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Friday, 27 March 2015

BMW 5-Series: The Details

The BMW 5-Series is a Global bestseller, the winner of a string of comparison tests and ‘Germany's favourite car’

The BMW 5-Series Saloon currently rolling off the assembly line is the sixth-generation model. An impressively harmonious balance between sporting flair and elegance has been a defining feature of the four-door variant since it first made the leap from the drawing board to the road and went on to become the most popular executive car in one market after the next.

To date, over 6.6 million BMW 5-Series cars have left the factory and the current BMW 5-Series is in excellent shape to surpass the record set by the highly successful last two generations, each of which sold in excess of 1.4 million units. A total of more than one million units of the current BMW 5-Series Saloon have been delivered to customers since the launch in March 2010. No other generation has bettered these sales figures over such a short period of time.

The BMW 5-Series defended its leading position as the best-selling car in its class in supreme style once again last year, further extending its upward curve of constantly rising sales figures since its market launch.

The quality and popularity of the BMW 5-Series are reflected in the host of prizes and distinctions awarded to the members of the model family around the world. In early 2013, the BMW 5-Series secured class victory - for the third year in succession - in the readers' survey ‘The Best Cars’ conducted by the German Motoring magazine "auto, motor und sport". This success came not long after the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition with BMW BluePerformance Technology had been voted ‘Car of the Future’ and awarded the ADAC Automobile Association's ‘Yellow Angel’. The BMW 5-Series as a whole had been named ‘Germany's favourite car’ in the same competition in 2011.

The BMW 5-Series has been voted ‘Car of the Year’, ‘Best Car’, ‘Premium Car of the Year’, ‘Family Car of the Year’ and ‘Executive Car of the Year’ in various countries.

Instantly captivating and perpetually compelling, the aesthetic qualities of the BMW 5-Series models have secured success around the globe and a wealth of awards and distinctions. The new model has a slightly sharper sporting edge.

Sporting elegance is the standout characteristic of the BMW 5-Series Saloon. Their design is defined by the hallmark BMW proportions created by a long bonnet, long wheelbase, short overhangs and set-back passenger compartment. At the front end, additional contour lines for the BMW kidney grille surround and the restructured lower air intake accentuate the car's sporting appearance. All the variants of the new BMW 5-Series model family are fitted with Xenon headlights as standard. Joining the LED Fog lights on the options list are Adaptive LED headlights. The side indicators are now integrated into the wing mirrors on all new BMW 5-Series models.

New details inside all the cars in the new BMW 5-Series provide a refined premium impression and increased functionality. In all models the Control Display of the standard iDrive operating system is now bordered on both sides by high-quality chrome trim strips and the storage compartments and cup holders in the centre console of the Saloon now have increased capacity.

BMW 5-Series customers can choose from a wide selection of exterior paint colours. New additions to the range - and available for all models - are Metallic Calisto Grey, Metallic Jatoba Brown, Metallic Mineral White and Metallic Glacier Silver. New variants have also been added to the line-up of optional light-alloy wheels.

The BMW Luxury Line exudes a high level of elegance and exclusiveness thanks to a carefully assembled selection of further particularly high-class features for the exterior and interior. The chrome finish of the fronts of the black kidney grille slats and the exhaust tailpipe embellishers all add gleaming touches. Leather upholstery with Exclusive stitching, a Black Sports leather Steering wheel and Interior trim strips in exquisite Fineline Anthracite wood create a particularly refined interior ambience.

At Concept Vehicle Leasing we are able to offer the Business Exclusive BMW 520d 190 Bhp Luxury 4Dr Steptronic Auto which achieves over 65 miles per gallon and emits just 114 g/km of CO2, making it extremely economical for a vehicle of its stature.

The impressive BMW Saloon comes with an extensive standard specification, including a Keyless start, BMW Professional Satellite Navigation, Realtime Traffic information, Voice activated Bluetooth, Heated front seats, BMW iDrive with a 10.2in Colour Touchscreen display, Cd/Mp3 player, 20GB Hard Drive, ISOFIX Child seat preparation, Park Distance Control front and rear, Rain sensor, Headlamp wash, Twin Chrome exhausts and 18in alloys.

This vehicle can go from 0-62mph in just 7.7 second and has a top speed of an eye popping 145 miles per hour!

