Chevy Volt MPV5 Electric Concept: A Five-Seat Orlan-Volt

With GM dumping ever-more cash into the Chevy Volt's hybrid system, you knew it'd seep into other products. Like this — the Chevy Volt MPV5 Electric Concept. It's a shrunken Orlando with Volt styling. In short, it's a Volt-U-Van. Eeew. » 4/23/10 11:00am 4/23/10 11:00am

Chinese Company Takes "Green Motoring" Way Too Literally

Chinese automaker SAIC will unveil a hilariously literal "green" car at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. It's called the "Leaf Concept." It has in-wheel turbines and a leaf-shaped oxygen-emitting solar panel as a roof. Physics be damned! » 4/13/10 3:00pm 4/13/10 3:00pm

Koreans Crash Beijing Show With Spirra S Sports Car

One of the better looking sports cars at Beijing, and one of the few that will actually see production, is made by Oullim Motors of South Korea. Their Spirra S is a production-ready, mid-engined sports car based on the company's existing Spirra sports car platform. The looks borrow heavily from Lotus while the engine… » 4/28/08 2:20pm 4/28/08 2:20pm

10 Strangest Cars Revealed At The 2008 Beijing Motor Show

The Beijing Motor Show traditionally warrants nothing more than a collective "meh" from the mainstream automotive media, but it certainly caught our attention this year. Bigger and better than ever, automakers from China and abroad have done everything to bring attention to their cars but put a gigantic stuffed elephant… » 4/28/08 12:30pm 4/28/08 12:30pm

Beijing 700R Inherits Sleek Design, Annoying Alphanumericism Of…

Another day, another set of pics of a could-be Chinese supercar. As with the Soueast X1 and other concepts, this car doesn't appear to have a motor or, likely, even an interior. Still, it is nice to see BAW, which produces the Hummer Jeep, come up with their own concept. Though it borrows a little here and there from… » 4/28/08 11:20am 4/28/08 11:20am

Soueast X1 Hybrid GT Looks Sharp, But Where Do You Plug It In?

As with many western auto shows, the Beijing Motor Show has become obsessed with hybrid concept cars. Though most of these hybrids are sedans or MPV's, automaker Soueast decided to go with a squashed GT sports car. The result is the X1 Plug-in HEV, which looks rather sharp and manages to be almost a modern… » 4/28/08 10:20am 4/28/08 10:20am