Concept Cars

  • 2020 Kia Soul spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    A new generation of the Kia Soul is brewing, and judging by our spy shots the funky look we've grown accustomed to with past versions of the Kia compact crossover SUV will be retained. The boxy shape was first shown in 2006 on a Soul concept car and today is instantly recognisable as Kia's smallest SUV. Well, smallest in the United States. In other markets there is the slightly smaller Kia Stonic. Beyond the boxy shape, the new Soul also maintains the vertical taillights of its predesscors. The front will be different, however. It looks like the designers have gone with a split headlight...

  • Volkswagen XL1 Concept
    261-MPG Volkswagen XL1 Entering Production In 2013: Report

    As outrageous as the idea of a production car capable of returning a fuel economy as high as 261 mpg may sound, more reports have emerged confirming that such an ultra-frugal car is in fact in development and could be on the market as early as next year. We are, of course, talking about...

  • Seventh Infiniti JX concept teaser image
    2013 Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover Concept: Final Teaser

    We've reached the end of the teaser campaign for the new JX Concept. The full unveiling will happen this evening at Pebble Beach. A teaser sketch was revealed in April, and has been followed with seven teasers. Styled as a new seven-seat luxury crossover, the 2013 Infiniti JX is part of the "Power...

  • Ford teaser for 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Ford Planning 4 Global Debuts Including New Design Concept For Frankfurt

    The 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is still more than a month away but in its lead up Ford has announced today that it will be making no less than four global debuts at the German show, including the reveal of a major new design concept. So far, all we have is this teaser image which gives away few...

  • BMW i8 Concept
    BMW i8 Concept: 78 MPG And 0-60 MPH In Under 5 Seconds

    BMW is working on a whole new range of eco-focused models falling under its recently established i brand, with everything from electric scooters to plug-in hybrid supercars planned. The first of these is to be an electric minicar called the i3, a car many of you will recognize as the long-awaited...

  • BMW i3 Concept
    BMW i3 Concept: The Megacity Vehicle Finally Revealed

    We’ve been reporting about BMW’s first production electric car for the past couple of years, but apart from an ambiguous teaser image there’s been few details released for BMW’s mysterious Megacity Vehicle, the carbon fiber infused i3. Well, all that has changed now as the...

  • Ferrari Xezri design concept by Samir Sadikhov

    Ferrari recently held a competition that pitted up-and-coming designers from all around the globe to design what it described as a hypercar that takes all aspects of its design to extremes, from architecture to propulsion. While the winning entry was the Eternita created by students at Seoul's Hongik University, second place went to the Xezri, which was penned by Samir Sadikhov. You can see his creation, visualized in the real world in this video presented by the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin, Italy. Sadikhov is a student of the prestigious design school. His design is the last...

  • Volvo Safety Concept Car
    Volvo Safety Concept Car: 10 Years Of Car Safety Technology

    Believe it or not, the 2012 Volvo C30 hatchback is essentially a 10 year old design. Several years before the C30 hit the streets, Volvo revealed a striking concept called the Safety Concept Car (SCC) to the motoring press in 2001, previewing several new technologies that would eventually be seen...

  • 2012 Honda CR-V Concept
    2012 Honda CR-V Previewed By New Concept

    Though it isn’t set to go on sale until the end of the year, the new 2012 Honda CR-V crossover has been previewed in concept form and it’s safe to say the upcoming production version will closely resemble the lines seen here today. It looks as though we’ll get a fairly...

  • 2012 BMW M3 DTM concept
    Sinister BMW M3 DTM Concept: New Gallery

    The concept version of BMW's entry into the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) series, based loosely on the current E92 M3, was just revealed to the world last week. Today, the company released a new passel of photos via Facebook. Included among the shots of the car is a hint at the...

  • Lamborghini Design by Giugiaro
    50-Year-Old Giugiaro Model Tells The Story Of The Lamborghini That Never Was

    As legend has it, a brazen, determined tractor builder named Ferruccio Lamborghini once called upon Enzo himself to discuss a clutch problem with his Ferrari. Enzo dismissed him outright, indicating that he should stick to driving tractors. Lamborghini left determined to show exactly what he knew...

  • Saab 9-6 concept
    The Subaru Tribeca Based Saab 9-6 Crossover That Never Was

    With Saab recently announcing plans for a trio of new models including a new 9-6X crossover, images of a stillborn 9-6 concept vehicle from the earlier part of the last decade have now hit the web and reveal just how far GM’s badge-engineering plans for the Swedish automaker went. But...