Contact Us Today to experience this truly remarkable machine for yourself!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Careless Driving Could Cost You £100

On the spot fines of £100 are to be issued to motorists for offences such as careless driving, undertaking, lane hogging and even splashing pedestrians.

Careless driving is on the rise with people to busy playing with their Sat Navs, In-car Technology, Phones and people have even been caught reading the paper or doing their make-up. 

Careless driving causes more than 300 deaths per year in the UK, with a further 120 for aggressive driving. At least 10,000 fines have been issued already for various offences ranging from tail-gating to anti-social driving and various other careless acts committed by motorists. 

As well as having a fine of £100 you could also face 3 points on your licence.

What defines careless driving? Whilst there is no defining standard list of driver behaviours that are considered careless, minor breaches of the Highway Code could be seen as an offence.

  • Failure to give way at a junction
  • Being in the wrong lane at a roundabout
  • Tailgating
  • Overtaking and forcing into a queue of traffic
  • Operating a Sat Nav or reading a map
  • Eating or drinking
  • Lane hopping or lane weaving

Depending on the circumstances and the situation there are a number of ways you can be dealt with for careless driving, this all depends on how the situation is observed by the police and you can find more information and the specific guidelines by the ACPO

Many people have backed the on the spot fines for careless driving, such as the RAC Foundation, and many more. 

But what do you think of the £100 on the spot fines?

Monday, 23 March 2015

Audi A6: The Details

New engines, transmissions and headlights, plus a new Infotainment system make the Audi more efficient, more powerful, more attractive and more sophisticated than ever. The Versatile A6 are also packed with numerous new features.

Sharp lines, emphasized horizontals, athletically taut surfaces - the design of the A6 models epitomises precision and sporty elegance. It was carefully honed as part of the model refresh, with changes made to the grille, the headlights, air inlets, bumpers, side sills, rear lights and tailpipes. Audi optionally offers headlights with LED technology 
or Matrix LED technology, combined with 
dynamic turn signals.

Internally, the front seats are available with optional ventilation and massage functions. The MMI Multimedia Interface and deluxe Automatic Air-conditioning are standard. An optional sensor-controlled automatic tailgate combined with a power luggage compartment cover makes loading even easier.

At Concept we have an amazing lease deal on the Audi A6 2.0 TDi Turbo Diesel Ultra SE Saloon, which is ultra-economical, achieving over 65 miles per gallon and emitting just 113 grams of CO2 per Km. 

It comes standard with Audi Keyless start, Audi Bluetooth, Cruise control, Hill hold assist, Audi Drive Select, Front and side curtain airbags, Switchable front passenger airbag, which enables a child seat to be used in the front, ISOFIX Child seat preparation, 3x three point rear seat belts, Auto dimming rear view mirror, Split folding rear seats, Aluminium trim, Audi Park Distance Control Plus and LED DRL Daytime Running Lights.

The Audi has an NCAP Safety rating of 5 Stars, 190 Brake Horse Power and a top speed of 144 mph, an all-round VERY impressive car!

Contact Us Today to Lease your Audi A6. You will not be disappointed!

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Abarth 500 – Small But Wicked

The Racing inspired Abarth has world class performance and precision, purposeful and aggressive styling, high power-to-weight ratio and limited-production volume.

The hot hatch brings its legendary racing heritage to life and enables driving enthusiasts to acquire Italian performance at an attainable price.

The aggressive styling of the new Abarth embodies the Abarth brand tradition in full - purposeful and intentional details all designed to improve the car's performance, while enhancing the clean and simple design.

The Abarth 500 is designed with the essence of a pure-Italian performance car - functional, purposeful and high-emotion exterior design enhancements, all stylistically blended to improve aerodynamics, engine cooling and road-holding grip. Inside, the driver is surrounded with a sporty and technical-styled cockpit.

To improve aerodynamics the front of the vehicle is more pronounced. For a more aggressive look, a blacked-out fascia accent integrates projector-beam fog lamps and helps direct air for engine cooling. Twin ‘nostrils’ are precisely positioned on the front fascia to maximize airflow in and out of the two engine intercoolers.

More aggressive Abarth-designed side skirts provide a vertical and athletic profile, while highlighting the iconic curves of the Fiat 500. Aluminum wheels fill the flared wheel arches and provide ventilation for the performance brake system. In addition, both wheel designs allow visibility of the lacquered Rosso Red brake callipers.

