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Here are our 5 favorite concept cars at the 2017 Detroit auto show

The automotive industry is rich with pie-in-the-sky thinking. These vehicles, whether they debuted here or not, represent some of our favorite concept cars we've seen in recent memory.

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Nissan Vmotion 2.0
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Nissan Vmotion 2.0

Nissan's Vmotion 2.0 concept looks at a future where Nissan gets real fancy.

Nissan Vmotion 2.0
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Nissan Vmotion 2.0

The car comes with Bose Nearfield speakers, which can deliver pertinent information directly to the driver's seat.

Nissan Vmotion 2.0
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Nissan Vmotion 2.0

If this is where Nissan's design language is going, we'd like to come along for the ride.

Infiniti QX50 Concept
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Infiniti QX50 Concept

Infiniti's QX50 concepts is one of the milder-looking ones, but it's no less impressive.

Infiniti QX50 Concept
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Infiniti QX50 Concept

As with many other concepts, it arrives packing a suite of semi-autonomous driving systems.

Infiniti QX50 Concept
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Infiniti QX50 Concept

We expect this look to arrive on production cars in the near future.

Audi Q8 Concept
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Audi Q8 Concept

Audi's Q8 concept packs on seriously large grille.

Audi Q8 Concept
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Audi Q8 Concept

The rear end is somewhat reminiscent of the Lamborghini Urus concept from years past.

Audi Q8 Concept
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Audi Q8 Concept

Seriously, that grille could swallow other cars whole.

Volkswagen ID Buzz
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Volkswagen ID Buzz

Volkswagen's ID Buzz concept presages an electric microbus that should appear eventually as a production car.

Volkswagen ID Buzz
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Volkswagen ID Buzz

Like the previous ID concept from Paris, the Buzz rides on VW's new MEB electric platform.

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Volkswagen ID Buzz

An electric microbus? My inner hippie just sparked up the bong.

Lexus UX Concept
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Lexus UX Concept

This one debuted in Paris, but in case you missed it, it's in Detroit, too.

Lexus UX Concept
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Lexus UX Concept

The UX concept packs funky styling outside, and freaky spiderweb-looking seats inside.

Lexus UX Concept
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Lexus UX Concept

The future is lookin' pretty harsh, according to Lexus.

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