Lexus LF-NX gets turbocharged second act [w/video]

Don’t let its supremely polarizing appearance fool you, this is not the Lexus LF-NX Concept that you (probably) had a strong reaction to when it debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The German version of the concept car featured a variant of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system, while this LF-NX Turbo, well, it has “turbo”

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Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV could hint at next-gen Montero

Mitsubishi showed up at the Tokyo Motor Show with three concept vehicles in desperate need of some competitive new products,. The most important of them might just be this fullsize Concept GC-PHEV (Grand Cruiser). With its full-time four-wheel-drive system and roughly the right package size, we can only hope it hints at a future design

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Mazda3 Skyactiv-Hybrid and CNG Concept shown in Japan

Mazda has received a tremendous amount of public and industry praise in the last few years, following up the successful introduction of its Skyactiv technology (powertrain and otherwise), with strong products like CX-5, Mazda6 and most recently, the Mazda3. At the Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda has taken yet another step forward with Skyactiv and the

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Subaru Viziv Evolution Concept looks strangely familiar

The Tokyo Motor Show has proven to be far deeper and more interesting in 2013 than it has been in recent years, surely a trailing indicator of the revived auto industry in Japan and throughout the world. Still, we have seen a few concept cars that have been nearly ‘recycled’ from shows earlier in the

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Mitsubishi AR Concept continues a wacky, wonderful tradition

Mitsubishi enjoys a long history of thinking outside the literal box when it comes to designing minivans and people movers. Remember the Mitsubishi Van, a.k.a. Delica? How about the Chariot, better known to us as the Colt Vista? The Expo and Expo LRV, the twin models that succeeded it? These were all left-of-center takes on

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2013 LA Auto Show news summary

Two major international auto shows occurring on the same two days? Phew, let’s not do that again… ever. Still, we’re pros at auto shows here at Autoblog, so we obsessively covered both the LA Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show at the same time.  The last of our LA show coverage has gone live, which

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Chinese WitStar Concept from Guangzhou Auto

Just in case you thought the Youabian Puma wasn’t the craziest thing you’d see all auto show season, China’s got you covered. Our friends over at Car News China found this gem, the WitStar Concept from Guangzhou Auto, sitting on the show floor at the Guangzhou Motor Show.  Compared to the Puma, this concept actually

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Suzuki 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine Crosshiker concept

As an automaker, Suzuki may be long gone from American shores, but it’s still a force to be reckoned with in its home country of Japan. At this week’s Tokyo Motor Show, the brand known as much for its two-wheeled fare as its four displayed a slew concept vehicles for both drivers and riders. The

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Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition

This is one of those moments when we hate to see it leave, but we love to see it go. The subject at hand is, of course, the brilliantly brutal Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the first vehicle developed fully by AMG. Last week we learned that Mercedes will cease to produce the company’s flagship sportscar and

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