Chevy Camaro concept

Chevy Camaro concept

The Chevrolet Camaro concept was one of the hits of the 2006 NAIAS.

GM’s product boss Bob Lutz admitted the retro-styled 2+2 had been sent back to the drawing board after the original finished version had been seen by one highly influential viewer.

“We felt good about it but we didn’t feel great about it. Sometimes it needs someone else to look at it,” said Lutz. “Rick Wagoner said ‘that looks just like the old one and why would we want to do that? Let’s get some modern flair into it so we’re not repeating the past.’ Ed Welburn had been working with one group of designers so he put a second team on to it. And right away, the moment there was competition, things started to get a little more exciting. We have gone with a compendium of the two teams’ work that has the best elements of both cars.”

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Mazda CX-7: new pics

Mazda CX-7

Mazda CX-7

Mazda CX-7

Mazda show a new photos of the 2007 Mazda CX-7 SUV ahead of the vehicle??ôs official debut at the Los Angeles auto show. The Mazda CX-7 is the first of three all-new Mazda vehicles that are being designed and engineered specifically for the North American market.

The new shots include a exterior view. The CX-7, or at least the one in the pics, wears a set of 18-inch aluminum wheels that will be rotated by a 244-hp, 2.3L turbo four-cylinder with direct-injection. The motor is shared with the new MazdaSpeed6, though specially tuned for the CX-7 to deliver 258 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed sport automatic will help the new ute deliver a combined estimated 23 mpg.

Mazda CX-7 arrives in the spring of 2006 as a 2007 model.