Thinking of investing in some new wheels? We take a look at five new cars to look out for in the not-so-distant-future set to alter our purchasing decisions. From cars that are powered solely by air to vehicles with vegtable-based exteriors (yes really), the future of car manufacturing is an interesting one and set to transform our driving experiences.
Carmundi (www.carmudi.ae) reveals the five most anticipated cars of the not-so-distant future.
Here are top five future vehicles to look out for in our lifetimes, as identified by Carmudi:
2020 Smart 454 WWT, 2 seater, weighs 450 kg, powered by electricity
The smart 454 features a Carbon fibre chassis “knit” by high tech robots. Plus, the doors, roof, engine and drive-train are very easy to remove or exchange, allowing for perfect functionality, appearance, and the best tuning for any occasion. It’s the perfect build-a-car!
2020 GM Cadillac Aera, 2 + 2 seater, weighs 450 kg, powered by compressed air
The Aera uses a highly efficient technology called Pneumatic Drive System (PDS), which has a 10,000 psi composite air storage tank that is capable of driving 1,000 miles before refueling. This means you can enjoy the luxury of a Cadillac, while also saving the environment and extra cash on fuel. Win-win!
2030 Maybach DRS, 1 + 2 + 1 seater, weighs 450 kg, powered by human-electric hybrid
The Maybach DRS is the first worldwide Naturally Manufactured Vehicle. Its production process is unique: the car grows inside a coded DNA-cocoon and once fully developed, leaves the cocoon. To extend its range, this human-electric hybrid allows pedaling power to be supplemented by the driver.
2030 Honda Air, 2 seater, weighs 364 kg, powered by compressed air
The Honda Air has an extended range and increased boost to last an estimated 100 miles. Anytime you need to have your tanks and reserves refilled efficiently, a Honda generator and air compressor does the trick, either from the comfort of your own home or at a local station.
2035 Nissan iV, 1 seater, weighs 450 kg, powered by electricity The iV Concept has state-of-the-art safety features, including the brand’s Safety Shield program which gives 360° of security by monitoring, responding, and protecting you from collisions. The iV is also significantly lighter than any of today’s cars because a number of standard parts including bumpers, airbags, and even beams.
Carmudi created this list by identifying vehicles with features that are non-existent in today’s auto market such as pneumatic regulator systems, vegetable-based polymer panels and semi solid free formed frames. We can’t wait for these cars of the future but their release dates are, of course, subject to change.