Concept Cars

2010 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Concept Ready For SEMA
2010 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Concept Ready For SEMA

The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is quickly approaching its 2010 opening and in the lead up to the event Toyota has revealed details for one of the concepts that it plans to unveil. The new concept is the Tacoma X-Runner RTR (Ready to Race) pickup truck, which the...Read More»

First Ride: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
When Is An Evoque Not An Evoq?

Interesting thing about car names – concept and otherwise - they are intended to evoke (pun intended) certain feelings as consumers look at the vehicles. Here we look at Evoque and Evoq, which are actually very different vehicles from two different automakers. They’re both luxury, but...Read More»

2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept
2010 Paris Auto Show: Think Small, Act Fast, Go Blue

Of all this year's A-list auto shows, the Paris show opening this week is the lucky one. The grey mood at recent shows in Frankfurt, Detroit, and Geneva broke at the Paris Expo, with a herd of electric supercars leading the charge. Two years ago, the raw display of power and advanced technology on...Read More»

Paris
Today at High Gear Media: Paris Show, Ford F-150 and Texting

Today's the day: we're prepped, penned and all charged up for the rollercoaster that is the 2010 Paris Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Some of the embargoes seem to have leaked already, anyway. [AllExoticCars] A big part of the Paris show will include electric and green car reveals from some surprising...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Today at High Gear Media: Mazda Shinari, Regal and Post-Grad Cars

In today's morning mail, the Mazda Shinari--a gorgeous four-door coupe that we can't help but think would kick the RX-8 to the curb. Agreed? [MotorAuthority] The 2011 Buick Regal is one of the IIHS' Top Safety Picks this year, meaning it's earned top scores, has stability control, and meets new...Read More»

2010 Hyundai RB Concept
Report: Hyundai RB Concept Previews U.S. Market Accent

With the new 2011 Hyundai Sonata already hitting the streets, and the next-generation Elantra just around the corner, attention now turns to Hyundai’s entry-level Accent. Earlier this month at the 2010 Moscow Auto Show Hyundai very quietly unveiled the all-new RB concept car, a dowdy looking...Read More»

2009 Kia Soulster Concept
2009 Detroit Show: Kia Soul'ster Concept

A wedgy, funky little Kia concept called the Soul'ster was unveiled today at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The new concept is based on the new 2010 Kia Soul hatchback, which goes on sale later in the year, and which we'll be driving shortly for a full review. The concept is spun from the same...Read More»

RORmaxxx Formula AE
California Upstarts Launch Startup, and It Is Awesome

According to our sources, children are the future. And although some young people can make the forecast seem very dismal indeed, there are numerous bright spots on the horizon, including two enterprising guys from California, Rory Handel and Maxx Bricklin. (NB: Yes, he spells it with two Xes. He's...Read More»

Rinspeed iChange
2009 Geneva Show: iChange We Can't Entirely Believe In

If you're heading to the Geneva International Motor Show next March, there are two things you ought to know: (a) we love chocolate, and (b) Frank M. Rinderknecht is unveiling another wacky concept car. Yes, the Swiss mystery man is adding to his conceptual stable of autos that morph at the press of...Read More»

Citroen GT Concept
GT by Citroën Will Leave Us in the Dust, For Real

Back in October at the Paris Motor Show, Citroën unveiled the GT by Citroën (or sometimes, more annoyingly, the GTbyCitroën). It was a concept car, and like many concept cars, it was supersnazzy. Unlike many concept cars, however, the GT was designed for a videogame. That's right: working in...Read More»

Mercedes Concept BlueZero
Mercedes BlueZero for Detroit Auto Show: Three Concepts

Over at the Mercedes display in January in Detroit's Cobo Hall, the luxury brand will be displaying its new BlueZero concept cars, according to WorldCarFans. One concept relies exclusively on electricity for propulsion, and the other two add gasoline and hydrogen to the electric motivation...Read More»

VW Chico
VW to Speed Production of Ultra-Efficient Mini-Car

U.K.'s Autocar reports that VW is speeding a small, Smart-size two-seat minicar to market. They claim that "in its most economical form," the little vee-dub will return 141 mpg, emit less than 60 g/kg of CO2, and rely on nothing but good old internal combustion. How does VW plan to stretch the...Read More»

VW EcoRacer concept
VW Delays Roadster Concept Launch

Say it ain't so! Apparently even Volkswagen is feeling the pinch in the auto market at present, despite its worldwide sales increase of 15 percent for the third quarter. As such, it has decided not to release the mid-engined Roadster concept at the L.A. Auto Show next week, according to the U.K.'s...Read More»

2008 Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept
GM Kills Cadillac CTS Coupe Launch

And if you didn't think GM was in real trouble... The beleaguered automaker has just canceled the launch of its stunning Cadillac CTS Coupe at next week's LA Auto Show, according to the U.K.'s AutoCar. They say it's part of GM's radical new thinking on its future lineup, forced by its festering...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
SEMA 2008: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai swept into Sin City with seven customized vehicles on its brand-new 2009 Genesis platform. Both coupes and sedans are modded to the max, and it's a look more believable on the sporty coupe than on the sedate Genesis sedan. Nonetheless, the vehicles highlight just how far the Korean...Read More»

2009 Honda Civic
SEMA 2008: Honda Civic Stays in Tune with Mileage

The Honda Civic is a perennial favorite of tuners, and for the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Honda revealed a new Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept version of the fuel-sipping sedan. The theory behind the concept? Tuners want to preserve high gas mileage, so the accessories chosen--like the...Read More»

Subaru 2.5 XT
"Practically Wicked" - Forester XTI Concept To Bow At SEMA

On the heels of its 2009 Motor Trend SUV Of The Year win with its 2009 Forester, Subaru teases with the Forester XTI Concept (2.5 XT shown), which they claim combines the versatility of the Forester 2.5 XT with the street performance of the Impreza WRX STI. While the standard-issue Forester has...Read More»

F-150 Heavy Duty DEWALT Contractor Concept
Ford Highlights Four Customized F-150s At SEMA

Harking back to a sunnier, happier time when knobby-tired, lift-kit-equipped trucks, custom vans, and bellowing Jeeps roamed American highways en masse, Ford brings three 2009 F-150 nostalgia machines to SEMA to help wipe away the market blues. For these fantasy trucks, Ford tapped toolmaker...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G8 sport truck
Pontiac Pushes Forward with G8 'Ute Despite Tough Times

The continued production plans for the kinda-odd, kinda-cool Pontiac Amino pictured to the left is a surprising bit of verve from GM given its cost-slashing, factory-closing spasms of late. Yes, the G8 ST (sport truck) is still planned for 2010, and it shares a platform (with a wheelbase stretched...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.