Concept Cars

  • Teaser for Canoo concepts

    Evelozcity, an electric car startup based in Los Angeles and formed by ex-Faraday Future staff, announced Monday that it has changed its name to Canoo. The odd name was picked because of its connection with the word “canoe,” which the company hopes will conjure up thoughts of both relaxation and movement in customer minds. Canoo also released a teaser depicting concepts that preview some of its upcoming cars, the first of which is due in early 2021. At least four cars are planned, including a sporty lifestyle vehicle, a personal commuter car (possibly a pod-like car), a last-mile...

  • Dodge Charger Widebody concept
    Dodge Charger Widebody concept debuts at Spring Fest 14

    A Dodge Charger concept sporting the same pumped fenders found on various Challenger Widebody models was unveiled on Saturday at the annual Mopar gathering known as Spring Fest, which was held at the historic Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California. Dodge SRT spokesman Dan Reid on Wednesday...

  • Porsche 917 tribute concept
    The story behind Porsche's stunning 917 tribute concept

    The Porsche 917 will forever be known as one of the most dominant race cars of the 20th century, but deep inside the halls of Porsche some seven years ago, a tribute project began. Earlier this month, Porsche marked the 50th anniversary of the original 917's debut at the 1969 Geneva International...

  • Audi Aicon concept
    Futuristic Audi EV concept pegged for 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Audi has confirmed plans to unveil an EV concept at next month's Auto Shanghai 2019. Rather than previewing a future model in the works, the concept will be a pure design study exploring electric mobility a decade from now. Audi rolled out a similar concept at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor...

  • 2001 Ford F-150 Lightning Rod concept
    2001 Ford F-150 Lightning Rod concept has gone home

    The Lightning Rod concept has finally returned home. Ken Yanez let the hot rod red 2001 Ford F-150 concept vehicle slip away when he attended the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona in January. When the truck sold for $25,000 that day, he knew he should have bought it. Fast forward two...

  • Lister Knobbly concept
    Lister reveals modern Kobbly concept and promises to build it

    There was a time, back in the 1950s, when the Lister name was just as synonymous with racing and sports car victories as Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and other famous marques. It was thanks to the performance of Lister's Knobbly race car, which was driven by some of the all-time greats, including...

  • Toyota Lunar Rover concept

    Toyota and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have their sights set on sending humans back to the moon. The automaker and Japanese space agency announced an agreement to study the possibility of collaborating on international space exploration. What Toyota brings to the agreement is its technology expertise, which it showcased with its lunar rover concept. The vehicle is about 20 feet long, 17 feet wide, and 12 feet tall with space for two astronauts in a fully pressured cabin. The max capacity is four in case of an emergency, Toyota said in its joint announcement with the agency...

  • Teaser for Karma Pininfarina concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    Karma's Pininfarina concept suggests mustache grille isn't going away

    Karma will use next month's Auto Shanghai 2019 to present a trio of vehicles pointing to the EV brand's immediate, mid-term and long-term plans. For the mid-term plans, Karma will present the Pininfarina concept, which as its name suggests is the result of the partnership between Karma and Italian...

  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type on Jay Leno's Garage
    Aluminum-bodied 1963 Jaguar E-Type swings into Jay Leno's Garage

    Jay Leno's Garage brought one very cool cat onto the show in a recent episode. A 1963 Jaguar E-Type swung into the studio, but this is no typical E-Type. It's a different animal. Not to be confused as a kit car or a tribute to an original, this is a factory Jaguar E-Type, except Jaguar Classic has...

  • Dendrobium D-1 XP-2 prototype
    McLaren F1 designer joins Dendrobium electric supercar project

    The man who penned the McLaren F1 has joined Dendrobium to work on the technology firm's electric supercar project. Dendrobium announced in February the appointment of Peter Stevens, revealing that the British designer had already enhanced the design of the latest prototype of the company's...

  • Piech Mark Zero concept
    Piech family member starts car brand, plans electric sports car with 5-minute charging

    A Swiss firm by the name of Piech used this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to present the Mark Zero sports car concept. Piech was founded by Rea Stark Rajcic and Anton Piech, the latter a son of former Volkswagen Group patriarch Ferdinand Piech, and the company has ambitious plans to...