  • 2011 Suzuki Swift S-Concept

    The production version of the stylish S-Concept unveiled last March at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the highly anticipated Suzuki Swift Sport, is set to go on sale early next year but a U.S. launch for the car remains uncertain. The Suzuki Swift is a hot little hatch still sold in most parts of the globe and in its Swift Sport guise can be a hoot to drive, easily upsetting some much more expensive models when it comes to fun factor. But there’s still no firm date penciled in for a U.S. market launch despite many of its rivals, the Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500 and MINI Cooper, already on sale in...

  • Volvo series hybrid (range-extended electric car) test vehicle layout
    Volvo's Next Generation Of Range-Extended Electric Cars

    The Chevy Volt got a bad rap when it finally reached retail, after a few outlets got in a tizzy about the onboard engine actually contributing some power to the wheels under certain circumstances. Despite the confusion and misinformation that followed, the underlying range-extended electric vehicle...

  • Audi Quattro concept - 2010 Paris Auto Show
    Audi Quattro Concept Could Get Green Light This Summer: Report

    Roaring around with 408 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and two doors, the Audi Quattro Concept has already been tipped for production. The green light could come as early as this summer. According to Inside Line, the bosses at Quattro are "optimistic" about the car's chances. If it does get the...

  • Local Motors Rally Fighter
    Brains And Brawn: Behind the Scenes (And Wheel) Of The Local Motors Rally Fighter

    Wicked awesome. That's how Local Motors (and much of the world) thinks of its first car, the Rally Fighter. In a new video from Translogic, CEO and co-founder Jay Rogers explains that when you open car design up to the masses, you're bound to get an overwhelming majority of amateurish rubbish (he...

  • 2011 Scion FR-S Concept
    Scion Racing Driver Ken Gushi Talks Up The FR-S: Video

    With the unveiling of its FR-S Concept back at the 2011 New York Auto Show, Scion showed us that even models intended to be affordable can look quite exotic. Despite still being a concept, most of the FR-S show car’s lines are expected to transfer faithfully to the production 2012 Scion FR-S...

  • Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II
    Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II To Debut At Nurburgring 24

    Though it wasn't the first, Toyota has become the biggest brand in the hybrid world. So far, those hybrids haven't been all that exciting. The GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II hopes to change that. You might remember (or guess from the name) that there was a previous Sports Hybrid Concept. Based on...

  • BMW M3 GT race car

    In preparation for next year’s DTM touring car race series BMW will be unveiling a new concept car previewing its M3 DTM race car that will compete in the 2012 season (current M3 GT race car pictured). The German automaker is returning to the series after an 18 year hiatus but is keen to show that it’s a force to be reckoned with. The new M3 DTM race car concept will be revealed at a special event taking place at Munich’s Olympic Stadium on July 16 and 17, an event that will be hosted by BMW Motorsports’ new director Jens Marquardt, who takes over from Mario Theissen...

  • Bugatti 16C Galibier Concept
    Bugatti Galibier 16C To Enter Production As Royale: Report

    The 800-horsepower Bugatti Galibier 16C concept super-sedan got the putative green light earlier this year, and rumors of a plug-in hybrid option soon followed. Now it looks like the production Galibier may get a name change to Royale. The news is a bit sketchy, but the Royale name does have a...

  • 2004 Maybach 62
    Could Maybach Be Spun-Off Into A Mercedes-Benz Sub-Brand?

    The future of the struggling Maybach brand is expected to be determined by as early as next month, with two major possibilities reportedly on the cards--either drop the brand altogether or tie-up with another automaker, most likely Aston Martin, and jointly develop a successor to the lackluster 57...

  • 2011 Maybach 57 and 62
    First Aston Martin-Maybach Collaborative Effort Due At Frankfurt Auto Show?

    Daimler's Maybach brand is potentially on the chopping block as of July 1, but reports out of the U.K. are hinting that it may just survive the inquisition. The first of the rumored Aston Martin-Maybach co-designed cars is said to be due at Frankfurt this September. Obviously, if Maybach is to get...

  • 2010 Audi e-tron Spyder Concept live photos
    Audi Shows Diesel-Electric Plug-In Hybrid Concept At Le Mans Vers Le Futur

    Audi showcased its e-tron Spyder concept the day before winning this year's 79th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The diesel-electric plug-in hybrid roadster was first shown to the public at the 2010 Paris Auto Show but was brought out again for the demonstration drive called “Le Mans vers...

  • Mercedes-Benz 60th Anniversary Unimog Concept
    Mercedes-Benz Celebrates Unimog's 60th Anniversary With One Mean Concept

    For 60 years, the Unimog (Universal-Motor-Gerat), has been terrifying young children (and some grown men)--and Mercedes-Benz is proud of that feat. So proud, in fact, that the special trucks unit of the luxury automaker has presented a design study in celebration of 60 years of big, frightening...

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