With the Generation EQ, Mercedes has created a dedicated architecture for EVs, and the scalable nature of the platform means it can be used in a wide range of vehicles beyond the SUV concept seen in Paris.
Mercedes is also developing new technology which could see rapid charging boosting the car’s range from a low charge to 100 miles in just five minutes.
Lexus pulled the wraps off its new UX SUV concept at the Paris show, with the brand saying that it “takes Lexus‘ design language to the next lever”, rather than hinting at a new production model.
Flared wheelarches, muscular haunches and huge alloys provide the car with real presence, while rear-hinged doors at the back indicate the absence of a B-pillar, too. In terms of its proportions, the short front and rear overhangs, plus narrow rear door and sloping roofline, give it a compact look. It‘s likely that it is smaller than both the NX and RX SUVs in the current model range.
Although Lexus has not issued any details on the powertrain, the tailpipes indicate there is likely to be an internal combustion engine under the bonnet – and being a Lexus, it’ll likely be hooked up to an electric motor.
Inside the futuristic concept, a transparent globe displays driving information behind the steering wheel, like a hologram, rather than traditional dials. That theme continues on the dash, with a floating display for the infotainment. The concept was created at Lexus‘ ED2 European Design Centre in Valbonne, France.