  • Fiat Concept Centoventi
    Fiat Concept Centoventi imagines snap-together customization

    Fiat turns 120 years old this year, and to celebrate, the brand introduced the Concept Centoventi at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept stakes possible new ground for the brand's future. The car is minimalistic. It would be up to owners to make a production version of the Concept...

  • Nissan IMQ electric SUV concept

    Fresh off of the reveal of its IMs sedan concept in January, Nissan revealed the IMQ SUV concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday. The design brings us closer to the possibility of Nissan launching an electric compact SUV. The centerpiece of the IMQ is the e-Power electric powertrain. Nissan was vague about exactly what it comprises, but it uses multiple electric motors—perhaps one for each wheel—to create an all-wheel-drive system. A battery pack provides juice to the motors and helps the IMQ make a total of 335 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The...

  • Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept
    Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept showcases plug-in tech in bigger SUV

    After teasing its latest concept car throughout February, Mitsubishi revealed the Engelberg Tourer at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday. The big SUV showcases the Japanese brand's plug-in hybrid tech in a larger package with three rows of seats. Think of the Engelberg Tourer...

  • Alfa Romeo Tonale concept
    Alfa Romeo Tonale compact SUV concept blends electrified power with passionate design

    Alfa Romeo plans two new crossover SUV models in the future, a compact model below the current Stelvio and a mid-size model above it. On Tuesday, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the Italian luxury brand gave us an early look at the compact model in the form of the Tonale concept. Named...

  • Imagine by Kia concept
    Imagine by Kia concept envisions an electric commuter car that's also fun

    Kia on Tuesday unveiled the Imagine by Kia concept car at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, and said the tiny runabout was all about making the mundane fun. The concept imagines an electric commuter car that combines elements of an SUV, a sedan and even a sporty coupe. As Kia puts it, the...

  • Lagonda All-Terrain Concept
    Lagonda All-Terrain SUV concept revealed, production version coming 2022

    Aston Martin is in the midst of a revival of fellow historic British brand Lagonda. The plan is transform the brand into a tech-focused alternative to the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce, with electric powertrains, connectivity and self-driving capability to be the hallmarks of ultra-luxury...

  • Audi Q4 e-tron concept
    Q4 e-tron concept previews Audi's first EV based on MEB platform

    While Audi has confirmed the brand will introduce a gasoline-powered Q4 crossover SUV to slot between the Q3 and Q5, the automaker is also working on an electric Q4 e-tron which it previewed in concept form Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The market launch has been confirmed...

  • Subaru Viziv Adrenaline concept

    Subaru is hopeful the world is still craving crossover SUVs, despite the body style's proliferation in recent years. That's because the Japanese firm unveiled a new crossover concept on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Called the Viziv Adrenaline Concept, the show car introduces Subaru's new Bolder design language that aims to inject a bit more chutzpah into the automaker's lineup. It replaces the previous Dynamic x Solid language. The concept doesn't directly preview any upcoming model though we could see elements of the design filter across to the next-generation...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 concept
    Mercedes gears up for Formula E with Silver Arrow 01 race car concept

    It's been almost two years since Mercedes-Benz announced plans to enter the Formula E Championship and now the automaker has previewed its contender for the electric car series with a concept. Debuting on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the concept is the Mercedes-Benz EQ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV
    Mercedes previews electric V-Class van with Concept EQV

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday confirmed the next member of the EQ family of electric cars as the EQV van. The confirmation was made at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show where Mercedes rolled out a thinly veiled concept version of the upcoming EQV. The production version is due in September at the...

  • Smart Forease+ concept
    Smart Forease concept spawns a roof for Geneva auto show

    Smart rolled out the Forease speedster concept last October to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the original Fortwo, as well as preview design elements bound for future models. For this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, Smart rolled out the updated Forease+ concept...

  • GFG Style Kangaroo concept
    GFG Style explores the super-SUV with Kangaroo concept

    GFG Style, the design studio born from a partnership between legendary designer and former Italdesign head Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio, have a new concept to show us—but not a typical one. The firm plans to debut the Kangaroo super-SUV on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International...

  • Toyota Supra GT4 concept
    Toyota Supra GT4 Concept previews a possible customer race car

    Last year in Geneva, Toyota previewed the production 2020 Supra with a race car concept. This year, it will bring a Supra GT4 Concept to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The brand announced Friday that it will debut the Toyota Supra GT4 Concept on March 5 in Geneva. The concept previews a race car for...

Follow Us on Instagram @motorauthority