39. Paris Motor Show 2012: Nissan Terra
Nissan are very much leading the way in eco-friendly car technology, thanks in part to the ingenius Nissan Leaf. The Terra introduces even newer hydrogen fuel-cell technology, which works in tandem with the electric motors installed in each of the rear wheels. Though the styling is reminiscent of the Qashqai, the Terra is proof that Nissan are ready to unleash a new generation of hydrogen-fuelled cars in the near future.
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40. Paris Motor Show 2012: Peugeot Onyx
Peugeot are not normally renowned for striking supercar design, but the Onyx is proof that the French manufacturer is capable of stunning a large crowd. The Onyx is based on Peugeot's Le Mans cars and packs a whopping 600bhp, 3.7 litre V8 hybrid, and has comfortably made 180kph in testing. This car is a total one-off of course - with a dashboard made of recycled newspapers, doors made from sheet copper and a stitchless, single-piece, compressed felt passenger compartment, we're not surprised.
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41. Geneva Motor Show 2012: Nissan INVITATION
A hatchback concept that looks a little bit like miniature SUV, the INVITATION puts efficiency and safety at the head of the features queue sporting Around View Monitor (AVM) technology that makes reversing and parallel parking a veritable breeze. Nissan Safety Technologies will also be on board to keep the driver aware of what is happening around the sporty little number, while the central console will feature a touch screen display and climate control buttons, so you are prepared for whatever the elements can throw at you.
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42. Geneva Motor Show 2012: Bentley EXP 9 F SUV concept
The F stands for falcon which is the inspiration for this luxury 4x4 beast of a motor that packs a 6.0 litre, twin turbocharged W12 engine and boasts hybrid capabilities via a Bentley V8 engine and an electric motor with a battery pack. 23-inch alloys inspired by 1920s Le Mans racers, a huge matrix grille and silk wool floor mates tells you all you need to about the clientele for this futuristic SUV.
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43. Geneva Motor Show 2012: Toyota Diji
Wish you could personalise your car la little bit like you used to with your old Nokia phone? The Diji first showed up at the Tokyo Motor show last year and now it’s in Geneva showing how you can truly make a car your own. Messages and information can be displayed inside or outside of the car which includes a holographic concierge to help you find place and points of interest. Drivers can set their mood using augmented reality technology and you won’t even have to be in the car to control it with support for smartphone and similar mobile devices.
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44. Geneva Motor Show 2012: Toyota FT Bh
Toyota clearly believes in a hybrid future having shown off this hybrid family car concept that is set to deliver 50 per cent lower carbon emissions than current mini cars on the market. Weighing in at 800kg, the FT Bh is made from steel, aluminium, and magnesium and will feature a full hybrid system which means a 2-cylinder, 1-litre petrol engine and a lithium-ion battery pack under the hood. Inside, Toyota has reduced electricity usage from LED lamps and interior lights by around 50% and pumps wasted heat back into the air conditioning system which is specially zoned. If you love Mother Earth, this may the be the future car for you.
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45. Ford Evos
Nothing less than seamless connectivity between vehicle and driver is at the heart of Ford’s vision with the Evos. As well as accessing your information via the cloud, the car actually learns your preferences and driving habits so it can take on responsibility for routine functions. That could be automatically streaming the same music in different locations, electronically closing the garage door or predicting departure times based on your work calendar, pre-heating the cabin ready for when you stumble, bleary-eyed, down the driveway of a morning.
Ford is using the Evos as a testing ground from which they can create multiple cars. The first of these is the Ford B-Max - a small family car that will be the first to arrive in the UK with Ford SYNC and Applink technology.
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