(VIDEO) Mazda Deep Orange 3 by Clemson, a concept of premium compact hybrid vehicle


After an initial presentation in late 2012, during  a seminar which opened earlier this week, the Center for Automotive Research from Clemson’s University (CU-ICAR) impressed with its compact hybrid vehicle.


The Mazda Deep Orange 3 concept in details

First, its construction is innovative, a technique patented by the company "Industrial Origami" based on specific folding techniques inspired by this Japanese art allowing to use less material for the same stiffness.

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Then let’s talk about the hybrid powertrain, first, and it is very rare, it is fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox , in addition the car automatically selects the transmission mode, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive!

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Finally, the interior configuration allows to seat two rows of three people. 
Powered by a 1.5l engine, this hybrid compact car announces a 0 to 100kph in 7.5 seconds, for a consumption of 5.5l per 100km (40-45mpg) according to the first simulations!

Originally revealed in 2012, the second presentation of this concept Deep Orange 3 makes some buzz on the web, evenmore as Infiniti announced a concept-car on the same segment for the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Q30!

The Deep Orange 3 concept is a vehicle perfectly suited to the generation Y coveted by all manufacturers...

Via MLive 
Par Technologic Vehicles
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