Tag Archives: Concept Cars

A Mitsubishi Evo concept is coming, and it’s an electric SUV

After multiple generations, Mitsubishi put its rally-bred Lancer Evolution out to pasture last year. Execs at the Japanese firm have been hinting for several years about a radical successor that would utilize electrification, come in new body style, and finally shed all vestiges with the humble Lancer on which every Evo has been based. Now, just a month out...

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Could Nissan IMX trademark hint at IDx-like electric car?

Nissan has recently been discovered to have filed a trademark filing for the "IMX" name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The filing, discovered by Autoguide, was made on September 8 and specifies its use for vehicles, including electric vehicles. The similarity with the IDx name used for a sports car concept unveiled at the...

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VW Group’s fully self-driving Sedric to hit public roads in 2021

It turns out the Volkswagen Group's Sedric concept unveiled in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show isn't just a one-hit wonder. The German auto giant used last week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil an updated version of the fully self-driving car, one that's closer to the version that will start testing on public roads in 2021...

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Mazda promises evolution of RX-Vision concept for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

A top Mazda executive has confirmed plans for the unveiling of a new concept described as an evolution of the stunning RX-Vision sports car concept. The RX-Vision was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The new concept will be unveiled at this year's show which will take place in late October. "With the Tokyo Motor Show we will be introducing...

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Independent designers reimagine the Porsche 908 for today

Porsche is a brand that translates into any language across all corners of the globe. Many people have grown up worshipping the German automaker for all that it's done in the twin worlds of sports cars and motorsport. One of the iconic racers from the past is the Porsche 908, though it it isn't as revered as the mighty 917 that would soon follow. Using both...

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Renault Symbioz concept shows how home and car become one

Renault has used the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to reveal what it believes transportation in the year 2030 might look like. Spoiler alert: the car isn't just a means of transportation, but an extension of the home. It's called the Renault Symbioz, and it's chock full of futuristic concepts and ideas, but we'll start with the big picture. As mentioned, the...

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Stunning Kia fastback concept previews next-gen Pro_cee’d compact

Kia has revealed a stunning fastback called the Proceed concept. Set to debut next week at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, we're sad to report the concept doesn't preview a new model line. Rather, it signals a new body style for one of the Korean brand's existing models, specifically the next-generation Cee'd compact car. Its stance...

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Borgward Isabella concept brings a storied name back from the past

Borgward emerged in the early to mid-1900s as an underdog German automaker that would, after some great successes, fold in the early 1960s. However, the storied brand was reincarnated in 2008 and the brand showed a new production model, the BX7 SUV, in 2015. Now, Borgward is looking to the future with a concept on show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor...

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New concept previews Mini electric car coming in 2019

BMW Group's Mini brand was an early pioneer of mainstream electric cars. Some readers will recall the brand leased the Hardtop-based Mini E electric car on a trial basis late last decade to help gather feedback from the public. The BMW Group used the feedback for the i3 launched in 2014. But with electric cars increasing in popularity, helped along by...

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BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV

BMW's a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, "better late than never." The German automaker will use its home show, this week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a light and airy cabin. Although...

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