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BMW i3 And i8 Concepts: Live Photos From Frankfurt Debut
BMW i3 And i8 Concepts: Live Photos From Frankfurt Debut

In the not too distant future BMW will be launching a whole range of environmentally friendly vehicles grouped under its new “i” division, the first of which will be an electric compact hatch dubbed the i3. Today, at a special press conference in Frankfurt, Germany, BMW took the wraps...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
2012 Honda CR-V Preview

When it comes to small crossovers, Honda has a certain recipe for success. Their CR-V compact crossover has been a huge hit for the automaker, so in refreshing it, Honda borrows a page from the Hippocratic oath: first, do no harm. As good as the current Honda CR-V is, today’s version is in...Read More»

Volkswagen XL1 Concept
VW Uses Formula XL Concept To Kick Off MoMA Partnership

Volkswagen first showed off their Formula XL1 concept at this year’s Qatar Auto Show, but until now it hadn’t yet found reason to bring the prototype to the United States. That is, until now. Volkswagen chose the Formula XL1 to kick off its recent announcement of a new partnership with...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 VW Passat Review, Toyota Prius V: Today's Car News

We've taken our first drive in the 2012 VW Passat and wonder, should we finish it with "bless their hearts?" [TheCarConnection] We've also driven the Toyota Prius V station wagon for the first time, and as predicted, it's pretty much a Prius wagon. Death to flying buttresses! [GreenCarReports]...Read More»

2006 Dodge Rampage concept
Report: Dodge To Get Honda Ridgeline 'Lifestyle Truck' Rival

If reports from AutomotiveCompass, Allpar and The Windsor Star are correct, Chrysler will add a new product to the Ram Trucks portfolio for the 2014 model year. Dubbed the “TR Ram Life Style Truck”, the vehicle will be built from Chrysler’s minivan platform and will be assembled...Read More»

Mazda Minagi concept
Mazda's New Compact Crossover To Be Called CX-5

In keeping with Mazda’s recent naming conventions for crossover vehicles, the manufacturer has confirmed that the replacement for the outgoing Mazda Tribute will be called the CX-5. Based on the Mazda Minagi concept shown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the CX-5 will be the first...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class
Is America Ready For The New Mercedes A-Class?

Mercedes-Benz will be showing a high-performance version of their A-Class urban commuter at both the upcoming Shanghai and New York Auto Shows. Long a favorite in the space-starved EU, the Mercedes A-Class is small even by European standards; larger than a Smart Fortwo, the A-Class is still smaller...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa teaser sketch
2012 Nissan Versa: 2011 New York Auto Show Preview

The 2011 New York Auto Show press schedule is out, and on the likely list of introductions is the 2012 Nissan Versa. Nissan confirmed yesterday only that it will unveil an "all-new small car" in New York, alongside the new Murano CrossCabriolet and the 2012 GT-R, at a press conference on April 20...Read More»

2011 Ford B-Max Concept. Photo by Vitesse Photography.
2011 Ford B-Max Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Fiesta-based, powered by a punchy three-cylinder turbo 1.0-liter engine, and seating five (assuming they're family or very good friends) the Ford B-Max Concept is the new new thing in tiny MPVs. It's also an exercise in design, with its magical disappearing B-pillar built into the doors. As you can...Read More»

2011 Renault R-Space Concept
2011 Renault R-Space Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Imagined as a family car for the future, Renault's new R-Space concept offers a sporty, flowing silhouette with a unique interior space and wide-opening suicide doors. The inside might look a bit familiar if you're a fan of TV's Cash Cab, but otherwise, it's pure concept. Futuristic tiled themes...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Curb Concept
2011 Hyundai Curb Concept: 2011 Detroit Auto Show

In just a few years, Hyundai has developed a real design presence, going from derivative to different (as evidenced by the 2012 Hyundai Veloster also making its debut at Detroit). Now, the automaker is taking its 'Fluidic Sculpture' design language to new places with its Curb Concept, shown for the...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon burnout, Michelin man
Today at High Gear Media: CTS-V Wagon, EVs, and Big Tickets

The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon has landed. Our first drive impressions? Well, if you have to ask...[MotorAuthority] If you're looking for the design cues being prepped on the next Mazda6, look no further than the Shinari concept. [MotorAuthority] What's the best way for a struggling brand to add some...Read More»

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
New Lincoln Crossover Coming, Based on Escape

Earlier this summer, Lincoln execs told High Gear Media about their plans to introduce seven new vehicles in the next four years. With existing products firmly in place--MKX, MKT, MKZ, MKS and Navigator--the brand's focus appears to be turning to the small-car segment. A report from Louisville's...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Concept
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»

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»

2010 Moparized Jeep concept sketch
Moparized Concepts Previewed Ahead Of 44th Annual Easter Jeep Safari

Each year in Moab, Utah a gathering of off-road vehicles come to tackle the region's rough terrain as part of the Easter Jeep Safari event that takes part there. The event is now in its 44th year and once again Jeep will be showing off several new stylized concepts, this year grouped under the...Read More»

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