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audi sportback concept

Audi Sportback Concept

Audi is unveiling the Sportback concept show car at the 2009 North American International Automobile Show. With systematic refinements to the brand’s characteristic design elements, the five-door model offers a glimpse at the Audi's future design vocabulary. With its pronounced coupé-like silhouette and large rear hatch, the 4.95 m long (16.24 ft), 1.93 m wide (6.33 ft) and only 1.40 m high (4.59 ft) vehicle is boldly progressive for the luxury class. The technology of the Audi Sportback conc

soul’ster brings sunshine to wintry detroit

Soul’Ster Brings Sunshine To Wintry Detroit

Kia Motors is bringing a sunny beach feeling to the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on a cold Detroit winter day with the arrival of the Kia Soul’ster open-air concept, a variation of the highly anticipated Kia Soul urban crossover. With young-at-heart buyers’ budgets in mind, the Soul’ster is an efficient front-drive car based on the Kia Soul production model, which made its world debut at the 2008 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris in October and is another example of Kia’s increased and lon

gm holden to build small carline alongside best-selling commodore

GM Holden To Build Small Carline Alongside Best-Selling Commodore

GM Holden will build an all-new small car in Australia alongside the country's best-selling Commodorerange. The second carline will start in the third quarter of 2010 with support from the Federal and South Australian Governments. The vehicle will be based on General Motors' global Delta small car platform and feature new technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions. The new front-wheel-drive vehicle will be built a

legacy concept to debut at north american international auto show

LEGACY CONCEPT to Debut at North American International Auto Show

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it will give a world premiere to the LEGACY CONCEPT at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, which will open its doors to the public from January 17 through 25, 2009 (press days on January 11 through 13). Celebrating 20 years of the Legacy sedan, the LEGACY CONCEPT is a concept model to showcase the direction of future Legacy s

introducing the volvo s60 concept - a glimpse of the next generation volvo s60

Introducing The Volvo S60 Concept - A Glimpse Of The Next Generation Volvo S60

Here are the first images of the Volvo S60 Concept car which will be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in early January 2009. The Concept gives an indication of what the all-new Volvo S60 will look like when it's launched in 2010. "The all-new S60 will be one of the strongest players in a segment where the competition is razor-sharp," says Volvo Cars President and CEO Stephen Odell. The coupe-inspired lines that gave the original S60 its char

mercedes-benz concept bluezero: three-fold proof of the everyday practicality of zero-emission vehicles

Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZERO: three-fold proof of the everyday practicality of zero-emission vehicles

Mercedes-Benz is showing the way ahead in environmentally responsible electromobility by presenting its near-series Concept BlueZERO at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Based on a single vehicle architecture, this intelligent, modular concept allows three models with different drive configurations, all of which are able to meet customer requirements in terms of sustainable mobility: * the BlueZERO E-CELL with battery-ele

nissan nv200 concept brings

Nissan NV200 Concept Brings "Human Touch" And Personalization To The Small Commercial Van Segment

To most people, a typical small commercial van is little more than an empty box on wheels. But does it have to be? Why can’t it be some different, something innovative and smart? Why can’t a commercial van also be a mobile office? Or combine workspace and living quarters? Or, for example, a mobile lab for a marine biologist/photographer? Why not? “A commercial vehicle has a specific job to perform, but that's no reason to design a purely

Nissan NV2500 Concept Makes World Debut – Previews Nissan’s Entry Into U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market

The NV2500 Concept provides an original take on Commercial Vehicle (CV) design, as well as providing a preview of Nissan’s entry into the CV market in North America. The Nissan NV2500 Concept offers fresh design and fresh thinking – including a 3-Zone interior and flexible utility and storage solutions.  Its “wall-less” mobile office/workspace design includes a computer workstation, fold-down conference table, numerous storage compartments, c

red dot award 2008, the pininfarina sintesi triumphs at singapore

Red dot award 2008, the Pininfarina Sintesi triumphs at Singapore

The Sintesi concept car unveiled by Pininfarina at the last edition of the Geneva Motor Show won the “red dot award 2008” today in Singapore for “the excellent quality of its design and the outstanding innovation of its technological content”. The four door, four seat sports GT Sintesi was chosen by the judges of the red dot award – from over 1900 concepts from 48 nations – for encapsulating the essence of the car of the future in its sleek a

hyundai hed-5

Hyundai HED-5 "i-Mode" Concept Makes North American Debut At Los Angeles Auto Show

Hyundai unveiled the HED-5 “i-Mode” concept at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show today, featuring an all-new, eco-friendly powertrain making its first-ever appearance for Hyundai.  The six-passenger family crossover, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, combines visionary styling with future technologies and advanced eco-dynamics.  For its North American debut, Hyundai added a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine wit

nissan nv2500 concept set for debut

Nissan NV2500 concept set for debut

Nissan North America, Inc. today announced its Nissan NV2500 Concept, which makes its public debut in early January at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. One of the largest concepts vehicle ever created by Nissan, the innovative NV2500 Concept previews the company’s entry into the North American Commercial Vehicle (CV) market in 2010 and is designed to highlight multi-purpose utility solutions in the real world.

2008 sema: volkswagen cc eco performance concept

2008 SEMA: Volkswagen CC Eco Performance Concept

Powerful performance meets luxury in the Super CC performance concept Volkswagen unveiled at the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Performance CC brings a sleek exterior treatment highlighted by black chrome exterior accents, grey pearl paint with custom front and rear bumper, side panels and machined aluminum spoiler. The black treatment continues inside with high-gloss piano black accents offset by matte black graphics. Customer black leather Recaro seats and matching floor mats are highlighted with white piping.