Concept Cars

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept: Mid-Size 3-Row Crossover Coming
Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept: Mid-Size 3-Row Crossover Coming

Volkswagen unveiled the CrossBlue Concept at today's Detroit Auto Show, showing a mid-size crossover with three rows of seats that takes direct aim at the successful Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. The new concept is a thinly disguised version of a production model that won't launch before the...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKC Concept
Lincoln MKC Concept: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

The Lincoln MKC concept crossover could be the brand's next shot at relevance, but it likely will have to wait another year--until at least spring of 2014--to make the transition from Detroit Auto Show dream to showroom reality. The MKC is the Ford Motor Company brand's version of the compact...Read More»

2014 Jaguar F-Type
2012 Paris Auto Show: New Cars, New Concepts, Old Problems

The auto industry's been known to defy logic. At the 2012 Paris Auto Show, it seemed to defy gravity. Europe's been embroiled in a currency crisis for more than a year. In the U.S., the economy's barely edged out of recession, and stiff new fuel-economy standards are starting to take effect. Around...Read More»

Welcome to Texas
New Honda Accord, Texas' 85-MPH Speed Limit: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we tell you that Texas is now the fastest state in the country, look at why average fuel economy rose in August and explain how a Google executive's purchase of a unique Ferrari will benefit Italian earthquake victims. As we head into a new week, here is the Monday...Read More»

2014 Jaguar F-Type teaser
F-Type, Range Rover Loom Large At Jaguar Land Rover

From 1990 to 2008, Jaguar and Land Rover went on an odyssey--only, it wasn't the kind of odyssey that a Range Rover could ford with ease, or the kind a Jaguar could needle through on finesse alone. Two brand-new vehicles coming in the next 12 to 18 months will show just how successful they've been...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe
Mercedes Concept Style Coupe, Beetle TDI Drive, Audi Q5 Hybrid: Car News Headlines

We’ve just driven two of Volkswagen’s newest models, the stylish CC four-door coupe and the Beetle TDI. Also, the first images of Mercedes’ new Concept Style Coupe have hit the Web and it looks absolutely stunning. That’s good as the concept is a preview of the...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500, 2012 New York Auto Show
2012 New York Auto Show Highlights, Day Two

The second of the two New York Auto Show media days included presentations of radically more fuel-efficient Ram pickups and an all-new Infiniti electric luxury sedan, among many others. And while the lighter schedule of the second day didn't quite bring the overflow of reveals, there were quite a...Read More»

2013 Honda Crosstour
2013 Honda Crosstour Concept Live Photos: New York Auto Show

Honda's Crosstour might not have found a place with as many American families and empty nesters as Honda might have hoped, but it's at the very least one of the most adventurous vehicles the automaker has produced in recent years. A couple of years ago Honda detached the Crosstour from the Honda...Read More»

Bentley EXP 9 F Concept live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show
Bentley Boggles With Geneva Show Concept SUV

Extravagance and opulence and...mud plugging? That's the message telegraphed by the Bentley EXP 9 F concept vehicle introduced at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Meant to mingle in garages with Mulsannes and Continentals, the EXP's billed as a "luxury performance SUV concept" that clearly has a future...Read More»

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Chrysler Loans, Transformers 4, Tesla And Mercedes-Benz: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, De Tomaso has new owners and Toyota has revealed a new concept. BMW's priced the 2013 X3 and Nevada is okay with self-driving cars. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Tesla and Mercedes-Benz are going to collaborate on a new vehicle...Read More»

2013 Acura ILX Concept, Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2012
2013 Acura ILX Concept, 2013 RDX Crossover Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Honda’s luxury brand, Acura, generated quite a bit of interest with several concept vehicles unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Two of them fit nicely in the luxury family vehicle consideration list as one is a sedan and the other is a crossover. 2013 Acura ILX Concept With the reveal of...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ concept
2013 Lincoln MKZ Concept: Detroit Auto Show Video

Ford is carving out a new future for its Lincoln brand, and the renovation begins with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ luxury sedan. A concept version of the new four-door emerged at the 2012 Detroit auto show, wearing some of the styling themes that soon will grace the entire luxury lineup, and with some new...Read More»

2012 Nissan Pathfinder concept
2012 Nissan Pathfinder Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

The devil's in the details--and Nissan had few of those details to divulge when it came to the Nissan Pathfinder concept it showed at the 2012 Detroit auto show. While it wasn't talking hardcore horsepower figures or exact fuel economy numbers, Nissan did introduce the Pathfinder with a few talking...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept
2013 Honda Accord Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

The Honda Accord is a perennial at the top of the sales charts, but now at the end of its current generation, it's flagging. In 2011, the Accord fell to fourth in the family-car segment, behind the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and the Ford Fusion. A new generation's what's called for, and Honda...Read More»

Lincoln MKZ Concept, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Lincoln MKZ Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

GM has the new 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan waiting in the wings, and at Ford, the mission's almost the same--to snare more entry-level luxury-sedan buyers. That task begins with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, making its debut as a concept car at the 2012 Detroit auto show. Lincoln's mission is a little more...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 700C Concept
2012 Chrysler 700C Concept: Detroit Auto Show

Chrysler surprised the crowds at Cobo Center with the 700C, a concept car that could be an early first look at the company's next minivan. Few details are available, but while we're working on bringing them to you, we'll just point out some of the clever design details we saw as we caught the 700C...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Code 130R Concept
Chevrolet Code 130R Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Two Chevrolet small-car concepts share the stage at Detroit, and both are far-out concept cars in the classic sense—not much more than three-dimensional renderings, and lacking interiors at this point. But of the two, the boxy 130R Concept definitely generated the most excitement among the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Code 130R and Tru 140S concepts
Chevrolet Researches What Young Americans Want—And It’s Not Hatchbacks

With the Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, and Cruze this year completing a full suite of small-car models, General Motors now has small cars covered in the U.S. Or so it would seem; the company also knows that simply offering ordinary hatchbacks and sedans, like the Spark, Sonic, and Cruze, won’t...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept
Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

What do young shoppers want to see in a next car? The answers you get from one American 20-something to another may be almost polar opposite. And Chevrolet’s two small-car concepts shown at Detroit show reflect those varied expectations. Displaying the boxy, upright Code 130R next to its...Read More»

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