Concepts

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Peugeot will unveil coupe concept at Beijing auto show

Feb. 4, 2014 12:27 CET
Peugeot will unveil a sports car concept at the Beijing auto show. The concept is a further development of the Onyx supercar prototype unveiled at the 2012 Paris show.... Read More »

 

FROM WOW TO WAREHOUSE

Concepts keep coming, but historic autos are a chore to store

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
If you see a dazzling concept car at an auto show this year, consider this: Somebody is going to have to find the space to park it and maintain it in a heritage collection.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota aims to defy skeptics with its fuel cell technology

Jan. 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota is leaving nothing to chance as it plunges into sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year and aims to defy those who are skeptical of the technology.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Cool concepts from Detroit

Jan. 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Audi, VW and Volvo were among automakers that unveiled key concept cars at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Infiniti concept has racetrack vibe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge concept symbolizes the brand's future.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Cool concepts from Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
A sampling of concept cars from the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota aims for bulletproof fuel cell tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Toyota is leaving nothing to chance as it plunges into sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year, says Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for the company's U.S. arm.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Chevy Corvette Z06, Ford F-150 top Autoweek's picks of the show

11:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
The 2014 Detroit auto show had dozens of never-before-seen cars and trucks gleaming under the Cobo Center lights. Here are the four we, the Autoweek staff, think stood out the most.... Read More »

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Eau Rouge points to sportier Infiniti portfolio

7:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
With key new products some two years away, Infiniti is showing audiences a concept car that heralds the brand's new racing direction.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Why the Beetle Dune buggy may be more than eye candy

Jan. 13, 2014 18:25 CET
Volkswagen unveiled a concept car called the Beetle Dune, a variant on its iconic car that evokes the Beetle-based dune buggies favored by tuners in the 1960s.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Volvo previews XC90 with new concept

Jan. 13, 2014 23:36 CET
Volvo continued its quest for a reinvention by unveiling the XC coupe concept at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Nissan sedan concept teases racier Maxima

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Nissan's Sport Sedan Concept demonstrates how it would produce a racier large sedan for the masses. The concept unveiled today at the Detroit auto show, for all intents and purposes, is the next Maxima, which is due out in late 2015.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

With concept coupe, Volvo waxes philosophical

5:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Volvo has its new U.S. sales and marketing boss in Tony Nicolosi. Now all it needs is a new identity.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Why the Beetle Dune buggy is more than eye candy

12:25 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Volkswagen just unveiled a concept car called the Beetle Dune, a variant on its iconic car that evokes the Beetle-based dune buggies favored by tuners in the 1960s.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Passat-based VW concept gets 42 mpg

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Ahead of an unveiling at the Detroit auto show, Volkswagen AG today released details on a Passat-based concept that VW says gets a best-in-class 42 mpg on the highway, giving a hint of how VW plans to meet tightening fuel-economy standards in the United States.... Read More »

 

Laser headlamps poised to hit the market this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2014
Lasers -- until recently an exotic toy for the auto industry -- are poised to challenge LEDs as the industry's showcase high-tech headlamps.... Read More »

 

Ford adds solar cells to recharge electric C-Max concept

9:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2014
Ford is showcasing a plug-in hybrid electric C-Max that uses solar panels in the roof to recharge itself.... Read More »

 

Mazda rotary gets new lease on life

5:12 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
Mazda has given a new lease on life to its rotary engine in the form of a Mazda2 hatchback reconfigured as an extended-range hybrid. The prototype runs as an electric vehicle, with an electric motor powering the wheels. But it also gets a gasoline-powered 0.33-liter rotary engine in the rear that generates power to recharge the car's lithium ion battery when the charge runs low.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Kia preps sports car concept for Detroit

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Kia will show off a new sports car concept next month at the Detroit auto show. The company said the car is “intended to turn heads while delivering superb driving enjoyment on both road and track.”... Read More »

 

Whose BladeGlider: A legal sword fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Nissan says the idea for the BladeGlider, the wedge-shaped concept that drew crowds at the Tokyo Motor Show last week, came out of the clear blue sky. One of Nissan's former racing partners begs to differ and is suing the Japanese automaker.... Read More »

 

Design of Nissan's BladeGlider draws from Le Mans cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Nissan Motor Co. channeled its Le Mans racing know-how into a three-seat concept car fit for city streets. Like its racing brethren, the BladeGlider gets widely spaced rear wheels, a rear-slung cockpit, a long pointy nose and a set of front wheels so narrowly tracked that they almost look like one.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi plans plug-in hybrid version of crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s XR-PHEV plug-in hybrid concept is a preview of the next-generation Outlander Sport compact crossover, President Osamu Masuko said last week at the Tokyo Motor Show.... Read More »

 

Nissan enlists teens to assist in luring future young buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2013
Ask teenagers to design a car that appeals to young buyers and you might expect something modern, even futuristic. But when Nissan tried it, the youngsters went all retro.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Toyota, Subaru board turbo train for downsized power

1:52 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Honda, which unveiled three turbocharged engines ahead of this week's Tokyo Motor Show, is not the only one turning to turbos to boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing power -- or to boost power without hurting fuel efficiency. Toyota and Subaru outlined plans at the Tokyo show to roll out downsized turbos. The first entries debut next year, and more will follow.... Read More »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda fuel cell concept boasts extended range

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Honda's successor to the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will have a range of 300 miles and its fuel cell stack will be housed in the engine compartment. Honda introduced its styling concept for the 2015 production vehicle today at the Los Angeles Auto Show as the mid-sized FCEV Concept.... Read More »

 

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