Car News - : 2007

  • The stars of the 2007 Tokyo show

    30 November 2007

    Tokyo Show

    Get ready for imagination overload! It's Tokyo motor show time, which means a host of weird and wonderful concepts. Join the CAR news team at the show, and check out the Nissan GT-R...

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  • Toyota RiN

    25 October 2007 by Jonny Smith

    Green windows - it must be good for the trees… Even by Toyota concept standards the RiN is a little weird. The RiN is definitely one for Sting, as it's focused purely on healthy living and increased...

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  • Toyota 1/X

    25 October 2007 by Jonny Smith

    What is the point of this contraption exactly? Toyota has a habit of building mind boggling concept cars that fire up the public imagination and then deliver forgettable production dross. The 1/X may...

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  • Mazda Taiki unveiled

    25 October 2007 by Tim Pollard

    You're not telling me that Mazda is about to launch a car with out-riggers and a freaky body, are you? Yes. And no. Mazda has played with its 'nagare' design concept over the course of 2007, with a...

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  • Toyota Hi-CT

    25 October 2007 by Jonny Smith

    And the winner of bravest car design goes to… You won't forget the proportions of the Hi-CT in a hurry. It is intentionally unconventional. If Judge Dredd lived in Tokyo and needed to downsize… It's...

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  • Subaru Impreza WRX STi at Tokyo

    25 October 2007 by Jonny Smith

    Hang on, I thought the Impreza had got even uglier? In non-WRX form it is a despicably hideous beast but this is the STi and it looks cooking. Ok so it's no longer a super saloon but a hyper five-door...

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  • Lexus LF-Xh unveiled

    25 October 2007 by Guy Bird

    Is this the RX400h replacement I see before me? Reckon so. The next-generation large SUV concept unveiled today at the 2007 Tokyo show features an advanced hybrid system with a V6 petrol engine, an...

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  • Nissan Pivo 2

    25 October 2007 by Gavin Green

    Haven’t we seen this weird Pivo before? We have. Two years ago, Nissan showed the first Pivo, an urban car that features some clever tech specially designed for the challenges of the city jungle. Pivo...

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  • Nissan NV200, Intima, and Round Box

    25 October 2007 by Gavin Green

    So what else did Nissan have at Tokyo beyond the GT-R and Pivo2? Three other concepts, the best of which was the NV200 van, designed in Nissan’s London design centre. It’s a van just as useful for...

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  • Suzuki aims high

    25 October 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Looks kinda lairy for a Suzuki… Yes, but it could be your next company car. Suzuki is on a mission to break into the car makers’ top ten, raising production from 2.4 to 3 million, and it needs a...

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  • Volkswagen Space Up concept

    24 October 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Up, up, and away… Yes, the Volkswagen Up is back. The Tokyo Motor Show today saw VW unveil a second iteration of their new small family car – a third model will be shown at the LA Auto Show in...

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  • Subaru G4e

    24 October 2007 by Johnny Smith

    Are, in the words of Mr Numan, friends electric? Yes, Subaru has finally realised that nearly all of its range dishes out too much carbon and decided to save the flowers. Besides inventing the...

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  • Subaru Exiga

    24 October 2007 by Jonny Smith

    Stop press! Easy-on-the-eye new Subaru shocker! It's good looking and, although currently a concept, it's likely to become a showroom reality. This is the Subaru Exiga – think of it as an XL size...

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  • Toyota i-Real

    24 October 2007 by Gavin Green

    It looks like an electric wheelchair… is Toyota for real with this? Toyota is serious. Deadly serious. As traffic gets worse, so personal mobility vehicles like the i-Real start to make sense.

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  • Volkswagen Touareg R50

    15 October 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Let me guess…some fuel-guzzling, turbocharged behemoth? It might be a diesel, but yes, it’s still all of the above. Ths is VW’s new R50 and it’s the latest car from VW Individual, the same engineering...

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