Generation Z is weird. At least that's the impression we're left with after seeing them through automakers' eyes. Those eyes brought us last year's Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept and now they bring us the Toyota uBox. Designed for Generation Z drivers, the uBox finds a middle ground somewhere between the minivan, SUV and armored truck.
Describing itself as an automotive research and development company, China's Techrules is hell-bent on putting turbines into road-going vehicles. Its first concepts use an ultra-potent, turbine-charged series hybrid powertrain, promising supercar levels of performance and Prius-like fuel economy. While Techrules' claims necessitate a "believe it when we see it" response until the company actually develops something concrete and market-ready, the company does preview the possibility of a bold turbine future.
Most of the automotive world's attention is currently focused on New York, but there's also another international auto show going on right now. The Bangkok Motor Show is the host of the new Chevy Colorado Xtreme, a tough, off-road-ready Colorado show truck in the vein of the ZR2. This dirt-starved pickup features hardened looks and performance inside and out, and while Chevy won't be selling it, the concept does preview the design of the upcoming global-market Colorado update.
Lincoln is really out to get noticed. And that's a good thing for a once-prestigious luxury brand that's become all too easy to forget. At last year's New York Auto Show, it added some serious flash and panache to its booth with the Continental Concept, which paved the way for the all-new production Continental. Now Lincoln is putting that same type of effort into the Navigator, showing New York what a cooler, sleeker Navigator of the future could (and will, to some extent) look like.Read More
BMW marked its centenary this month with the unveiling of the Vision Next 100 – a shape-shifting look at where the German automaker thinks the next century will take it. But behind that futuristic showpiece is a rich history of automotive ingenuity. Join us as we take a look at some of the cars that shaped BMW over its 100 year history.Read More
Italdesign Giugiaro has had a very nice string of Geneva show cars – last year's GEA autonomous concept was preceded by 2014's Clipper electric MPV, which came a year after the 2013 Parcour off-road sports coupe (which gave way to the Audi Nanuk Quattro later that year). After that intriguing, diverse trio, Italdesign could have taken Geneva 2016 off without a word of criticism. But instead, the Italian design house once again debuted one of the more interesting concepts of the show. The all-new GTZero is Italdesign's vision of a modular, all-electric grand tourer packed with innovation.
The big stars of this year's Geneva Motor Show are clearly the supercars, but concept cars are proving a memorable supporting cast. In addition to new concepts and design studies from the big manufacturers, Geneva is also the place to find debuts from Italian design houses and design schools. This year's show has plenty of concepts to see, from 4x4 adventure minivans, to classically influenced roadsters, to cutting edge autonomous cars, on to hydrogen-powered track cars. Read More
Now that Rimac has a production car ready to go, there seems to be no holding it back. It's put together the most electrifying booth in Geneva, quite literally speaking. Next to the 1,088-hp Concept One supercar is the even faster, more powerful Concept S, the One's "evil twin," along with a matching, unleashed version of the Greyp G12S electric bike. All in all, close to 2,500 horses with current-spiked manes are dashing around Rimac's booth.
Mitsubishi plans to get a little outdoorsy at this year's Geneva Motor Show, where it will debut two matching Geoseek concepts. The L200 Geoseek pickup and ASX Geoseek crossover wear equipment and styling inspired by the great outdoors and will bring a hint of fresh air and wide open spaces into the auto-packed Palexpo convention center.
Vauxhall's recently unveiled GT Concept is something of looker, with its smooth, unbroken exterior, sleek black and grey styling and flashes of red highlighting. The story doesn't stop there, though. A first look at the car's interior reveals a high-tech, buttonless interface that is just as slick.Read More
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