From the rear, a large spoiler extends the roofline of the Abarth 500 and improves the vehicle's aerodynamics by creating additional down force. In addition, symmetric, twin exhausts deliver a powerful look and provide a tuned sound and Abarth-exclusive look.

Expanding on the no-nonsense design and high attention to detail found on the Fiat 500, the new Abarth features a performance-designed cockpit with unique features.

The interior design is an artistic blend of clean lines and functional performance. The Abarth-designed Steering wheel features a thick rim, perforated leather and flat bottom to provide the look, feel and increased roominess desired during at-the-limit driving. For easier operation, and to keep the driver's eyes on the road ahead, the Multi function Steering wheel includes Cruise control, Stereo controls and Blue&Me Hands-free Bluetooth controls.

Integrating the latest in portable vehicle navigation on top of the instrument panel, the available TomTom navigation with Blue&Me Hands-free Communication technology features a 4.3in touchscreen display.

Unique front performance seats feature a one-piece design with large side bolsters, racing-harness pass through, accent stitching around the perimeter and integrated side airbags. The Rear seat is designed to be comfortable for two adults and delivers the high-quality, comfort and craftsmanship executed on the front seats. To highlight that this hatchback is roomy, the rear passengers' upper seatbacks are raised and bolstered for added back support. The intelligently designed cabin provides maximum interior space.

At Concept we have a fantastic lease deal on the Limited Stock Abarth 500 1.4 16V T-Jet 3-Door Hatchback with Metallic Paint free of charge.

The 3-Door hatchback can achieve over 43 MPG and emits just 155 g/km of CO2 making it extremely economical for an Italian Hot Hatch. It boasts an extensive Standard spec, including, Blue&Me Bluetooth, Air-conditioning, Electric windows/mirrors, Dualdrive PAS, Trip Computer, Front and side airbags, ISOFIX Child seat preparation, Cd/Mp3 player, Stereo controls on Steering wheel, Rear spoiler, Side skirts, Twin Chrome exhausts, Front fogs and 16in Anthracite alloys.

Contact Us Today to Order your New Abarth 500

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Honda Finally Reveals 306 HP Civic Type-R

Honda has finally fully unveiled its latest entry into the competitive world of Hot-hatches, with the launch of the Civic Type-R. Powered by a Turbo charged 2.0L V-TEC motor, the new Civic has already claimed the title of fastest front drive production car around the Nurburgring Nordschelife from Renault, and Honda is also claiming that the car is the quickest front-drive hot-hatch in the sprint to 100 km/h.

The Type-R is the first Honda to be fitted with the brand’s new 2.0L VTEC turbo engine, which produces 306 brake horse power at 6500 rpm. The performance is also in another league to that of its predecessor. The 0-62mph sprint takes just 5.7 seconds, and top speed is capped at 170 mph, quicker than the Renault Megane R.S 275.

While the Type-R’s pace is arresting, the first thing most people will notice is the styling. The Civic’s Wild Aero package includes a huge rear wing, designed to provide maximum downforce without causing significant drag, while the front bumper has been designed to reduce turbulence around the front wheels for better high-speed stability. The Type-R’s underbody is almost fully flat too, helping to suck the car onto the road at higher speeds.

The whole package sits on lightweight 19in wheels wrapped in 235/35 tires developed specifically for the Type-R, while 4-piston Brembo brake callipers clamp on 350mm drilled discs at the front wheels.
Drivers can modify the behaviour of the car’s power delivery, electric power steering dampers by pressing the car’s +R "racetrack" button.

Inside, the Type-R’s interior design doesn’t stray far from the formula set by fast Hondas of the past. Suede-effect trimmed sports seats and aluminium gearknob are both cues that featured on the last car.

The Type-R will go on sale in Europe this summer with a starting price expected to be around £30,000. A GT Pack that adds red exterior highlights, parking sensors and an infotainment upgrade is set to feature as an optional extra.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Driving When Tired

Driving when you’re tired can be extremely dangerous and is one of the biggest causes of road accidents in the UK. It is therefore important to understand the risks of driving when tired and how you can avoid the dangers.

Here are some top tips to prevent you falling asleep at the wheel:

Take a break from driving every two hours 

Try and plan a 15 minute break every 2 hours of your trip. A short stop over gives you a chance to get out of the car and wake yourself up a bit. Take a short walk, get some food and just generally wake your body up.

Have a good night’s sleep before any long drive

This probably sounds obvious, but if you know you have a long journey, make sure you have an early night so that you are as fresh as possible before you start.

