2021 Volkswagen I.D. Life Concept
Recently unveiled by Volkswagen, The I.D. LIFE Concept is said to be the company’s first “people’s car” as an EV. The IAA 2021 in Munich has opened eyes around the world as there were quite a lot of unique cars, especially EVs. This compact crossover-type concept looks sick with unique design language both in exterior and interior and has quite a few interesting facts about it. Here’s a quick review as to what has been disclosed by Volkswagen in simpler words.
IAA Munich Auto Show 2021 In Pictures
The IAA Mobility 2021 is currently happening in Munich, as opposed to its usual location – Frankfurt. The auto show started on September 7th and will go on until September 12th. As always, established, start-up, and resurrected car companies have given us their latest and greatest products. You will see the best from the past and present, as well as where carmakers are heading. Expect a lot of ultra-rare, bespoke, and classic vehicles too, as high-end dealerships have brought out a significant amount of their inventory. Here are the most important highlights of the show.
2021 Smart Concept #1
Smart is one of those obscure automotive names that you don’t really pay much attention to. They are mostly known for their ForTwo model, which isn’t really worth mentioning, or the fun Smart Roadster, which could have been a great car if it wasn’t for the atrocious automated manual gearbox. Now, however, there might actually be a valid reason to talk about Smart, as they’ve introduced a funky sub-compact crossover at the IAA Munich auto show, called Concept #1.
2022 Renault Megane E-Tech
2022 Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne Makes World Debut In Munich
Hispano Suiza was a famous Spanish automaker at the beginning of the twenty century, but it disappeared from the market after it built its last car - the H6B "Xenia" - in 1938. Then, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Hispano Suiza finally made a comeback after an absence of more than 70 years.
Its first car was of course the Carmen, with the Boulogne version firstly being announced at the virtual 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Now, with the first actual show really happening - the IAA Mobility 2021 - the Carmen Boulogne is finally making its world debut.
BMW i Vision Circular Concept Is A 100-Percent Recyclable City Car
BMW revealed a concept vehicle at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show in Munich called the i Vision Circular. This concept is a city car that looks quite cute and focuses on sustainability. Almost every company that makes EVs says its committed to using sustainable materials in its vehicles, but BMW has taken it to the next level. The i Vision Circular is composed of 100-percent recyclable materials! Don’t expect it to come out anytime soon because this is the German automaker’s vision what its compact EV would look like in the year 2040.
2021 Porsche Mission R Concept
The Porsche Mission R Concept race car was shown at the 2021 IAA Mobility show, which is currently underway in Munich, (September 7-12). The Mission R provides a taste of things to come, and this concept racer shows us what the future of Porsche customer racers that feature an all-electric drive might look like.
Mercedes-Benz Goes On A Reveal Spree In Munich To Maintain The EV EQ-uilibrium
Mercedes went on an EQ-spree at the 2021 IAA Show. The company unveiled the 2022 EQS, the EQE – a mini EQS in its essence, the EQB – a crossover that could get volume for the company, and arguably the highlight of the show, the EQG off-road SUV. Instead of introducing new monikers, the German has prefixed ‘EQ’ to its class of vehicles that simplifies the lineup and makes It easy for laymen to remember.
2021 Mercedes-Maybach EQS
2021 CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept
When Seat announced its new CUPRA sub-brand, no one believed it would actually stick around. As it turns out most people were wrong, as CUPRA is still around, and more than that, CUPRA models are very successful across Europe. The company is in fact so serious and successful that it is preparing to launch its first urban electric car sometime in 2025. While that is still four years from now, CUPRA used the 2021 IAA Munich motor show as an opportunity to give us a first glimpse at its future model.
2004 Alessandro Volta: The Supercar From Toyota, Ahead Of Its Time
Nowadays, hybrid supercars are as common as a VW Jetta. Well, not quite, but you get the idea. Pretty much anyone into cars can name at least a few hybrid supercars off the top of his head – Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Lamborghini Sian, McLaren Speedtail, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Koenigsegg Regera, and others. What you may not know is that back when hybrid supercars were even considered, Toyota beat everyone to it. They did so with the Toyota Alessandro Volta, and this is everything we know about it.
2021 Lincoln Anniversary Concept
Lincoln had teamed up with ArtCenter earlier this year and announced it will invite students to create four concepts. These concepts would be on a humane level, showing stories about people. One such concept called “Anniversary” was showcased by Lincoln at the 2021 Monterey Car Week.
The ‘Anniversary” is a four-seater vehicle perceived how Lincoln vehicles would be in 2040 and beyond. The concept talks about a couple – Julianne and Greg – celebrating their 30th anniversary. They drive around visiting their favorite spots and the images from their past run on the wide-screen on the dash. Now, this will certainly not make it to production, but it gives an idea of how things could be in the future and how you will be able to “take a trip down the memory lane” literally.