Concept Car

Microbus-styled mini-MPV to use new electric platform

11:09 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

The purely electric and distantly Microbus-related Volkswagen BUDD-e will see production in the near future, Britain's Car magazine reports....
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Butch Cassidy, wackadoo tech and Range Rover whispers: What people think of Kia's Telluride concept

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

It's nearly covered the car market from side to side and top to bottom, and now Kia appears to be making bold plans to raise its game on the crossover/SUV side. Here's what some critics and journalists are saying about the full-size Telluride concept, the brand's biggest crossover or SUV since the Borrego....
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Opel concept to preview future design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall division will unveil a coupe concept in March at the Geneva auto show that will point to its future design language. The car will be badged GT in recognition of the Opel GT subcompact coupe built between 1968 and 1973. The Geneva concept is expected to be a similar size....
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DETROIT DEBUTS

Significant concepts in 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Several of the auto show's production-car debuts were notable for what was invisible: safety, connected-car and powertrain technologies. But concept cars are still largely about the exterior and interior designs. Here's a sampling of some of the more significant concepts at this year's Detroit auto show....
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Dim tunnels, desire and god: What people are saying about Acura's Precision concept

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

With a striking red paint job and sleek, chiseled flanks, Acura's Precision concept signals that the days of the brand's controversial beak grille are coming to an end. And it previews future styling cues coming to Acura sedans. Here's what reporters, critics and others are saying about the concept....
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WES RAYNAL

BLOG: Seeing double in Detroit

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Detroit auto show is packed with the usual introductions, concepts and good gossip. This year, more than in previous years, though, we can't help but notice some of the cars and trucks are all starting to run together....
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The 5 most important models in Detroit

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Though the number of concept and future production vehicles making world debuts at the Detroit auto show are far fewer this year than in years past, there are some stars. In no particular order, here are the five most important vehicles at the show and how they grade....
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Acura gets sleek, sexy with Precision Concept

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The Acura Precision Concept -- a swept-back, long-hooded sports sedan -- previews the brand's new design direction while aiming to reinvent the marque's image as aspirational. The concept is a dramatically creased vision for a brand in search of an identity....
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Fisker unveils VLF Force 1 V10 supercar after lawsuit against Aston Martin

11:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

VLF Automotive today unveiled its Force 1 V10 supercar, a week after it became the subject of a suit between designer Henrik Fisker and Aston Martin....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Why the Buick Avista is a long shot for production

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

With the Avista concept, the questions are growing louder about whether Buick is serious about adding any of its recent sexy sheet metal to its lineup....
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Kia concept hints at a large SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Kia will show a concept at the Detroit auto show this week that hints at the styling of "a possible future premium large SUV."...
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Here are 7 things that caught our reporters' eyes at the Consumer Electronics Show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Here are 7 things that caught our reporters' eyes at the Consumer Electronics Show....
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Honda plans new Acura crossover for China, report says

10:11 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016

Honda plans to launch a new small Acura crossover vehicle this year in China to compete with BMW and Audi in the world's biggest car market, two individuals closely involved in the effort told Reuters....
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Mired in crisis, VW shows innovative side

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016

Volkswagen's Herbert Diess used his platform at last week's Consumer Electronics Show to present a vision of a post-crisis VW....
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GRAHAM KOZAK

BLOG: A 56K-era taste of Lincoln's new luxury sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Here's a first look at the Detroit auto show-bound, production-spec 2017 Lincoln Continental, rendered in dialup-era pixilated glory....
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Kia taps Telluride for new SUV concept, promises 3-D-printed components

11:16 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Kia Motors named its new SUV concept the Telluride and says the vehicle will feature the brand's first use of 3-D printed components. The three-dimensionally printed parts will add a “distinct, modern” flair to the interior, Kia promises....
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The most thrilling concept cars now stand a better chance of being made

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 24, 2015

When an automaker unveils a concept car, it's usually a chance to talk about its own brand and focus on the car's special, unique future. So lately, when automakers announce their concept cars, why have they spent so much time talking about … Tesla?...
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Lincoln's 2017 Continental takes shape

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

The clearest pictures yet of the 2017 Lincoln Continental emerged this week as a spy photographer caught a test mule leaving Ford's product development center in Dearborn, Mich....
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A bit nuts and Jukey: What people are saying about the Scion C-HR

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2015

With the new C-HR, Scion looks to get a piece of the nascent but burgeoning subcompact crossover market. Here's what some critics and journalists are saying about the C-HR, which debuted in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show....
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Scion's edgy new crossover for the kids

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

When it goes on sale in late 2016 or early 2017, Scion's C-HR will tap into the global thirst for all things crossover....
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Subaru previews Impreza sedan with L.A. concept

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The Impreza Sedan Concept illustrates Subaru's new design language with crisper lines and sportier styling....
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GMC boosts Denali subbrand with Canyon, Sierra

10:05 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

GMC is extending its pricey Denali subbrand to its newest nameplate, the Canyon midsize pickup, and will introduce an even higher-end version of its Sierra Denali full-size pickup....
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Lamborghini goes back to rear-wheel-drive with Huracan LP 580-2

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

What's old is new again at Lamborghini. After years of building supercars that were almost exclusively all-wheel drive, the Italian brand is going back to rear-wheel-drive basics with the debut of the Huracan LP 580-2....
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VW readies Beetle Dune, Denim for U.S. showrooms

4:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

VW has dangled Beetle Dune concepts before but promises the latest version will be built starting next year in coupe and convertible models....
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Kia greenlights Niro in green-car rush

1:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Kia, shedding light on its longstanding plans for a dedicated hybrid family, plans to take on the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt with a “hybrid utility vehicle” called the Niro....
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