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Concept Vehicles

Truck Trend’s concept vehicle section features the latest in future designs from the manufacturers. Read each story to get a clearer picture of which concept vehicles, from drawings to full-scale vehicles, may someday become a reality.
Spyker Luxury SUV Going into Production in 2009 Spyker Luxury SUV Going into Production in 2009
Spyker's uniquely-styled luxury SUV will be going into production in 2009, and is expected to be a big hit. more
Chevrolet GPiX Crossover Concept Debuts in Sao Paulo Chevrolet GPiX Crossover Concept Debuts in Sao Paulo
The automaker canceled plans to bring the a recently debuted CUV stateside, And now the General is introducing another soft-roader not... more
Carbon Motors Unveils the Prototype E7 Police Car Carbon Motors Unveils the Prototype E7 Police Car
After six years of work, Carbon Motors has unveiled its first E7 purpose-built police car. The car was debuted earlier this week at a... more
Soul World: 2010 Kia Soul to be joined at Paris by hybrid Soul and cee'd Soul World: 2010 Kia Soul to be joined at Paris by hybrid Soul and cee'd
Kia has released more photos of the production version of the 2010 Kia Soul that will be making its debut at the 2008 Paris Motor show next... more
Chevy Orlando photos spill on Web ahead of Paris show Chevy Orlando photos spill on Web ahead of Paris show
Photos of another concept headed for Paris have been leaked online, and this time the victim is General Motors and its Chevrolet Orlando... more
Concepts: VW unveils pickup truck concept ahead of IAA Commercial Vehicles Show Concepts: VW unveils pickup truck concept ahead of IAA Commercial Vehicles Show
Long absent from the pickup truck market, Volkswagen is back -- but not in the U.S. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles released details of its... more
Kuga To Be New Escape? Kuga To Be New Escape?
Shown in Paris 2006 as the isosisX concept, the Ford Kuga crossover rolled out across Europe this spring and summer. more
Mazda unveils new Kazamai CUV concept for Moscow Auto Show Mazda unveils new Kazamai CUV concept for Moscow Auto Show
Though on display in various concepts for a couple years now, the flowing lines of Mazda's Nagare design philosophy continue to look fresh... more
Finally, new Saabs, but have the customers grown tired of waiting? Finally, new Saabs, but have the customers grown tired of waiting?
Saab's new 9-4X crossover is big news, the first genuinely all-new Saab model in years more
Is Kia Ready for a Pickup? Is Kia Ready for a Pickup?
Rumors have again bubbled up that Kia is poised to begin selling a body-on-frame V-6 and V-8 pickup truck in the U.S. by the 2011 model... more
Quick Look: Ford Transit Connect Quick Look: Ford Transit Connect
At the New York auto show, Ford displayed a concept Transit Connect taxi, noting it brings architecture's trend of building upward where... more
Concept: GMC Denali XT -- Trend or Gimmick? Concept: GMC Denali XT -- Trend or Gimmick?
GMC Denali XT -- Is this the kind of little truck GM needs to compete with vehicles like Toyota's futuristic A-BAT, Honda's Ridgeline, and... more
Land Rover Black and Silver LRX Concept Photo Gallery Land Rover Black and Silver LRX Concept Photo Gallery
Click here to see more photos of the Land Rover Black and Silver LRX Concept! more
Future: The rules of building a truck have been thrown out the window Future: The rules of building a truck have been thrown out the window
The traditional pickup is moving rapidly beyond its leaf-sprung, boxy boundaries, and what were once SUVs have been replaced with... more
Bull MKT: Lincoln gets its own Enclave. Sort of Bull MKT: Lincoln gets its own Enclave. Sort of
The cheapening--ahem, popularization--of Lincoln is working. Migrating to mostly Volvo-based front-drive platforms and targeting Buick... more
Future Shock: The Truck Market Is Evolving at a Blistering Pace Future Shock: The Truck Market Is Evolving at a Blistering Pace
The rules of building a truck, sport/utility vehicle, or crossover have been thrown out the window, and the future of this category is... more
An Explorer for the 21st century: Unibody concept signals life for an old favorite An Explorer for the 21st century: Unibody concept signals life for an old favorite
At the peak of the sport/utility boom, Ford sold nearly a half million Explorers a year and ran three factory shifts to build them. Today,... more
A Look into the future: 2008 GMC Denali XT Concept A Look into the future: 2008 GMC Denali XT Concept
GMC will show the Denali XT concept at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show to gauge reaction. Our guess is the response will strong. This will be... more
2008 GMC Denali XT Concept Photo Gallery 2008 GMC Denali XT Concept Photo Gallery
Pontiac has won the battle over which GM brand will sell a version of the Australian-built Holden Ute in the U.S., but it looks as though... more
Special Project: CrewMaximus Special Project: CrewMaximus
In fact, much of the time we have to keep ourselves from laughing. But every once in a while a vehicle comes along that doesn't try to be... more
Hummer H3t Concept Photo Gallery Hummer H3t Concept Photo Gallery
See more photos of the Hummer H3t Concept concept at TruckTrend.com! more
Hummer HX Concept: GM's macho brand loses its top Hummer HX Concept: GM's macho brand loses its top
Small. Nimble. Modular. These are adjectives that would never be used to describe Hummers, until now. more
Future Concept: Saab 9-4x BioPower concept Future Concept: Saab 9-4x BioPower concept
In roughly a year and a half GM will launch a new SUV, the 9-4x, whose Saab-ness goes beyond front-end styling and ignition key location. more
Future Concept: Cadillac Provoq concept Future Concept: Cadillac Provoq concept
Thought Provoqing: Cadillac's new small SUV bows in concept form more
Ford Explorer America concept foreshadows Explorer's future Ford Explorer America concept foreshadows Explorer's future
Ford's Explorer America concept -- a possible future vision of what Ford's fallen SUV king could become -- will be revealed to the world at... more
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