Concept Cars

  • Audi Q4 e-tron concept teaser sketch

    While Audi has confirmed the brand will introduce a gasoline-powered Q4 crossover to slot between the Q3 and Q5 models, the brand will present an electric Q4 e-tron concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The German luxury marque didn't share many details, but provided two sketches of the concept and said the Q4 e-tron concept previews a production model to come. We expect the standard Q4 will arrive in the second half of 2019 and launch in the United States for the 2021 model year. Audi currently pegs the Q4 e-tron to show up in production form in either late 2020 or early 2021, which means...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra TRD concept (Edit)
    Toyota Supra TRD concept adds dashes of carbon-fiber

    The 2020 Toyota Supra is fresh off of its reveal at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the brand is keen to show off potential performance upgrades to its banner sports car. At the 2019 Osaka Auto Messe in Japan on Saturday, Toyota revealed the Supra Performance Line...

  • 2019 Bentley Centenary Specification
    As it turns 100, Bentley to look to future with EV, concept

    Bentley celebrates its centennial in 2019 (the actual date is July 10), and the automaker is clearly excited. In an interview with Car Sales published Thursday, Bentley engineering chief Werner Tietz revealed plans for a new concept defining the future of luxury at the brand. It will be revealed...

  • Teaser for new Italdesign car coming to 2019 Geneva Motor Show
    Italdesign readies new car for 2019 Geneva auto show

    Italdesign has a new car coming and the firm has kicked off a teaser campaign. Italdesign posted the first teaser to its Facebook page on January 14 and said it will share new details every week until the car debuts on March 5 at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. So far, Italdesign has...

  • GFG Style Kangaroo electric hyper SUV concept teaser
    GFG Style hops into electric performance SUVs 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 vehicle on the horizon—but not a typical one. The firm plans to debut the Kangaroo electric SUV at the 2019 Geneva...

  • Teaser for Lagonda All-Terrain Concept debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Lagonda All-Terrain SUV concept rolling silently to Geneva debut

    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, ultra-luxury alternative to the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce, with electric powertrains and self-driving capability to be the hallmarks instead of the...

  • 2010 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept Edit

    In 2010, Lotus toyed with the idea of a hybrid Evora sports car with the Evora 414E Extended-Range hybrid concept. Today, the car is for sale. Listed on Lotus For Sale and first reported by Motor1, the show car ended in private hands and now seeks a new owner. The current owner doesn't explain how he acquired the car, but it's likely Lotus quietly sold the prototype after testing the car. The powertrain marries a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine to two electric motors. The engine is the range extender, while a battery pack supplies power to the electric motors for 35 miles. After the...

  • Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept teaser
    Electrified Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept coming to Geneva

    Nearly two years after Mitsubishi's e-Evolution electric SUV concept bowed, another electrified SUV concept is on the way. The Japanese automaker announced Tuesday that it will reveal the Engelberg Tourer concept at the 2019 Geneva motor show this March. The "Engelberg Tourer" name comes from the...

  • Teaser for Honda Tomo concept debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Honda and IED students team up for Tomo concept

    Honda has teamed up with students from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin, Italy, for a creative project to be showcased at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The result of the partnership is the Honda Tomo concept, which looks to define cars of the year 2025. Think zero emissions...

  • Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept debuts in Detroit, heralds brand's electric future

    Infiniti on Monday revealed a new concept previewing a small, electric crossover SUV currently in the works. The concept, called the QX Inspiration, debuted at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its arrival in Motor City marks the start of Infiniti's 30th anniversary...

  • Toyota GR Supra Racing concept
    Toyota GR Supra Racing concept previews 2020 Super GT entry

    Toyota's reborn Supra is scheduled for its world debut on January 14 at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. However, a version of the car was shown Friday in Japan at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon. The version is a concept previewing the new Supra-based race car that will...

  • Lexus LC Convertible Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Lexus SC redux: LC Convertible concept hints at new open-top flagship

    The Lexus SC is back, or at least it is in spiritual form with Friday's reveal of the LC Convertible concept. The handsome drop-top is due to debut on January 14 in Detroit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, and according to Lexus' own words the car hints at the future direction of...

