The Truth About Cars » concept car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Ask the Editor/B&B: What the Heck is This Concept Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ask-the-editorbb-what-the-heck-is-this-concept-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ask-the-editorbb-what-the-heck-is-this-concept-car/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332674 TTAC commenter gimmiemanual writes: I was living in China in late 2009, and decided to take scuba classes so I could dive the Great Barrier Reef. My open water course was done in Qiandao Lake, outside of Shanghai, and this picture was on the wall of my (terrible) local hotel room. I offered to buy it for […]

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TTAC commenter gimmiemanual writes: I was living in China in late 2009, and decided to take scuba classes so I could dive the Great Barrier Reef. My open water course was done in Qiandao Lake, outside of Shanghai, and this picture was on the wall of my (terrible) local hotel room. I offered to buy it for […]

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Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept Revealed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/faraday-future-ffzero1-concept-revealed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/faraday-future-ffzero1-concept-revealed/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2016 21:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1257121 Faraday Future revealed its FFZERO1 Concept in Las Vegas on Monday night. It is a striking artifact that continues to keep the company’s product plans mysterious. This “car of concepts,” as Head of Design Richard Kim called it, is an extreme expression containing select elements that foreshadow the company’s production vehicles. We now know that […]

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Faraday Future revealed its FFZERO1 Concept in Las Vegas on Monday night. It is a striking artifact that continues to keep the company’s product plans mysterious. This “car of concepts,” as Head of Design Richard Kim called it, is an extreme expression containing select elements that foreshadow the company’s production vehicles. We now know that […]

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Jeep Unveils Concepts For Easter Jeep Safari http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/jeep-unveils-concepts-easter-jeep-safari/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/jeep-unveils-concepts-easter-jeep-safari/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:21:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1025281 The latest crop of Jeep concepts for the Easter Jeep Safari have dropped. My favorite is the Wrangler Africa, which should finally settle the question of whether it’s worth lusting after the Land Rover Defender when we get the Wrangler (my own feeling is “no”, but tell me why I’m wrong. Aside from the 2 […]

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The latest crop of Jeep concepts for the Easter Jeep Safari have dropped. My favorite is the Wrangler Africa, which should finally settle the question of whether it’s worth lusting after the Land Rover Defender when we get the Wrangler (my own feeling is “no”, but tell me why I’m wrong. Aside from the 2 […]

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Citroen’s Newest DS Is Divine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/citroens-newest-ds-divine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/citroens-newest-ds-divine/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=908097 After showing off the beautiful Peugeot Exalt at a previous auto salon, embattled PSA is showing that the spectre of death breathing down their neck has really focused the company’s attention.At the 2014 Paris Salon, Citroën’s sub-brand DS has prepared an arguably even more stunning concept, the very aptly named Divine. The car features a prism […]

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After showing off the beautiful Peugeot Exalt at a previous auto salon, embattled PSA is showing that the spectre of death breathing down their neck has really focused the company’s attention.At the 2014 Paris Salon, Citroën’s sub-brand DS has prepared an arguably even more stunning concept, the very aptly named Divine. The car features a prism […]

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The Holden That Almost Became A Buick http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/the-holden-that-almost-became-a-buick/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/the-holden-that-almost-became-a-buick/#comments Fri, 31 May 2013 15:08:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490080 The most famous Holden product to ever wear a Buick badge is the Chinese-market Park Avenue, a car that Buick dealers inexplicably rejected. But back in the mid-1990s, GM apparently planned to use the VT Commodore architecture as the basis for a new Buick sedan, previewed in the XP2000 concept above. Squint really hard and […]

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The most famous Holden product to ever wear a Buick badge is the Chinese-market Park Avenue, a car that Buick dealers inexplicably rejected. But back in the mid-1990s, GM apparently planned to use the VT Commodore architecture as the basis for a new Buick sedan, previewed in the XP2000 concept above. Squint really hard and […]

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Mark Reuss Keeps Pushing For Rear-Drive Small Chevy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/mark-reuss-keeps-pushing-for-rear-drive-small-chevy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/mark-reuss-keeps-pushing-for-rear-drive-small-chevy/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 16:29:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487462 Almost exactly one month after TTAC first broached news of a possible compact rear-drive Chevrolet, TTAC commenter and GM North America vice-president Mark Reuss is still dropping hints about such a product. Speaking to Automotive News on the prospect of a possible competitor to the Scion FR-S “A really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive […]

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Almost exactly one month after TTAC first broached news of a possible compact rear-drive Chevrolet, TTAC commenter and GM North America vice-president Mark Reuss is still dropping hints about such a product. Speaking to Automotive News on the prospect of a possible competitor to the Scion FR-S “A really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive […]

