Get the concept?

By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine

More names for concept cars from the recent Seoul, Shanghai, New York and a few other auto shows. This time there are a few designations in the names which may prove helpful. (For example, if you know who makes M-cars you’re a step ahead.)

Just match the concept name on the left to the manufacturer on the right.

Envision                                Mini
XV Concept                          BMW
Mi-ray                                     Kia
A-class concept                    Hyundai
Naimo EV                              Buick
Goodwood                             Subaru
EcoCharge Concept              Suzuki
Etherea                                  Peugeot
Blue2                                       Volvo
F10 M5                                   Mercedes-Benz
Concept Universe                Infiniti
SXC (say it fast…)                Chevrolet


As always, call us if you remember any of these a year from now.

The players:

Buick Envision, Chevy’s. Mi-ray, Kia Naimo, Mini Goodwood, BMW F10 M5, Hyundai Blue2, Infiniti Etherea, Mercedes A-class, Concept Universe by Volvo, Peugeot’s sexy SXC, Subaru XV Concept, Suzuki EcoCharge.

When having your mobile A/C system professionally serviced, insist on proper repair procedures and quality replacement parts. Insist on recovery and recycling so that refrigerant can be reused and not released into the atmosphere.

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The 32nd annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Convention and Trade Show will take place January 18-20, 2012 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.


About macsworldwide

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues.
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