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Scion Hako

20 March 2008

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.

Saleen S5S Raptor

20 March 2008

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.

Kia Koup concept

20 March 2008

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.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

20 March 2008

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 TSX

20 March 2008

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.

Nissan Maxima

20 March 2008

The seventh generation of Nissan's flagship Maxima sedan revives the four-door sports car (4DSC) moniker coined by the company nearly two decades ago.