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Geneva 2015 Preview: Magna Steyr to debut Mila Plus hybrid concept

Geneva 2015 Preview: Magna Steyr to debut Mila Plus hybrid concept image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Magna Steyr | posted February 27, 2015 15:26

Features an aluminum frame

Austrian automaker Magna Steyr is set to debut the Mila Plus hybrid concept at the 2015 Geneva Inernational Motor Show next week.

The concept is a two-seat hybrid sports car that combines a “sophisticated, lightweight construction with an intelligent [and] alternative-drive solution.” The automaker says the Mila Plus hybrid concept weighs 1,520 kg and features an aluminum frame integrated with a high-voltage battery that “increases structural rigidity.”

The exterior of the Mila Plus hybrid concept features a McLaren-like front design as seen on its headlights and bumper. Magna Steyr says the side mirrors of the concept are replaced with two cameras to improve the vehicle's aerodynamics and to provide “wide angle, high-resolution live images” to the driver.

The Magna Steyr Mila Plus hybrid concept

Powering the concept is a hybrid system that combines a 3-cylinder gasoline engine and two electric motors that produces 272 PS and 580 Nm of torque. The automaker claims that it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.