Tag Archives: Concepts

Ford shows off solar-powered C-Max at CES

Using a trick out of the 1800s, Ford has frugally reinvented the wheel with this, their CMax Solar Energi Concept. Mercedes, Toyota, and others have been employing optional solar panels to run accessories in some of their cars for years, but Ford jumped a step further by mitigating an age-old concern: the angle of the […]

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Report: Audi’s head of R&D unsatisfied with Sport Quattro Concepts

Audi presented the interesting idea of reviving the original 1984 Audi Sport Quattro, which was virtually the Ingolstadt automaker’s homologation model produced as a homologation car, for the World Rally Championship at the time. They suggested the idea with two concepts; the 2010 Audi Quattro Concept and the more recent 2013 Sport Quattro showcased at […]

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Video: Infiniti teases Q50 Eau Rouge Concept in a video…sort of

Infiniti released a second teaser for their new concept heading to Detroit next month. Said to be based off of the new Q50 sedan and named the Q50 Eau Rouge, the new concept will bow with Formula One inspiration, stemming from Infiniti’s recent pairing with Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing. The Infiniti Q50 Eau […]

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Volvo teases new concept due at Detroit, hints at more future design cues w/ video

Volvo teased a new concept due at Detroit next month at the North American International Auto Show, held at the Cobo Center. The new model has been described to be a design study, further hinting at future models that will share specific design cues—you know, like Audi with their giant gaping chrome grille, Lexus’s uhm…grille… […]

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Audi to introduce a new compact sports crossover concept in Detroit, hints at a new all-road model

Audi confirmed to be revealing a new concept car at Detroit in January, which represents a potential new compact sports crossover. Details were kept to a minimum, though essentially, the new crossover features a raised ride height and two doors, hinting a sort of personal all-road concept in the form of a “Shooting brake” on […]

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Audi officially announces that a Q1 is in the works

Audi’s media team at the automaker’s headquarters in Ingolstadt have confirmed that the former Auto Union is working on a subcompact crossover called the Q1. That said, the new project marks a new addition to Audi’s crossover lineup. “The Audi Q1 is part of our broad-based SUV strategy,” said Audi’s Chairman of the Board of […]

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Report: GM’s Mark Reuss downplays sedans, says a production Elmiraj is what Cadillac needs

Cadillac set some really high expectations for themselves with the release of the stunning Elmiraj Concept, which is apparently on the table for consideration as a flagship coupe. And according to a recent interview with USAToday, GM’s North American President, Mark Reuss, not only expressed interest in producing the coupe, but went on to say […]

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Photo Rendering: A futuristic Lancia Delta HF Integrale Concept envisioned, we wish it actually existed

Imagine if Lancia were to really up their game and managed to produce a model paying tribute to the original and infamous Delta HF Integrale—a cult classic and favorite amongst many the petrolhead. This is what it could possibly look like, through the eyes of Angelo Granata from Reggio Emilia, Italy. Lancia is currently owned […]

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2013 Tokyo: Mitsubishi’s Concept AR shows off in Tokyo, providing a glimpse into a future model

Mitsubishi revealed a new line of concepts at Tokyo this year and this particular one is the Concept AR,  which seems to pitch the idea of a Kia Soul-like people mover. It utilizes a mild hybrid system with a 1.1L direct-injected and turbocharged MIVEC inline-three. The Concept AR also uses a belt starter generator, a […]

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2013 Tokyo: Mitsubishi showcases the XR-PHEV Concept, another hybridized crossover pitch w/ video

Mitsubishi’s biggest contribution to the US auto market is not one of their sedans, but the Outlander compact SUV; that car is to be retired in not too long and Mitsubishi is throwing out hints at what the next equivalent may be like with the XR-PHEV concept. Lots of chrome and LED headlights akin to […]

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