Auto Shows

Kia to unveil stunning fastback concept at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Kia has given us a first glimpse at what’s shaping up to be a stunning fastback concept. Set to debut next month at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, we’re sad to report the concept doesn’t preview a new model line. Rather, it signals a new body style for one of the Korean brand’s existing models, specifically the next-generation Cee’d compact ... Read More »

Smart bringing self-driving city car concept to Frankfurt auto show

Teaser for Smart concept car debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show Mercedes-Benz’s Smart brand will use the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt auto show to preview its vision for personal transport of tomorrow. The preview will come in the form of a concept that Smart describes as a fully self-driving electric car ideal for shared urban mobility. That’s already a lot of ... Read More »

America’s most important luxury car show

Every August, droves of car collectors gather for a week on the Monterey Peninsula to show off, ogle, and place big-money bids, all culminating in an elaborate Sunday afternoon car show: the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Ladies wear complicated hats and men don pastel seersucker suits for the golf course occasion. It’s an ostentatious display that seems distant, even out of ... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: NINE MANUFACTURERS TO SKIP THE AUTO SHOW

The Frankfurt motor show, one of the biggest automotive events in the calendar year, has received a major setback as nine manufacturers have decided to skip the event. The list includes Fiat, Peugeot, Nissan, Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Mitsubishi, DS and Infiniti Motors. While there are no official comments on why these manufacturers have decided to stay away, the reasons ... Read More »

Selling cars from the auto show floor

Honda sold 2,619 vehicles over the Shenzhen auto show’s eight-day run in June. Photo credit: HANS GREIMEL SHENZHEN, China — The throbbing techno music blares at skull-splitting volume. And the crush of pushing through sweaty throngs for a peek at the cars is a full-contact sport. Some things make Chinese auto shows different from their overseas counterparts. And when it comes ... Read More »

Pebble Beach car show boasts of greater diversity

A 1938 Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet from the Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection in Sparks, Nevada, drives into position at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) Charles Fleming Organizers of the upcoming 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance say there will be something new on the storied 18th green this year: diversity. The glamorous ... Read More »

The future of auto shows is in doubt; Frankfurt is the latest example

The relevance of auto shows as a showcase for brands and new model debuts is being questioned as automakers are increasingly holding their own events or choosing to attend smaller, but more diverse, interactive showcases such as the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The shift is underlined by the list of brands that will skip next month’s Frankfurt auto show.  The absentees will ... Read More »

Mini will preview electric car with 2017 Frankfurt auto show concept

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 users. The BMW Group used the gathered feedback for the i3 launched in 2014. But with electric cars increasing in popularity, helped along by the ... Read More »

Datsun GO Live Concept Showcased At Indonesia Auto Show

Datsun GO Live hints at the design language of future Datsun models Highlights The Datsun GO Live was designed with Indonesian customers in mind Datsun GO Live concept is designed to reflect the modern style and trends The styling hints at the design language of future Datsun cars Datsun this week showcased a new concept car based on its GO ... Read More »

Leaked photos of new all-electric Leaf provide first look at Nissan’s Tesla killer

Blurry pictures of the forthcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf surfaced on Twitter over the weekend, providing a first look at the automaker’s attempt to reassert dominance in the electric car field. But the images, which were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, didn’t inspire much confidence among fans that Nissan will be able to overcome Tesla. The images were tweeted by a user called ... Read More »