Volvo this week revealed the interior of its next-generation XC90 and confirmed that the SUV will be shown in full for the first time this August. The look of the interior is decidedly more upmarket than in the outgoing model, and it also features some cool new tech like a touchscreen interface.
2015 Volvo XC90
At the 2014 Busan Auto Show in South Korea this past week, Hyundai revealed a radical race car concept based on its Veloster sports car. The concept is the Veloster Midship, which as its name suggests is a mid-engined version of the funky coupe.
Hyundai Veloster Midship concept, 2014 Busan Auto Show
Audi also revealed a new concept this week, an RS 5 powered by a diesel engine equipped with an electrically-driven turbocharger. Audi hasn’t confirmed the concept for production but we hear its advanced engine could be offered to customers in the next year or two.
Audi RS 5 TDI concept
This week, we got our first in-depth look at the mighty HEMI powering the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 will deliver more than 600 horsepower and is capable of downing 18.5 gallons of fuel in just 13 minutes.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Google unveiled its first car this week. Developed entirely by the tech giant, the car features no steering wheels or brakes and at this stage is strictly a prototype. Google plans to build 100 of them for some real-world testing of its autonomous car tech.
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype
Volkswagen’s big hit at this week’s 2014 Wörthersee Tour in Austria was the GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo concept. The 503-horsepower GTI roadster is the result of cooperation between VW and Sony to develop a striking concept to mark the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo video game series and will be available in virtual form if you have a copy of GT6.
Volkswagen GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo - 2014 Wörthersee Tour
MINI has revealed a cool little speedster concept that may just hint at a new sports car in the works at the British automaker. It was built by MINI and coachbuilder Touring Superleggera as a concept for last weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
MINI Superleggera Vision concept