Well, isn’t this an interesting surprise right after the LA Auto Show! Right after we were all done gorging ourselves on hors d’oeuvres and those little bottles of hotel room booze I think I can expense, BMW goes and drops a new concept compact sedan on the world. It’s called the Concept Compact Sedan! »
This is the Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept. On the one hand, it feels like a knife to the heart, because you know the production car will never look this good. But it’s also interesting, because it shows the future of the entire company. »
It’s getting darker earlier now that we’ve somehow shoved our clocks back, which means there’s more time for us to contemplate taillights, which is, as we know, the most worthwhile activity a person can do. So, tonight, allow me to submit a set of taillights for your musing: the taillights of the Ford Cirrus. »
BMW has been showing off its hydrogen fuel cell technology recently be turning an i8 into a ride fit for Robocop, but these new images supposedly leaked by China’s patent bureau to Car News China show a very different animal that’s more reminiscent of Honda’s and Toyota’s production hydrogen cars. »
Mercedes showed up to the Tokyo Motor Show not with a gigantic luxury yacht, not with a huge horsepower supercoupe, but with the Vision Tokyo hydrogen-powered autonomous minivan. And with no need for a driver, there’s no real need for seats as we know them. »
The Tokyo Motor Show is Toyota’s chance to show how much the company is betting on hydrogen, all the way up to their flagship American model, the Lexus LS. This Lexus LF-FC previews what a no-gasoline S-Class rival could look like.
The Tokyo Motor Show is where you find the strangest concept cars anywhere on this planet, stretching the imagination of the Japanese auto industry and what a car can be. »
Is Toyota spending so much on R&D that they have no more money to buy rights to letters? If so, that would explain both why their new small sports car concept looks so fantastic, and why they named it by juggling the same letters as in the F-RS. If only having the rights to three letters means more cars like this,… »
Nissan’s latest concept car for the Tokyo Motor Show appears to be a quite nice and rational update of a car they didn’t make, which was then slathered in some of the most potent, weapons-grade marketing horse-, bull-, and batshit we’ve seen in a good while. Seriously, get a vomit bag ready and keep it close. »
My automotive existence is a constant state of wrestling with an often-broken car with not very much space. This might be why I start drooling when I see Suzuki’s new van concept. »
Concept cars are one of the first steps for an automotive designer to turn their dream from a sketch to something consumers can live with every day. Some concepts make it, but many more don’t. These are the 10 greatest concept cars that never saw the green light.
At every major auto show, fancy concept cars are shown on fancy displays, next to fancy booth professionals, covered in fancy lighting. Sometimes they’re a look into the cars of tomorrow, but sometimes — sadly — they’re just eye candy. »
The Mazda Koeru is a crossover concept built to give us an idea about where their KODO design language will evolve in the near future. And it’s got some good lines. »
Everyone thinks Porsche’s Mission E could be the next electric Panamera. But it’s smaller than that, which means you might be looking at the next 911 instead despite the four doors. No luxurious rear seats, but speed and beauty this time with an exciting concept that we’re hoping hits the streets by 2019. »