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Kia Intros KND-4 Concept – In Seoul
Kia Intros KND-4 Concept – In Seoul

Kia’s latest concept SUV is on display – but you’ll have to catch a flight to Seoul ’s Incheon airport to see it. Kia says the new KND-4 concept, on the Seoul auto show floor today, will reassert the brand’s 4x4 street cred. Painted in “luminous green,” the new vehicle gives an idea...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Concept Genesis
Hyundai Details Concept Genesis

The Genesis concept is the first preview of the “future architecture and design of a rear-wheel drive premium sports sedan scheduled to grace the Hyundai lineup in 2008,” the release says. The Genesis concept is formed around a rear-wheel-drive architecture, a first for an American-market...Read More»

2007 Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept
2007 Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept

Hybrid technology has Honda’s attention — and has, since the introduction of the Insight hybrid in 1998. Based on its experiences with that model, Honda believes that hybrid technology is most advantageous in small, affordable cars. That’s why Honda will build a completely new hybrid vehicle...Read More»

2007 smart fortwo BRABUS
BRABUS smarts Scoot to Geneva

As part of its grand turnaround plan, announced a year ago at the Geneva Motor Show, DaimlerChrysler’s smart brand abandoned several weak-selling models, but that doesn’t mean it’s become a one-trick pony. Last November, Smart unveiled an all-new version of the two-seat micro fortwo model...Read More»

2007 BMW 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 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 Tramontana
Geneva Microbrands: Gumpert, Tramontana

Two high-performance sports cars that made their debuts at last year’s Geneva Motor Show are back. First up is the exotic single-seat Tramontana, described by the Spanish manufacturer as “half Formula One car, half fighter jet.” Last year it was a prototype but now it’s in full production...Read More»

2007 Renault Megane Scenic Conquest
Renault at Geneva: Rip Curl, F1 and Conquest

Renault’s stand at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show will appeal to the sporty, active-lifestyle crowd with five vehicles tipped toward surf, sun, music, and, er, diesels. The most rugged version of the Megane Scénic yet is the Conquest, a new edition bound for Geneva with styling meant to give it...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 BMW Alpina B7
BMW Alpina B7 Sports 500 HP

A new Alpina B7 edition has bowed at the Chicago auto show. BMW’s newest addition to its range-topping sedan lineup gets a 500-horsepower version of the 4.4-liter V-8 found in the current 7-Series. Tuned by Alpina, the motor makes 516 pound-feet of torque and pushes the am grosstens BMW to 60 mph...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»

2008 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Truck Trio Ganging Up on Chicago

So, what do we care if the temps inChicago next week are supposed to be in the single digits? Nissan’s bringing a trio of updated trucks to the Chicago auto show, including the 2008 versions of the Pathfinder, Armada, and Titan. The new Titan gets a long-wheelbase version as well as a PRO-4X...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Special Editions
Chevy Pairs Corvette Specials for Chicago

Chevrolet’s twin Corvettes at next week’s Chicago auto show will be special editions, not the long-rumored Blue Devil, or mid-engined Corvette, or V-6 version, or any of the other mythical Corvettes reported breathlessly elsewhere (and here, once – oops!). The coppery Corvette Indianapolis...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 Jaguar C-XF Concept
2007 Detroit Auto Show: TCC's Top Picks

Get all our Detroit auto show coverage here TCC Team Publisher Best concept vehicle: The Chevrolet Volt. Over the years, I've seen General Motors roll out a variety of creative concepts, often with supposedly super-clean powertrain technology. But with the Volt, it's clear the automaker now sees...Read More»

2008 Lexus IS-F
Lexus Shows Racy Side with LF-A, IS-F

AtDetroit, Lexus introduced a new sporting line, indicated simply by the letter ‘F’. According to Lexus Group VP Bob Carter, the designation is derived from the internal coding of ‘Circle F’, or ‘F1’, which signaled the development of the first LS. Since then, the ‘F’ has signified...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»

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