Mazda Furai concept by Franz von Holzhausen

World Premiere of the Mazda Furai - Sound of the wind Inspired by the fact that, on any given weekend, there are more Mazdas and Mazda-powered cars road-raced in the United States than any other brand, the Mazda Furai is the sort of car that could only come from a company that incorporates the “Soul [...]

Jeep Renegade concept

2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) The Jeep Renegade Concept is a sporty B-segment-sized two-seater ideally suited for the all-weather delights of off-roading and dune surfing. Featuring a cut-down speedster windshield, a roll bar, openings in the door lowers, and a hose-out interior, it is an "eco-friendly" vehicle with minimized use of materials “ [...]

2008 Saab 9-4X BioPower CUV concept

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Saab 94x BioPower concept at the 2008 Detroit auto show. Innovative 9-4X Biopower Crossover Concept Signals Saab Product Expansion DETROIT - The Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept, revealed today at the North American International Auto Show, confirms Saabs plans to enter the growing crossover segment with a dynamic, driver-focused vehicle [...]

Saturn’s Flextreme plug-in concept

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Saturn's Flextreme plug-in concept unveiled at the 2008 Detroit auto show. Remember that e-flex system General Motors brought out in the Chevy Volt last year? This year they brought out the Cadillac Provoq with an e-flex (think generator) that is powered by hydrogen. The Saturn Flextreme is an e-flex [...]

Land Rover LRX SUV coupe concept

You know green is gold when Landrover starts touting that it is green too! The question isn't how much less weight a concept car can have, or if they can eat the seats for Landrover. The question is how green will they be once the pink slip is transferred to Tata, in India. The 2008 [...]

Toyota A-BAT hybrid pickup concept

Toyota A-BAT hybrid pickup concept unveiled at the 2008 Detroit auto show. Honda Ridgeline meets Chevy Avalanche! A hybrid transformer this pickup is only 8 inches longer than a Prius but can go from a four-foot bed to a six-foot bed to an eight-foot bed. New in this truck is the dashboard-mounted solar panels that [...]

Mitsubishi Concept-RA

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Mitsubishi Concept-RA unveiled at the 2008 Detroit auto show. We've seen all-whee drive and turbo before from Mitsubishi, but to bring in a turbodiesel with direct injection with variable valve timing and all-wheel drive is a bold move for Mitsubishi. The RA is for Ralliart, of course, and anyone [...]

Ichiro Sugioka, Volvo recharge concept vehicle

Ichiro Sugioka, recharge concept vehicle project manager, talks about Volvo's plug-in electric vehicle at the 2007 Los Angeles auto show. Sugioka talks about the challenges Volvo faces to produce a plug-in electric vehicle and what needs to happen to be able to work with electric companies to get the full value out of a plug-in.

VW Space Up! electric concept LAAS

2007 Los Angeles auto show Basketball star John "Spider" Salley and Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the board research and development Volkswagen brand display Volkswagen Space Up! Blue electric power concept car at the 2007 Los Angeles auto show.