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Crazy-looking concept cars

Coming to a road near you? Maaaybe. For now, you can at least drool over pictures of these concept cars.

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Volkswagen Sedric
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Volkswagen Sedric

The Volkswagen Sedric was introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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Volkswagen Sedric interior

This unusual podlike concept is a vision of a self-driving future lounge. 

Amazingly, VW plans to actually build it.

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Nissan 370Zki in action

In an effort to one-up Nissan's other winter concepts, the Nissan 370Zki added a new element -- skis. 

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Nissan 370Zki

Up front, the 370Zki (pronounced "370-Ski") sports a set of American Track Truck skis, and in the back, Dominator tracks from the same company. The concept debuted at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.

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Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

The Audi E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo was originally developed for Sony and Polyphony Digital's pixelated PlayStation 4 racing simulator, but now, it's an actual car.

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Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo: Rear view

The E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo has three electric motors, which each produce 268 horsepower, with total system output pegged at 815 hp. 

Weighing in at under 3,200 pounds, the E-Tron is expected to accelerate to 62 mph in under 2.5 seconds.

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Micro Mobility Microlino

The adorable Micro Mobility Microlino openly apes the look of BMW's iconic little Isetta bubble car.

Top speed is a modest 56 mph, but the Microlino is intended to be used in congested cities. 

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Micro Mobility Microlino

A production version of the Microlino is planned, and it will be offered with two battery options, either 8 kilowatt-hours for 75 miles of range or 14.4kWh for over 130 miles. 

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Lambo Terzo Millennio

The entire body of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio, unveiled at the 2017 EmTech conference in Cambridge, Mass., can be used for energy storage.

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Lambo Terzo Millennio back

What's more, that energy can be redirected in case of damage from a collision.

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Nissan IMx

Nissan's IMx crossover concept, which debuted at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, is a long-range electric SUV.

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Nissan IMx interior

A next-level version of the company's ProPilot automated driving hardware allows for fully autonomous running.

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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

Volkswagen's charismatic I.D. Buzz rides atop the company's MEB platform, which will be used to underpin a number of future EVs.

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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

A production version is earmarked to arrive in 2022, but VW is so excited about it that the company's already let Roadshow drive the multimillion-dollar concept.

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Genesis Essentia

Unveiled at the 2018 New York Auto Show, this Genesis Essentia concept is not like anything else we've seen from Genesis, or parent company Hyundai. 

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Genesis Essentia interior

The Essentia's backbone is a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, with a high-density battery pack and "multiple" electric motors arranged in an "I" pattern through the car's central tunnel. 

Genesis says the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds.

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Honda Urban EV

The Honda Urban EV is a beautiful, and relatively small, hatchback that pays homage to old-school hatches, like the Volkswagen Rabbit, and most clearly Honda's own N360 minicar of the late sixties and early seventies. 

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Honda Urban EV interior

Honda has announced it will begin taking orders for the pure electric hatchback in 2019, but US availability remains up in the air. 

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Renault EZ GO

Renault's all-electric cocoonlike EZ-GO, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, can drive itself or be driven by a person.

Riders can call for the EZ-GO to pick them up through an app or can go to stations set up throughout a city for a ride.

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Renault EZ GO: Offramp

To make getting in and out easy, there's a boarding ramp at the front of the vehicle. 

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VW I.D. Vizzion

The VW I.D. Vizzion debuted at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and is the fourth member of Volkswagen's I.D. family of electric concept cars.

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VW I.D. Vizzion: Side view

The Vizzion has gotten rid of conventional controls altogether. There's no steering wheel, no pedals, no traditional dashboard or dedicated driver's seat. 

Like many future autonomous concepts, VW envisions that passengers will operate the vehicle with voice and gesture control.

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Toyota E-Palette

Toyota unveiled its unusual E-Palette concept vehicle at CES 2018

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Toyota E-Palette front

Toyota envisions that retailers could use the E-Palette for automated deliveries, or Uber could use it for autonomous ride sharing. Each E-Palette is designed to be shared between businesses. 

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Nissan Xmotion

The Nissan Xmotion (pronounced "Cross Motion") is impressive inside and out. 

It debuted at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

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Nissan Xmotion interior

A set of suicide doors opens to display six individual seats across three rows, split down the middle by a pronounced center console.

A single screen that spans the width of the dashboard brings information to the driver and passengers.

