2007 Hyundai QarmaQ conceptEnlarge Photo
The plastic body has been developed in conjunction with GE Plastics and has produced a vehicle that’s 50-percent lighter than a typical vehicle of its size.
Chief among the innovations is the Elastic Front safety system, claimed to be the world’s first pedestrian protection system on a vehicle of this type. Three energy absorbing structures are fully integrated into the design, and the company says the set-up is currently undergoing final evaluation with a few to becoming a production reality.
The QarmaQ also has C-shaped windows that dip down below the waist of the car to allow greater low-down visibility, as in a helicopter.
The name is an Inuit word for a home built from earth, whalebone, and animal skins.
2007 Geneva Auto Show by TCC Team (2/27/2007)
Volvo V70, BMW 5er, Jaguar XJ, Mazda2 and more.
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New vehicles will show off
2007 Hyundai Elantra by Bengt Halvorson (2/12/2007)
Selling on a lot more than just value.