Tag: concept vehicles

27 Posts

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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Chevrolet Bolt concept car
Jan 13, 2015

The Chevy Bolt

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

One of the unexpected stars of Detroit's show is the Chevy Bolt concept. More about this car, from Jamie Lincoln Kitman, right here.

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Jun 20, 2014

Chevy and Google: Two Votes for Self-Driving City Cars

Jim Motavalli

The companies couldn't be more different, but both are working on tiny urban cars that could be completely autonomous. And the technology is here today.

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May 28, 2014

Crowd Pleaser: The $6,800, 84-mpg Elio is Getting Closer

Jim Motavalli

I test drove the latest version of the three-wheeled, two-seat Elio in Manhattan, and was mobbed by people who wanted to know what it was and when they could get one. Late next year, they're saying, if all goes well.

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Mar 19, 2014

What's Next After the Car?

Jim Motavalli

We're still working on those crazy Popular Science ideas from the 1950s--flying cars, anti-gravity belts, jet packs, but at least the Hyperloop is new. We may be stuck with automobiles for a while.

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Jan 16, 2014

Detroit Auto Show 2014: The View From the Floor

Jim Motavalli

With input from Car Talk listeners, here are some of the highlights of the North American International Auto Show in the Motor City.

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2014 Detroit Auto Show highlights
Jan 16, 2014

2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Kitman Files

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jamie Kitman looks past the glare of overwaxed surfaces at every turn, and gives us his take.

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Jan 08, 2014

Elio's $6,800 Car Edges Closer to Production

Jim Motavalli

Would you drive a three-wheeled car? You're about to get the chance. The Elio is coming to a dealer near you -- and for only $6,800, to boot. Here's the low down.

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