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Audi/Airbus Pop.Up Next

Audi and Airbus have teamed with the VW-owned design company Italdesign to debut a dronelike flying taxi and an electric city car combo at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

The pairing carries the awkward name "Pop.Up Next."

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Pop.Up Next: Air or road?

For traffic-choked routes, the Airbus drone is designed to pick up the pod with passengers in it, leaving a chassis module parked for later retrieval.

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Lexus LF-1 Limitless

Lexus says its LF-1 Limitless "introduces a new genre" of luxury vehicle.

The outside is futuristic, with a grille that covers nearly the entire front bumper.

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Lexus LF-1 Limitless interior

Inside, things stay that way, with wild angles all over. The steering wheel has a ton of buttons, the seats have all sorts of stitching and there are screens for most of the passengers.

A production version of the LF-1 is expected.

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Aston Martin Lagonda Vision

The Aston Martin Lagonda Vision is a low, long sedan with suicide doors and a set of gullwings over the rear doors that allow you to basically walk into the car. 

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Aston Martin Lagonda Vision interior

Since Aston's long-dormant Lagonda brand is being reimagined as a zero-emission automaker, the Vision Concept packs an electric drivetrain with solid-state batteries that permit a range of 400 miles. 

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Hyundai Le Fil Rouge

Highlights of the Hyundai Le Fil Rouge include a new three-dimensional interpretation of the brand's Cascading Grille with parametric jewels, and long wheelbase proportions with short overhangs.

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Hyundai Le Fil Rouge interior

The concept debuted at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

Toyota TJ Cruiser concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
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Toyota TJ Cruiser Concept

The Toyota Tj Cruiser concept, which debuted at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Show, is a cross between an SUV and a minivan. 

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Toyota TJ Cruiser

It can have either front- or all-wheel drive, and forward motion comes from a hybrid system with a 2.0-liter gas engine.

Production possibilities remain unclear.

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BMW M8 Gran Coupe

The BMW M8 Gran Coupe previews a future four-door variant of the upcoming BMW 8 Series coupe.

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BMW M8 Gran Coupe

It has larger air intakes, flared fenders, broad shoulders and a carbon-fiber-reinforced-polymer (CFRP) roof for race-ready performance.

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Aston Martin DBX

The Aston Martin DBX Concept debuted at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. 

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Aston Martin DBX interior

The concept is electric, but a recent report says the production version will rely on conventional gas engines. 

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Super 8 RoadM8

Super 8, the hotel chain, recently spent $100 million renovating its rooms. To celebrate that investment, it rolled out a concept Jeep Wrangler, the Super 8 RoadM8, at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

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Super 8 RoadM8 interior

The exterior emulates the Super 8 sign, and the interior looks like a redesigned Super 8 hotel room.

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Jeep Jeepster

The Jeep Jeepster concept is a modern take on the original.

It's not scheduled for production, which is a shame.

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Jeep Jeepster back

No word about what powers this thing, but given its 2018 Wrangler bones, there's almost certainly a turbo-four or Pentastar V6 power under the hood. 

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Toyota Gazoo Racing Supra

This Supra concept, which debuted at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, is all about racing, so lightweight materials are found in the bumpers, splitter, diffuser and rear wing.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing Supra

Louvers and other aero bits, such as air-deflecting canards, can be found on most of the bodywork.

Strip away the motorsports theme, however, and you're likely looking at the long-awaited next-gen Supra production model.

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Infiniti Q Inspiration back

Making its world debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Infiniti Q Inspiration has a short hood, stretched cabin and swooping, coupelike roof line.

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Infiniti Q Inspiration

Infiniti says the show car's compact gas power plant delivers V6 power with the fuel efficiency of a turbo diesel four-cylinder.

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet concept features an electric drivetrain that produces a net system output of 750 horsepower. 

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Mercedes says the massive concept is capable of hitting 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and features a governed top speed of 155 mph. 

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Nissan Leaf Wrinkle Concept

In February, Nissan unveiled three Nissan Leaf show vehicles, custom wrapped in skins inspired by Disney's movie A Wrinkle in Time, as part of Nissan's collaboration with Walt Disney Studios. 

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Nissan Leaf EV (Wrinkle in Time edition)

Instead of normal windows, these Nissan Leaf concepts feature interactive screens that change depending on what's going by them.

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