Concept Cars

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 patterned very much after the departed four-door. The Concept ZT sports the dimensions of a big front-drive sedan, like the old...Read More»

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 and a look at Suzuki’s commercial flatbed trucks of approximately the same size that run on Tokyo ’s streets has us...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi iMiEV Sport Concept
2007 Mitsubishi iMiEV Sport Concept

by Ken Zino A long time ago, when Chrysler was more of a force in the market, it promoted a line of full-size sedan as having a cab-forward look. Now comes the real thing: The iMiEV Sport electric car moves the two front passengers forward to accommodate high capacity lithium-ion battery packs...Read More»

2007 Suzuki Kizashi 2 Concept
2007 Suzuki Kizashi 2 Concept

with Ken Zino Hollywood and Tom Clancy aren’t the exclusive owners of sequels — Suzuki, for one, brought the second of two Kizashi concepts to the Tokyo Motor Show. The first Kizashi, shown earlier in the year at Frankfurt, was an exotic concept said to be an influence on the new Suzuki large...Read More»

2007 Subaru Exiga Concept
2007 Subaru Exiga Concept

The Tokyo Motor Show is known for its outlandish and often excessive designs, but look closely and you may catch a glimmer of what’s really in store from manufacturers like Subaru. The maker’s Exiga is being billed as a concept, but it has the look of a production-ready model, perhaps a...Read More»

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 Honda’s classic CRX – provides a hint of “the new direction for our next-generation sports car,” suggested CEO Takeo...Read More»

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.” Don’t worry. We don’t know of any laws you might break by stroking the Puyo’s soft gel body, though we think it may be an...Read More»

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 this concept, a bit smaller but visually similar to the popular Impreza, is a sign that Subaru is taking seriously the...Read More»

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 incorporates the key features of previous racing models on a lightened production 1-Series with its carbon-fiber reinforced...Read More»

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 as a small-car family. There seems little doubt these cars – or something very like them – will become production...Read More»

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 production car has not yet been signed off,” reveals Thomas Krauter, project leader from the German automaker’s Concept...Read More»

2007 Mazda Taiki Concept
2007 Mazda Taiki Concept

Adding to its string of exotically flavored concept cars rotating on the world’s auto-show stages in 2007, Mazda promises their new Taiki concept, shown at the Tokyo show, will be the logical successor to the likes of the Nagare. In Japanese, its name means “a large, shining radiance.” In...Read More»

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 for its product lineup. But can it survive the transition to more environmentally-friendly powertrain technology? That’s the...Read More»

2007 Lexus LF-Xh Concept
2007 Lexus LF-Xh Hybrid Concept

by Ken Zino There are concepts ahead of their time, and there are concepts appearing after production designs are done. This hybrid SUV looks like a teaser to prepare buyers for a more angular and expressive RX. If Lexus holds to its usual cycle, a replacement RX will appear in a little more than...Read More»

2007 Ford  Verve Concept
2007 Ford Verve Concept

Say hello to Verve. Oops, sorry, that was the tag line for somebody else’s small car, but there’s little denying Ford’s need for a small, fuel-efficient and affordable alternative, something that could go up against the likes of the Toyota Yaris or Honda Fit. And from the hints theU.S...Read More»

2007 Opel Flextreme Concept
2007 Opel Flextreme Concept

While there are more than enough muscle cars to go around at this year’s Frankfurt show, “green machines” are everywhere, as well. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the General Motors stand, where virtually every new product had an environmental spin, ranging from flex-fuel vehicles to a...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi cX Concept
2007 Mitsubishi Concept cX

Mitsubishi’s stand at the Frankfurt show featured traditional Japanese drummers and dancers, but the concept that pulled onto the stand after the show was anything but traditional. The cX concept is Mitsubishi’s idea of what urban drivers would want in a compact utility vehicle — while...Read More»

2007 Hyundai i-Blue Concept
2007 Hyundai i-Blue Concept

As far as we know, Hyundai doesn't have a deal with Apple, but the automaker's latest concept from the Frankfurt show sounds very user-friendly, even if it's hydrogen-powered. The i-Blue concept was conceived at Hyundai's Design and Technical Center in Chiba , Japan and is claimed to be the...Read More»

2007 Kia Kee Concept
2007 Kia Kee Concept

by Joe LaMuraglia Kia used the Frankfurt International Motor Show to debut their Kee sports coupe concept. Designed not far from the Frankfurt Messe in Kia’s new European HQ and design studio, the Kee is an indication of the Korean’s new design language for the European market. The Kee is a...Read More»

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