Paris Motor Show Preview: Concept Cars
It's time for the Paris Motor Show -- its been the event that kicks off the auto show season and gets the automotive rumor mill grinding from China to Detroit.
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Audi A1 Sportback concept( Audi )
By Colin Ryan, Special to The Times
Audi A1 Sportback concept
One day, there might be an Audi A1 coming to the U.S. It would rival the Mini and whatever premium compacts are around then. And it might have this concept cars powertrain, which is a highly efficient 1.4-liter gasoline engine augmented with an electric motor and all the hybrid trimmings -- such as regenerative braking and lithium-ion batteries. And well all be happy about it. Because it looks really sharp, doesnt it?
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