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Toyota's Scion youth brand unveiled its Hako Coupe concept, designed by Toyota's Tokyo Design Division. Taking its name from the Japanese word for 'box', the design was directly inspired by the American vintage style revived by Japanese trendsetters.
The Saleen S5S Raptor concept was named after the bird of prey, but the name also stands for ‘Saleen 5-liter Supercharged', denoting its undeniable intention to compete in the supercar performance sector.
One of the surprises in New York was this Koup concept unveiled by Korean automaker Kia. Speaking with Kia's head of design Peter Shreyer, CDN was told that the show car actually previews a forthcoming sedan set to be revealed by the automaker in two years, if public reaction is positive.
Bucking the common procedure of creating concept cars to gauge public reaction before launching a more subdued production model, the production Genesis Coupe was actually conceived at Hyundai's design studios in Irvine, California, before the concept.
Acura's entry-level TSX is virtually identical to the European-market Honda Accord unveiled in Geneva earlier this month, but features a brand-specific grille and additional luxury appointments.