Avoid making long journeys between midnight and 6am 

This is when you are at your most vulnerable and most likely to fall asleep. If you can, try and stick to daytime driving only.

Drink coffee or high caffeine drinks 

Drinking caffeine can help wake you up and increase alertness. Remember though that after the effects wear off you are likely to fall into a slump and become tired again, so keep topping your caffeine levels up to combat sleepiness effectively.

Share the driving 

Whenever possible share the driving with others in the car. Every few hours switch the driver so that each passenger has a chance to relax and sleep.

If you feel tired when you are driving, turning up the music and opening the window can feel effective for a short period of time, however in the long run this will do little to prevent you falling asleep.

Remember – if you follow this advice and still feel tired behind the wheel, stop and take a nap. This is the most effective way to recharge and is the safest option for both you and other road users.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Seat Leon: The Details

The Seat Leon is simply a stunning car, with its unique, emotional design, its dynamic sporting character, a compelling package of innovative technologies and its refined quality and premium elegance.

The Seat Leon is an all-new car, developed from the ground up, its predecessors stood for driving fun and outstanding functionality, a tradition that the new model certainly continues.

The state-of-art TDi & TSi engines, are the best in their class in fuel consumption and emissions. The 1.6 TDi SE can achieve over 74 miles per gallon and emits just 99 g/km of CO2.

At Concept we have very competitive rates across the whole Seat range, including the Seat Leon 1.6 TDi SE Hatchback and the Seat Leon 1.2 TSi 110 SE 3-Door Sport Coupe.

Standard Spec on the Coupe includes Privacy glass, Touchscreen display, Bluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection, Electric heated mirrors, Power steering, ABS brakes, Hill Hold control, ESP, Front and side curtain airbags, Switchable front passenger airbag, which enables a child seat to be used in the front, ISOFIX Child seat preparation, Bluetooth Audio streaming, Cd/Mp3 player, USB Connector, Multi function steering wheel, Chrome interior trim, 3x three point rear seat belts, Split folding rear seats, Daytime Running Lights and 16in Seat alloys.

The economical Coupe can achieve over 57 mpg and produces just 114 g/km of CO2. It has 150 Bhp and top speed of 121 Miles Per Hour.

Whereas the Hatchback emits just 99 g/m of CO2 and achieves over 74 MPG. It has an NCAP Safety Rating of 5 Stars and Brake Horse Power of 105. The Hatchback performs just as well as the Coupe, with a Top Speed of 119 mph.

Whether you choose the Hatchback or the Coupe, the Seat Leon does not disappoint. 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Commercial Fleet Insurance – Finding The Best Deal For You

Are you struggling to find the best commercial fleet insurance deal for you and your business? You’re not alone. Many people find it a very difficult process and some never get round to using a commercial fleet insurance policy, opting to use individual policies for each of their vehicles instead.

This is a huge mistake as there are many advantages to using a commercial fleet insurance policy and once you find the right one it will make your life a lot easier.

The difficulties of finding the best commercial fleet insurance deal

There are several factors that make finding the best commercial fleet insurance deal a difficult process. Firstly, it can he highly time consuming and as all business owners know, time is a very valuable commodity. 

The time spent on searching the Internet for the many different insurance providers, finding our exactly what their rates are (many of them may not be very transparent about their rates), discussing your needs with several different providers and eventually applying for the insurance cover could be time spent on client care and business development.

Finding the best commercial fleet deal can also be a very confusing process. There are so many different suppliers who will all be claiming to offer the best deal which confuses people as they can’t decide who to choose.

There are also many types of insurance cover to choose from, for example;

Third party cover: The cheaper option which only covers liabilities you incur to others and does not provide any cover for yourself.
Third party fire and theft: This type of policy covers you for any liabilities to others as well as covering you if you vehicle is destroyed by fire or stolen.
Fully Comprehensive: The most expensive option, fully comprehensive will cover you for all of the above as well as any damage or injuries you sustain.
Deciding which type of cover to go for to suit your business needs can be hard. Another difficulty people encounter when searching for the best commercial fleet insurance deal is deciding on who to trust. With so many insurance providers touting for your business, many of them will just tell you whatever they need to in order to get your business. You will need to decide if they are giving you a fair price, if the type of cover they are offering is really right for you and whether or not you can trust the information they have provided you with.

