Suzuki Previews E-survivor Concept, The Cutest Ute Yet

Suzuki previews e-Survivor concept, the cutest ute yet

If you've ever thought of Suzuki as a whimsical manufacturer of small or smallish vehicles, you're going to like what the manufacturer plans to show at the upcoming 45th Tokyo Motor Show.

The e-Survivor Concept reimagines the classic Suzuki jeep as an all-electric vehicle, and it's filled with interesting styling cues both retro and futuristic. The e-Survivor is not only lightweight in construction, it also looks like it, with vestigial wheelarches and see-through doors. The electric motors are housed in the wheels, leaving the ladder-frame construction able to be as skinny as possible. The dashboard houses large screens showing infotainment controls, navigation settings and the vehicle itself, and there are rear-view cameras in place of mirrors.

Subaru Previews Viziv Performance Concept And 2 Tuned Stis For Tokyo

Subaru previews Viziv Performance Concept and 2 tuned STIs for Tokyo

Subaru will be rolling deep at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show next month. The Japanese automaker has announced a number of different models that it will bring to the show, including three concepts, and limited editions of two different STI models.

At the top of the list, teased above, is the Subaru Viziv Performance Concept. This car sounds like it could be a sneak preview of a next-generation WRX, as Subaru describes it as a sport sedan that combines "enjoyment and peace of mind." The very nature of the model encourages active engagement, but Viziv Performance uses Subaru's EyeSight tech to provide advanced driver assistance. The teaser images don't give us much else to go on, but we'll keep our ear to the ground in case Subaru drops any more information ahead of the show on Oct. 25.

Honda Power Manager Concept Plugs Evs Into Smart Electricity Grid

Honda Power Manager Concept plugs EVs into smart electricity grid

The Honda Power Manager Concept made its debut alongside the well received Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.

Described by its maker as a “fully-integrated energy transfer system", the Power Manager Concept is designed to regulate the flow of electricity between a home or office, and the rest of the electricity grid.

Mazda Will Have A New Rotary Concept At Tokyo Show, Trying To Bring It To Production

Mazda will have a new rotary concept at Tokyo show, trying to bring it to productionDespite ending production of the rotary engine in 2012, Mazda has repeatedly insisted that it's still working on rotary engine tech, and it has continued to tease a potential future rotary car with concepts, the latest of which was the RX-Vision. The company even continues to file patents on rotary tech. It seems the company is continuing this pattern, since the vice president for Mazda's European R&D center told Auto Express that it has another rotary concept ready for this October's Tokyo Motor Show.

Toyota C-hr Hy-power Concept Promises More Performance

Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept Promises More Performance

The Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept may look bold, with its 20-inch wheels, matte "Dark Carbon Silver" paint and contrasting accents in both gloss black and orange, but what really counts with this design study is underneath all that finery.

This vehicle's electrified drivetrain provides more power than the 122 PS available in today's C-HR Hybrid, though we have no idea what that actually means because Toyota hasn't told us, though more information should be released on this subject early next year.

Honda To Present Power Manager Concept Smart Energy System At Frankfurt

Honda to present Power Manager Concept smart energy system at FrankfurtHonda will present its all-new Power Manager Concept, a fully-integrated energy transfer system, at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show on 12 September.
The system is designed to incorporate electric vehicles into a smart power grid. It enables the collection and distribution of electricity between the grid, homes and businesses and electric vehicles, to intelligently balance demand and efficient storage of energy. Honda will apply its Power Manager technology as part of a smart grid pilot scheme in the west of France.

New Mitsubishi Delica Concept Leaks Before Tokyo Motor Show

New Mitsubishi Delica Concept Leaks Before Tokyo Motor Show

Prior to October’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, images of the bold new Mitsubishi Delica Concept have leaked online.

Indian Autos Blog reports that the next-generation Delica is based on the same platform as the Mitsubishi Outlander and will come standard with the company’s Super All Wheel Control system.

Student Designs Stunning Lexus Coupe Concept

Student Designs Stunning Lexus Coupe Concept

Here is a Lexus concept by Esa Mustonen, a transportation design student in Lahti, Finland — after stumbling across this design on the Lexus Manila Facebook page, I asked Esa about his stunning coupe:

I love the current Lexus design language and I think one of the best looking cars at the moment is the LC500. So I wanted to have a go and try to design a Lexus concept myself. I wanted to try and soften the aggressive/striking Lexus lines they have currently on the cars. Also tried to keep the front relatively simple.

Infiniti Is Preparing An Amazing Retro Inspired Ev Concept

Infiniti is Preparing an Amazing Retro Inspired EV Concept

Infiniti has announced it will debut a racing inspired, retro look concept at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours D elegance.

Infiniti says the concept aims to blend “the ingenuity and adventure of early motorsports with the brand’s contemporary “Powerful Elegance” design language.” The design is a throwback to 1930s Grand Prix cars, however the powertrain will be entirely modern. It’s not yet clear what it will consist of, but Infiniti says it will incorporate “advanced EV technology.”

Infiniti Q50 Ev Is A Concept For The Year 2025

Infiniti Q50 EV Is A Concept For The Year 2025

Wondering what an all-electric midsize sedan from Infiniti could look like eight years from now? Check out this hypothetical successor to the Q50.

The designer, one Navneeth Kannan, started out by imagining a futuristic Infiniti-badged model, with a driver-focused design inside and a bold architecture that will subtly hint at its electrified powertrain.

Mitsubishi Teases Production Version Of Xm Mpv Concept

Mitsubishi Teases Production Version Of XM MPV Concept

Mitsubishi will reveal a new small MPV, to be reportedly named Expander, at the upcoming Indonesia Auto Show.

The new model will be basically the production version of last year’s XM Concept and will blend the practicality and versatility of an MPV with the style of an SUV according to Mitsubishi.