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Photos: Concept cars keep on truckin'

The Chicago Auto Show features International's glass-roofed MXT, Toyota's boxy F3R and more.

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Topic: Hardware
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F-250 Super Chief

Concept cars arrived in all shapes and sizes at the Chicago Auto Show this week. Ford's F-250 Super Chief is designed to run on three different types of fuel--hydrogen, E85 ethanol or gasoline--and travel 500 miles per fill-up. Plus, the roof is made of glass, "bisected," according to the press material for the show, "by a leather-wrapped grid of American walnut."

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Dodge Rampage

Chrysler's 2006 Dodge Rampage is a custom truck that sports a new style. This "family" vehicle has five seats and sliding rear doors for passengers.

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Toyota F3R

Make yourself at home in Toyota's F3R minivan. The driver's seat reclines and swivels, the passenger's seat transforms into a chaise longue, and the left-hand seat joins the third-row seat to form a couch. Plus, there are two LCD screens.

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Maybach Exelero

The Maybach Exelero concept is a production commissioned by Fulda Tyres to test wide tires. The 700-horsepower engine powers a car that was modeled after luxury streamlined cars of the 1930s.

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International Truck

International Truck and Engine Corp. has created a pre-production prototype truck called MXT that features four high-back racing seats.

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Mitsubishi Miev

Each of the Mitsubishi Miev Concept-CT's 20-inch wheels contains an electric motor, which provides computer-controlled all-wheel drive.

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Nissan Urge

The Nissan Urge has gained fame with its installed Xbox system--in park, the car becomes the game console.

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Bluetec Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Bluetec Grand Cherokee features clean-diesel technology developed by DaimlerChrysler. It comes with an oxidizing catalytic converter, a diesel particulate filter and elective catalytic reduction technology, which is an exhaust treatment system. It adds ammonia to the catlylitic converter to convert nitrogen oxides into nitrogen and water vapor.

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