Concept Cars

BMW Calls M3 “Concept”
BMW Calls M3 “Concept”

PHOTO GALLERY: Perhaps BMW really intended the M3 Concept to be seen as a preview of the real car coming later this year. But with production-ready touches and finishes and exotica like a carbon-fiber roof, the M3 Concept seems more than 90-percent ready to charge on to autobahns and interstates...Read More»

2007 Hyundai QarmaQ concept
Hyundai Has Good QarmaQ

Hyundai’s Geneva concept was the QarmaQ, a 2+2 crossover SUV, and it features more than 30 different environmental technologies that could appear on future production models. The plastic body has been developed in conjunction with GE Plastics and has produced a vehicle that’s 50-percent lighter...Read More»

2007 Mazda Hakaze concept
2007 Mazda Hakaze Concept

MORE PHOTOS: The third in a string of “nagare” design studies from Mazda has had its premiere at the Geneva show. The new Hakaze concept, Mazda says, is a four-seat compact crossover. Designed at the company’s European design center, the concept is aimed at middle-agers with active...Read More»

2007 Tata Elegante Concept
Time for Tatas – Ten Years of Them

Tata Motors of India celebrated its 10th visit to theGeneva auto show with the introduction of the Elegante Concept. Tata is part of the Tata Group, India’s well-know and best respected industrial company. Tata Group had revenues of $22 billion in the 2005-06 fiscal year. The Elegante shows the...Read More»

2007 Dodge Demon concept
Will Dodge Deliver the Demon?

MANY MORE PHOTOS: It’s just a concept car. Just keep saying that – for now, anyway, but Chrysler officials couldn’t disguise their interest in bringing the distinctive little Dodge Demon roadster into showrooms. And with the U.S. automaker desperate to enhance its global appeal, a strong...Read More»

2007 Opel GTC Concept
Opel GTC: A New Design Era?

PHOTO GALLERY: Opel’s new GTC Concept isn’t the only “gran turismo” to be found at the 77th Geneva Motor Show. And like the Maserati version parked close by, the Opel concept’s dramatic looks drew deep crowds and approving glances. The styling themes of the concept, promised Alain Visser...Read More»

2007 Rinspeed eXasis
2007 Rinspeed eXasis Concept

Flying cars, cars that swim – and now a mirage of a car? Switzerland ’s Rinspeed is at it again, this time bowing with a concept called eXasis that will be shown off at the 2007 Geneva motor show. Working with Swiss engineering company Esoro, Rinspeed has sketched out the eXasis, it reminds us...Read More»

2007 Dodge Demon concept
2007 Dodge Demon Concept

SLIDESHOW: Does Dodge have a Caliber-based roadster on its mind? That’s the easy question to ask as the Chrysler Group brand drops the veil on a new two-seat roadster coming to the Geneva motor show next month. The Demon, Chrysler says, is a “nimble roadster with an attitude” – a roadster...Read More»

2007 Kia Rondo SX Concept
2007 Kia Rondo SX Concept

A sporty version of the new Kia Rondo crossover just going on sale at dealers nationwide makes its debut at the Chicago auto show. The Rondo SX, Kia says, “features an aggressive front and rear treatment as well as a tuned suspension and other performance modifications. A unique interior...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept
Detroit Muscles Up Again

by Rex Roy To our great delight, Detroit is back in the muscle car business. General Motors is readying their Camaro. Across town, Chrysler is busy prepping the Challenger. Unlike its rivals, Ford never stopped producing the Mustang, although some would argue the Mustang II wasn't a real muscle car...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi Prototype X
2007 Mitsubishi Prototype X Concept

Slideshow: Mitsubishi’s next-generation Evo will appear at the 2007 Detroit auto show under the guise of a concept car dubbed Prototype X. Prototype X will appear alongside the new 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, at the Mitsubishi press conference on January 8. Mitsubishi says the Prototype X is a...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept
Chrysler Drums Up Nassau, Trailhawk

Could these two Detroit auto show concept vehicles hint at the shape of things to come from theU.S. arm of DaimlerChrysler AG? There’s little doubt that they’ll have at least some influence if they gain a good reception from the media and show-goers, company officials suggested. The Chrysler...Read More»

2007 Kia Kue concept
Kia Kues up Sport Concept

After a brief address from Kia Motors America president and CEO BG Lee, COO Len Hunt helped introduce the automaker’s new chief design officer, Peter Schreyer, best known for the Audi TT and now with Kia as of the past 18 months of so. With help from Schreyer, Hunt said, Kia plans to bring more...Read More»

2007 Ford Interceptor concept
2007 Ford Interceptor Concept

SLIDESHOW: ‘Tis the season to be spreading cheer…and rumors. With the holidays largely behind us and the 2007 Detroit auto show, fast approaching, the automotive gossip mill starts churning out word of what just might make it to the floor of Cobo Hall. TheCarConnection.com has confirmed that...Read More»

2007 Nissan Bevel Concept
2007 Nissan Bevel Concept

Some companies are more than comfortable pushing the design envelope, as Nissan has shown time and again with both concept vehicles and production models, such as the Murano crossover. But the Bevel show car takes even that adventurous automaker way out on the edge. It’s hard to find the precise...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept
2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept

MORE PHOTOS: Will General Motors save the electric vehicle? The automaker took plenty of lumps when it decided to kill off its quirky little EV1 battery car, a decade ago, most recently in the art house documentary, Who Killed the Electric Vehicle. That’s just one of the reasons why, over the...Read More»

2007 Ford Airstream Concept
2007 Ford Airstream Concept

Fuel cells and electric-vehicle batteries are bound to change the interior of future vehicles, according to Freeman Thomas, Ford Motor Co.'s advanced design guru. That change led to the development of the Ford Airstream concept vehicle that bows at the 2007 North American International Auto...Read More»

2007 Mazda Ryuga concept
2007 Mazda Ryuga Concept

SLIDESHOW: Mazda's concept shown at the 2007 Detroit auto show is built around the concept of flow. The new concept has been dubbed the Ryuga. Paired with the Nagare concept unveiled at last month’s Los Angeles auto show, the Ryuga will emphasize richness and luxury. Mazda promises “rich...Read More»

2007 Saab BioPower concept
2007 Saab BioPower Concept

A Saab concept vehicle powered without any fossil fuels has been introduced at the 2007 Detroit auto show. The BioPower Hybrid Concept, Saab says, takes a conventional 9-3 Convertible body and converts it to run solely on bio-ethanol, with the added propulsion of GM’s new two-mode hybrid system...Read More»

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