Tag Archives: Concept Cars

Toyota hints at luxury car of the future with fuel cell concept

Toyota's first volume fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, is an econo sedan priced like a luxury one. Understandably, the car hasn't proven a hit, with Toyota moving just 708 examples in the first half of 2017 in the United States. (Of course, it also doesn't help that hydrogen fueling stations are non-existent in most parts.) Perhaps, though...

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Rinspeed imagines plug-and-play chassis with Snap concept

Swiss automotive think tank Rinspeed is returning to the Consumer Electronics Show next year with a concept that demonstrates a possible future where the chassis and body of a car can go their separate ways. The result is that cars could also offer meaningful immobile use. Rinspeed's Snap concept, which will debut at the 2018 CES next January, exists...

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Daihatsu reveals cutesy DN Compagno concept car

North Americans may not even remember Daihatsu, but the brand is alive elsewhere in the world, despite a fairly extensive global retreat throughout the 2000s. Now a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota, Daihatsu has done what it does best: compact cars. The latest exercise in its core competency is what you see here: the DN Compagno concept. At first glance...

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Mystery mid-engine Honda turns out to be a Vision Gran Turismo concept

The identity of the mysterious mid-engine Honda sports car that's been surfacing in patent drawings over the past two years has finally been determined. Sadly, the car isn't a concept previewing a potential S2000 successor, as many had hoped. Rather, it's Honda's entry for the Vision Gran Turismo program which challenges automotive...

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Toyota reveals GR HV Sports and TJ Cruiser van concepts ahead of Tokyo motor show

Toyota tipped its hand ahead of the 2017 Tokyo motor show and revealed not one, but two concept vehicles it will debut in Japan. The first is the GR HV Sports Concept, which takes design inspiration from the automaker's TS050 LMP1 race car. The second is the TJ Cruiser Concept, which molds SUV styling and van functionality into one "lifestyle" vehicle...

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Mitsubishi drops more details on e-Evolution Concept

Mitsubishi pulled the plug on the Lancer Evolution last year, but the Japanese automaker won't lay the iconic nameplate to rest permanently. The automaker revealed a new Evolution Concept will make its debut at the 2017 Tokyo motor show—not as a sports car, but as an all-electric SUV called the e-Evolution Concept. Following the brief, bombshell...

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Passenger Drone the latest to unveil autonomous manned flying vehicle

America's Passenger Drone is the latest startup to announce plans for an autonomous flying vehicle for personal use. Passenger Drone's design is still in the prototype stage but the company has already demonstrated the vehicle's flying abilities, made possible by 16 electric rotors and lightweight carbon fiber construction. Those 16 rotors...

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Subaru teases sporty sedan concept for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Subaru will make its presence felt at next month's 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with the unveiling of two sport-themed world premieres. The highlight will be a sport sedan concept called the Viziv Performance Concept. The Viziv name is a portmanteau of "vision" and "innovation" and has been applied to a number of forward-looking...

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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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