Concept vehicle

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Design study Borgward Isabella Concept at the IAA 2017
Design study DS X E-Tense at the Paris Motor Show 2018

The term concept vehicle describes an automotive design study .

Concept vehicles are often used by automobile manufacturers as test objects to test major changes to the typical company design for their suitability for the public. They are usually unveiled at major automobile shows . However, most of the concepts will not be further developed for series production .

Another type of concept vehicle are so-called feasibility studies . Technical aspects are in the foreground, less the optical design.

See also


  • Roger Gloor: cars of the future of the 80s. Concept cars. Design studies. Prototypes. Hallwag 1991, ISBN 3-444-10385-9 .
  • Serge Bellu: 500 Fantastic Cars, A Century of the World's Concept Cars. , Haynes 2003, ISBN 1-84425-039-3 .
  • Oldtimer Markt, special issue No. 4 1987: Prototypes - How our cars should be.

Web links

Commons : Concept Vehicles  - collection of images, videos and audio files