The Shanghai Motor Show has seen many new and amazing designs this year – both as production cars and all-out concepts.
We’ve chosen our top five that not only look fantastic but are also fun and futuristic in their form.
Audi E-Tron Sportback concept
A coupe-like, fully electric SUV with sporting credentials is the best way to sum up the Audi E-Tron Sportback concept.
— Audi (@Audi_Online) April 19, 2017
The design is sleek and sophisticated, and the whole car is bursting with clever technology, including electric quattro all-wheel drive, a range of 310 miles on one charge and all-round LED lighting.
The MG E-Motion EV concept is a hugely different design for the now Chinese-based carmaker.
— MG Motor (@MGmotor) April 19, 2017
Harking back to the classic MGB and MG midget sports cars, the E-Motion has distinctive styling, especially with its gullwing doors that reveal a four-seat cockpit.
Renault R.S. 2027
Renault’s R.S. 2027 concept is a snapshot of how Formula 1 might look in the future.
— Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) April 19, 2017
An aerodynamic body with a cockpit made of polycarbonate, an ultra-resistant material and advanced technology such as an all-wheel-drive system and four-wheel steering have all been used to make this a super-quick F1 car.
Lynk & Co 03 concept
If you want something different, then the new 03 concept from Chinese manufacturer Lynk & Co could be the answer.
Wanna see what happened during our brand launch event in China? – https://t.co/QLdHktWIb8
— Lynk & Co (@LynkCoGlobal) April 18, 2017
Unlike some concepts at the show, this looks like a car that’s ready to be on your driveway very soon. This is thanks to it being a prototype that sits on Volvo underpinnings, since parent firm Geely owns the Swedish manufacturer as well. But the main reason the Lynk & Co 03 deserves a place on our list is the impressive lifetime warranty that comes with the car, showing the company’s supreme confidence in its product.
Citroen C3 Aircross
Citroen’s C3 is proving a big hit with customers at the moment, so an SUV version has been created that looks extremely funky.
— Citroën (@Citroen) April 18, 2017
The quirky styling is similar to that of the Cactus, using Airbump technology along the bottom of the doors – handy for those tight multi-storey car parks or if you’re hit by a shopping trolley.