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While Ferrari is pleasing petrol heads with a V8 supercar, Honda is chasing the converted with an electric runabout.

Ferrari F8 Tributo
Designed as a replacement for the 488 GTB, Ferrari’s new mid-engined sports car gets the blistering 720hp 3.9-litre twin-turbo and clever aerodynamics from the Pista. More circular design elements have been introduced to both the exterior and interior.

Honda e Prototype
After previewing its first all-electric city car in concept form last year, Honda has virtually shown the actual article for the showroom. The e Prototype maintains the retro looks of the Urban EV show car and can travel 200km on a single charge. Sales start in Europe later this year.

Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept
Aston Martin hopes to create a new mid-engined supercar to rival the Ferrari F8 Tributo and McLaren 720S. Due to go on sale in 2022, Aston’s latest supercar is confirmed with the Vanquish badge and new V6 engine with turbo and hybrid tech.

Fiat Concept Centoventi
Building on its success of small cars, Fiat has created the Centoventi has a potential electric city car taking on the Honda e. The Centoventi has different battery packs for 100-500km of driving range. It could also preview the looks of the next-gen A-segment Panda hatchback.

Kia Imagine
Actually called ‘Imagine by Kia’, this show car mixes some traits of an SUV and sedan like how the new Polestar 2 from Volvo does. Kia says it’s more of a preview of the how the brand’s styling could look in the future rather than being a dedicated BEV.

Nissan IMQ
First there was the IMX in Tokyo two years ago. Now Nissan has updated its all-electric SUV ambitions under its e-Power banner with the IMQ. There’s 340hp of electric power channeled efficiently to all four wheels. Nissan freely says the IMX would influence the look of its future SUVs.

Volkswagen ID Buggy
The all-electric ID family from Europe’s biggest car player is welcoming a fifth experiment. Unlike the SUV, MPV and sedan dervs, the ID Buggy is just what it is. Although this concept seems a little far-fetched for the showroom, electric buggies sound fun.

Citroen Ami One
A bit too whacky to be made, the Ami One is possibly the most sensible for the real world. It takes only two, easily copes with tight backstreets and can replenish its electric power to 80% in 30min. The doors are identical but hinged differently on each side.

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer
Named after a Swiss ski resort, the Engelberg Tourer highlights a naturally aspirated 2.4-litre petrol motor and twin-motor plug-in hybrid allowing for 70km of driving range. Expect this Mitsu to influence the next-gen Outlander SUV more technically than visually.

Lagonda All-Terrain Concept
After Lagonda revealed a potential all-electric sedan last year, Aston Martin’s new standalone brand is exploring a BEV in the guise of an SUV that should be just as posh as a Bentley Bentayga. Aston’s pending DBX SUV should form the basis for Lagonda’s counterpart.

Subaru Viziv Adrenaline
Another concept car appears from Subaru’s Viziv family. Unlike most other concepts at the show, the Viziv Adrenaline is purely a design exercise which should provide some clues to how the next-generation of Subaru’s SUVs could look like. This Viziv perfectly resembles today’s XV in size.

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