This is one of the most striking-looking concepts on display at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show.
The 2020 Beijing Motor Show is underway, and will likely be the only motor show that opens to the public this year. There have been many weird and wonderful concepts unveiled at the show such as the Qoros Milestone Concept with its crazy doors and windshield infotainment system, the Honda e-SUV Concept, and the stylish Lynk & Co Zero Concept previewing a future Tesla Model Y fighter. Motor shows also help give new car companies some valuable spotlight.
During this year's show, China's Dongfeng Motors announced its new premium electric car sub-brand Voah and presented a new concept called the i-Free previewing a new luxury SUV.
This is one of the most striking concepts on display at the show, thanks to its sharp design lines, creases, and curved edges. The front design is particularly eye-catching with its large faux air intakes on the bumper with diamond-shaped patterns, prominent hood vents, and gold accents applied to the logo and trim connecting the narrow headlights. In place of a traditional grille are two holes featuring the same diamond pattern as the intakes.
Like many concepts, the side mirrors are replaced with cameras and the SUV sits on large silver wheels with an intricate design. At the rear, the concept sports a large roof spoiler, air vents under the rear window, and thin taillights.
The cabin hasn't been revealed, but the i-Free concept is equipped with sophisticated technology including face-recognition technology, gesture, and voice control.
Underpinning the i-Free concept is Dongfeng's Electric Smart Secure Architecture. The striking SUV concept is powered by an all-electric powertrain, but Voyah hasn't released any technical specifications about the range and performance. Voah plans to put the i-Free concept into production and sell it to the Chinese market in 2022. Production of the electric SUV will take place at a former Dongfeng-Renault plant, but Voah hasn't confirmed if it plans to sell the production version outside of China.