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    Teased: Toyota confirms NS4 plug-in hybrid concept and production Prius C for Detroit

    Toyota is bringing a new concept to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The company calls its NS4 showcar an "advanced" plug-in hybrid, though it hasn't shared any more information beyond the vehicle's name. While we can't say for certain, odds are the concept will give us a glimpse of what the company ...

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    Tokyo: Toyota Aqua concepts hint to a Prius C of possibilities

    Toyota unveiled a handful of production and concept Aqua models at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. As you may recall, the Aqua will serve as the Prius C here in the United States when it lands at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2012. The Yaris-sized hatchback will come equipped with a 1.5-liter ...

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    Tokyo: Suzuki Q Concept is long on cute, short on range

    If this year's Tokyo Motor Show is going to live up to its reputation for wacky, it's because of the Suzuki Q Concept. Looking like an oversized portable CD player rolling around on two sets of Apple earbuds, the electric Q is nothing if not cute. It's also different, with seating that's ...

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    Tokyo: Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept looks slick, is not a coupe

    Let's get one thing straight: This is not a coupe. Not even close. But ever since BMW kicked off the bastardization of the word 'coupe' with its X6 crossover, automakers seem to think that any vehicle with a sloped roofline can be classified by this word that has always been – and should ...

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    Teased: Infiniti to unveil hybrid sports car concept in Geneva

    Growing tired of lagging behind its rivals in the increasingly competitive luxury wars, Infiniti is getting serious about a number of things: the European market, for one, sports cars, for another, and finally, alternative propulsion. And based on those drives, the premium Nissan division is ...

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    Rolls-Royce: We need to consider alternatives, even without demand

    Rolls-Royce is known for making big cars with big engines. And why not? Rolls-Royce customers like big cars with big engines. Customers questioned about the future direction of the flying lady haven't been enthusiastic about hybrids and have been "rather ambivalent" about the Rolls 102EX electric ...

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    Report: Is the Opel RAK e electric concept headed for production?

    Soon after unveiling the Opel RAK e concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, General Motors of Europe president Nick Reilly revealed to Autocar that the RAK e is a "very serious concept," adding that Opel is currently investigating production feasibility and believes the two-seat electric could ...

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    Rumormill: Infiniti to unveil mid-engined RWD electric concept at 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    Let's set the rumormill ablaze by noting that the gents over at Autocar claim Infiniti will unveil a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive two-seat electric concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March. There's more, too. Autocar says Infiniti's concept will most likely pack a range-extending gasoline ...

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    Official: Infiniti releases sketch of upcoming EV sedan

    Infiniti is using its presence here at the Frankfurt Motor Show to not only show off its newest goodness (more on that later today coming to Autoblog), but to give us a glimpse of its electrified future. The Japanese automaker released this sketch of what we're told is a five-seat, zero-emissions ...

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    Plug-in Ford Evos Concept to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show [w/video]

    Ready for the future? Well, in concept form, Ford says it's almost here. Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September, the Ford Evos Concept is a cloud-connected, plug-in hybrid coupe that showcases the design and technology that Ford says we'll see from the automaker soon. ...

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    Rolls-Royce discusses its potential future in electric cars

    Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the grand opening of the Rolls-Royce dealership in Chicago's Gold Coast area, Kicking Tires got the chance to sit down with David Archibald, president of Rolls-Royce North America. On discussion was the general business ...

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    Buick Envision Concept touches down in Shanghai

    General Motors has rolled out a new hybrid SUV concept that's custom tailored for the Chinese market. The Buick Envision SUV Concept rolls together the future of the Tri-Shield's design language with a fuel-efficient drivetrain to give us all an idea of where brand is headed in the near future. ...

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    Hyundai Blue2 fuel cell concept brings 'Intersected Flow' design to Seoul

    Hyundai is revealing its new Blue2 fuel-cell concept car at this week's Seoul Motor Show – a vehicle that the automaker hopes will help it gain "early leadership of the FCEV market." Does this mean that a production version of the Blue2 (pronounced: "Blue square") is on its way? It's hard ...

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    Chevrolet Mi-ray Concept to wow Seoul Motor Show

    General Motors says that its new Mi-ray Concept, which debuts at this week's Seoul Motor Show, pays tribute to the sports car heritage at Chevrolet. Specifically, GM points out that the Mi-ray is "small and open" like the 1963 Monza SS, and "light and purposeful" like the 1962 Corvair Super ...

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    Buick Envision crossover concept teased ahead of Shanghai reveal

    Buick has a huge presence in China, where customers have placed the Tri-shield brand on par with the world's leading luxury automakers. It makes sense, then, that Buick would choose the Shanghai Auto Show as the location of choice to showcase the brand's new compact crossover concept. General ...

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    Geneva 2011: Saab PhoeniX Concept previews a new Swedish shape

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    It's been about one year since Saab and General Motors parted ways, and the automaker is hellbent on showing the world what it's capable of creating on its own means. In addition to an Independence Edition of the 9-3 ...

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    Geneva 2011: Volkswagen Bulli Concept is a blast from the past re-hashed

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    Aside from the Beetle, Volkswagen's Microbus may be one of the most iconic vehicles ever to come out of the German automaker's stable. VW brought it back in concept form ten years ago, but despite a warm reception, plans to ...

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    Report: BMW readying sub-Z4 Miata fighter for Geneva reveal?

    The internet is afire with word that BMW is planning to bring a small convertible concept to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show next month. According to The Age, the car may be our first look at what the company has planned for a sub-Z4 model designed to spar with the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the host of ...

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    Mazda Minagi concept showcases Skyactiv fuel-saving technology

    Mazda Minagi Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mazda's Minagi Concept, a sleek CUV which will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March, showcases the automaker's multi-faceted Skyactiv technology. The Minagi will feature a fuel-saving Skyactiv engine, ...

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    Paris 2010: Renault Dezir concept is wild, twisted beauty

    Renault Dezir concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Don't let anyone tell you that Renault can't do a concept car. The French manufacturer pulled the sheets back on its all-electric Dezir at this year's Paris Motor Show, and the concept is as sexy as it is absurd. Designers took ...


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