The Truth About Cars » Concepts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 14:00:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Toyota Previews Sporty S-FR, Steampunk Dune Buggy Before Tokyo Motor Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/toyota-previews-sporty-s-fr-steampunk-dune-buggy-before-tokyo-motor-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/toyota-previews-sporty-s-fr-steampunk-dune-buggy-before-tokyo-motor-show/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:30:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1191146 Toyota on Thursday released a preview of what to expect on its stand at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month and it’s all sorts of steampunk and futuristic weirdness, but more on that in a moment. While the Scion FR-S isn’t flying off dealer lots here in North America, the Japanese seem to like their […]

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Toyota on Thursday released a preview of what to expect on its stand at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month and it’s all sorts of steampunk and futuristic weirdness, but more on that in a moment. While the Scion FR-S isn’t flying off dealer lots here in North America, the Japanese seem to like their […]

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Subaru Impreza 5-Door, Viziv Future Concepts Ready for Tokyo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/subaru-impreza-5-door-viziv-future-concepts-ready-for-tokyo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/subaru-impreza-5-door-viziv-future-concepts-ready-for-tokyo/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1189658 Subaru may have taken away our hot hatch goodness with the WRX and WRX STI, but the down-market Impreza looks to continue with all five doors intact. In a release on Wednesday, Subaru announced they would show off the next Impreza in hatchback form at the Tokyo International Motor Show. As per usual when it […]

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Subaru may have taken away our hot hatch goodness with the WRX and WRX STI, but the down-market Impreza looks to continue with all five doors intact. In a release on Wednesday, Subaru announced they would show off the next Impreza in hatchback form at the Tokyo International Motor Show. As per usual when it […]

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Wörthersee GTI Treffen: Where Volkswagens Rule http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/worthersee-gti-treffen-volkswagens-rule/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/worthersee-gti-treffen-volkswagens-rule/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 16:36:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1073658   If you’re into Volkswagens – especially of the modified variety – Wörthersee is to you what Sturgis is for Harley riders or Carlisle to Mopar fans. Thousands and thousands of VW fans take over several small, quiet towns around a beautiful mountain lake and turn them into a festival of belly-scraping Volkswagens, Audis, Seats […]

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  If you’re into Volkswagens – especially of the modified variety – Wörthersee is to you what Sturgis is for Harley riders or Carlisle to Mopar fans. Thousands and thousands of VW fans take over several small, quiet towns around a beautiful mountain lake and turn them into a festival of belly-scraping Volkswagens, Audis, Seats […]

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The Beat Resurrected: Meet the Honda S660 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-beat-resurrected-meet-the-honda-s660/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-beat-resurrected-meet-the-honda-s660/#comments Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=632914 Honda’s rear-driven products built for two tend to be motorcycles, scooters and ATVs for the most part, but every now and again the company will unveil a roadster whose name begins with an S, and ends with the number of cubic centimeters the engine provides. Such a car is set to return soon to the […]

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Honda’s rear-driven products built for two tend to be motorcycles, scooters and ATVs for the most part, but every now and again the company will unveil a roadster whose name begins with an S, and ends with the number of cubic centimeters the engine provides. Such a car is set to return soon to the […]

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Great Googly Moogly! Audi Surprises With nanuk quattro http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/great-googly-moogly-audi-surprises-with-nanuk-quattro/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/great-googly-moogly-audi-surprises-with-nanuk-quattro/#comments Tue, 10 Sep 2013 02:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=513985 In festivities on the eve of the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA – International Automobile Exhibition), also known as the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Volkwagen Group took the wraps off of the Audi nanuk quattro concept, an apparent derivative of the Giugiaro Parcour concept shown earlier this year. The nanuk quattro (Audi’s spelling) has AWD and unlike […]

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In festivities on the eve of the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA – International Automobile Exhibition), also known as the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Volkwagen Group took the wraps off of the Audi nanuk quattro concept, an apparent derivative of the Giugiaro Parcour concept shown earlier this year. The nanuk quattro (Audi’s spelling) has AWD and unlike […]

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Weekend Weird Crush: “The Small God For The Big Future” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/weekend-weird-crush-the-small-god-for-the-big-future/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/weekend-weird-crush-the-small-god-for-the-big-future/#comments Sun, 08 Jan 2012 19:36:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424799 Maruti Suzuki’s big news at the Delhi Auto Show was the debut of its production compact MPV, the Ertiga. But it wasn’t all staid family-carriers at the Suzuki stand, as the Japanese-Indian automaker also debuted its XA Alpha concept, described in this dramatically-narrated (to put it mildly) video as “The Small God For The Big […]

