Citroen unveils high-tech minivan concept

Citroen has unveiled a distinctly unconventional concept set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show later this month. The Tubik, a far cry from the sleek concepts normally on display at top auto shows, is a large van designed to explore the idea that ‘travel should be fun.’ Capable of seating nine passengers, the Tubik … Continued

Smart ForVision Electric Concept Car

Smart has unveiled a new lightweight concept electric vehicle, set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month. The Smart Forvision, developed in conjunction with BASF, is designed to showcase the materials that could be used to make electric cars more efficient in the future. One of the most striking features is a … Continued

Alfa Romeo updates 4C Concept

Alfa Romeo has previewed an updated 4C Concept which the Italian brand will be taking to Frankfurt next month. The Alfa 4C Concept is a two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupé with a central engine, a length of about 4 meters and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 meters. The new color is named Fluid Metal with … Continued

Infiniti Unveils Sebastian Vettel FX Special Edition

Infiniti has released the first picture of a new concept vehicle designed in collaboration with Formula 1 driver Sebastien Vettel. The brand remains tight-lipped about the rest of the model, which appears to be based on the Infiniti FX Crossover and will be fully unveiled by Vettel himself at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. … Continued

Cadillac Ciel Concept unveiled

Iconic American luxury auto brand Cadillac has unveiled its new hybrid concept, described as an “expression of Cadillac’s historical grandeur.” The Ciel concept, which will be on show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a four-seat convertible powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, paired with hybrid drive. Designed to fit in with the touring … Continued

Infiniti debuts new JX crossover concept

Infiniti has debuted a new concept aimed squarely at families at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The seven-passenger Infiniti JX crossover is a three-row model set to go on sale in the US in spring 2012, becoming another contender in the country’s fastest-growing luxury vehicle segment. Infiniti describes the model’s new shape as that of … Continued

Jaguar releases first sketch of C-X16 concept

Jaguar has released the first image of a new concept car due to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The C-X16 is described as a “production concept” and is likely to hint strongly at the future style of Jaguar vehicles when it is formally unveiled on September 13 at the huge motor … Continued

Audi confirms new electric vehicle concept

Luxury German auto brand Audi has released the first images of a new electric concept car. The “Urban Concept”  is expected to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September as part of a wider study on city mobility. A lightweight model, the cockpit has been made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, which Audi says … Continued

BMW reveals i3 and i8 concept vehicles

BMW has given out the first details and images of its i3 and i8 models before the concepts are shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show One of the most notable features of the new design is a bodywork largely made of carbon fibre, described by BMW as a “revolution in automotive design.” The new material, … Continued

BMW 328 Hommage

BMW revealed the 328 Hommage concept just before its show debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este near Lake Como, Italy last weekend. Based on the Vision Connected Drive Concept revealed in Geneva, the 328 Hommage is a modern interpretation of the classic sports car from the 1930s. Bathed in that distinctive diagonal carbon fiber … Continued

Renault makes India comeback with luxury sedan

French carmaker Renault marked its return to fast-growing India on Monday with the launch of a luxury sedan designed especially for the Asian market. Renault India managing director Marc Nassif said the launch of the Fluence marked “the real first phase” of the carmaker’s entry into India. Its earlier foray in the nation was the … Continued

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento coming in October

Lamborghini will launch a production version of Sesto Elemento concept in October. The vehicle will start arriving at dealerships in the third quarter of 2011. Auto Motor and Sport magazine says production will be limited to 10 or 20 units and pricing will surpass €1.9 ($2.8) million. The Sesto Elemento featured a 5.2-liter V10 engine … Continued

Volvo launches ‘Concept Universe’

Swedish automaker Volvo has unveiled a new concept for the Chinese market at Auto Shanghai, which opens this week. The luxury sedan concept suggests Volvo intends to take a definite upscale direction with its next model and is geared towards China’s growing cadre of luxury-lovers. Dubbed the Concept Universe, the vehicle is designed to capture … Continued

Mercedes-Benz reveals new A-Class concept

Mercedes-Benz looks set to go head-to-head with Audi in the young, urban market, revealing a dramatic redesign concept of its A-Class series. The new Concept A-Class will go on display at the Shanghai and New York auto shows and is a significant departure from the current, rather boxy A-Class model. Images released by the automakershow … Continued

BMW Concept M5 set for Shanghai debut

BMW is to show off a concept version of an M5 sedan at next month’s Auto Shanghai show, it confirmed April 4. The latest designs for the four-door performance sedan will be showcased at the Chinese show and are expected to hint strongly at a production model slated for later this year, to be the … Continued

New Toyota sports car concept at Geneva

Toyota took another step towards a new sports model March 1 with the unveiling of the FT-86 II concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The biggest hint yet of the styling expected from a new production sports model, the FT-86 II was described as a model that paid homage to Toyota’s previous sports cars of … Continued

Infiniti Etherea concept revealed

Infiniti has released the first pictures of the Etherea, the concept which it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Believed to hint at a future model aimed at younger buyers from the Nissan-owned luxury brand, Nissan says that the Etherea brings together elements of coupé, sedan hatchback and even crossover in one … Continued

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept up for sale

The Sesto Elemento concept was envisioned as a design study, previewing the styling we might expect to see on the next generation of Lamborghini supercars. But shortly after it was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, reports began to emerge suggesting that the Italian automaker could put it into production, however limited. You could wait … Continued

MINI reveals Paceman concept

Images of MINI’s Paceman concept, due to be unveiled at the Detroit motor show in January, have emerged for the first time. The Paceman is the first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small segment of the market. The Paceman has been designed to combine the classic MINI concept with the defining features of the … Continued

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its Concept Shooting Break, unveiled at the Auto China Show earlier this year, will go into production. The luxury manufacturer said November 8 that the CLS Shooting Brake, a sporty four-door model with distinctive sloping tail, will be available in 2012. It will be the latest in the CLS series, which … Continued