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Future Cars and Concept Cars

Volvo shows off concept to take on airline industry

Autonomous electric vehicle provides alternative to short-haul air travel

With 360c concept, Volvo asks “What if you could have your own first-class cabin that picks you up at home and drops you off at your destination address?” Read More

Future Cars Autonomous Driving Green Cars Sep 17, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen makes design virtuallty easier

All work now handled digitally to the benefit of Volkswagen’s workforce Read More

Auto Technology Future Cars Aug 13, 2018, 2:30 AM

Infiniti teases new electrified concept

Electrified performance concept furthers Infiniti vision of joy-to-drive EVs Read More

Future Cars Green Cars Aug 11, 2018, 6:30 PM

Audi concept performance depends on recuperation

Audi e-tron concept extends range through 3-level regeneraton Read More

Auto Technology Future Cars Aug 9, 2018, 2:20 AM

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Audi ramps up e-tron excitement with supercar concept

PB 18 e-tron concept meant to convey the purist form of a future supercar Read More

Future Cars Green Cars Jul 30, 2018, 10:30 PM

Hyundai concept shows new design direction

Hyundai says design language exploits 4 fundamental car design elements

Le Fil Rouge takes Hyundai away from “fluidic sculpture” and into “Sensuous Sportiness,” which will drive design for the company’s entire model range. Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows Jul 24, 2018, 2:30 AM

Audi e-tron interior a symphony in style

Features first production use of virtual side mirrors with door displays

State-of-the-art interior features new digital operation and display, and a Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System using a 705-watt amp and 16 speakers. Read More

Green Cars Future Cars New Cars Jul 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

Commemorative Ford Mustang GT to debut at Goodwood

Eagle Squadron Mustang GT co-created by drifting champ Vaughn Gittin, Jr.

Eagle Squadron Ford Mustang GT pays tribute to American fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force, based near Goodwood, during World War II. Read More

Future Cars Car Nuts Jun 30, 2018, 2:30 PM

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Nissan digs for gold with Italdesign GT-R prototype

Collaboration commemorates 50th anniversaries of both GT-R and Italdesign

Unique Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is based on production GT-R Nismo’s crisp exterior and interior, and then designed, engineered and built by Italdesign. Read More

Future Cars Car Nuts Jun 29, 2018, 10:30 PM

Honda explores turning Civic into a pickup

One-off Civic Type R Pickup Truck created by specialist engineering team

Codenamed Project P, it was modified and developed from a pre-production version of the Civic, using the same mechanicals as the production Type R. Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows May 25, 2018, 2:30 AM

Genesis Essentia makes public appearance at Cannes

Electric GT supercar concept had world premiere at New York auto show

Penned as a classic GT, the Essentia Concept follows many modern supercars, with a lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque and a battery-electric powertrain. Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows May 19, 2018, 2:30 AM

Mercedes-Maybach puts SUV-slant on luxury

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury combines DNA from SUV and sedan

Mercedes says the design combines comfort and strength of both models (such as SUV’s command of the road seating) while keeping brand’s traditional cues. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Luxury Cars Apr 25, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Volvo S90 concept adds new senses to luxury mix

S90 Ambience Concept focusses on rear-passenger comfort and well-being

Aimed at Chinese market, S90 Ambience Concept executive sedan redefines luxury with 7 visual themes, synchronized with premium audio and bespoke scents. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Luxury Cars Apr 24, 2018, 2:30 AM

Buick unveils electric concept in China

All-electric Envision bears little resemblance to current Buick models

Technological features include a head-up display that seems to project on the entire windshield, making navigation route an augmented reality feature. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Green Cars Apr 18, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen Tanoak may be putting down pickup roots

Full size four door pickup concept not yet planned for production

Named after a tree species from the US Pacific coast, the pickup concept is based on an extended wheelbase version of the recently introduced Atlas SUV. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Mar 28, 2018, 9:35 AM

Mazda unveils new CX-3, hints at new Mazda3 Sport

CX-3 compact crossover gets exterior, interior and powertrain updates

Due in production in 2019, a compression-ignition gasoline engine aims to improve efficiency by 20-30%, as Mazda aims to cut CO2 emissions 50% by 2030. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars Mar 28, 2018, 9:00 AM

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New Lincoln Aviator swoops into New York

Aviator production preview promises Lincoln hallmarks of beauty, elegance

New SUV debuts Smartphone key technology, allowing owners to start and drive the vehicle, and control various functions through common Smartphone-apps. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars Mar 27, 2018, 8:05 PM

Jeep unveils Easter Rally concept lineup

Concepts fashioned off Wrangler and Renegade; one is refurbished classic

Five of seven concepts are based on off-roading Wrangler, modified for off-roading and fitted with accessories from Mopar and Jeep parts catalogues. Read More

Future Cars Car Nuts Mar 21, 2018, 1:15 AM

Sky's the limit for Audi autonomous vehicles

Pop.Up Next a 2-seat cabin that can be coupled to a wheel base or a drone

Audi, airplane-maker Airbus and engineering and design firm Italdesign, have teamed up to create an electric micro-car that can soar above the traffic. Read More


Rolls-Royce concept paced the race to autonomous luxury

Vision Next 100 a radical vision of effortless, highly personal luxury

Primary feature is the final look of a customers’ cars that will be dependent on their “personal visions,” creating uncompromised displays of luxury. Read More

Future Cars Autonomous Driving Mar 12, 2018, 2:30 AM

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BMW shows off upcoming M8 in concept form

Concept M8 Gran Coupe conveys coupe performance in sedan bodystyle

Long hood and short rear deck create a classic dynamic stance, and a long wheelbase hints at stability while providing ample legroom for cabin occupants. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Mar 9, 2018, 4:30 AM

Is GM’s Firebird III the most spectacular concept car ever?