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Maruti Suzuki’s big news at the Delhi Auto Show was the debut of its production compact MPV, the Ertiga. But it wasn’t all staid family-carriers at the Suzuki stand, as the Japanese-Indian automaker also debuted its XA Alpha concept, described in this dramatically-narrated (to put it mildly) video as “The Small God For The Big […]

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Volkswagen Gives You Ideas. Shows Seven Concepts At IAA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/volkswagen-gives-you-ideas-shows-seven-concepts-at-iaa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/volkswagen-gives-you-ideas-shows-seven-concepts-at-iaa/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:18:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411082 Some car companies would kill if they would have as many new cars in one year as Volkswagen shows concept cars at the Frankfurt International Auto show.  Here is a quick overview. Most of them are offshoots of the new Volkswagen up!, which seems to be Volkswagen’s carmeleon. NILS: Singles are Germany’s largest demographic. Volkswagen […]

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Some car companies would kill if they would have as many new cars in one year as Volkswagen shows concept cars at the Frankfurt International Auto show.  Here is a quick overview. Most of them are offshoots of the new Volkswagen up!, which seems to be Volkswagen’s carmeleon. NILS: Singles are Germany’s largest demographic. Volkswagen […]

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Cars Only Bob Lutz Remembers: The 1983 Ford Ghia Barchetta Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/cars-only-bob-lutz-remembers-the-1983-ford-ghia-barchetta-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/cars-only-bob-lutz-remembers-the-1983-ford-ghia-barchetta-concept/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:13:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410561 Bob Lutz admitted in his book Guts that he “possesses a certain duality of mind,” and he ain’t kidding. After all, how could someone spend a career in an industry built on “the industrial logic of scale” (to borrow a phrase from Sergio Marchionne) while trying to connect new vehicles with the lust centers of the […]

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Bob Lutz admitted in his book Guts that he “possesses a certain duality of mind,” and he ain’t kidding. After all, how could someone spend a career in an industry built on “the industrial logic of scale” (to borrow a phrase from Sergio Marchionne) while trying to connect new vehicles with the lust centers of the […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Future Smart Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-future-smart-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-future-smart-edition/#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:41:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409936 If you’re one of those people who can’t stand the glacial styling evolution of the Porsche 911, look away now. Smart’s new Forvision Concept is said to preview some of the look of the next-gen Smart and, well, it’s no radical change. In fact, if you were to strip away all of the “concept-y” features […]

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If you’re one of those people who can’t stand the glacial styling evolution of the Porsche 911, look away now. Smart’s new Forvision Concept is said to preview some of the look of the next-gen Smart and, well, it’s no radical change. In fact, if you were to strip away all of the “concept-y” features […]

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GM’s Own Turbine Car Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/gms-own-turbine-car-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/gms-own-turbine-car-program/#comments Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:49:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370019 No, Virginia, that’s not a turbo Eldo, that’s a turbine Eldo Paul Niedermeyer’s article and more recent book review concerning Chysler’s Turbine car show that Chrysler was savvy to use it as a halo vehicle – its appeal continues to resonate today. Though we’re learning new details all the time, most car enthusiasts know that […]

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No, Virginia, that’s not a turbo Eldo, that’s a turbine Eldo Paul Niedermeyer’s article and more recent book review concerning Chysler’s Turbine car show that Chrysler was savvy to use it as a halo vehicle – its appeal continues to resonate today. Though we’re learning new details all the time, most car enthusiasts know that […]

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Geneva Part Two: The Cars of Lake Wobegon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/geneva-part-two-the-cars-of-lake-wobegon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/geneva-part-two-the-cars-of-lake-wobegon/#comments Thu, 04 Mar 2010 01:59:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347536 This is the news from the Lake Wobegon car show, where all the vehicles look beautiful, all the engines are low-emission, and all automotive managers are above average. No wait, this is Geneva, probably the world’s most important car show. The rest of the opening sentence is true, though — at least, that’s what public relations […]

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This is the news from the Lake Wobegon car show, where all the vehicles look beautiful, all the engines are low-emission, and all automotive managers are above average. No wait, this is Geneva, probably the world’s most important car show. The rest of the opening sentence is true, though — at least, that’s what public relations […]

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Geneva Day One: Attempting to Grasp the Concept of Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/geneva-day-one-attempting-to-grasp-the-concept-of-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/geneva-day-one-attempting-to-grasp-the-concept-of-concept/#comments Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:33:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347257 At the Geneva car show, this year’s bon mot among the journos is: there are two kinds of auto companies, those with problems and those that will have problems in the future. That’s one of the many reasons to take interest in the latest crop of concept cars: today’s concept could just be tomorrow’s catastrophe. […]

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At the Geneva car show, this year’s bon mot among the journos is: there are two kinds of auto companies, those with problems and those that will have problems in the future. That’s one of the many reasons to take interest in the latest crop of concept cars: today’s concept could just be tomorrow’s catastrophe. […]

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