What Bugs Me About Concept Cars

[ad#Top of Post Left]The auto shows are amazing. They show all of these super cool looking cars that are to come and some of the new features on the current model cars. They also show new designs that will be implemented on current cars. As amazing as it is, there is one thing that gets me about these shows. It’s the concept cars.

Concept cars are cars that are seriously being thought about publicly selling. When they show off a concept car they are getting feedback on the car they are thinking about releasing. Concept cars are usually not in final form but they can be almost completed as far as the body work goes.

One thing about concept cars is that they look really awesome. The new styling on some of these cars is just amazing to look at. Even if all you see are the pictures online! Now here lies the problem with concept cars. They are not done yet. They are like a teaser of the real car that may or may not be made available and produced for the public.

Take for instance the new Chevy Volt. A lot of buzz was created when GM introduced a concept car, the Chevy volt a few years ago. The car not only looked amazing it had some great features. It could run on all battery power and it did not use its gas engine to power the wheels. Instead it used its motor to power a generator to charge a set of batteries which then ran the car. Each wheel has an electric motor built in.

It has yet to be released, but it could be the style of car for the future.The future in which cars are electric. The problem is they ruined it! General Motors teased us with a beautiful looking car only to change its body style almost completely compared to the concept version. Now it looks like a Chevy Impala/Toyota Yaris smashed together. It is a bit different than the impala but it’s too similar for my liking. There is nothing wrong with the impala but what GM had was a totally new style, a body for a new never released car. It looked great and would have stood out a lot. Now for the preview of the production car we get half of what we wanted.

So that’s what bugs me about car shows and the concept cars. Just don’t fall in love with a concept car too much as you may be disappointed by the production version.

3 thoughts on “What Bugs Me About Concept Cars

  1. jay

    dude, you’re completely wrong – concept cars are the results of the car designers being allowed to go completely OTT; to come up with their most outlandish and imaginative designs. concept cars are not even remotely considered for production – many are completely impractical, too expensive and would be commercial suicide for any motor company attempting to do so.
    their value, to the companies, is that they help in creating new technologies, design ideas, and an eye-catching design at a show helps promote the brand.
    in short – they’re the exact opposite to your description!!

  2. Christopher

    @jay Certainly you would agree that this couldn’t be applied to every concept car? Not all are the opposite of my description. Also, consider that at times manufacturers will mention that the concept cars on display may be a close representation of what’s to come. ie the Chevy Volt. Now look how far that has come.


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