The new Shell city-car concept is a bit like the younger cousin you don’t see often—cute and kind of weird, but intriguing at the same time. The car, which has the ability to get up to 107 miles per gallon, comes by the efforts of an odd combination—an oil company and the designer of the McLaren F1 car.
This is, if you are curious, is the 1957 Toyota Proto concept car. It, and its goofy glass roofy, did not see production. That’s a shame.
Daihatsu, which happens to be Japan’s oldest car manufacturer, presented this extremely light Mazda Miata competitor at the 1991 Frankfurt Motor Show, only to abandon the X-021 Roadster project two years later in favor of the much smaller Copen kei car.
I don’t know why I love Genesis as much as I do, but I do.
The might not have ever been a living person to look at a BMW 3 Series and wish they could buy a hybrid rival from South Korea instead, but the Genesis brand is serious about taking on the Germans and everyone else. This is the Genesis New York Concept.
When you hear the name Beechcraft, if you think of anything at all, you probably think of small airplanes. What’s less known is that in 1946 Beechcraft once considered building a car, a radically advanced car that could have been the Tesla of its time. That time never came.
Italian design house and Coke machine ruiners Pininfarina want to make track day laps as guilt-free as a cookie made of air. The one-off Pininfarina H2 Speed concept uses hydrogen power to produce around 500 horsepower with zero emissions besides the environmentally friendly by-products of air and water.
The Geneva Motor Show is still a few days away, but it looks as if we’ve gotten an early peek at the Honda Civic Hatchback concept slated to debut there. While the 2017 production version that the concept teases likely won’t be as sporty or elaborate, this car looks ready to tear up some asphalt.
The interior alone on the DS E-Tense took, as the now-distinct luxury brand from Citroën claims, 800 hours to design, test, and produce. I believe it. This thing looks amazing.
As well as giving Europe a better supermini with the turbo Up, Volkswagen will also have a compact SUV concept at Geneva featuring “hardly any switches.” But are we looking at the first member of an extended Tiguan family?
Yesterday, we wrote about Renault’s lovely-looking rebirth of the legendary Alpine A110, the mid-engined Alpine Vision concept. Renault says the car will be sold “across five continents.” Unless they’re counting Antarctica, that sounds like it could include the U.S. But which brand could sell it here?
Early Volkswagen buses are kind of a big deal. The older they get, the more rare and valuable they become—a group of fanatics even airlifted a rusted-out 1954 model from a forest one time—and this redesign concept of the T1 pays good homage to the original.
I still desperately want Ford’s 2007 Airstream concept van.
Did you know there was a branch of Texas A&M in Qatar? I had no idea. I also didn’t realize they were working on a new sportscar, which is called Elibreia, and was just unveiled at the Falit Qatar Motor Show. It’s an impressive university project, no doubt, but I think I may have liked it better with the sheet on.
The Oldsmobile Aerotech high-speed test vehicle remains one of the coolest cars to come from America. Read more about it right here. RIP Olds.
[I wonder where the Chevy Equinox Xtreme concept from 2003 is now? Photo Credit: GM]
Few Honda platforms have proven as versatile as the N-series. The N-One specifically has had a “natural” concept. The N Box Slash has a “camper.” Yet, I find neither of these as delightful at the N-Lab N-One “Friendly 2 Seater” Mini Truck concept. It’s useful, it’s clean, and it’s outright adorable.
Volkswagen pulled the sheet of a modernized re-incarnation of the venerable Microbus for the third (fourth if you count the two-tone T6 Multivan, or fifth if you count the Space Up!) time yesterday at CES. What lurked under that sheet is called BUDD-e, and it’s either fascinating or disappointing, depending on what…