General Motors’ Firebird III is a glimpse into the future from 60 years past

General Motors’ Firebird III may well be the most spectacular concept car ever, not just because of its radical appearance but also its engineering. Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows Feb 22, 2018, 12:30 PM

VW to introduce its EV Vizzion in Geneva

Vizzion sedan will be fourth member of Volkswagen's I.D.line of EVs

Premium sedan will measure 5.11 metres long, use two electric motors (one on each axle) for a total of 225 kW, and get 665 km from its 111 kWh battery. Read More


What Makes the Toronto Auto Show Special

What makes the Toronto Auto Show Special?

The Toronto auto show showcases not just the new but the old, the futuristic, the historic, the rare, the high-performance and the just plain fun. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Future Cars Feb 16, 2018, 6:30 AM

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Toyota to unveil lead-up to Supra at Geneva

Latest concept from Toyota rumoured to be closest to production Supra

Series of "Future Toyota" concept sport coupes have created excitement for reintroduction of Supra performance coupe to Toyota lineup over past decade. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Feb 13, 2018, 8:55 PM

Mercedes X-Class explores wilderness comfort

Removable full cabin and slide-out kitchen show new pickup's potential

Tischer cabin features kitchen, bathroom and beds for three; VanEssa fully-equipped kitchen includes cooler, cooking and washing facilities, and stowage. Read More

Auto Accesories Future Cars Jan 19, 2018, 10:30 PM

Acura readies new-generation RDX, shows prototype

Luxury compact 5-seat crossover to be built on Acura exclusive platform

Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbo 4-cylinder, using 10-speed automatic and torque vectoring to channel power for Super-Handling All Wheel Drive system. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Jan 17, 2018, 9:30 PM

Toyota shows off future of commercial vehicles

Open concept autonomous electric vehicle to be available in three sizes

Open-control interface allows companies to install their own automated driving and vehicle management systems, researched and tested to suit their needs. Read More


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Kia to debut new EV crossover concept at CES

All electric sub-compact crossover will also debut new technologies

Teaser images released by Kia peg the name at Niro — its new hybrid crossover for 2017, with plans to add plug-in hybrid and all-electric versions. Read More


Hyundai to unveil next-gen FCEV at CES

Debut coincides with partnership with autonomous technology firm Aurora

Hyundai will use the debut of the new fuel-cell crossover to unveil several new technologies, including a new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Green Cars Jan 4, 2018, 1:30 AM

Infiniti draws inspiration for new Q flagship

Q Inspiration fastback latest form language for future Infiniti sedans

The silhouette gives priority to people, with the cabin elongated at the expense of engine and cargo, though the latter is addressed by a hatchback form. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Jan 3, 2018, 9:35 PM

Honda offers new Insight for electrification in Detroit

Third generation Insight will carry on hybrid mantle in all-new sedan

New car takes entirely new approach with styling, packaging, features and performance, with the latter provided by Honda’s 2-motor full hybrid system. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars Dec 20, 2017, 9:45 PM

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Rinspeed plans to unveil another quirky concept at CES

Snap has pod-like cabin that fastens/unfastens from skateboard-like base

Skateboard part can be turned over as needed, due to rapidly evolving nature of vehicle components; timeless pod transfers to new platform as warranted. Read More


Volkswagen announces compact SUV as first next-gen EV

I.D. Crozz concept will inspire Tiguan-size SUV expected for 2022

Four-door SUV coupe shared stage with original I.D. concept concept and I.D. Buzz that points toward new MagicBus, which will follow the SUV to market. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Green Cars Nov 28, 2017, 10:45 PM

GMC makes wilderness tracks with Sierra HD concept

GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain concept on display in Vail in winter 2018

Mattracks tracks (fittingly painted GMC Red) at all four wheel positions allow Heavy Duty pickup to go above and beyond the limits of normal pickups. Read More

Future Cars Nov 22, 2017, 2:30 AM

20 Batmobiles that have evolved with Batman

One of the world’s best known cultural icon has been through many changes

On the eve of the long-awaited Justice League film, we thought it worthy to look at the evolution of the car of one of the League’s founding members. Read More

Car Nuts Future Cars Nov 15, 2017, 7:30 AM

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Mazda hints at new Mazda3, Mazda6 in Tokyo

Both concepts show off latest Skyactiv engine and new design language

Kai Concept compact destined to become new Mazda3 Sport, and Vision Coupe provides early look at Mazda6, unless Mazda is planning a new premium sedan. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Nov 6, 2017, 9:30 PM

Chevrolet concept offers boost to Silverado

SEMA concept crew cab pickup showcases Chevrolet Performance parts

Silverado Performance Concept uses the 355-hp 5.3-litre V-8, boosted by 100-plus hp by a supercharger derived from that of Corvette Z06 and Camaro ZL1. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Nov 2, 2017, 8:15 PM