Concept cars make up our favorite displays at international auto shows. These cars show off the latest thinking within design departments, and often contain new ideas in cabin and power-train technology.
The latest season was particularly satisfying, featuring the return of an icon, promising new production-intent vehicles, excellent styling, and low- or zero-emission technology.
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We were impressed to see a new Acura NSX, this modern version boasting a hybrid power train. And Acura followed up with a new flagship sedan using a similar version of that hybrid system.
Nissan showed a lot of energy, coming up with a neat little hatchback, and two existing electric-powered concepts under its Infiniti brand. Lexus was also in play with an extremely styled hybrid coupe.
Ford and Mercedes-Benz rolled out with technology showboats, concept cars intended to demonstrate new technology being developed from a variety of internal departments. On the flipside, Kia and Chevrolet had pure design numbers, vehicles of pure style.