The advantages of using commercial fleet insurance

Although you may encounter many difficulties when searching for the best policy, it is definitely an important factor to consider. Using commercial fleet insurance has a number of advantages compared to using separate insurance policies for each of your vehicles. Having one policy for all of your vehicles is much easier to track and can also work out cheaper for you. It also means you will only have one policy renewal date, saving you valuable time and effort. You can also insure all of your drivers on all of your vans, resulting in a much more efficient business. So how can Concept Vehicle Leasing help?

How Concept Vehicle Leasing can help you find the best commercial fleet insurance deal

At Concept Vehicle Leasing, we want to take all of the effort out of finding the best commercial fleet insurance deal for you. We work in association with Surrey Independent Advisors Ltd (SIA Group) to provide you with the tools you need to insure your fleet. 

We do not offer insurance services directly, however by working with Surrey Independent Advisors Ltd, we can offer you a full service, from leasing to insuring your fleet. This is a highly efficient and time saving process as you can get everything sorted at one time. The SIA Group are able to offer you all the following and more:

Commercial Fleet Insurance
Individual Motor Insurance (Cars or Commercial)
GAP Insurance
Excess Waiver
Key Care
Surrey Independent Advisors Ltd have been around for over 20 years and are the leading experts in commercial fleet insurance. The team have a wealth of knowledge and their excellent reputation is complimented by their ability to build long standing relationships with their clients through their friendly, informative service.

When you use the SIA Group, you get a dedicated account manager who will provide you with a personalised service. This is a great advantage as you can build your relationship with your account manager and they can learn to understand your business and your specific needs. They also have access to the major fleet markets, Lloyds facilities and claims handling facilities. This allows them to cover all of you needs.

Find out more about our Commercial Fleet Insurance Services or Van Leasing on our website.

Alternatively, you can contact us for more information.

Monday, 9 March 2015

9 Ways To Make Your Fuel Go Further

Do you seem to be spending more and more of your time at the petrol station these days? Or are you finding that your credit card gets a real belting each time you fill up with fuel? This isn’t necessarily to do with petrol and diesel prices – it could be the way you are driving. Take a look at these fuel saving tips which may help make your stops to the pump a little less painful.

Plan Your Journey

Driving the long way around when running errands or doing your daily essentials will obviously cost you more in the long run. If you’re not sure exactly where you’re going, a Satellite Navigation System will keep you from getting lost, and many can now plot the most fuel-efficient route. It’s not just where you are driving to that you need to be wary of, it’s also when. Sitting in heavy or stop-start traffic will always mean that you burn more fuel. So if you can, try and avoid driving at the busiest times of the day.

Pump It Up

Tyres that are not inflated to the correct level are not only dangerous but they can cause your car to burn more petrol. Keeping a car’s tyres properly inflated can improve fuel economy by about 3%, and it also lengthens their lifespan. It’s also worth remembering that bald and un-roadworthy tyres are one of the most common driving offences reported, a crime which can carry a £1,000 fine and 3 points on your licence – per wheel!

Close Your Windows

As tempting as it may be when the weather is warm, driving with the windows down isn’t great for your fuel economy. When driving above 55 mph, especially for long periods open windows make a vehicle less aerodynamic by letting in air, which then increases air resistance and decreases fuel efficiency. On long road trips, using Air-conditioning could actually improve your mileage by up to 20%

Feel The Need Not To Speed

As well as avoiding regular gear changes and unnecessary revving of the engine (which all cause needless burning of fuel) keeping to a steady speed on the motorway will also reduce your consumption. For every 5 mph you reduce on your motorway speed, you can reduce fuel consumption by around 7%. That means that driving at 65mph instead of 70mph can 
save you a pretty penny!

Stay On Track

Poor wheel alignment not only causes tyres to wear out more quickly but also forces your engine to work harder in order to override the problem. Aligning your tyres correctly by having the tracking checked can save you up to 10% on your fuel usage.

Use Air-conditioning Sparingly

Air-conditioning might be a necessity on a hot day but in order to save fuel you’re better off using it intermittently rather than leaving it on all the time.  A/C can be a huge drain on fuel resources so choose your moments carefully.

Lighten Your Load

Carrying extra weight usually means burning extra fuel, no matter how big your vehicle is. On average, you could be cutting your fuel efficiency by up to 2% for every 100 pounds of extra weight you carry – that includes passengers and cargo.

