Why buy a beat up van to ruggedize for the apocalypse when you pick up a new ride right off the showroom floor? While it's unlikely to appear at dealerships anytime soon, the Hyundai Zombie Survival Machine ($TBA) is certainly ready for any undead action that comes its way. Based on the Elantra Coupe, it features a custom zombie plow — complete with spikes — out in front, armored window coverings, a roof hatch, a trunkfull of weaponry, floodlights in the front and back, spiked all-terrain tires, wheels with spikes for clipping nearby walkers, and an all-important CB radio system. After all, you don't really expect your cell phone to work during the end times, do you?
Volvo fans looking for the ultimate in Scandinavian performance, take notice. The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept ($TBA) might still be a concept, but what a concept it is. Powered by a specially tuned Volvo T6 engine pumping out 508 hp, it dashes from 0-62 mph in just 3.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of over 185 mph. Other features include a reinforced manual six-speed gearbox, all-wheel-drive, 19-inch wheels, a lowered chassis, front Brembo brakes, a carbon fiber diffuser, more supportive, Polestar seats, and an Alcantara-covered interior. Will it ever actually be made available? Depends on the always fickle "market response."
Rekindling a partnership that dates back over 50 years, the BMW Zagato Coupe ($TBA) wears its Italian design heritage proudly. Details are scant on this shapely coupe, which features Zagato "z" letters in the signature kidney grille, 19-inch alloy wheels that recall propellers, and a double-bubble roof. We can only guess that it's based on the Z4 roadster, but it doesn't really matter, as this is the only one that exists.
You would expect a car with "style" in its name to focus on aesthetics, and the Mercedes-Benz Style Coupe Concept ($TBA) doesn't disappoint. Defined by a striking exterior, it features innovative, aggressive new headlamps and taillights, a diamond-look grille, muscular lines, 20-inch wheels, and a special Alubeam paint finish, a tested, road-ready turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, and a funky interior that's highlighted by a panoramic glass roof, the lack of B-pillars, a carbon fiber dash, white nubuck leather on the instrument panel, air vents that change color based on the selected temperature, neon green accents, and a new version of MB's COMAND system that uses your smartphone's data connection to stay up-to-date. While we doubt all of this will make it in to an actual car you can buy, you can bank on seeing some of these features make their way into the next CLS.
While it's highly unlikely to ever appear stateside, we're intrigued by the Peugeot Urban Crossover Concept ($TBA) nonetheless. Designed to blend the utility of an SUV with the city-friendliness of a compact, the Concept measures just 13.5 feet long and 5.7 feet wide. As with most concepts, further details are scant, but we'd expect to see the aluminum spoiler, double-bubble roof, and floating, "smiling" grille make it to the production model should it ever emerge.