Mazda RX-Vision: Reality or Illusion?

Mazda RX-Vision concept

What happens when a Mazda RX-8 falls into a cotton candy machine?

You’ve seen how those machines stretch and pull the candy until it finally wraps itself around the cardboard stick. The new Mazda RX-Vision concept, pictured above, is the car-equivalent to stretched cotton candy.

And it’s gorgeous.

How did this wonder of automotive design happen? Will it actually come into existence? Will regular people like you and me be able to buy one? And most of all, if it does happen, how will it be powered?

The answer to that last question is perhaps even more exciting than the sleek shape you see in the photo before you.

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Cars Coming Soon: Volkswagen’s Cross Coupe Concept Isn’t a Coupe

Volkswagen Cross Coupe concept

The word “coupe” used to mean something.

To label a car a coupe meant it was a 2-door, front- or rear-wheel-drive close-to-the-ground car that might be rather impractical. The Ford Escort Coupe. The Nissan Altima Coupe.

Those cars made sense, at least in their naming conventions. They looked like coupes, and they were called coupes. Now, it seems every automaker likes to take liberties with the word and build vehicles that are not coupes but still call them coupes.

Case in point: the Volkswagen Cross Coupe concept, which debuted this week at the Tokyo Motor Show. Believe it or not, it’s not a coupe.

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