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Saab 9-X "Air" BioHybrid Concept Redefines Convertible Design

Over 25 years after unveiling the first four-seater convertible to the world, Saab’s design classic takes on a new form in the shape of the 9-X Air concept car. Set to be revealed at the Paris Motorshow on the 2nd October 2008, the 9-X Air concept provides a tantalising glimpse of what a future convertible from Saab could look like. Featuring a unique Canopy Top, the 9-X Air breaks the mould of conventional convertibles by incorporating pro

Sense and sensuousness – a compelling interpretation of a coupé concept

Mercedes-Benz builds the world’s most desirable coupés – a claim which the Stuttgart-based car maker is underlining at the 2008 Paris Motor Show with its ConceptFASCINATION design study. This unique vehicle, whose innovative and unconventional proportions interpret the emotional appeal of a coupé in a new way, represent an exciting and intelligent combination of sporty and elegant design with stylish practicality. Wood, aluminium and smoked glass

The MINI Crossover Concept

The MINI brand is continuing its overwhelming story of success - now taking a new approach with the MINI Crossover Concept. This Design Study offers a fascinating outlook at a new facet of the brand powerfully expressed by a truly innovative body concept - the fourth body variant, to be precise, following the classic two-door, the MINI Convertible, and the MINI Clubman. The MINI Crossover Concept is a new model variant for the first time measuring more than four metres in length, with four d

Lexus To Show Hybrid Concept At Australian International Motor Show

Lexus will headline its 2008 Australian International Motor Show line-up with the LF-Xh hybrid SUV concept. The hybrid concept will be one of two all-new Lexus vehicles to be displayed at the show. The all-wheel drive LF-Xh features a V6 petrol engine mated to a high-output electric motor hybrid system, reinforcing Lexus' commitment to a hybrid future. Designed by Lexus' Shuhei Miyashita, the concept aims to capture the essence of Lexus' uni

Toyota Brings Hybrid Concept To Australia

Toyota will provide a vision for the future of hybrid cars when it unveils the Hybrid X concept car at this year's Australian International Motor Show. Hybrid X proposes a new design language for Toyota's hybrid models while also acting as a technology showcase for future hybrid cars. Created and developed by Toyota's European styling centre ED² in the south of France, Hybrid X is a four-door, four-seat concept that is spacious and comfortable. It is a step closer to Toyota's vision of the ultimate environme

Honda Insight Concept Hybrid Vehicle to Debut at Paris International Auto Show

Honda will reveal a concept version of its new small hybrid vehicle, to be named Insight, at the 2008 Paris International Auto Show, October 2, the company announced today. The new Insight Concept shares styling cues with the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle and will provide an early look at the highly-anticipated five-passenger hybrid vehicle. Going on sale in the U.S. next spring, the all-new purpose-built Insight will come to market at a

Mazda Kiyora concept to make its global debut in Paris

Mazda Kiyora, a lightweight, next generation, urban compact concept car, will be revealed at the 2008 Paris International Motor Show to be held from Thursday, 2 October until Sunday, 19 October 2008. Mazda Kiyora (meaning ‘clean and pure’ in Japanese) represents the harmony between driving pleasure and environmental

Citroen Hypnos: Creativity And Technology

With the 2008 Paris Motor Show just a few weeks away, Citroen is unveiling Hypnos, a concept car illustrating a new take on the world of exceptional vehicles. An elegant cross-over vehicle, Hypnos draws on a range of creative technologies to deliver outstanding performance and environmental efficiency, combined with subtle but powerful motoring sensations. An elegant and spellbinding concept car Hypnos is an impressive vehicle, combining the vitality of a coupe with the elegance of a saloon and the space of

Award-winning Saab Concept on tour in the United States

Hot on the heels of the well-attended Saab Owners Convention in Devens near Boston last weekend, the award-winning 2008 Saab 9-X BioHybrid concept is scheduled to be on display at the Washington Times Car Show this Sunday, August 31. The event will take place in the Spring Hill Recreation Center near McLean, Virginia j

Mazda Kazamai At 2008 Moscow Motor Show

Last year, Mazda Motor Corporation announced that it was embarking on a new direction with technology development. The strategy, called ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom,’ would focus on producing vehicles that combine Mazda’s trademark driving excitement with further evolved environmental and safety technologies. ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom’ and Mazda’s Nagare design have been combined in the Mazda Kazamai concept car which showcases how Mazda could deliver a vehicle in the near future that is exhilarating

Environmental efficiency combined with motoring passion

The “RC...”, which its full name will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show, is a concept car born from the passion and expertise of Peugeot’s stylists and engineers. This “GT” coupe is the missing link between the RC ♠ et ♦ concept cars revealed in 2002 and the 908 RC, one of the stars of the 2006 Paris Motor Show. It i

US Muscle comes to London!

Among the hustle and the bustle, make sure you check out the muscle! Chevrolet’s iconic concept car, the Camaro Convertible, will be making its first UK appearance at the British International Motorshow at Excel, London, alongside the Beat minicar concept. The Camaro Convertible Concept typifies all that is great about Chevrolet’s American heritage. “It evokes an emotional response,” says Ed Wellburn, GM vice president, global design. “It’s a vehicle you want to make room for in your garage