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Volvo Estate Concept

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.

  • Toyota FT-1 Concept

    Normally cars transition from the real world into video games — in fact, the number of models included in a game has been a selling point for years. My how the tables have turned. Created by Calty Design Research for Playstation's Gran Turismo series, the Toyota FT-1 Concept is now a real-world ride. Inspired by the automaker's long heritage of sports cars, including the 2000GT, Celica, Supra, and Scion FR-S, the FT-1 boasts a front-engine, rear-wheel layout, a gorgeously curvy body with various inlets, ducting, vents, and a retractable rear wing, and a intimate, functional cockpit.

  • Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept

    The guys behind the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept ($TBA) like to think that it represents the near future of automotive technology — and if trends are any indication, they're probably right. The car is powered by three motors: a gas-powered two-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, and an electronic motor in each axel. The gasoline engine and front electronic motor work in tandem for hybrid drive functionality that's capable of up to 123 miles per gallon, while accelerating to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds. And when driving conditions get tricky, whether in light off-road conditions or slippery roads, the rear electronic motor will engage, giving it all-wheel-drive and some added torque.