  • Sketch for proposed Volkswagen electric off-road SUV

    The Volkswagen brand may build a dedicated off-road electric SUV as part of the ID family of vehicles. Call us intrigued. Auto Express reported on Thursday that VW is considering building an off-road electric SUV and said VW’s strategic head Michael Jost is personally championing the effort inside the brand. He provided the official sketches shown here as an idea for what form the electric off-roader could take. Such a vehicle would do battle with the Land Rover Defender and Jeep Wrangler, and perhaps Ford's upcoming reborn Bronco. However, Volkswagen would differentiate itself with the...

  • Audi compact electric crossover SUV teased - Image via Autoweek.nl
    Audi PB18 electric supercar given green light, future e-tron teased

    Audi on Wednesday held a launch event for its e-tron electric crossover SUV in the Netherlands, where the brand provided new details on a number of upcoming EVs. Autoweek.nl was in attendance and was able to source a teaser image for a compact electric crossover that will sit below the small...

  • 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept
    Stunning Shelby GR-1 concept headed to production thanks to Superformance

    What's old is new again at Superformance, but that is fine with us because in this case, we're talking about the 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car. Superformance has received official licensing rights from Ford to build the retro concept car. Car and Driver reported Monday that Superformance CEO...

  • BMW and The North Face Futurelight Camper concept
    BMW designs a camper concept with waterproof fabric that's breathable

    BMW unveiled a concept on Tuesday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it isn't a car. Instead it's a camper that BMW's California-based design house, Designworks, cooked up with American outdoor apparel brand The North Face. The camper, which is compact and light, and somewhat...

  • Hyundai Elevate concept
    Hyundai takes off-roading to next level with Elevate walking car

    A car that can walk? Yes, that's exactly what Hyundai has proposed with its Elevate concept unveiled Tuesday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The concept combines the power of an electric car and the capability of robotics to rethink where cars can travel. Wheels with robotic...

  • Hyundai and Kia automated valet concept
    Hyundai and Kia latest to show automated valet

    Hyundai and Kia on Thursday showcased a fully automated valet system that is currently under consideration for production. The system leverages technology being developed for self-driving cars and is operated via a smartphone. Upon reaching a parking facility, the driver receives the location of...

  • Kia READ (Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving) concept debuting at 2019 CES

    Much of the focus on self-driving cars, naturally, has centered on the driving technology, however, the future user experience that a fully automated car can potentially deliver should also be looked at. Kia is aware of this and will preview just such a future with its READ (Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving) concept set to be unveiled at next week's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Kia's READ system, which was developed with researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, uses artificial intelligence to monitor a passenger's emotional state and then...

  • Suzuki Jimny Sierra Pickup Style concept
    Suzuki hints at Jimny pickup with Tokyo Auto Salon concept

    Suzuki no longer sells cars in the United States, and that's a real shame as the Japanese brand has an impressive compact SUV in the form of the Jimny. The pint-sized off-roader was redesigned earlier this year, and boy, is it a cute little thing. Better yet, it's tough as nails thanks to a robust...

  • Subaru Forester STI concept teased ahead of 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon debut
    Subaru's STI division has a tuned Forester hybrid for the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Subaru's motorsport department and in-house tuner, STI, will use next month's 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon to show off a handful of concept cars, one of which will be a Forester concept packing a number of STI mods as well as the e-Boxer hybrid powertrain introduced in the Japanese market earlier in the...

  • 2002 Porsche Cayenne Cabrio prototype
    Dig into Porsche's top 5 secret prototypes

    Every automaker has experimented with concepts over the past decades, but most aren't too keen to show off what could have been. Porsche? Not so much. The brand has curated its top five secret prototypes for the latest in the ongoing "Top Five" YouTube series. As the title suggests, the latest...

  • Honda S660-based Neo Classic racer concept
    Honda S660 retro racer concept heads to Tokyo Auto Salon

    The Honda S660 is a neat little kei car, but no, it's still not coming to the United States. Instead, the pint-sized roadster lives on in Japan and Honda has a retro-inspired body kit prepared for the Tokyo Auto Salon. Last Friday, the brand revealed the custom S660 Modulo Neo Classic racer concept...

  • Saab 9000 with joystick driver control Photo: Goodwood
    Born from jets: Saab once built a car with a joystick

    Saab has a quirky history that ended too soon with General Motors' Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization the end of last decade. For years, Saab built cars and did things its own way. And one time, the Swedish premium brand even built a car with a joystick control. Goodwood author Gary Axon...

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