Tag: concept vehicles

24 Posts

VW ID Buzz Concept Van
Jun 22, 2017

The VW Microbus is Happening (Maybe) --and it's Electric

Jim Motavalli

VW isn't confirming it, but there's growing evidence that a battery Microbus along the lines of the ID Buzz shown in Detroit in January is headed for production.

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Jun 20, 2016

Back to the Future: The Cars of Tomorrow, Today

Jim Motavalli

The futurists from BMW are at it again, imagining what cars we're going to drive in 2030 and beyond. Science-fiction cars also had a field day in the 50s, but most of the visions turned out to be spectacularly wrong.

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Jun 06, 2016

Inside Nissan's Hidden, Wacky Heritage Collection

Jim Motavalli

Where do old concept cars go when they retire? In Nissan's case, to the basement of a Nashville car museum. It's very special buried treasure.

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May 27, 2016

The Lane Motor Museum: Weird, Wonderful

Jim Motavalli

Instead of the usual Chevys and Mustangs, the Lane specializes in unusual cars with stories to tell--like the McQuay-Norris Streamliner, the Peel Trident, the VW Rocket Car and the Hoffman, an off-center car from Bizarro World.

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Mar 14, 2016

Dreams Die Hard: Crazy Concept Cars at Amelia Island

Jim Motavalli

Remember the Fascination, the Exemplar I, the Mohs SafariKar? No? That's because these mad-genius ventures flopped. But the stories are fascinating. 

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VW Microbus
Jan 18, 2016

Five Things We Wish VW Got Right with the BUDD-e "Microbus" Concept

Craig Fitzgerald

Volkswagen announced the BUDD-e concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It's supposed to be the modern Microbus, but that's really not what it is.

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Jan 05, 2016

At CES, Future Visions from Bosch, Faraday and Ford

Jim Motavalli

A plug-in Batmobile--with no room for Robin--from the upstart Tesla challenger. And from Ford? Alliances and a bid for part of the $5.4 trill.
 

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Dec 15, 2015

One More Time, the Return of VW's Microbus

Jim Motavalli

An electric Microbus-like concept vehicle will be shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next month, and some think it could turn into a full-fledged production vehicle, in multiple versions. But it may not be a minivan, and it might not happen at all.  

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Mini Superleggera concept car
Jan 14, 2015

Mini Superleggera Vision Concept

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Our blogger calls the Mini Superleggera Concept "handsome". Tell us what you think, right here. 

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Volkswagen Cross-Coupe GTE Concept
Jan 13, 2015

Volkswagen Cross-Coupe GTE Concept

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Volkswagen wants to be the world's top volume carmaker by 2018. Will it happen? Not if they keep cranking out SUVs and neglecting the unusually efficient, well-made small cars that made them popular in the U.S. when they first arrived.

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