The car was officially launched on 27 March 1980 at the Bell Hotel at Aston Clinton. Although the car was built in the UK, it is left-hand-drive. The Bulldog's sharp wedge shape was designed by William Towns and features five centre-mounted, hidden headlamps, as well as gull-wing doors.
The Toyota Sera, made between 1990 and 1995, was a limited-release car designed exclusively for the Japanese market which used this design. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster was one of the few open top cars to use butterfly wing doors. This is made possible by having the doors hinged at the side of A-pillar instead of at top by the roof.
Volvo Cars is stepping up to meet the demands of its core customers with the unveiling of the exciting S60 Cross Country at the Detroit Auto Show. Back in 1997, when Volvo was the first premium brand to introduce an all-road capable variant of its successful wagons, no one could predict the future success of the crossover concept.
A gull-wing door, also known as a falcon-wing door, is an automotive industry term describing car doors that are hinged at the roof rather than the side, as pioneered by the 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300SL race car (W194) and its road-legal version (W198) introduced in 1954. Opening upwards, the doors evoke the image of a seagull's wings.
List of non-standard door designs. The main types of non-standard door designs are: Butterfly – butterfly doors move via hinges along the A-pillar, on an axis not aligned vertically or horizontally to the vehicle or ground. A special type of butterfly door is a single door at the front of the car with the steering wheel attached.
A hatchback is a car with a cargo-access door (aka, a hatch) on the rear of the vehicle. The hatch is typically a liftgate with hinges on the top, so it is simple to open and pass cargo through. A hatchback is related to a station wagon, although standards vary by country.
The Mercedes-Benz C111 was a series of experimental automobiles produced by Mercedes-Benz in the 1960s and 1970s. The company was experimenting with new engine technologies, including Wankel engines, diesel engines, and turbochargers, and used the basic C111 platform as a testbed.
Scissor doors (also wing doors, beetle-wing doors, turtle doors, switchblade doors, swing-up doors, Lamborghini doors, and Lambo doors) are automobile doors that rotate vertically at a fixed hinge at the front of the door, rather than outward as with a conventional door.
Maruti Suzuki will revamp the Ciaz C-Segment sedan this year. Test mules have been spotted in and around the Maruti factory near Delhi, and the car is likely to be unwrapped at the 2018 Auto Expo. CarToq’s rendering artist has put together the Ciaz facelift based on various styling cues revealed by test mules of the car.