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Photos: Design concept cars

Photos: Design concept cars

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In addition to their wild and wacky blue-sky projects, car companies also use the auto show season to display models that point to their near-term design direction. In addition to giving an insight into the shape of new models and general changes to external styling language, these vehicles often hint at forthcoming advances in drivetrain and cabin technology.

Check out our roundup of design concepts here