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Volkswagen to tackle Pikes Peak with electric racer in 2018

Volkswagen has confirmed its plans to return to the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in 2018.  After a series of teasers on Twitter running with the tagline ‘1Score2Settle’ – a reference to the last time it competed in the famous Colorado hillclimb – the company officially announced it would be taking an all-wheel drive electric racer to the event...

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Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA
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Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA

Hyundai has wheeled out another hotted-up show car ahead of the SEMA show later this month - the BTR Edition Elantra Sport concept. Designed in conjunction with Blood Type Racing, the BTR Edition builds on the standard Elantra Sport – known as the SR Turbo in Australia – platform with some fairly serious performance upgrades...


Toyota reveals fuel-cell concepts for Tokyo
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Toyota reveals fuel-cell concepts for Tokyo

Toyota has revealed a pair of hydrogen fuel-cell concepts for the Tokyo motor show - the aptly-named Fine-Comfort Ride concept and the Sora bus concept. Following the announcement of the Concept-i family of autonomous electric vehicles earlier this week, these two new vehicles focus more on Toyota's expertise in fuel-cell technology...


Nissan Intelligent Mobility concept teased ahead of Tokyo debut
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Nissan Intelligent Mobility concept teased ahead of Tokyo debut

Nissan has teased a new concept ahead of the Tokyo motor show on October 25 that "embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility". There are no other details about the car other than the reveal date, though a short video hints at autonomous driving systems, connected vehicle technology and electrification - all key pillars of Nissan's Intelligent Mobility philosophy...


Mitsubishi Emirai 4 concept revealed for Tokyo
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Mitsubishi Emirai 4 concept revealed for Tokyo

The Mitsubishi Emirai 4 concept has been revealed by Mitsubishi Electric ahead of a debut at the upcoming Tokyo motor show. Previewing the company's driver assistance technology, the Emirai 4 is a futuristic roadster that "draws upon" electrification, autonomous driving and connected technologies...


Toyota drops Concept-i trio ahead of Tokyo motor show
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Toyota drops Concept-i trio ahead of Tokyo motor show

Toyota has unveiled a trio of artificial intelligence-focused concepts ahead of the Tokyo motor show next week. Both the Concept-i and Concept-i Ride are designed to preview how artificial intelligence (AI) could make life easier for owners in the future, suggesting the car and driver could eventually become “partners”, while the Concept-i Walk is something entirely different...


Mini Deep Orange 7: Students look to 2025 with design concept
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Mini Deep Orange 7: Students look to 2025 with design concept

Students at Clemson University have re-imagined the Mini for 2025 with the Deep Orange 7 Concept. The car, which has been in development since 2014, is a fully-functional vehicle, complete with a scalable platform capable of housing pure-electric, internal-combustion or plug-in hybrid propulsion systems with minimal modifications...


Rinspeed Snap revealed ahead of CES 2018 debut
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Rinspeed Snap revealed ahead of CES 2018 debut

Swiss manufacturer Rinspeed has unveiled the quirky Snap concept ahead of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The concept, set to be revealed in Las Vegas next January, couples an autonomous 'skateboard' chassis with interchangeable body 'pods'...


Honda 'baby NSX' patent revealed as Gran Turismo video game racer
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Honda 'baby NSX' patent revealed as Gran Turismo video game racer

The Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo has been leaked this week, looking very much like the 'baby NSX' patent renderings that surfaced a couple of years ago. Posted by Carscoops, the images taken from the new Gran Turismo Sport video game - which launches October 17 - show the concept in the 'car select' menu, which wears the Sports Vision Gran Turismo name...


2018 Mazda 3 to be previewed in Tokyo
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2018 Mazda 3 to be previewed in Tokyo

Mazda has confirmed a pair of concept cars for the Tokyo motor show later this month, one likely previewing the next-generation Mazda 3 small car, and the other giving a glimpse of the company's next instalment of its 'Kodo' design language. The company says its theme for the 2017 event is "Celebrate Driving", hinting at the company's plans to continue offering fun-to-drive cars in the wake of the push for autonomous vehicles...


Aston Martin Project Neptune revealed
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Aston Martin Project Neptune revealed

The Aston Martin Project Neptune submarine concept has been revealed this week, showcasing the marque's ability to branch out into other areas of the luxury world...


Mitsubishi e-Evolution shows off SUV styling
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Mitsubishi e-Evolution shows off SUV styling

The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept has been teased again this week, with the Japanese automaker also releasing more details of its all-electric crossover. Interestingly, the vehicle to be presented at the Tokyo motor show in the coming weeks is now being touted as an all-electric vehicle (EV), as opposed to the hybrid powertrain originally mentioned with the first teaser image...


Suzuki e-Survivor, xBee concepts revealed for Tokyo motor show
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Suzuki e-Survivor, xBee concepts revealed for Tokyo motor show

Suzuki has revealed a handful of funky concepts ahead of next month's Tokyo motor show, focusing on the company's theme of making fun and unique small cars. Headlining the charge are three versions of the same vehicle, which is named the xBee (pronounced cross-bee, below)...


Honda Sports EV concept previewed: Retro coupe bound for Tokyo show
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Honda Sports EV concept previewed: Retro coupe bound for Tokyo show

Reaction to the old-school Civic-inspired Urban EV concept is only just now starting to die down, and already Honda is preparing to roll out another take: the Sports EV concept. For now, Honda has revealed only a tightly cropped sketch of what we can expect, but it is clear the company is developing a bit of a theme when it comes to electric vehicle tech packed into retro-styled concepts...


Subaru Impreza, XV concepts bound for Tokyo
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Subaru Impreza, XV concepts bound for Tokyo

Subaru is set to debut a pair of concepts at the Tokyo motor show next month, one based on its Impreza small hatch and the other on the XV crossover. In addition to the VIZIV Performance Concept, BRZ STI Sport and WRX STI-based S208, the Impreza Future Sport and XV Fun Adventure concepts give their donor cars a more focused look to go with their respective names...


2019 Honda Urban EV concept
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2019 Honda Urban EV concept

The retro-styled Honda Urban EV concept has been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show this week, giving us a taste of what to expect from a production version confirmed for 2019.


Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept teased ahead of Tokyo motor show
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Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept teased ahead of Tokyo motor show

The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept has been teased this week ahead of its world premiere at next month's Tokyo motor show. While only a single, shadowy image has been released, the company has confirmed the "flagship concept car" will feature a hybrid powertrain with four-wheel drive, along with artificial intelligence (AI) technology - potentially hinting at semi- or full-autonomous driving capability...


Borgward Isabella: Striking EV concept revives iconic nameplate
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Borgward Isabella: Striking EV concept revives iconic nameplate

The reborn Borgward is at it again, with this, the Isabella concept - reviving a nameplate the company used during the 1950s and 1960s. The now Chinese-funded German brand has taken the wraps of this 2+2 electric coupe at the Frankfurt motor show, designed by former Mini design boss, Anders Warming...


Honda's reborn Civic is this year's sweetest concept
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Honda's reborn Civic is this year's sweetest concept

'Reborn' Civic? The Civic never died! True enough. Honda's global small car is now into its 10th generation, making it one of the longest-running nameplates on the market. But, like most cars that claim decades-old lineage, the Civic has more than a few times come out of its cocoon bigger than before and with an all-new look...


Mercedes-Benz EQA concept revealed, 'would make sense' for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz EQA concept revealed, 'would make sense' for Australia

The Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, previews the second all-electric model from the German marque, following on from the recent EQC. And, according to local representatives, it would make sense for Australia. It’s not just a boring concept either, more hot hatch than enviro-friendly conveyance...