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Mazda3 Gets Compressed Natural Gas Concept

On: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 5:35PM | By: Chris Weiss


Mazda3 Gets Compressed Natural Gas Concept test 1-1

At the upcoming 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda will showcase the flexibility of the new Mazda3, highlighting its multiple powertrain options. Headlining this display will be a compressed natural gas concept called the SKYACTIV-CNG Concept. Will the Mazda3 be the next vehicle to get a compressed natural gas option?


Chevrolet Unveils Firefighter & Black Ops Concepts Based On The 2014 Chevy Silverado Z71

On: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:08AM | By: Teddy Field


Chevrolet Unveils Firefighter & Black Ops Concepts Based On The 2014 Chevy Silverado Z71 test 1-1

As youngsters, many of us dreamed of becoming firemen when we grew up. That way we could save people from burning buildings, and cats from tall trees. Then there are some who refuse to grow up at all, choosing instead to spend all of their free time playing Black Ops, where they can save digital people from advancing armies and blood-thirsty zombies. If either of those describes you, then you'll be glad to know that Chevrolet has just built a truck specifically for you!


Pagani Huayra Carbon Edition Supercar to Display at the 8th Annual Festivals of Speed Orlando

On: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:20PM | By: Ross Mcvicker


Pagani Huayra Carbon Edition test 2

The Festivals of Speed is returning to Orlando, November 29th through December 1st, 2013. The 2013 Festivals of Speed Orlando, presented by Fields Auto Group, will unite a showcase of the best in automotive, aircraft, marine, and motorcycle design, along with the finest in culinary and luxury products. Adding to the excitement of the weekend, three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal will be in attendance as the honorary chairman. Mr. Rahal with display vehicles from Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as well as his own personal collection. A feature vehicle of the weekend will be the Pagani Huayra Carbon Fiber Edition from Pagani Miami.


Infiniti's Q30 Concept Combines Hatchback, Coupe and Crossover

On: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:03PM | By: Chris Weiss


Infiniti's Q30 Concept Combines Hatchback, Coupe and Crossover test 1-1

Joining the barrage of other Frankfurt-bound concept cars from the likes of Lexus, Suzuki, and Opel, the Q30 concept represents "the next step in Infiniti's foray into new premium segments." The car combines elements from a hatchback, crossover utility vehicle and sports coupe, previewing a new type of styling for Nissan's luxury branch.


 

Volvo Teases Its Sporty Side (Yes, Volvo Has a Sporty Side to Tease)

On: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 2:09PM | By: Chris Weiss


Volvo Teases Its Sporty Side (Yes, Volvo Has a Sporty Side to Tease) test 1-1

Volvo has long been the brute workhorse of the car industry. The brand can be described by all kinds of positive adjectives—safe, durable, well built, etc.—all kinds of adjectives except "sporty," "hot" or "sexy." Well, "an imminent transformation is underway," and the Swedish automaker is intent on changing its unsexy safety car vibe, starting with a new concept car.


The Opel Monza Concept

On: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 10:22AM | By: Chris Weiss


The Opel Monza Concept test 1-1

Automakers around the world have really opened up the flood gates. They're either teasing or full-on revealing the cars, trucks, and concepts that they plan to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in about three weeks. The latest concept car to come to our attention is the Monza from GM brand Opel/Vauxhall (we'll just say Opel from here on out), a sporty shooting brake built atop an evolution of the Ampera (Chevy Volt) plug-in hybrid platform.


Lexus and Toyota Tease Concept Vehicles

On: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:52AM | By: Chris Weiss


Toyota Hybrid-R test 2

Toyota is planning quite the offensive at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. It will unveil a race-derived hybrid concept, while luxury brand Lexus will show a concept car of its own. It's saving the details for the show, but it has played a little game of tease-and-tell to whet our appetites.


The 500-HP Cadillac Elmiraj Appears

On: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 3:11PM | By: Chris Weiss


The 500-HP Cadillac Elmiraj Appears test 1-1

Cadillac always seems to have a head-turning concept to reveal at Concours d'Elegance Pebble Beach. Two years ago, it was the Ciel roadster. This year, Cadillac kept the top on but lets its creativity out with a truly intriguing coupe it calls the Elmiraj. Hopefully, this car is a preview of the rumored flagship model.


Suzuki Teases Compact SUV Concept

On: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 5:06PM | By: Chris Weiss


Suzuki Teases Compact SUV Concept test 1-1

Suzuki is a badge that's easy to forget in the United States, thanks to its limited offerings and small presence. In fact, think Suzuki and you may very well think "ATVs and motorcycles" before you think "cars." The Japanese brand will be debuting a new concept car that could help it penetrate further into the growing crossover segment should it decide to build it. 

Crossovers and "urban crossovers" have been pretty popular for concept cars over the past several auto shows. Suzuki calls its newest concept crossover the iV-4 and we'll see more of it at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.


Goodwood Festival of Speed Eye Candy

On: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 6:20PM | By: Chris Weiss


Goodwood Festival of Speed Eye Candy test 1-1

The summer is quiet on the international auto show front, but that doesn't mean there aren't great car events to be had. One of the most exciting is the U.K.'s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the world's largest motoring garden party, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this summer. The roar of engines forcing aluminum and carbon fiber up the famous Hillclimb has officially quieted, but this year's Goodwood Festival left a lot of lasting memories, including a number of very interesting sports car debuts.


Ford Boosting Hybrid Fuel Economy with Software Update

On: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 1:40PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Ford Boosting Hybrid Fuel Economy with Software Update test 1-1

Some of Ford’s hybrid models will soon be getting free software updates to help improve fuel economy. 2013 Ford Fusion, Ford C-Max, and Lincoln MKZ hybrids are the target of this software update in an effort to get actual MPG closer to what the EPA estimated mileage reads. The window stickers on of all these models states that they get 47 miles per gallon in highway and city driving—the actual fuel economy appears to be closer to 40 miles per gallon or less.