Concept Car

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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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.”...
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Chevy Colorado, in ZR2 gear, is ready to hit the rocky trails

7:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Chevrolet's off-road Colorado concept is its boldest effort yet to position the midsize pickup as a versatile truck for active, outdoorsy types. A production version of the Colorado ZR2 would give GM an answer to Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor....
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Scion looks to end product drought with iM hatchback

6:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Scion formally unveiled the long-awaited five-door iM Concept hatchback, marking the struggling brand's first new design in three years. The hatchback will arrive in dealerships next year after Scion shows a production version of the car at the New York auto show in April....
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VW embraces hydrogen with Golf SportWagen HyMotion

5:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Volkswagen is next in line to join the hydrogen party at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a concept version of its new Golf SportWagen compact powered by a fuel cell electric drivetrain....
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Audi Prologue concept marks new styling direction

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014

Audi unveiled a prototype of a coupe that signals the future styling direction of the luxury brand under new design chief Marc Lichte. The show car signals exterior and interior styling that will emphasize sportiness, lightweight design and all-wheel drive....
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Scion readies iM Concept for L.A. Auto Show

7:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014

Scion, aiming to regain momentum in the U.S., will use the Los Angeles Auto Show to showcase the iM Concept, a hatchback designed with young, adventurous drivers in mind....
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Mercedes G-Code concept previews Audi Q1 rival, reports say

Nov. 4, 2014 14:20 CET

Mercedes unveiled the G-Code concept at the opening of its new product engineering center in Beijing. Reports say the design could preview the look of a subcompact SUV to rival the upcoming Audi Q1....
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Kia to build production version of GT concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Kia's GT concept, a four-door luxury coupe that turned heads at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show, will be produced for sale in the U.S. The new Kia halo car is expected to appear in 2017, according to a person familiar with the company's plans....
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Citroen mulls production of SUV-styled C1

Oct. 14, 2014 10:36 CET

Citroen will launch a production version of the C1 Urban Ride concept if public response is favorable, the brand's CEO Linda Jackson said. The SUV-styled concept is based on the brand's C1 minicar....
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