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A Mitsubishi Evo concept is coming, and it’s an electric SUV

After multiple generations, Mitsubishi put its rally-bred Lancer Evolution out to pasture last year. Execs at the Japanese firm have been hinting for several years about a radical successor that would utilize electrification, come in new body style, and finally shed all vestiges with the humble Lancer on which every Evo has been based. Now, just a month out...

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Borgward Isabella concept brings a storied name back from the past

Borgward emerged in the early to mid-1900s as an underdog German automaker that would, after some great successes, fold in the early 1960s. However, the storied brand was reincarnated in 2008 and the brand showed a new production model, the BX7 SUV, in 2015. Now, Borgward is looking to the future with a concept on show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor...

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New concept previews Mini electric car coming in 2019

BMW Group's Mini brand was an early pioneer of mainstream electric cars. Some readers will recall the brand leased the Hardtop-based Mini E electric car on a trial basis late last decade to help gather feedback from the public. The BMW Group used the feedback for the i3 launched in 2014. But with electric cars increasing in popularity, helped along by...

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BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV

BMW's a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, "better late than never." The German automaker will use its home show, this week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a light and airy cabin. Although...

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BMW i sedan hinted at with 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show concept

BMW is hinting at the next addition to its i sub-brand for electrified cars with a striking concept unveiled on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Called the i Vision Dynamics, the concept is a low-slung sedan in the style of the automaker's 4-door Gran Coupes, and it's powered by an electric powertrain BMW insists is capable of 373 miles...

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Land Rover Discovery SVX is a hardcore, V-8-powered off-roader

Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) is out to prove that its repertoire goes well beyond fast cars. It's demonstrating this with the Land Rover Discovery SVX concept that debuted on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. SVX is the opposing bookend to SVO's SVR label which denotes high-performance vehicles. SVR is...

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Zagato pays homage to the Iso Rivolta with Vision GT supercar concept

It's been a while since we last laid eyes on a concept developed for the Vision Gran Turismo project, a challenge put out by the makers of the "Gran Turismo" video game in 2013 to automakers and design firms to see who could come up with the best design for a grand touring car. The latest entry is from Italian design firm Zagato, which...

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Audi bringing 2 self-driving concepts to 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Audi will use next week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show to highlight its roadmap for self-driving car technology. The automaker will do so with a separate vehicle highlighting each of the three levels of self-driving car classification leading up to and including Level 5, the ultimate goal where a car can handle all situations on its own and thus can...

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BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV

BMW's a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, "better late than never." The German automaker will use its home show, next week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a light and airy cabin. Although...

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BMW i concept teased ahead of 2017 Frankfurt auto show, may preview i5

BMW's oft-rumored i5 had fallen off the radar but now it's back front and center due to confirmation Thursday we'll see a new BMW i concept at next week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show. Along with the confirmation, we received this teaser shot that suggests we're looking at a sleek sedan. This has led to rumors the concept may be a...

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