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Future Cars and Concept Cars

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 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 Read More

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

Volvo S90 concept adds new senses to luxury mix

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

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

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Buick unveils electric concept in China

All-electric Envision bears little resemblance to current Buick models 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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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


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


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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

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


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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

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

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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

Vaccar makes sportier Hyundai Tucson Sport for SEMA

Automotive design house enhances affordable CUV with affordable parts

Vaccar Automotive Artistry significantly improves compact Hundai Tucson Sport in all areas — design, powertrain, suspension, and interior appointments. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Oct 23, 2017, 6:30 PM

GM shows off zero-emissions commercial platform

Whisper quiet with no heat signature, it's also ideal for military use

Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS) fuel cell electric platform has autonomous capabilities so it can operate in hazardous conditions. Read More

Future Cars Oct 8, 2017, 10:30 PM

Latest classic Jaguar E-type is electric

E-type Zero a Series 1.5 Roadster restored to original specifications

Engine bay houses 220-kW motor (295 hp) and 40-kWh lithium-ion battery weighing, and located, similar to the original engine/transmission combination. Read More

Future Cars Classic Cars Sep 7, 2017, 10:30 PM

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Mini celebrates rally heritage with JCW GP Concept

Design study maximizes Mini style and driving fun for road and track

The concept is significantly wider than the current Cooper, with exaggerated body add-ons such as front and rear aprons, side skirts and high spoiler. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Sep 6, 2017, 10:30 PM

Honda to unveil CR-V Hybrid in Frankfurt

New look compact SUV to have unique styling between hybrid and gasoline

Production CR-V, which won’t differ too much from prototype, to be launched early in 2018; hybrid announcement for North America expected at LA show. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars Sep 5, 2017, 10:30 PM

Meet Sayer, the steering wheel of the future

Jaguar Land Rover says steering wheel the only car-part people will own

Sayer is first voice-activated, artificially intelligent, connected steering wheel, able to carry out hundreds of tasks and maybe even drive the car. Read More

Future Cars Auto Technology Sep 3, 2017, 10:30 PM

Hyundai concept explores sensory driving

Ioniq concept in Art&Technology Lab at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats created The Roadable Synapse to examine how art and technology can provide novel sensory experiences while driving. Read More

Auto Technology Future Cars Aug 22, 2017, 2:30 AM

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Infiniti imagines a racecar from bygone era

After hours project yielded hand-built electric retro racecar concept

Vehicle’s stunning bodywork is made up of bare sheet-metal body panels (wrapped around a steel ladder frame) forged into shape by master craftspeople. Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows Aug 13, 2017, 10:10 PM

Ford Raptor takes flight with one-off creation

Unique customization auctioned off for $300,000 to benefit Young Eagles

Built by Brad and Doug DeBerti of DeBerti Design, the Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor borrows design details from the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet. Read More

Future Cars Jul 31, 2017, 10:30 PM

Why is Susan Sarandon being photographed with a concept car?

We explore the connection between Susan Sarandon and the Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept

Sarandon is presenting the Concept EQ vehicle as part of a collaboration with Mercedes-Benz to promote sustainability and humanitarianism. Read More

Future Cars Auto Industry People Jul 6, 2017, 12:05 PM

Adapted for the widescreen

Before product placement, film needs created some unique vehicles

Thanks to recent big-bucks spending on product placement in film, we may never again see vehicles made specifically for a movie. Read More

Car Nuts Future Cars Jun 21, 2017, 9:30 AM

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