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."
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.
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.
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.
International Truck and Engine Corp. has created a pre-production prototype truck called MXT that features four high-back racing seats.
Each of the Mitsubishi Miev Concept-CT's 20-inch wheels contains an electric motor, which provides computer-controlled all-wheel drive.
The Nissan Urge has gained fame with its installed Xbox system--in park, the car becomes the game console.
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.