Concept Cars

  • Honda Urban EV Concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    A long time ago, Honda built a car called the City. It was adorable, tiny, and has garnered something of a cult following today. Think of the Honda Urban EV concept, which debuted Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), as more than a spiritual successor. The City's inspiration is plain by its name—“urban” is a synonym for “city.” But it goes far beyond just a name. The compact dimensions, round headlights, rectangular grille, and even the hood decal elicit the City's look. An upright tail with square taillights continues the retro trend. We adore these...

  • BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    BMW i sedan hinted at with 2017 Frankfurt auto show concept

    BMW is hinting at the next addition to its i sub-brand for electrified cars with a striking concept unveiled on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Called the i Vision Dynamics, the concept is a low-slung sedan in the style of the automaker’s 4-door Gran Coupes, and it’s powered...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Mercedes unveils EQA compact electric car concept in Frankfurt

    Mercedes-Benz is committed to adding as many as 10 electric cars to its lineup by 2022, including SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks and even commercial vehicles. We were given a taste of Mercedes’ first volume electric car in the form of the Generation EQ concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris auto show...

  • Land Rover Discovery SVX Concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Land Rover Discovery SVX is a hardcore, V-8-powered off-roader

    Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) is out to prove that its repertoire goes well beyond fast cars. It’s demonstrating this with the Land Rover Discovery SVX concept that debuted on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. SVX is the opposing bookend to SVO’s SVR...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Mercedes-AMG's Project One has landed, and its F1 powertrain has over 1,000 HP

    It’s the car everyone’s been dying to see, and now it's finally here. Behold the Mercedes-AMG Project One, a road car equipped with the championship-winning powertrain of the current-era Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 racecars. Unveiled Monday ahead of a world debut during Tuesday's...

  • Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    VW’s newest ID Crozz electric SUV concept looks almost production ready

    Hot on the heels of last month’s confirmation that an electric Microbus is coming based on the ID Buzz concept unveiled at the 2017 Detroit auto show, Volkswagen is showing us a new ID Crozz II concept that previews a small electric SUV due in 2020. The concept is an evolution of the ID Crozz...

  • Teaser for self-driving Audi concept debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    Audi will use next week’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show to highlight its roadmap for self-driving car technology. The automaker will do so with a separate vehicle highlighting each of the three levels of self-driving car classification leading up to and including Level 5, the ultimate goal where a car can handle all situations on its own and thus can travel without a human on-board. The cars will include the Level 3 A8 sedan and two concepts. The two concepts will include a Level 4 SUV and a Level 5 car in the full-size segment. The most advanced self-driving cars at present are only Level 2...

  • Teaser for BMW i concept debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    BMW i concept teased ahead of 2017 Frankfurt auto show, may preview i5

    BMW’s oft-rumored i5 had fallen off the radar but now it’s back front and center due to confirmation Thursday we’ll see a new BMW i concept at next week’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show. Along with the confirmation, we received this teaser shot that suggests we’re looking at...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ A Concept
    Tune in, Frankfurt: Mercedes-Benz's EQA electric car concept teased

    The Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, the latest in what may become a growing all-electric sub-brand for the automaker, barely broke cover last week in a teaser shot and video. Today, Mercedes released a side shot that clearly shows it's a hatchback. Following in the footsteps of the EQ crossover concept...

  • Lilium Jet VTOL concept
    Lilium flying taxi company secures $90M in funding

    German flying taxi company Lilium is determined to reinvent the way humans are transported. To help it take flight, the company announced it has secured $90 million in new funding. The $90 million figure is much higher than its first round of funding, which raised $10 million, according to Tech...

  • Jaguar Future-Type concept
    Jaguar Future-Type is a familiar vision of a self-driving city car

    More and more people are predicted to move to large cities in the future. Limited parking spots coupled with congestion will make owning and driving your own car a hassle. The automakers realize this and seem to have reached a consensus on the solution: self-driving city cars that run around town...

  • Jaguar Sayer Steering Wheel
    Jaguar envisions the steering wheel of the future with Sayer concept

    The future of transportation isn't known, but Jaguar envisions one in which consumers don't own a car but simply a sliver of one: the steering wheel. The British luxury marque has revealed its futuristic steering wheel concept, which it calls "Sayer." Sayer is a personal companion and resides with...

