Concept Cars

Chevrolet Code 130R Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Chevrolet Code 130R Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Two Chevrolet small-car concepts share the stage at Detroit, and both are far-out concept cars in the classic sense—not much more than three-dimensional renderings, and lacking interiors at this point. But of the two, the boxy 130R Concept definitely generated the most excitement among the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Code 130R and Tru 140S concepts
Chevrolet Researches What Young Americans Want—And It’s Not Hatchbacks

With the Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, and Cruze this year completing a full suite of small-car models, General Motors now has small cars covered in the U.S. Or so it would seem; the company also knows that simply offering ordinary hatchbacks and sedans, like the Spark, Sonic, and Cruze, won’t...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept
Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

What do young shoppers want to see in a next car? The answers you get from one American 20-something to another may be almost polar opposite. And Chevrolet’s two small-car concepts shown at Detroit show reflect those varied expectations. Displaying the boxy, upright Code 130R next to its...Read More»

Tesla Model S Alpha build
Tesla Model S Priced, Big Fuel Dropped, Top 2011 Car News: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, photos of the Lexus LF-Lc Hybrid concept have leaked out and Volkswagen is heading back to the Super Bowl. GM drops Big Fuel and we pull together the best car commercials of 2011. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Here are the top car...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
Nissan Pathfinder Concept, Drudge's War On Volt : Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Cadillac teases the ATS one last time before its reveal and MINI tries to benefit from Saab's death with some unique marketing. We look at the timeline of Matt Drudge's war against the Chevy Volt and bring you up to speed with our 2012 Detroit Auto Show preview. All this...Read More»

Nissan Pathfinder Concept Teaser
Nissan Pathfinder, Electric Van Concepts Debuting At Detroit Auto Show: UPDATED

Update: Nissan just released the first teaser image of the upcoming Pathfinder Concept which will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show next month. From the teaser image we can pick out curved front and rear fender flares, and a sweeping character line down the side of the body. And that's about...Read More»

2012 Detroit Auto Show
2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage: From Concept To Production

The 2012 North American International Auto Show, or, as it's more commonly known, the Detroit Auto Show, will soon be all over the Web, and with a barrage of concept cars, production cars, and other new vehicles and trim packages, there should be something like 40 debuts. Here's our guide to help...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark  -  in lilac metallic
As Bright Colors Rock Auto Shows, Black And White Reign At Dealerships

If you've managed to follow our ongoing coverage of the Los Angeles Auto Show, you might have noticed a trend: While the cars themselves are practical, inexpensive, and more compact this year, for smaller or sportier cars, bright and pastel colors are very much back in vogue on the auto-show floor...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer Concept
2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Concept Breaks Cover

Chevrolet has already announced it is bringing the TrailBlazer nameplate back to production for 2013 as a global SUV model, and now we can see what the thinly veiled concept version looks like. These images were taken by an outlet in India that was attending a Chevrolet press event. The new...Read More»

The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota
2012 Honda CR-V, OnStar, 2012 Toyota Prius: Today's Car News

The Prius now sounds like a spaceship, and Honda continues to preview the upcoming 2012 CR-V. Dads would rather drive a crossover than a minivan--yes, we know, shock--and Volvo is downsizing. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. Honda showed off the 2012 CR-V...Read More»

Concept You teaser from the Volvo Tumblr page
2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Volvo Teases Concept You On Tumblr

Even though the visually oriented blogging site Tumblr seems poised to cross over to the mainstream, it's still viewed as a place for trendsetters in fashion and design. So really, it's no wonder that Volvo is using Tumblr to tease one of its newest fashion-forward rides, the Concept You. Last...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
Saab Reorganizes, Buick Prices Verano, Jaguar C-X16 Bows: Car News Headlines

Nissan might build the non-U.S. mid-size Teana sedan in Tennessee, for everyone but Americans. [TheCarConnection] Saab has filed for protection from creditors while it reorganizes. How is this different from a bankruptcy? That's what they did last time. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Buick Verano has...Read More»

Cadillac Ciel four-seat convertible concept launch in Carmel, California, Aug 2011
2013 Infiniti JX Concept, Impala Lawsuit, Cadillac Ciel: Car News Headlines

Infiniti has unveiled the 2013 JX Crossover Concept. [TheCarConnection] The Cadillac Ciel Concept made its debut last night at Pebble Beach. [MotorAuthority] Here's your Ultimate Guide for the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. [GreenCarReports] HP is shutting down WebOS, meaning it won't appear in...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Concept
2013 Infiniti JX Crossover Concept: 2011 Pebble Beach Concours

The pre-show for the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is just revving up into full swing, but already the latest production cars and concepts are making their way onto the stage. Among them is Infiniti's JX Concept, a seven-seat crossover due for production for the 2013 model year. Revealed in...Read More»

2014 BMW i3 spotted in Chicago
2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Spotted In Chicago

BMW just unveiled their i3 urban electric car in Frankfurt last month, and it’s already racked up some impressive frequent-flyer miles. An observant car fan who goes by the You Tube user name of jprothe recently caught the diminutive, city-car- of-the-future filming a commercial on Wacker...Read More»

Sixth Infiniti JX Concept teaser image
2013 Infiniti JX Concept: Week Six Teaser

Last week we brought you teaser images one through five of the upcoming 2013 Infiniti JX luxury crossover concept. This week’s image, a low shot across the JX’s grille and front end, reveals that the JX may carry more of the Infiniti FX family styling than we were originally led to...Read More»

2009 Saleen S5S Raptor
2009 Saleen S5S Raptor Preview

It takes some sharp talons to take on established challengers like Ferrari and Lamborghini. But that’s what Saleen has in mind with the new S5S Raptor. What sits on the stand atJacob Javits Center, this week, is officially being described as a “concept” vehicle. But we’re betting good money...Read More»

2009 Kia Koup Concept
2009 Kia Koup Concept

Considering the number of designers, engineers, manufacturing workers, marketers, and everyone else needed to bring a new car to market, it’s not surprising to hear the process described as a symphony. But pulling together a truly standout design is a more jazzy process, a lot like “a live...Read More»

2009 Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept
2009 Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept

Three, it would seem, really is a charm for Suzuki. The 2009 Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept vehicle, that is. The third in a series of recent concept vehicles, the prototype that the Japanese automaker unveiled at the New York Auto Show, this week, gives a very clear picture of where Suzuki intends to...Read More»