Stay In Tune

Regardless of whether your engine is petrol or diesel, keeping your car in good condition can pay dividends in terms of fuel efficiency. Did you know that a car that needs a tune-up or that has failed an emissions test can reduce fuel efficiency by an average of 4%? Something a little more serious is also a real drain on resources, with problems like a faulty oxygen sensor potentially reducing mileage by up to 40%. So it’s certainly worth making sure your car is in the best possible condition before filling up and hitting the road.

Put A Fuel Cap On It

Unbelievably it’s been estimated that nearly 17% of cars on the road have broken or missing fuel caps. Why is this such a big deal? Escaping fumes not only release smog-causing compounds into the air, they also hurt fuel economy when fuel evaporates into the air instead of combusting inside your engine. By simply replacing a bad petrol cap you can save the environment and petrol at the same time.

Simply follow these tips and you can make your fuel tank go that bit further.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Top 10 Predicted Advanced Car Technologies by 2020

Autonomous Vehicles 

Let’s just get this one out of the way. If things keep going in the way they are, then by 2020 we’ll have cars capable of being fully autonomous in certain circumstances, most likely rural terrains with minimal variables and no inclement weather.

Driver Override Systems

This relates to autonomous technology but different because it’s the car actively disregarding your commands and making its own decisions. Scary. We’ve already got cars that will stop if you fail to apply the brakes. But by 2020 cars will apply the brakes even if the driver has the gas pedal floored. The rapid increase in sensor technology will force a shift in priority, giving the car final say — not you.

Biometric Vehicle Access

The switch we’ve seen in recent years from keys to keyless entry and start will be followed by a switch to key-fob-less entry and start. You’ll be able to unlock and start your car without anything more than your fingerprint (or maybe your eyeball, but fingerprint readers are more likely than retina scanners). Sound a lot like the latest form of mobile phone security? It should, because it’s exactly the same concept.

Comprehensive Vehicle Tracking

Insurance companies are already talking about fees based on how many miles a person drives. By 2020, insurance companies will likely offer a reduced rate for drivers that agree to full tracking of their behaviour, not dissimilar to the Black box, which tracks your speed. I’m hopeful this technology remains voluntary, but do I foresee a likely future where insurance companies will require comprehensive driver tracking? Sadly, yes.

Active Window Displays

Head-Up Display (HUD) technology has come a long way from the dim, washed out green digits some cars projected on their windshields 20 years ago. But as good as HUD is in 2015, by 2020 we’ll see active glass capable of displaying vibrant images. Imagine a navigation system that actually highlights the next turn (as seen from your perspective, through the windshield) as you approach it.

Remote Vehicle Shutdown

This technology already exists, with OnStar leveraging it regularly. In recent years the telematics company has shut down hundreds of stolen cars, ending police chases quickly and with little drama (though most drivers still don’t know it can be done, even drivers with OnStar). By 2020 remote vehicle shutdown will enter the social consciousness, negatively impacting nightly news ratings everywhere.

Active Health Monitoring 

Ford Motor Company has previewed the idea of seatbelt or Steering wheel sensors that track vital statistics, though the rapid development of wearable technology means most cars will just wirelessly pair with these devices. Combine this with basic autonomous technology and you’ve got a car that can pull over and call an ambulance when the driver has a heart attack, and we are one step closer to Transformers becoming a documentary.

Four-Cylinder Supercar

Ford just showed an all-new GT Supercar using a twin-turbo V6. While it may rub traditional performance enthusiasts the wrong way, a lightweight V6 making over 600 brake horse power will offer world-beating performance, especially if it’s got a light, carbon-fibre body to pull around. By 2020 we’ll see the first full-fledged, 200+ mph supercar with a four-cylinder engine.

Smart/Personalised In-Car Marketing

You’re already getting Facebook, Twitter and Gmail ads based on your behaviour. By 2020 the average car will be fully connected to the internet, meaning your vehicle will provide marketers with a powerful set of metrics to customise their message. Hopefully these will manifest as an opt-in feature but get ready for personalised, location-based ads in your car’s display.

Reconfigurable Body Panels

The small 4X4 category is seeing increased demand these days, while truck sales grow by leaps and bounds. What if you could have both vehicle types in one car? Imagine an SUV with lightweight body panels and advanced motors that retract the roof and side glass into the lower body panels. Now throw in Chrysler Grand Voyager Stow N Go seat design and BAM! A truck and SUV in one vehicle. It could happen.

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