Concepts that don't look like production cars
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Some concepts misled motorists by promising cars that were not put into production. Some models made it to the conveyor in a completely different form.
Automotive concepts reflect the future direction of manufacturers and provide an idea of what their models will look like. There are times when cars reach production in a completely different form. Focus remembered 10 cars that are completely different from their concepts.
10 cars that are not like their concepts
1. Dodge Charger
In 1999, Dodge wowed the public with the colorful Charger R/T concept car, which was supposed to be a revival of the legendary muscle car of the 60s. The new model received a swift design in the spirit of other models of the brand of that era.
The production of the sixth generation Charger reached only in 2006. The only common feature of the concept and the production model was the presence of four doors.
2. Nissan GT-R
In 2001, Nissan introduced the Skyline GT-R concept at the Tokyo International Auto Show. After a while, the company decided to split the car into two separate models.
As a result, in 2007 we got the GT-R, which challenged the eminent supercars of those years. The model has won many fans around the world thanks to its unsurpassed dynamics.
3. Suzuki Kizashi
In 2007, Suzuki introduced the striking Kizashi Concept. It was a sporty hatchback with a very expressive design.
The model reached production in the form of a sedan. Finding commonalities between the production model and the concept is not so easy.
4. Chevrolet Volt
In 2007, Chevrolet proudly unveiled the Volt Hybrid Concept. The futuristic sedan stood out for its unusual design and long hood.
A few years later, the model was put into mass production. Some design elements were retained, but many began to compare the hybrid with a Toyota Prius competitor.
5. Renault Koleos
In 1999, Renault showed the futuristic crossover Koleos. It received an unusual design with sharp edges, which some of the company's models would later receive.
In 2006, Koleos was put into production. The design of the model has become more conservative, not at all reminiscent of the concept.
6. Ford Probe
Ford introduced several Probe concepts in the 80s that showed the company's direction. Many fans requested that the model be put into production.
In 1988, the company decided to put the Probe into production. A coupe with hidden headlights was built on the basis of the Mazda MX-6.
7. Chevrolet Corvette
In 2009, the blockbuster “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was released. There were many interesting cars in the picture, but one of them stood out from the rest. We are talking about the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray concept, which was built specifically for filming.
Many sports car fans expected the C7 generation to be similar to the concept, as it was with the Camaro sports car, but General Motors decided to significantly change the production model. The final result turned out to be successful, but quite different from the concept model from the film.
8. Dacia Duster
Dacia Duster Prototype in 2009 surprised the public, which did not expect such a bright crossover from a budget car manufacturer. Many car enthusiasts were looking forward to the release of the model.
In 2010, a serial crossover model appeared. It became a bestseller in Europe, but outwardly did not resemble the concept of the same name.
9. Kia Sportage
In 2007, Kia showed the KND-4 concept, which was supposed to be a harbinger of the new generation Sportage crossover. Many were struck by the bold design with vertically mounted lamps and the swift silhouette.
A few years later, Kia introduced the serial Sportage of the new generation. The crossover received a more restrained design and lost many of the features of the concept.
10. Dodge Avenger
Dodge fans in 2003 were amazed by the brutal Avenger crossover concept. They waited several years until the second generation model was put into series production.
In 2007, a mid-size sedan appeared on the US market with the name Avenger. It resembled the concept quite a bit, becoming more restrained.