gear display that spans the entire dashboard, and is set for seven places. Information is still available on the engine block and powertrain planned for the car.
6 Cadillac interior space
Another concept car to debut at CES, this car is one of the most futuristic designs to come out of Cadillac. The car is prepared for two people and offers the driver and passenger living room luxury in everyday driving.
The car also features a fully digitized dashboard and infotainment system, and most importantly, it will be Cadillac’s attempt at a self-driving car. The concept as it is has no steering wheel or pedals. The safety and practicality of self-driving cars remains a challenge for manufacturers, so it’s a good thing this is only a concept car.
5 Rolls-Royce 103EX
“The future in the making” is Rolls Royce choice of words to describe the 103 EX. They also put immense faith in this design, calling it their “vision” for the next hundred years.
Ready to be built entirely to individual specifications, this luxurious vehicle features a full leather interior, convertible sunroof and panoramic skylight. It’s also Rolls Royce’s answer to the Cadillac Innerspace, meaning it’s the company’s vision for an autonomous vehicle. This self-driving car is equipped with the artificial intelligence that Rolls Royce proudly boasts about on its website. The AI, named Eleanor, will come with each vehicle.
4 Volvo Polestar Precept
According to VOLVO, this unit “is not a conventional concept car. It is the embodiment of our ambitions for design, technology and sustainability. Scheduled to be Volvos EV in 2024, the company boasts that the car is built from “sustainable materials” Its interior is designed with all recycled materials.
The car is poised to be one of Volvo’s most technologically advanced units. It labels the infotainment system as a “human-machine interface” (HMI) that will minimize driver distraction.
3 Mercedes Vision AVTR
the MTB vision is a fascinating yet mysterious concept, with sleek bodywork and wheels that practically glow, the self-driving car is one of Mercedes-Benz’s boldest ideas.
Details are still scarce as the car only recently arrived in showrooms, but we can see from the photos that it has a spacious leather interior and a “a bow” design. Mercedes-Benz says this car “combines interior, exterior and UX design disciplines on an unprecedented scale.”
2 Audi Skysphere
The biggest trends in concept cars these days seem to be either EVS or autonomous cars, or in some cases both. The Audi Skysphere is Audi’s planned venture into the EV market, hoping to once again dethrone Tesla’s reign as the premier EV maker.
Thus, designed as a convertible, it has a retractable and retractable steering wheel and fully digitized controls and cockpit. The concept also includes an adaptable wheelbase which, sources say, can change size depending on driving modes. Audi plans to offer exclusively electric vehicles by 2033, with the last combustion engine due out in 2026.
1 Mercedes Vision EQ Silver Arrow
The conclusion of our list is Mercedes’ another last sight. First shown at Monterey Car Week in 2018, the new versions hit the show floors by the end of 2021. The car is made from carbon fiber parts which add to the functionality of the car, such as the front splitter and the arrangement of the headlights crossing the entire front. accompaniement.
Mercedes calls the interior a vision of “progressive luxury” values. From the outside, only the driver’s cockpit can be seen, suggesting the car is meant for one, but lifting the doors attached to the car’s roof reveals a surprisingly spacious interior. The polished aluminum of the car’s interior trim also adds to its sleek and futuristic appeal. Mercedes also plans for it to be a zero-emission vehicle.
From crazy design features to brand new technologies, we can only imagine what the industry would look like if these concepts had come to life.
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