Concepts

Lincoln to bring back Continental name

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

Lincoln is resurrecting the Continental name and phasing out the brand's signature split-wing grille. A full-size sedan named the Continental will go on sale in North America and China in 2016. Lincoln will then discontinue the MKS, which perennially has been one of the slowest-selling cars in its segment.... Read More »

Hunt for Easter Jeep parts leads to a surprise spot

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

Jeep designers and engineers spend countless hours every year developing a series of one-off working concepts for the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.... Read More »

Mini clears Superleggera roadster for production, report says

11:30 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2015

It’s not quite as exciting as a Beatles reunion, but it looks like one of Britain’s greatest hits -- the affordable sports car -- could finally be returning. Car magazine reported that BMW officials have approved for production the Mini Superleggera concept car, which debuted last year.... Read More »

The LF-SA minicar's bold design is from out of this world

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

Caught in a polarizing vortex at the Geneva auto show this month was the Lexus LF-SA minicar concept. Here are some reactions.... Read More »

Nissan hints at future subcompact hatch

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

Nissan's Sway concept, unveiled this month at the Geneva auto show, illustrates Nissan's vision of a subcompact hatchback -- even in the United States. The Sway features a panoramic floating roof, an aggressive and sporty wedgelike front end, and a back end that nearly crosses the line into crossover status.... Read More »

Nissan Sway concept previews possible segment-busting small car

March 6, 2015 11:02 CET

Nissan executives say the Sway concept, unveiled at this week's Geneva auto show, hints at an entirely new subcompact for the brand rather than a straight replacement for the Micra.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Aston Martin SUV may deepen Daimler partnership

March 3, 2015 10:39 CET

Aston Martin announced plans for an SUV that may draw more heavily on its partnership with Daimler, as the UK supercar maker confirmed moves to raise more capital and expand into new vehicle categories.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Magna Steyr to debut hybrid sports car concept

March 2, 2015 11:30 CET

Magna Steyr will debut a concept sports car at the Geneva auto show this week. The Mila Plus hybrid is powered by a three-cylinder gasoline engine paired with two electric motors that produce a combined 270 hp.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Nissan Sway concept may preview new Micra

Feb. 24, 2015 12:58 CET

Nissan will unveil the Sway concept car at the upcoming Geneva auto show. The Sway will preview the automaker's next Micra subcompact, reports said. The automaker said the concept shows “how a future generation of small Nissans could look,” but didn't say whether it previews the new Micra.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Station wagon concept previews new Kia Optima

Feb. 18, 2015 14:35 CET

Kia released images of the Sportspace concept, a midsize station wagon that will debut at the Geneva auto show. The concept is meant to preview the next-generation Optima. The current Optima has been on sale in various markets since 2010.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lexus concept could become Mini rival, reports say

Feb. 18, 2015 15:30 CET

Lexus will unveil the LF-SA concept at the Geneva auto show. The car could preview a future rival to the Mini, Audi A1 or Smart ForFour, reports said.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi will showcase possible flagship wagon

Feb. 17, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi released sketches of the Prologue Avant station wagon concept that will debut at the Geneva auto show. The concept could preview a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, reports said.... Read More »

Kia showcases electric awd with Trail'ster concept

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Kia is out to prove that fuel economy does not have to be sacrificed by all-wheel drive with the Trail'ster concept unveiled Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show.... Read More »

ANATOMY OF A CONCEPT

Buick's showstopper spans 2 hemispheres

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

How does a concept car go from drawing board to show stand? Most start with a couple-hundred-word design brief, explaining what executives are looking for, how it fits the brand, the size, the concept, the platform …The brief for the stunning Buick Avenir was considerably briefer, just nine words long: “Find a vision for the ultimate expression of Buick.”... Read More »

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Lamborghini concept shows possible move to less extreme looks

Feb. 9, 2015 06:30 CET

Lamborghini design boss Filippo Perini and his team wanted a unique look for the Asterion concept, the Italian supercar maker's first plug-in hybrid. They wanted to move away from the angular and aggressive forms of recent cars by borrowing less extreme features from renowned Lamborghinis of the past such as the Miura.... Read More »

Lambo concept hints at move to less extreme looks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Lamborghini wanted the Asterion concept to look different from the angular and aggressive forms of recent Lamborghini models.... Read More »

YOU'RE GONNA BE POPULAR

Sizing up the beauty queens, class clowns of Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Staff Reporter Ryan Beene was on the floor at the 2015 Detroit auto show, judging the cafeteria cachet of the most talked-about vehicles.... Read More »

Bentley Bentayga may receive a smaller SUV sibling

12:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

The first Bentley Bentayga SUV isn't even out yet, but the company is already mulling more SUVs for its lineup, according to Auto Express.... Read More »

Infiniti previews a new Q60

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Infiniti's Q60 coupe concept features styling elements previewed in the full-size Q80 Inspiration concept coupe shown in October at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz's vision of luxury makes driving optional

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015

Mercedes-Benz unveiled a concept car that illustrates its vision of luxury circa 2030, when self-driving vehicles would be sophisticated enough for drivers to be able to hand over control to a network of computer chips and sensors.... Read More »

Cadillac styling won't take sharp turn with flagship CT6

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

Cadillac's forthcoming CT6 sedan is supposed to be trailblazing for the brand. But don't expect a radical new design direction.... Read More »

Craft workshop's new mission: Build Mirai

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

Toyota's secretive workshop in Japan that built the last $375,000 Lexus LFA in December 2012 has a new assignment: Hand build the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan.... Read More »

Infiniti designers imagine a 2029 concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2014

Infiniti reached deep into science fiction for the Synaptiq design concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The theoretical concept for 2029, sketched and conceived for the show's Design Challenge, can fly. Infiniti designers imagined a vehicle triathlon that includes air, rally and circuit competitions.... Read More »

STAR POWER

Cars and concepts that glowed in the L.A. spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

These four concepts and one production model are ready for their close-ups.... Read More »

VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept pays homage to past, future

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014

It's ironic that the most futuristic Vision Gran Turismo virtual racer to date also has the deepest historical ties to motorsports.... Read More »

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