India’s Tata Motors is working on a revolutionary latest technology concept called the Airpod concept car. Like many of Tata’s currently produced vehicles, the Airpod is tiny. Its also futuristically designed but unlike the rest, this one runs purely on compressed air and is not a hybrid.

As you will have guessed, its been designed for urban driving in mind. The small three-seater’s size and weight saving design also helps the power generated from the engine better propel the car.

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The eco-friendly sportshatch known as the Honda CR-Z Hybrid was slated for 2010 when we featured it around two months ago, Honda certain hasn’t disappointed us as live shots of the car have leaked from Japan.

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For those not familiar with this concept vehicle, it does look abit like the Insight but underhood will be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to Honda’s proprietary Integrated Motor Assist technology. Also there will be a six-speed manual gearbox which will be much more entertaining for driving enthusiasts.

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Whether you think this is ridiculous or not, Mini’s designers are convinced that the Mini’s characteristic design platform will work for any type of style or class of vehicle they throw at it. In this case, the Beachcomber concept is an off-road 4×4 that bares the exact same facial appearance as that of the Mini Cooper.

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Volkswagen has debuted its Up! Lite concept car at the 2009 LA Auto Show. It looks very cool, metallic and looks to sport quite abit of tech on the inside too. With four seats, the Up! Lite offers enough room for young couples and their dog (or two children), but its strange these days why automakers can’t put in another seat to make it a five seater.

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Driving a washing machine on the road?

On July 17, 2009, in Auto Tech, by Ben

Talking about concept car, Nissan’s NUVU is like your everyday Smart car but with that much more transparency and less privacy. With the large glass roof, the interior is so unclotted, clean  and bright it is like driving a washing machine with four wheels and there is absolutely nothing macho about that!

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Has the recession hit automaker Aston Martin this badly that they need to start making hatchbacks for ordinary people like us? The answer to that is actually no… As you will be able to read from our quick quote after the break, the Cygnet will be an exclusive Aston Martinised luxury hatch.

The Cygnet will definitely look familiar to many, in fact it is a Toyota IQ based hatch due to a recent partnership between the two firms.

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Gallery: Land Rover LRX Concept

On March 30, 2009, in Auto Tech, Eco Friendly, by KLS

A bit of car tech to start off the morning folks. This is the LRX concept from Land Rover. Its the car maker’s bid to create a vehicle just as good as their existing hefty off road 4X4s, but with significantly reduced carbon emissions and increased MPGs; in other words, the most efficient car they will ever have producted. We know this is possible, but it will be pricy and in addition to that Land Rover isn’t doing so well. From last December through next month, 1,800 employees have either been laid off, released or asked to leave. Our government (UK) have already given Land Rover a £27 million ($38 million USD) loan to help put the LRX into production, but once its done doing that, will this car be as popular as any of its other not so eco-friendly models? One thing is for sure, its not going to be cheap.

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