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BMW Launches The X4 GranCoupeTurismoMSport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bmw-launches-the-x4-grancoupeturismomsport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bmw-launches-the-x4-grancoupeturismomsport/#comments Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:19:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483618 Apparently this is a BMW X4, which is an X6-esque version of the not-yet-released 4-Series, which is the coupe version of the 3-Series. I have no idea what’s going on here. This segment is going to be big in the future, it’s an easy way for BMW to make money but I can’t even tell […]

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Apparently this is a BMW X4, which is an X6-esque version of the not-yet-released 4-Series, which is the coupe version of the 3-Series. I have no idea what’s going on here. This segment is going to be big in the future, it’s an easy way for BMW to make money but I can’t even tell […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: From Here to Eternity http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/vellum-venom-vignette-from-here-to-eternity/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/vellum-venom-vignette-from-here-to-eternity/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:53:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476280 Spencer writes: Dear Sajeev, Are there any examples of concept cars which, while not representative of the vehicles in the manufacturer’s immediate lineup, actually become something of a reality five or ten years down the line? More specifically, can you provide some images of concept cars that actually look like the cars we have on […]

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Spencer writes: Dear Sajeev, Are there any examples of concept cars which, while not representative of the vehicles in the manufacturer’s immediate lineup, actually become something of a reality five or ten years down the line? More specifically, can you provide some images of concept cars that actually look like the cars we have on […]

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The Honda Concept That Didn’t Debut At Detroit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/the-honda-concept-that-didnt-debut-at-detroit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/the-honda-concept-that-didnt-debut-at-detroit/#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:27:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474223 For some unknown reason, Honda decided to debut this new concept, dubbed the GEAR, at the Montreal Auto Show. Honda claims it’s a 21st century interpertation of a subcompact hatch that’s fun to drive, customization and stylish. What do you say, Murilee? Is this a faithful heir to your Civic hatchback?

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For some unknown reason, Honda decided to debut this new concept, dubbed the GEAR, at the Montreal Auto Show. Honda claims it’s a 21st century interpertation of a subcompact hatch that’s fun to drive, customization and stylish. What do you say, Murilee? Is this a faithful heir to your Civic hatchback?

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Honda’s Small Crossover Is A Good Fit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/hondas-small-crossover-is-a-good-fit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/hondas-small-crossover-is-a-good-fit/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469799 Pardon the awful pun in the title. Honda released this sketch of a new small crossover, presumably based on the next-generation Fit. It will debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show and have nothing in common with the Brazilian Fit crossover-thingy.

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Pardon the awful pun in the title. Honda released this sketch of a new small crossover, presumably based on the next-generation Fit. It will debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show and have nothing in common with the Brazilian Fit crossover-thingy.

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Lexus Debuts Mystery Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/lexus-debuts-mystery-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/lexus-debuts-mystery-coupe/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:39:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461972 Lexus debuted a gorgeous mystery coupe, dubbed the LF-CC, and took all the fun out of it by making it a hybrid. I’ll take an Audi S5, thanks. Does anyone see a hint of Scion FR-S in the rear view of this car?  

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Lexus debuted a gorgeous mystery coupe, dubbed the LF-CC, and took all the fun out of it by making it a hybrid. I’ll take an Audi S5, thanks. Does anyone see a hint of Scion FR-S in the rear view of this car?  

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Kill It With Fire: Buick Signia Concept, Quite Possibly The Worst Car Ever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/kill-it-with-fire-buick-signia-concept-quite-possibly-the-worst-car-ever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/kill-it-with-fire-buick-signia-concept-quite-possibly-the-worst-car-ever/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:27:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460871   Since we can’t have nice things all the time, like images of the production Jaguar F-Type, I present to you what may be the ugliest car I’ve ever seen – surpassing the multitude of Ssangyong Rodius (Rodii?) I saw on my Birthright trip. First shown in 1998, the Buick Signia was described as Buick’s […]

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  Since we can’t have nice things all the time, like images of the production Jaguar F-Type, I present to you what may be the ugliest car I’ve ever seen – surpassing the multitude of Ssangyong Rodius (Rodii?) I saw on my Birthright trip. First shown in 1998, the Buick Signia was described as Buick’s […]

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2012 Suzuki S-Cross Concept: This Is The New SX4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/2012-suzuki-s-cross-concept-this-is-the-new-sx4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/2012-suzuki-s-cross-concept-this-is-the-new-sx4/#comments Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:48:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456241 What you see above is the S-Cross concept from Suzuki, set to bow at the Paris Auto Show in September. But, this C-segment concept isn’t a new model, instead a replacement for the Suzuki SX4. The current Suzuki SX4 was a product of a relationship between Suzuki and Fiat. However, this time around, Suzuki has […]

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What you see above is the S-Cross concept from Suzuki, set to bow at the Paris Auto Show in September. But, this C-segment concept isn’t a new model, instead a replacement for the Suzuki SX4. The current Suzuki SX4 was a product of a relationship between Suzuki and Fiat. However, this time around, Suzuki has […]

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