Concept Cars

Concept cars are created by automakers to showcase new technologies and designs, but they are not mass-produced. Explore the future of automotive and see what you might be driving in a few years.


First seen at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, Renegade was designed to demonstrate that a serious off-road vehicle ("trail rated", as Jeep might say) can also be environmentally friendly.

With the Furai concept, Mazda puts a green spin on its rotary engine.

Chrysler exhibited its greener side at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show with the ecoVoyager Concept.

Even exotic-car builders are turning green. Italian sports-car maker Ferrari rolled out an E85-capable version of its F430 Spider at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show.

Saturn's Flextreme Concept expands on GM's "E-Flex" technology first seen on Chevrolet's Volt concept.

Toyota unveiled the A-BAT Concept at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. According to Toyota, A-BAT represents a return to the company's compact pickup truck roots but with several modern twists.

It's no secret that Suzuki plans to add a pickup truck to its lineup for 2009. Suzuki showed three concept Equators at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show.

The Lincoln MKT Concept is a four-door "bustle back" that features a rear hatchback design and the maker's new EcoBoost engine technology.

Is a redesigned Eclipse on the way? Mitsubishi pulled the cover off of the Concept-RA at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show

The GMC Denali XT Hybrid Concept made a splash at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show with its futuristic looks and untruck-like projected fuel economy.

Hyundai showcases fuel-cell technology with its i-Blue Concept.

Suzuki shows its motorcycle heritage with its SXForce Concept.

Mercedes aims for big success with its new GLK small SUV.

The Pilot Concept introduced at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show foreshadows a production 2009 Pilot that is slightly larger overall, packs more muscle, and sports more distinctive styling.

Introduced at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, the Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept is a compact crossover SUV that takes several styling cues from Saab's 9-3 sedan lineup.

The LRX is Land Rover's attempt to take a luxurious SUV and make it green. How does Land Rover combine sustainability without sacrificing the amenities that won the royal seal of approval?

Combining sporty muscle car looks and lean, mean, electric might is Dodge's newest concept, the ZEO electric car.

With its sight set on challenging Jeep's iconic Wrangler, General Motors' Hummer division debuted the HX Concept SUV at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show.

Introduced at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, the subcompact Ford Verve Concept would fill a spot in Ford's lineup vacated in 1997 when the unloved Aspire was last sold.

Introduced at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, the Explorer America Concept hints at the future of large Ford SUVs.

Lamborghini designed the Reventon to look like a fighter jet, inside and out. There are only 20 of them -- and they're all sold out.

Concept cars are automotive dreams on wheels. These one-of-a-kind jewels are built to showcase an automaker's fancy new technology or give a glimpse of how future models will look. Check out pictures and profiles of dozens of the most colorful and spectacular concept cars of all time.

The Nissan 350Z concept cars brought a modern look and feel to Nissan's traditional roadster. The 2001 Nissan Z concept car was a glimpse into what the 350Z of the future would look like. Check out the Nissan 350Z concept cars and see pictures.

The 1940s and 1950s Cadillac LaSalle concept cars gave hope for an eventual LaSalle return. But LaSalle did not survive the 1940s. Learn about the 1940s and 1950s Cadillac LaSalle concept cars.

The 1957 and 1958 Packard concept cars were created to rebuild Packard's luxury business. One of Packard's best concepts, the Predictor, was dubbed the "dream car." See pictures and profiles of 1957 and 1958 Packard concept cars.