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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 WRC Concept
Subaru WRC Car Coming to Frankfurt

The biggest new model blitz in company history – that’s how Subaru is describing what will be on its stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show. One of the biggest draws will be the new Impreza WRX-based WRC Concept car. Described as an indication of future styling trends for a world rally car, it will...Read More»

2007 Renault Clio
Renault Wagons Up the Clio

The Renault Clio has been a massively popular supermini inEurope ever since its launch in 1991. It’s grown larger over the years too, with the current Clio III the biggest yet. But the French supermini is about to get an extra dose of space and practicality with the first-ever estate (wagon)...Read More»

2007 Peugeot 308 RC Z concept
Peugeot RC Z Coming to Frankfurt

French manufacturer Peugeot will have two wildly different versions of the 308 on its Frankfurt Motor Show stand. The first will be the standard compact hatchback – replacing the popular 307 – but the second will be something else entirely. And this is the first official picture. Called the 308...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi cX Concept
Mitsubishi Concept cX Frankfurt-Bound

Is Mitsubishi hinting at plans to build another all-new compact SUV? If the Japanese firm’s styling study for September’s Frankfurt Motor Show is to be believed, the answer is yes. Called the Concept-cX, it’s described as an accessible, affordable, sustainable, and realistic solution to the...Read More»

Which Concept Cars Should Be Built?

Over at the main site, we're talking about concept cars. Rex Roy chose ten from the remote and near past that for whatever reason, weren't built. Chrysler's Norsemen never even made it to an auto show, while the bastardized Pontiac Aztek we did finally get was so far from the concept design as to...Read More»

GM Makes Trax for City Cars?

There’s no doubt that we’re more interested in subcompacts, here in the days of $2.50 a gallon gas. But can Chevrolet make it happen where Toyota, Honda, even smart, have such a head start? The brand will test the waters at the New York auto show with a trio of 1.0-liter concept...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»

The Week in Reverse

And the winner is…Tupelo, Miss. For all the states that missed on Toyota’s latest plant—don’t worry, they’re like trains, there’s another one coming in six months. Is Ford finally getting its act together? Some sales are getting stronger, and a subcompact is...Read More»

Next Jaguar XJ Goes The Way of XF

Britain’s Autocar magazine says that a coming revamp of the big Jaguar XJ sedan could be the brand’s last shot at life under Ford. The magazine, in its online edition, reports that the replacement for the current XJ – dubbed X351 internally – will keep the current...Read More»

Gran Turismo - Not the Cardigans, but Maserati

This is all a bit too esoteric for early morning, but hey - remember the Cardigans? That catchy Lovefool song? The follow-up was a darker, less catchy, heavily art-directed brown disc called Gran Turismo that sported a couple of singles we like, including Erase/Rewind. You should catch it. VH1 even...Read More»

2007 Mazda Ryuga concept
Mazda’s Ryuga: No, It’s Not Déjà Vu

SLIDESHOW: Mazda’s concept unveiled at Detroit looked somewhat familiar to the Nagare concept recently unveiled at the Los Angeles show. That’s no mistake. The Ryuga, according to Mazda, is the next step in the evolution of the Nagare and, according to executive vice pesident Bob Graziano...Read More»

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept
2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept

More Photos: The Jaguar C-XF Concept will leap into the Detroit auto show - and has patently broken cover a little early. The C-XF is the precursor to the new XF sedan, which replaces the S-Type sometime in 2008. A production version is expected to bow at a future auto show, while the concept bows...Read More»

2007 Kia Kue concept
2007 Kia Kue Concept

Kia says its Kue concept vehicle will bow at the 2007 Detroit auto show in January. The Kue, Kia says, emphasizes performance in a crossover package, and “is designed first and foremost as a driver’s vehicle…[that] focuses more on giving the driver an exhilarating driving experience on the...Read More»

2006 Honda Step Bus Concept
2006 Honda Step Bus Concept

Honda hopes to lure in hip, young buyers with its boxy Step Bus concept vehicle, debuting at the 2006Los Angeles auto show this week. Think of the show car as the ultimate party tool “for the MP3 generation,” declared John Mendel, the automaker’s top U.S. executive, adding that the Step Bus...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC Trivia: Feb. 17, 2006

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. According to its license plates, which state is the "Sportsman's Paradise"? 2. Which state issued "The Hospitality State" license plates from 1977 to 1981? 3. For which car company was O.J. Simpson a TV spokesperson in 1970? 4. This company's beautiful...Read More»

2009 Subaru Tribeca 4-door 5-Pass Angular Front Exterior View
2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Noses Ahead

Met with criticism of the vehicle’s front-end styling, Subaru’s done a quick nose job on the B9 Tribeca to soften the vehicle’s grille. At the same time, the blackout grille and available chrome trim package are teamed with updates to the 2007 model, including newly available satellite radio...Read More»

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