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Toyota Tacozilla inspired by 1970s Chinook campervans to debut at SEMA

Toyota Tacozilla inspired by 1970s Chinook campervans to debut at SEMA

We bet you haven’t heard of the Toyota Chinook campervan, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be looking forward to Toyota’s Tacozilla campervan concept at this year’s SEMA show in November. The Toyota Chinook is a collaboration between the Japanese automaker and American wagon maker Chinook RV. The first Toyota Chinooks entered the market in 1973 and were essentially motorhomes with a pop-up roof built on a long-wheelbase Toyota half-ton truck chassis.

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Honda unveils new family of e:N Series electric vehicles for China

Honda unveils new family of e:N Series electric vehicles for China

Japanese automaker Honda is fast-tracking its electrification strategy by introducing two new EVs and three concept cars for the Chinese market. The new e:N Series of all-electric vehicles will probably not make it to the United states and the rest of North America. Still, Honda claims its newest e:NS1 and e:NP1 electric crossovers will go on sale in China next spring.

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Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept is your home away from home

Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept is your home away from home

Ford is debuting an off-the-grid concept vehicle based on its newest 2022 Expedition Timberline, the most rugged and off-road capable Expedition SUV. Ford is showcasing its latest creation at the Overland Expo East at Oak Ridge Estates in Arrington, Virginia, and at the incoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from November 2 to 5, 2021.

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Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept previews incoming electric SUV

Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept previews incoming electric SUV

The Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept is more than just the Spanish automaker’s next-generation electric off-road racer. It also previews what to expect from the roadgoing version of Cupra’s incoming Tavascan electric SUV, the second all-electric vehicle from Cupra after the Cupra Born announced in 2020.

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BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY is the future of electric bicycles

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY is the future of electric bicycles

BMW is challenging the norm with its slew of mobility concepts at the 2021 German Auto Show. Among those that fascinated us the most is the BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY, short for Adaptive Mobility. There are two AMBY concepts, in fact, and both are electric bicycles. The Motorrad Vision AMBY is a motorized bicycle without conventional pedals, whereas the i Vision AMBY is a traditional mountain bike with pedals and electric assist.

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Porsche Mission R is a champion of speed and sustainability

Porsche Mission R is a champion of speed and sustainability

The Porsche Mission R is the future of Porsche racing cars, and we’re saying this with no disrespect to the 911 GT3 Cup. The last time Porsche used the “Mission” monicker was Mission E, an electric concept that turned out to be the Taycan EV we know today. However, Mission R is an all-electric GT racing car, but we’re keen to see roadgoing variations of this hardcore electric coupe in the not-too-distant future.

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BMW i Vision Circular Concept Sets the Highest Bar for Sustainability

BMW i Vision Circular Concept Sets the Highest Bar for Sustainability

The BMW i Vision Circular has a lot going for it, quite a feat for an all-electric concept car. BMW unveiled a few teaser images of its latest green concept car before the 2021 IAA in Munich. We knew beforehand the concept is a compact hatchback in the same mold as the i3 electric car. But unlike the i3, you won’t mind sitting behind the wheel of BMW’s latest I Vision Circular concept car.

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Audi grandsphere concept removes steering wheel, pedals, displays

Audi grandsphere concept removes steering wheel, pedals, displays

An automobile with an automated driving mode that turns the vehicle into a "spacious sphere of experience." That's what Audi envisioned for their grandsphere concept shown this week at IAA 2021. With Level 4 automated driving in this concept car, the interior removes displays, pedals, and the steering wheel from the ride. This vehicle turns itself into a lounge while it transports you from one place to another.

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Cupra UrbanRebel Concept is a race-inspired urban electric car

Cupra UrbanRebel Concept is a race-inspired urban electric car

We’ve long been waiting for a souped-up urban electric vehicle, and it seems Cupra heard our pleas with its UrbanRebel Concept. Cupra is the performance arm of Spanish automaker Seat, the latter now part of the VW Group. Seat established the Cupra brand in 2018, and the UrbanRebel Concept previews the future design language of Cupra’s urban electric vehicle slated for release in 2025.

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BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is a no-frills electric mini-bike

BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is a no-frills electric mini-bike

The BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is debuting at IAA Mobility 2021 in Germany next week. Unlike other electric motorcycles from BMW Motorrad like the CE O4 urban cruiser and other concepts, the CE 02 mini-bike defines the fine line between a modern scooter and a vintage bike. BMW Motorrad’s head of vehicle design Alexander Buckan calls the concept a “skateboard on two wheels,” and we find it hard to disagree.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI BBS Concept pays homage to the Mk2 GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI BBS Concept pays homage to the Mk2 GTI

Volkswagen has unveiled a new production-based concept that harks back to the original Mk2 Golf GTI. Working with Philadelphia-based VW enthusiast Jamie Orr, the Golf GTI BBS Concept’s biggest draw is its wheels. It has BBS 19x9 Super RS rims with the waffle and hex pattern we all drool about, and it fits the Mk8 Golf GTI quite well.

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Lincoln Aviator Shinola Concept debuts August 11 at Pebble Beach

Lincoln Aviator Shinola Concept debuts August 11 at Pebble Beach

Lincoln has collaborated with Detroit-based luxury house Shinola in creating the Aviator Shinola Concept, which is not exactly a concept car per se. Instead, it’s a production Aviator littered with luxury touches inspired by Shinola’s sports watches, Runwell bicycle, and leather silhouettes.

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