  • 2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition

    For Nissan Z-car fans hoping for an all-new version of their favorite sports car, it appears that a longer wait is in order. The latest news indicates that the current Nissan 370Z will stick around for at least a couple more years. According to Motoring, former Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery provided a bit of insight into the current Z car, and it's clear the car is still not much of a priority for the brand. “Even we don’t know,” he said. “And we would know if there was something pending, so there’s nothing pending. Not anytime soon.” The...

  • De Tomaso Nuova Pantera concept unveiled in 1999
    De Tomaso's final car is heading to auction

    De Tomaso has an incredible history that was cut short much too soon. Although plans to revive the Italian sports car marque have been carried out a couple times, nothing has helped return the brand to its former glory. For those looking for one final piece of true De Tomaso history, RM Sotheby's...

  • Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Smart is the latest automaker to unveil a self-driving pod car

    Daimler’s Smart brand will use next month’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show to preview its vision for personal transport of tomorrow. The preview is in the form of the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept, a fully self-driving electric pod car ideal for shared urban mobility. Some readers will...

  • Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept
    Cummins beats Tesla to electric semi truck

    As Tesla fans and the industry at large await the reveal of the electric car brand’s promised semi-trailer truck in September, Cummins, most widely known for its diesel engines, has quietly unveiled an electric truck of its own. Cummins’ truck is strictly a concept, but the company is...

  • Honda Urban EV concept teased ahead of Frankfurt auto show
    Honda Urban EV concept teased ahead of Frankfurt auto show

    Honda will use next month’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show to present a concept previewing a new electric car in the works. The concept is called the Urban EV, and right now all we have is this teaser which likely shows an exterior charge status indicator or possibly the car’s instrument...

  • Teaser for Smart concept car debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Smart bringing self-driving city car concept to Frankfurt auto show

    Mercedes-Benz’s Smart brand will use the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt auto show to preview its vision for personal transport of tomorrow. The preview will come in the form of a concept that Smart describes as a fully self-driving electric car ideal for shared urban mobility. That’s already a...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

    When an automaker says its concept vehicle is powered by unicorn farts, emits only cotton candy, and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in two shakes of a lamb's tail, don't believe them. What they are actually saying is, "If we ever develop the technology to build this thing, that's what it could do." The purpose of a concept car is twofold. First, an automaker wants to put out a design and see how the public reacts to it. If the feedback is positive, that vehicle or that design language could make it to market. Second, a concept car is a showcase for the technology a manufacturer is working on...

  • 1960 DeDia 150 'Bobby Darin' Coupe, 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
    1960s American Dream Cars wow crowds at tony Pebble Beach Concours

    They just don't make dream cars like they used to. And the crowds thronging a special display class at Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance attested to the popularity of outrageous, over-the-top fantasies of what cars could look like half a century ago. Called "American Dream Cars of the...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz at Pebble
    New VW bus is coming; cargo van, hatchback also due by 2022

    Volkswagen has been hinting at a return of its Microbus for years. VW first teased it in 2001. It then appeared as a concept car called the Bulli at the 2011 Geneva motor show, again as the electric Budd-E Concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2016, and finally as the I.D. Buzz Concept at the...

  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet
    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet concept: does this hood make me look expensive?

    It's clear that the electric vehicles of the future will probably look like the cars of the past. At least, the expensive ones will. Mercedes-Maybach pulled the cover off its latest concept car during Monterey Car Week on Friday night, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet. The concept is a...

  • BMW Z4 leaked via Autoblog.nl
    BMW Z4 Concept leaked ahead of Pebble Beach debut

    Ahead of its debut Thursday, images of the BMW Z4 Concept have been leaked courtesy of Autoblog.nl. With traditional rear-wheel drive BMW proportions, the Z4 Concept features a long hood, good dash-to-axle ratio, and short rear deck. The front snout is canted forward, with some saying it resembles...

  • Teaser for BMW concept debuting at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
    BMW concept for 2017 Pebble Beach Concours likely previews new Z4

    BMW has released a shadowy teaser image of a new open-top sports car concept set to debut on August 17 in Monterey, California. The car is set to be the automaker’s star attraction at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance taking place on August 20. The concept is thought to preview...

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