Concept Cars

VW revives its iconic Microbus as a self-driving electric van
VW revives its iconic Microbus as a self-driving electric van

In a single announcement, Volkswagen has managed to please just about everyone. The company is reinventing its famed Microbus, and will produce it as an all-electric, self-driving van that’s intended for road trips, ride-sharing, and even small businesses. When the small, utilitarian people...Read More»

Toyota Concept-i
Toyota's newest concept car decides when you get to drive it

Self-driving cars are so 2016. Self-aware cars are what's in for 2017. Toyota unveiled Wednesday its Concept-i technology showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The future autonopod has all the hallmarks of fantasy auto show stuff: weird doors, no side mirrors, big wheels...Read More»

Volvo 40.1 concept
Volvo S40, XC40 concepts tease small SUV, EV future

The Volvo XC40 compact crossover isn’t expected to arrive until 2018, and the complementary S40 sedan likely for 2019, but the automaker has shown some first plans for the two in concept-car form. With the 40.1 Concept Volvo clearly teases the XC40, while the 40.2 Concept presages the S40. In...Read More»

Aston Martin RapidE concept
Aston Martin RapidE Electric Car Will Be Co-Developed With Faraday Future Sibling

Performance brands haven't always been excited about the transition to electric cars. Many seemed to fear a loss of power, terrified by the thought of producing stylish-but-pokey golf carts for the well-heeled. Then came Tesla, which showed everyone that electric cars could be very, very powerful...Read More»

Infiniti QX30 Concept
2017 Infiniti QX30: With Rugged-Lux Style, Set To Woo Young Urbanites

Infiniti is rapidly and dramatically remaking itself, and the upcoming 2017 QX30, as previewed by the QX30 Concept shown this week at the Geneva Motor Show, will be one of the harbingers of this sea change. They’re important agents of youth, too, for a brand that’s taking better aim at...Read More»

Mitsubishi Montero teaser lead for 2015 Chicago Auto Show (thumbnail)
Mitsubishi Hints At A New Montero For The U.S.: Chicago Show Debut?

Is the Mitsubishi Montero coming back to the U.S. market? Based on hints dropped by the company in advance of next month’s Chicago Auto Show, showing a utility vehicle with an upright profile, and the wording “the return of a legend,” the brand is at the least seriously...Read More»

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept Video

Volkswagen needs more SUVs, and over the past few years, it’s been showing future utes as concept cars. This year’s model? The Cross Coupe GTE. ALSO SEE: Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE: VW’s (American) Future Of Crossovers The GTE shows off the new styling cues and powertrain...Read More»

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE: VW’s (American) Future Of Crossovers

Ahead of its debut at the Detroit Auto Show this week, Volkswagen has just given us a first look at the future: a future that’s U.S.-built, aimed directly at America, showcasing an all-new design direction, and sized for American wants and needs. It’s called the Cross Coupe GTE, and it...Read More»

Audi TT Sportback concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show
2014 Paris Auto Show Highlights

Audi TT Sportback The Audi TT has been a style icon since it was new—so, how would it look as a sedan? The Audi TT Sportback concept puts a four-seat, five-door spin on the TT coupe—and it just might give Audi something to pitch against the Mercedes CLA or even the BMW 4-Series Gran...Read More»

High Museum Dream Cars exhibit
High Museum Brings 70 Years of Concept Car Art To Atlanta

If you happen to find yourself in Atlanta, Georgia this summer, be sure to make time to stop by the High Museum of Art. From May 21 through September 7, the museum will be running exhibit called Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, which is dedicated to showing off some of the most...Read More»

2015 BMW i8
The 10 Most Fascinating Cars Of 2015

Cars have become so seemingly identical, so reliable, and so regulated that they're boring. You might find some who'll argue that. But anyone who simply takes a trip out to a couple of new-car showrooms will find that's actually far from the truth. Many of today's production cars offer expressive...Read More»

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
VW Beetle Dune Concept: A Bug For The Desert Rat In You

Is there a place in the world for a Bug outfitted for a cross-Sahara trek? At this year's Detroit Auto Show there was, at least in concept-car form. VW’s lifted Beetle Dune Concept takes its cues from the off-pavement dune buggies of yesteryear, while previewing a look at what a go-anywhere...Read More»

Tesla Motors stand at 2014 Detroit Auto Show
Detroit 2014 Best In Show: Our Editorial Team Picks Favorites

While the public days at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)—or the Detroit Auto Show as most of us know it—don't start until this weekend, the press conferences are over, and as usual there was plenty of news about products, concept cars, and technology from the show...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy Concept
Subaru Concept Previews Look Of 2015 Legacy, Outback

Subaru has announced that it will point to the future of its mid-size Legacy Sedan, with the appropriately named Legacy Concept, at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. The show car will celebrate the model’s 25th anniversary and point to the look of the next-generation 2015 Subaru...Read More»

Infiniti Q30 concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
The 2015 Infiniti Q30 Concept Is The A-Class We'll Probably Never Get

Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti are growing a little closer, with a long-term deal to collaborate on future drivetrains and car development. Until now, though, the riddle of exactly which compact cars Mercedes will share with Infiniti has been left opaque. It's a little clearer now with the reveal of...Read More»

BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept at 2013 Detroit Auto Show
BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept Live From The Detroit Auto Show

What, you ask, is a BMW 4-Series? That's a fair question, because technically, aside from this concept, it doesn't exist--yet. The short answer is that the 4-Series will be the successor to what BMW currently calls the 3-Series Coupe. The longer answer is that the 4-Series Coupe Concept, making its...Read More»

Ford Atlas Concept
Ford F-150 Atlas Concept: A Transit Pickup Truck Stays In Step In Detroit

The 2013 Detroit Auto Show has already seen the world debut of the 2014 Chevy Silverado and the 2014 GMC Sierra--and to keep itself in the headlines along with its arch-rival, Ford will show a new Atlas truck concept that could predict a new pickup truck to come in the near future. The Atlas...Read More»

Nissan Resonance Concept live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Nissan Resonance Concept At Detroit: Previewing The Next Murano?

At the Detroit Auto Show, Nissan has revealed a daring crossover design concept that previews a potential direction for the next-generation Murano crossover. Created at Nissan Design America, in San Diego, and penned by Nissan Motor Co. senior VP and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura, the new...Read More»

Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept: High Tech, High Design

Updated with live images from the global unveiling at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Hyundai has become a force in the mainstream car market that few would have predicted a decade a go. Despite some issues with gas mileage ratings, the brand appears to be headed nowhere but up. In the premium segment...Read More»

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