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2007 Toyota Hi-CT Concept

2007 Toyota Hi-CT Concept

Car makers could dramatically simplify the dynamics of an urban runabout car if it’s never going to do more than 30 mph. It’s an interesting scenario, and one put forward by Toyota with its Hi-CT concept car. Conventional vehicle styling could also go out of the window if that was the case, and...

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2007 Nissan Intima Concept

2007 Nissan Intima Concept

With its “modern living” theme, Nissan’s Intima appears to be the most production ready concept car in the automaker’s ’07 Tokyo Motor Show lineup. The concept’s... read more October 25, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Toyota 1/X Concept

2007 Toyota 1/X Concept

by Ken Zino Toyota says the 1/X (say “one-Xth”) provides the same interior space of the Prius at only 926 pounds, or roughly one-third the weight of the world’s first... read more October 25, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Nissan Pivo 2 Concept

2007 Nissan Pivo 2 Concept

Two years after the debut of Nissan’s original Pivo concept — at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show — a second version has been unveiled. The first Pivo was something of a cult... read more October 25, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Suzuki PIXY Concept

2007 Suzuki PIXY and SSC Concept

The Ministry of Economy and Trade is working with the auto industry in Japan on what’s called the next generation vehicle and fuel economy initiative, designed to make a... read more October 25, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Suzuki X-HEAD Concept

2007 Suzuki X-HEAD Concept

Initially we were skeptical about the truckiest of its concept cars due at Makuhari Messe — the X-HEAD, a Tonka-like take on the mini-pickup. However, a stroll around it... read more October 25, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Mitsubishi Concept ZT

2007 Mitsubishi Concept ZT

Mitsubishi may have walked away from its Diamante sedan and wagon in the U.S., but that’s not stopping the company from showing a concept at this year’s Tokyo show... read more October 25, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Ford Escape Adventure

Ford Musters ‘Stang, Escape for Tokyo

Like most Western automakers, Ford Motor Co. has largely written off the Japanese market, where domestic-oriented consumers – and strict import laws – have largely... read more October 24, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Daihatsu Mudmaster

Daihatsu in Tokyo: Tanto, Mud Master

Happy birthday to Daihatsu! The Japanese brand best known for its city cars is celebrating 100 years in business and marked the occasion with new concept and production cars... read more October 24, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Mazda Premacy HRE Concept

2007 Mazda Premacy HRE Concept

Call it “sustainable Zoom-Zoom.” Mazda has turned the advertising slogan, “Zoom-Zoom,” into more than just a cliché. It’s become the design and performance theme... read more October 24, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Audi Metroproject Quattro Concept

2007 Audi Metroproject Quattro Concept

Think of this as the face of the future for Audi, the future of the A1, anyway, the new minicar program that will reach market late in 2009. “The final design for the... read more October 24, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Volkswagen Space Up! Concept

2007 VW Space Up! Concept

Just a few weeks ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Volkswagen Up! was described as a concept car. Now, with the debut of the Space Up!, the pair are being talked of by VW... read more October 24, 2007 by 0


 
2007 BMW 1-Series tii Concept

2007 BMW 1-Series tii Concept

by Ken Zino This is the fifth concept car from BMW to appear during 2007. However, calling the 1-Series tii a concept is a stretch. The car looks production ready. Now. It... read more October 24, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Subaru G4e Concept

2007 Subaru G4e Concept

by Ken Zino The Kermit-the-frog green color is a good hint of what’s to come when Subaru unveils its G4e concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. That’s e, as in EV, and... read more October 24, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Honda Puyo Concept

2007 Honda Puyo Concept

The name is not quite lost in translation. Honda’s Puyo is an onomatopoeia that the automaker says, “expresses the sensation of touching the vehicle’s soft body.”... read more October 24, 2007 by 0


 
2007 Honda CR-Z Concept

2007 Honda CR-Z Concept

Like many Tokyo Motor Show concept vehicles, the Honda CR-Z is meant to give viewers a sense of what’s to come. In this case, the sleek little coupe – reminiscent of... read more October 24, 2007 by 0


 

 
 

 
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