It’s hard to reinvent a vehicle as iconic as the G-Wagen. But after nearly four decades, Mercedes tried to do exactly that. The result? An SUV that’s more comfortable, drives better, and is at least as capable an off-roader as its predecessor. With that in mind, how does the G-Wagen’s new look compare to the outgoing model?
The concept will preview Peugeot’s next range-topping model.
Peugeot will debut a concept at the Paris Motor Show in October that will preview the French brand’s next range-topping model. It probably won’t look anything like the Peugeot L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo concept above, but the model will be “something very outstanding and radical,” company CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato told Autocar. Unfortunately, he didn’t offer any additional details about the chic show car.
That time when Dodge built a two-seater convertible pickup with the Viper’s V10 engine.
Name: Dodge Dakota Sidewinder
Debuted: 1997 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas
Specs: 640-horsepower V10 8.0-liter engine from the Viper GTS-R, four-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive, 2,700 pounds, 21-inch front and 22-inch rear wheels, 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, 170-mph top speed
The student-design concept would look lovely in the supercar lineup.
Lamborghini design in recent years has become more sophisticated. Cars like the Huracan and the Aventador, while still sharp, are modern and far sleeker than some of their earlier, more rigid counterparts. But student and designer Fernando Pastre Fertonani wants to up the ante even further; his Lamborghini Pura SV rendering is a stunning example of minimalist design, and a bold look at Lamborghini’s performance car future.
The new technology flagship will be the crown jewel of the company’s EV portfolio.
BMW is providing an early glimpse of its flagship electric model scheduled to be launched in 2021 once production will kick off at the Dingolfing factory in Germany. However, what we’re looking at is not the iNext, but a concept due to be unveiled later this year as the Vision Vehicle to serve as a preview for the road-going model.
The fully working W18-powered concept borrowed the chassis and four-wheel-drive system from the Lamborghini Diablo VT.
Name: Bugatti 18/3 Chiron
Debuted: 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show
Specs: Lamborghini Diablo VT chassis and four-wheel drive, 6.3-liter W18 engine with 555 horsepower and 390 pound-feet (630 Newton-meters) of torque, carbon fiber body, 205+ mph (330+ kph) top speed
Why We Remember It Now:
Because it was an early preview of what was to become the Veyron and you can easily see some styling cues that were adopted by Bugatti’s former hypercar launched several years after the concept.
Though it technically debuted a couple months prior, the Lamborghini Marzal – the concept car that would eventually spur European coachbuilders to one-up each other with ever-wilder designs – made headlines in May of 1967 when Prince Rainier and Princess Grace drove it at that year’s Monaco Grand Prix. This past weekend, the freshly restored Marzal returned to the streets of Monaco to reprise that driving debut.
It’s technically a concept, but a production version is due by the end of the year.
It may not be the most powerful Golf GTI that Volkswagen has ever built (that role is reserved to the 306-hp Clubsport S), but it’s the fastest. Meet the TCR version, which although carries the suffix of a track-only race car, it’s in fact a road-legal hot hatchback. Debuting today at Wörthersee, the new hardcore Golf GTI is characterized as a concept, though we’re expecting the final car to look virtually the same inside and out.
The legendary 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept car is to return to the Monaco Grand Prix track this weekend – the first time in 51 years it will have been driven in public.
The one-off Marzal was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1967. Just a few weeks later, on May 7, 1967, it was driven on the Monte Carlo track by His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco, accompanied by his wife, Princess Grace.
It’s no Scrambler; this handsome concept is even more aggressively styled.
A new Jeep Scrambler is on the way; while we wait patiently for the arrival of the Wrangler-based pickup, rendering artist Appu Koshy has imagined an even more rugged truck for the Jeep range. He calls it the Crusader – an appropriately aggressive name – and though it may share little in common with the Wrangler aesthetically, it’s still a tough, body-on-frame vehicle built to take on anything.
Unfortunately, neither of the two reached production.
Name: Audi Shooting Brake, Allroad Shooting Brake
Debuted: 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, 2014 North American International Auto Show (Detroit)
Specs (2005 concept): six-cylinder 3.2-liter with 250 horsepower, Quattro all-wheel drive, 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 6 seconds, 155 mph (250 kph, limited) top speed
Specs (2014 concept): turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 292 hp and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm), dual electric motors, 408 hp and 480 lb-ft (650 Nm) combined output, Quattro AWD, 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds, 155 mph (250 kph, limited) top speed
Let’s hope Honda actually decides to bring it to production.
Much to the surprise of show goers, the Honda Urban EV concept made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017, and quickly made its way into our hearts. We voted it one of the best vehicles at the event, alongside heavy hitters like the Mercedes-AMG Project One, and the Bentley Continental GT, among others. Now, we imagine the lovable concept wearing production clothing.
Students from Skoda’s vocational school have been tasked to chop off the Karoq’s roof.
[UPDATE, May 4] Skoda has dropped more revealing teasers of its droptop compact crossover. New details have also been disclosed, with the unusual concept featuring a lower ride height thanks to shock absorbers borrowed from the Octavia RS.
Power comes from the VW Group’s familiar 1.5 TSI allowing the Karoq Cabriolet concept to hit 62 mph (100 kph) in 8.4 seconds before topping out at 127 mph (204 kph). We also get to learn it has the same length, width, and wheelbase as the regular Karoq, but with a redesigned rear end and a new exhaust system. The A- and B-pillars have also been modified, while the door handles are now illuminated. Rounding off the changes are special indicator lights and new bumpers incorporating projectors showing the Skoda logo on the tarmac at night.
The company has announced plans for a new concept car as a follow-up to the stunning Le Fil Rouge.
Hyundai through the voice of its design boss, Luc Donckerwolke, has pledged to put an end to the “boring” design theme. The South Korean marque is off to a great start with the superb Le Fil Rouge unveiled a couple of months ago at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The swoopy four-door sedan will be followed later this year by another concept that it too will signal the fresh design approach.
An A-Class-powered three-wheeler with RWD and a body that leaned into bends.
Name: Mercedes F300 Life Jet
Debuted: 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show
Specs: 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 102 horsepower, rear-wheel drive, electrohydraulically controlled five-speed manual transmission, three wheels, 0-62 mph in 7.7 seconds, 131 mph (211 kph) top speed.
Why We Remember It Now:
With the F300 Life Jet concept, Mercedes wanted to combine the best of both worlds: the comfort of a car with the agility of a motorcycle.
Rumors of the Lincoln Continental’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Despite slow sales, Lincoln’s announcement at this year’s National Automobile Dealers Association Show in Las Vegas proves it is committed to the esteemed full-size luxury car. The American automaker will soon reintroduce rear-hinged doors on the Continental—something it has not had in nearly 50 years.
The BMW i Vision Dynamics concept unveiled at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show previewed what a production full-electric four-door might look like. Now, BMW has confirmed that a production version will indeed arrive by 2020 and that it will have Tesla-beating range.
As reported by Auto Express, BMW CEO Harald Kruger says that brand’s fully electric eDrive line-up, which includes the i4, will be able to do 550-700 kilometres (340-435 miles) on a single charge. Last September, the concept was only mentioned to be able to reach 370 miles, so the projected range has improved significantly.
Most everything divulged about the 2019 Mazda3 so far has focused on the trick Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) Skyactiv-X engine. If a series of photos posted on a Chinese website are accurate, it looks like Mazda has novel plans for the cockpit as well. The three images show a three-color, all-digital gauge cluster in two different configurations. The first configuration places a three-digit speedo in the center of a blue-ringed tachometer, with gear indicator and water temp displays on the left, fuel range calculator and what appears to be a funky clock on the right.