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Old 04-04-2012, 12:20 PM
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Default New York debut: Impetus Apsis


Shown in Magic Purple with checkered roof.


Shown in Awesome Orange with black roof.


Shown in Aquamarine with body-coloured roof.


Shown in Special Art Car paint with checkered roof.

Impetus reinvents the compact multi-activity vehicle, with the new Apsis.
The Apsisí futuristic styling is sure to gather attention. With its sharp lines and aggressive fascia, this car is unmistakably Impetus. Wheel arch flares and an athletic stance give this car a completely unique personality. Other details include compact neatly shaped headlamps positioned at the very corners or the front end. Combined with the carís new take on the familiar Impetus grille, the Apsis can boast a highly distinctive and attractive DRG.

The boxy shape hides a spacious and funky interior. There is ample room for 5 passengers and the rear seats fold completely flat, leaving a massive loading area for anything from sofas to surf boards. Buyers can also choose to add a couple of occasional seats that sit behind the second row of seats, creating a 5+2 layout. A raised driving position gives the driver a commanding view of the road, while providing easy access for all passengers.

The Apsis offers many utility and entertainment options, such as satnav, rear-view camera, ImpetusTek media player, HD radio and Easy Listen audio system including additional speakers for high quality surround sound. All this is controlled via ITICS (ImpetusTek Intelligent Control System) on an easy-to-use 7-inch LCD touch-screen display.

Personalisation is a key factor in the appeal of the Impetus Apsis. It come in a wide range of standard colours, and comes as standard with either a body-coloured roof or a black roof. A checkered roof or a Union Jack can be had as optional extras. Numerous interior colours are also available. Impetus encourages owners and aftermarket specialists to customise the Apsis, and has chosen to showcase their own Art Car as a demonstration of what is possible if owners choose to use their car as a blank canvas.

The Apsis joins Impetusí ever-expanding range later this year
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The front fascia I'm not keen on. However, the profile and sides are actually very nice. I love the super square idea, and the 5+2 arrangement is neato. Another angle would be nice, just so we can see the proportions a little better.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:39 AM
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This sucks, no one comments anymores!
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:23 AM
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Can you give it some larger lights? It* looks odd with small lights like that...

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Old 04-05-2012, 09:28 AM
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The front fascia I'm not keen on. However, the profile and sides are actually very nice. I love the super square idea, and the 5+2 arrangement is neato. Another angle would be nice, just so we can see the proportions a little better.
Thankyou! The main inspiration for this was Volkswagen's Bulli concept. That's where the "super square idea" came from. The idea was to do something like that but rather than looking to the past for inspiration to look to the future. As well as giving Impetus a footing in the popular compact MPV market sector.


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Can you give it some larger lights? I looks odd with small lights like that...
The small lights were kind of a reaction to the over-sized headlamp units that dominate the front ends of most mainstream manufacturers' cars. I admit I may have taken the idea too far, and there are probably practical reasons for auto makers shying away from compact lights like this.
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Very interesting. I can't say it's my favorite design from you, but there are many aspects of it that I like - the blacked-out roof in particular. Also digging the wheels.

I agree that the headlights are too small, though, and as a more technical problem the reflections around the front wheel are a bit fuzzy.

A neat design overall, though.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:06 PM
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Very interesting. I can't say it's my favorite design from you, but there are many aspects of it that I like - the blacked-out roof in particular. Also digging the wheels.

I agree that the headlights are too small, though, and as a more technical problem the reflections around the front wheel are a bit fuzzy.

A neat design overall, though.
Thankyou! The fuzzy bit next to the wheel was something I hadn't noticed before.

Expect to be hearing more from Impetus, Zeus and Sagitta in the coming months...
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