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Weird Wheels: United Nude’s ‘Lo-Res Car’ Up for Auction

If anybody has a soft spot for wedge designs and the automotive future envisioned during the 1970s, it’s yours truly. While mainstream vehicles being manufactured during the Malaise Era often left a lot to be desired, the concepts were sublime and led to some of the most unique-looking production cars in automotive history. I’m talking about […] The post Weird Wheels: United Nude’s ‘Lo-Res Car’ Up for Auction appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Auctions, Autos, Concept Cars, Lo Res, Petersen Automotive Museum, Art Cars, Wedge, News Blog, Automotive Design, Styling, Concept Vehicles, Golf Carts, Lo-Res Car, United Nude, Weird Wheels


Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Takes On Moab

The Jeep Gladiator Top Dog concept vehicle is headed to Moab for the first time. First built in 2020, it sat in limbo for events to open up again, and the 55th Annual Easter Jeep Safari was the opportunity Jeep had been waiting for. Due to COVID-19, the host group, Red Rock 4-Wheelers, had Easter […] The post Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Takes On Moab appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, Events, Mountain Biking, Moab, Autos, Trucks, SUVs, Jeep, Branding, Red Rock, Gladiator, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Easter Jeep Safari, Concept Vehicles


Jeepster Beach Like Deja Vu at 2021 Easter Jeep Safari

Blend a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with a 1968 Jeepster Commando and what do you get? A throwback that epitomizes why you build concept vehicles. I have to imagine it was as much fun for the designers, as it was the fabricators, and the PR team that gets to display them this week at Easter […] The post Jeepster Beach Like Deja Vu at 2021 Easter Jeep Safari appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Media, Marketing, Events, Autos, Nostalgia, Jeep, Branding, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Commando, Easter Jeep Safari, Concept Vehicles, Show Cars, Deja Vu, Jeepster


Yet Another Design Concept From Hyundai, and This One Plugs In!

If you’re keeping track, the Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept is the seventh design study to roll out of Hyundai’s styling studio in recent memory. Appearing Wednesday at the L.A. Auto Show, the plug-in utility vehicle has the bad timing of debuting at the same moment Toyota unveiled a plug-in crossover you’ll soon be able […] The post Yet Another Design Concept From Hyundai, and This One Plugs In! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Concepts, Hyundai, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles, Hyundai Vision T Concept


Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar

Kia continues to tease the global market — well, most of it, anyway — with a small crossover it plans to reveal this summer. Our latest glimpse of the upcoming model is this artist’s rendering, which appears to be a rendering of a concept vehicle we’ve already seen. Suffice it to say the new small […] The post Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Concept Vehicles, Upcoming Vehicles, Kia SP Signature


We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs

When your author hears the word “Masterpiece,” his mind conjures up images of a coveted line of K-frame Smith & Wesson revolvers, one of which still exists on the market. Kia’s not thinking about guns, though the themes of toughness, precision, and premium appeal carry over to the automotive world. Masterpiece is the name applied […] The post We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, SUVs, Smith Wesson, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles, Kia Mohave Masterpiece


Brand That Looks at Fiat With Envy in the U.S. Previews Its Future

The Smart (“smart,” officially) experiment continues in North America, only now it’s electric. While the Daimler division has never offered anything other than a single, two-seat model on this side of the Atlantic, Europeans have a modicum of choice when it comes to choosing a Smart. You can even get one with a backseat. After […] The post Brand That Looks at Fiat With Envy in the U.S. Previews Its Future appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Smart, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Fiat, North America, EVs, Daimler, News Blog, Product Planning, Smart ForTwo, Concept Vehicles


Always Leave ’em Wanting More

By now, you’ve probably read all about Matt’s adventures in fashion, but the unexpected reveal of Kia’s upcoming Telluride SUV during New York City’s Fashion Week has me reeling. And it shouldn’t. It shouldn’t, because alluring concept vehicle morph into far less savory production vehicles all the time. Or, in the case of Buick and […] The post Always Leave ’em Wanting More appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, New York City, Autos, Kia, SUVs, Matt, Kia Telluride, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles


Infiniti’s Detroit-bound QX50 Concept is Barely a Concept, Boasts Variable Compression Engine

Infiniti has had enough of the QX50’s voluptuous curves. An edgier future awaits the brand’s midsize crossover, as shown by photos of the QX50 “Concept” released ahead of the North American International Auto Show. If this concept looks almost production-ready, that’s because it is. Borrowing heavily from the earlier QX Sport Inspiration concept, the QX50 […] The post Infiniti’s Detroit-bound QX50 Concept is Barely a Concept, Boasts Variable Compression Engine appeared first on The Truth About C...
Tags: Design, Technology, Autos, Crossovers, Infiniti, Engines, Detroit, North American International Auto Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Future Models, Concept Vehicles


BMW’s Concept X2 Previews a Meaner Crossover; 3 Series Gran Turismo Goes Wide

It looks like BMW isn’t interested in slotting a slightly larger crossover above the X1 that resembles both it and the larger X3. The automaker’s Concept X2, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, is a departure from the brand’s existing utility lineup, with styling designed to appeal to a sportier buying demographic.  If the concept’s […] The post BMW’s Concept X2 Previews a Meaner Crossover; 3 Series Gran Turismo Goes Wide appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Paris, Autos, Crossovers, Bmw, Bmw 3 Series, Bmw X2, Paris Auto Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles


Mitsubishi Unveils its Face of the Future (Which Only a Mother Could Love)

Mitsubishi Motors has flicked the light switch on a new concept vehicle that hints at its next-generation large SUV. Unveiled in advance of the Paris Motor Show, the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept’s dimensions and design elements could find their way into the next Outlander, as the automaker seeks a larger stake in the utility vehicle market. […] The post Mitsubishi Unveils its Face of the Future (Which Only a Mother Could Love) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Paris, Autos, Crossovers, Mitsubishi, Hybrids, SUVs, Mitsubishi Motors, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles


Volkswagen’s SUV Concept is Ready for T-Prime Time

Volkswagen unveiled a full-size SUV concept vehicle in Beijing that looks awfully production ready. The T-Prime Concept GTE introduced at that city’s annual motor show previews the design direction of Volkswagen’s future SUV, revealing an emphasis on elegance and sportiness. Last week, Volkswagen teased a photo of the concept alongside a list of specifications, leading […] The post Volkswagen’s SUV Concept is Ready for T-Prime Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, China, Global, Beijing, Autos, Volkswagen, SUVs, Hybrid, GTE, Beijing Auto Show, Beijing Motor Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles


Is Volkswagen’s Beijing Concept a Touareg Preview?

Volkswagen has teased a plug-in hybrid SUV concept bound for the Beijing Motor Show later this month, but the powertrain numbers are reminiscent of a model recently axed. From the images provided, the Beijing Concept SUV has flanks far more sculpted than we’re used to seeing from Volkswagen, but it’s in keeping with the brand’s […] The post Is Volkswagen’s Beijing Concept a Touareg Preview? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Green, Industry, Beijing, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Diesel, SUVs, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, Beijing Auto Show, Beijing Motor Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles



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