The Toyota bZ4X Concept has made its official debut, and this is the start of a vision for the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella. By 2025, the company will use this platform for around 70 electrified models, with at least 15 dedicated BEVs, including seven carrying the bZ (Beyond Zero) brand moniker. Plus, Toyota plans to electrify its pickup truck lineup in the near future, including hybrid and BEV powertrains. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
TCL’s new Fold ‘n Roll concept aims to bridge the gap between smartphone and tablet with a unique design that folds right down the middle. It features an outward-folding wraparound display that forms a 6.87 inch panel covering most of the front of the phone when folded. When users flip the screen open, you get an 8.85 inch smartphone / tablet hybrid that is great for games, productivity, streaming, and more. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Leyang Bai via Car Scoops
Many already know that the current-generation Corvette C8 is the first production model to have a rear mid-engine configuration and also GM’s first rear mid-engine production car since the 1984 Pontiac Fiero. It draws power from a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated LT2 V8 generating 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the Z51 performance package, but what if the next model went back to the front-engine configuration? Meet the Neovette. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Elon Musk’s second-generation Tesla Roadster still does not have a definitive release date, and when there is one, it could have some competition, starting with the all-electric MG Cyberster concept. Set to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month, this two-door, two-seater roadster draws inspiration from the classic MGB Roadster, complete with round MG headlights, a slime grille, interactive ‘Magic Eye’ headlights that open when switched on, and a laser belt LED strip down the side of the car. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Lexus LF-Z Electrified aims to kick off the brand’s electric future, and it’s a doozy. This crossover boasts a 90kWh battery pack that helps it achieve a 0-62 mph time of just 3 seconds, with a max output of 400kW and 700Nm of torque. However, the real technology is found inside, starting with its panoramic roof made of electrochromic glass that can be dimmed instantly when required and has functions for privacy as well as illumination that reflects the night sky. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Hyundai Motor Group is one step closer to electrifying their entire lineup of vehicles with their latest concept, the Genesis X. This all-electric GT (Gran Turismo) coupe is now the brand’s fifth concept car, following the New York, GV80, Essentia, and Mint, but with a new take on sustainable luxury car design. This vehicle maximizes use of the Two Lines design element that Genesis is known for. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Daniel Płatek via Car Scoops
Created by industrial designer Daniel Płatek, the Infiniti QF Inspiration Concept is essentially a single-seat supercar that draws inspiration from fighter jets. Its narrow cabin means that you won’t find a large touchscreen or any other high-tech electronics, just a steering wheel and an OLED panel. Outside, there are no visible headlights, just a seamless flowing body for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. Read more for additional pictures.
Famed race car drivers Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme won five of the six Can-Am races in the 1967 season. The very next year started off with an equally dominant performance by McLaren in the new M8A at the Road America Can-Am race, but the M8B faltered at the next race in Bridgehampton due to engine failure. Fortunately, the team reduced the compression ratio of their engines to 12:1, from 13:1, trading horsepower for increased reliability. Designer Yosuke Yamada pays tribute to these classic race cars with the Can-Am Homage. Read more for a video and additional pictures of this sleek hypercar concept.
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
The second-generation iPhone SE was officially released on April 24, 2020, so it’s about time for a refresh, whether it be this year or next. There are rumors swirling that the third-generation iPhone SE could be based on the fourth-generation iPhone, but with an under-display Touch ID sensor. Other features include a new Lightning charging port rather than a 30-pin connector, a near bezel-less OLED display, and a single rear camera. Read more for a video and additional pictures.
Photo credit: Alexis Poncelet via Car Scoops
The original Honda del Sol is a 2-seater targa top and successor to the popular CR-X, so it’s no surprise that the automaker is possibly working on an all-electric followup. Designer Alexis Poncelet thinks so as well, and came up with this futuristic Honda HR-X Del Sol electric pickup concept. It draws inspiration from the all-electric Honda e, but with a set of off-road tires that can handle city streets and the back roads without issue. Read more for additional pictures.