Yes, it's still a concept, but unlike most of Volvo's recent study cars, the Volvo Estate Concept provides a glimpse at what the Swedish car maker's upcoming models will look like on the inside. The dash of this three-door wagon is dominated by a large, tablet-like touch screen that replaces virtually all controls save for volume, play/pause, hazards, and window heaters, and integrates with the digital gauge cluster. The interior also boasts supple leather, naturally-aged wood accents, and sleek forms inspired by Scandanavian living rooms. Details on the engine, gearbox, and other essentials for actual driving are slim, but like most concepts, it doesn't really matter since it's never going on sale anyway.
If you've ever been driving along in your car and wished for a better vantage point to see the road ahead, your dream is (nearly) a reality, thanks to the Renault Kwid Concept. This bizarre-looking two-wheel-drive, dual-clutch 1.2-liter turbocharged buggy channels the look of an off-roader, and has one important feature — an aerial drone that docks on the rear portion of the roof, flying above the car as it drives. Able to be piloted automatically or manually, and controlled from a built-in tablet in the dashboard, you can use the drone to survey traffic, take aerial photography, or just confuse passers-by. Just make sure not to fly it manually while you're actually driving.
VW has played around with the idea of a buggy-style rides before — see the Volkswagen Buggy Up Concept, for example — but never has one come so close to production-ready as the Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept. Based on the Beetle R-Line with same 210hp, 2.0L TSI engine but longer, wider, taller, and with additional ground clearance, this offroader features a ski rack built into the roof and rear spoilers, 19-inch wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED fog lights, a 7.7-inch touchscreen, two-tone seats, and a six-speed DSG transmission. Sadly, still no word on whether this one might eventually make an appearance at a dealer new you.