It’s all in the concept – at least for many automotive show-goers who can’t wait to check out the latest concept vehicles that are on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show.
Nearly a dozen new ones are making their debut this year. Some, like the new Toyota FT-1, are pure fantasy, designed to stretch the minds of automotive designers and the public alike. Others, like the Acura TLX Concept, are thinly disguised production vehicles that will reach showrooms in a matter of months.
“They’re one of the best reasons to come to a show like this,” said Charlie Vogelheim, a California journalist who stuck around after the official NAIAS Media Days this week to get a second, more casual peek at some of the vehicles making their debut in Detroit.