Posts from ‘Auto Shows’

Nov
28
Mercury XM Concept, Woman in back of XM concept, Mercury concept with rumble seats

Mercury XM Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Nov
26
VinFast, 2023 VinFast VF 8

2023 VinFast VF 9 (left) and 2023 VinFast VF 9

A new challenger in the all-electric vehicle market brought its wares to the 2022 LA Auto Show. VinFast has its sights set on Tesla, Rivian, and other premium brands by offering a pair of battery-powered midsize SUVs. On their own, these vehicles might not merit much more than a casual shrug. Rather, it’s the company itself and a unique marketing strategy that has us taking notice.

Nov
18
2023 Toyota Prius

2023 Toyota Prius

2022 Los Angeles Auto Show

Revealed at a private event in advance of the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota officially unveiled the next version of its Prius gas/electric and Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. These fifth-generation hatchbacks get a sleek new look, a revised battery pack, and up-to-date safety and connectivity tech. The company also claims that the standard Prius hybrid will achieve 57 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

Nov
17
2024 Subaru Impreza RS

2024 Subaru Impreza RS

2022 Los Angeles Auto ShowRevealed today at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, the redesigned 2024 Subaru Impreza is noteworthy for what it gains, and for what it loses. Gone is an available manual transmission, and more significantly a sedan variant. Returning for ’24 is the sporty RS trim level. An RS version of the Impreza was last offered in 2007.

Nov
17
Fiat 500e Maitroppo Bulgari Concept, 2025 Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e Maitroppo Bulgari Concept

2022 Los Angeles Auto Show

Down to just a single model in the U.S., the Fiat Brand is showing signs of life. Revealed today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 500e, an electrified version of Fiat’s 2-door subcompact hatchback, will return to the U.S. in early 2024.

Nov
16
Genesis X Convertible Concept

Genesis X Convertible Concept

2022 Los Angeles Auto ShowRevealed at a private event in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Genesis X Convertible hints at what a production open-top car from the Korean luxury brand might look like—assuming such a thing were ever to be built. The X Convertible is third in a series of Genesis “X” concept cars, following the X Concept (2021), and the X Speedium Coupe (August, 2022).

Oct
31
Saturn Flextreme Concept

Saturn Flextreme Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Oct
21
 2023 Jeep Avenger

2023 Jeep Avenger 1st Edition

Paris Auto Show

At the 2022 Paris Auto Show, Jeep unveiled its first fully electric vehicle, the 2023 Avenger. This subcompact-class crossover slots below the Renegade in size and at least for now, will not be sold in North America.

If the Avenger name sounds familiar, that’s because it was previously used by Jeep-parent Stellantis’ Dodge brand, first on a sporty coupe produced from 1994-2000 and then later on a midsize sedan that was made between 2007-2014.

Oct
14
2023 North American Auto Show Schedule

2023 North American Auto Show Schedule

The show must go on: This phrase is as true for the car business as it is for Hollywood. Despite continued supply shortages and other economic and geopolitical uncertainties, consumer demand for passenger vehicles remains as strong as ever. Further, even as manufacturers and dealers ramp up their online shopping tools, there’s no better way for consumers to get a feel for what they might want than going to an in-person auto show.

Sep
15
2023 Chrysler 300C

2023 Chrysler 300C

With its aggressive and blocky styling and available V8 power, the 300 was a bold affront to the sleek Concord it replaced in Chrysler showrooms back in 2005. Gone was the Concord’s “cab forward” design, replaced by the 300’s long hood and huge, aggressive grille.