Canadian Manufacturing

2011 Canadian International Auto Show concept cars

The Canadian International Auto Show will feature the MINI Paceman concept from the BMW Group, a Honda CR-Z concept, Mitsubishi’s current incarnation of the i-MiEV, and a Hybrid Tourer from Subaru.

The MINI Paceman had its North American premiere at the Detroit auto show. The concept’s crossover design makes it the first Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) in the small car segment.  The design takes the MINI’s uniqueness, go-kart handling, agility, dynamic capability and individual design and gives them a fresh twist with the help of cutting-edge technology and an innovative body concept. It combines a sporty, masculine appearance, versatility and coupe looks with the dimensions of the four-door MINI Countryman.

The Subaru Hybrid Tourer has a new gas/electric hybrid system based on Subaru’s boxer engine. The concept features gull-wing doors that emphasize its interior. Powering the Hybrid Tourer is a 2.0-litre horizontally-opposed direct fuel-injection turbo gasoline engine that is mated to Subaru’s Lineartronic (CVT). The powertrain features a unique gas/hybrid two-motor system with an electric power/drive motor in the front and another drive motor in the rear. The electric motors are powered by new high-performance lithium batteries.

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