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    Frankfurt 2009: Seat IBZ concept makes us say "Hazlo, por favor!"

    Seat IBZ concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Seat loves to present its concepts in a lapis-like blue with deep cream interior coloring. It's usually a very good start, and the IBZ concept adds an Alfa-worthy beauty to what might otherwise be an ordinary wagon. Number three in ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz S500 Vision Plug-in Hybrid broods quietly

    Mercedes-Benz S500 Vision Plug-In Hybrid - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Mercedes is working to complete the circle, combining the frugality of its smallest A- and B-Class offerings with the luxury of its S-Class offerings. For the U.S. the S400 Hybrid began the earnest trek down that road, ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Audi e-tron is red outside, nice inside

    Audi e-tron concept -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Audi e-tron concept has a few good things going for it on the outside, like lustrous red paint, some wicked cool taillights, and... well... maybe something else that's escaped us. Sadly, those things are overcome by the chrome ...

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    Spanish designer's Honda RA-X concept has us intrigued

    Honda RA-X Concept by Xuacu Perez -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the S2000 going, going, gone and sports car fans left to wait until the CR-Z arrives, some car designers have taken to creating Honda sports cars on their own. This effort is from Spaniard Xuacu Perez, who wanted to ...

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    Respect Your Elders: Suzuki's Kizashi concepts spotted stacked and awaiting crusher?

    Old concepts don't die, they just get thrown in a heap and stacked atop one another in some dank lot out back. Actually, we don't know where the lot is located, but we do know it appears to be holding the Suzuki Kizashi, Kizashi 2, and Kizashi 3 – important concepts that the Japanese ...

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    Super(light) Hero - Mazda bringing bantamweight MX-5 Miata concept to Frankfurt [UPDATED]

    Mazda MX-5 Miata Superlight Concept -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    A few days ago, Mazda announced a special-edition MX-5 Miata in Crystal White Pearl Mica to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the car that restored the roadster. They should have been making a splash about this car ...

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    Spy Shots: Mystery concept caught in Spain

    Mystery concept car in Barcelona -- Click above for image gallery
    Autoblog Quiz of the Day: the minicar pictured above was spotted in Barcelona, Spain at Central del Poblenou Park, during what sounds like a photo or commercial shoot. Two people were caught driving it, the one in the sky blue ...

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    Rumormill: 2012 Jaguar sports car to get Volt-like extended-range hybrid tech?

    Ratan Tata, Jaguar's owner, knows that the future of the company rests on "shiny and new" products. That's why the XE roadster was reportedly moved to the front of the line and given a 2011 release date. If the soothsayers at Motor Trend are correct, Tata also understands that cleaner engines are ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Guangzhou Honda Linian roadster concept is messing with our S2000-loving heads

    Guangzhou Honda Linian roadster concept - Click on the image above for a gallery
    Guangzhou Honda surprised everyone at the Shanghai show with this tidy little roadster, its second Linian concept in as many years. While the 2008 Beijing show concept was a more pedestrian five-door, this two-seat ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Geely IG Fantastic Concept makes us go "Awwww...."

    Geely IG Fantastic Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    If a local Chinese automaker wants to challenge the Smart, then they should do it with something like this, the Geely IG Fantastic (and not this, the Shuanghuan Bubble). It's kooky, and the headlights almost meet the taillights, ...

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    China's Great Wall readying high-riding four-door coupe?

    Great Wall CHC011 - Click above for a gallery of images
    The tagline for Great Wall Motor Corporation of China is "Driving your colorful life!" Well, the makers of the Sailor, Safe, Sing, Socool, Deer, and Florid vehicles has another one in the pipeline, but this one is not so pithily named: the ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1995 Lincoln Sentinel Concept

    1995 Lincoln Sentinel Concept – Click above for image gallery
    Looking like a 1961 Continental reimagined thirty years on, the Lincoln Sentinel concept caused quite a stir on the show circuit back in the mid-'90s. Eventually, the not-quite-a-runner sedan somehow wound up in Hardeeville, South ...

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    Shanghai Preview: Geely Tiger GT concept back with full interior and butterfly doors!

    Geely GT concept - Click above for a gallery
    Last year, among 20 other Geely concepts, it was the Geely GT that stole the Beijing Auto Show. An original Chinese-designed coupe, it was over-the-top everywhere, but in a way that some felt came together very nicely. This year, it could be the Geely ...

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    Reader Spy: Hyundai concept caught on the street ahead of NY debut

    Hyundai's Mystery New York concept car - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Hyundai's got a concept hatch in store for New York, and Autoblog reader Aaron spotted it on the street and was kind enough to snap a few photos for us. We have no details on the car itself yet, but as you can see, it's a ...

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    Coco's Ride: What if Chanel designed automobiles?

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Chanel Fiole concept car
    Jinyoung Jo is a car designer at Hong-ik University in South Korea, and this is her creation: the Chanel Fiole concept. As with classic Coco Chanel work, the design of the car was centered on simplicity of lines and "the best of ...

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    REPORT: BMW Z2 gets green light, concept headed for Frankfurt

    A little more information is out on the BMW Z2 that looks to be shown at this year's Frankfurt Auto Show. According to Auto Bild, the roadster built on the next 1 Series platform will be joined by a coupe variant, just like the previous Z4 – but unlike that car, the Z2 will be a radical ...

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    Spy Shots: If this is it, the Mazda1 looks nothing like Kiyora concept

    UPDATE: This is not a prototype for the Mazda1, it is a Chinese-market Haima subcompact based on the Mazda2. Thanks to everyone who sent in the correctionWhen we were told that the Mazda Kiyora concept unveiled at last year's Paris Motor Show would influence Mazda's coming city car, it looks like ...

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    China seen producing scaled-down knockoff of Peugeot Hoggar concept

    The Peugeot Hoggar Concept from 2003 was a two-seat buggy named for an Algerian desert, designed to be "a sports car for extreme conditions." It had two cast alloy seats in the middle, and two transverse, 180-horsepower diesel engines – one mounted up front, one out back – driving each ...

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    Seoul Preview: SsangYong to show C200 Eco crossover concept in Korea

    SsangYong first unveiled its C200 concept crossover at the Paris Motor Show last autumn, and it will release a toned-down version that's nearly production-ready at next month's Seoul Motor Show. The financially battered Korean automaker says its less aggressively-styled C200 is similar in size to ...

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    Dacia Duster concept to spawn production model?

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Dacia Duster Concept
    Say "Duster" to most auto enthusiasts and you're likely to conjure up images of 1970's Plymouth Valiant-based muscle cars, or perhaps the P-bodied Chrysler buzzbins of the Eighties. What doesn't usually come to mind is the very ...


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