9 Coolest Concept Cars of the Past Year

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We Round Up the Coolest Concept Cars in Recent Memory

If you’re planning to attend any auto shows this year, make sure to spend some time checking out the concept cars. Automakers use concepts to showcase their best new ideas and technology, and they can get really wild.

After a concept car makes the auto show circuit, they typically meet one of the following three fates. Many concepts fade into obscurity, overshadowed by the next big thing. Some are resurrected as production vehicles that somewhat resemble the concept, or showcase a key element or feature of the concept. And sometimes, a concept car is turned almost directly into the brand’s newest hot model, with only a few changes here and there. The following cool concept cars include several that we think are likely to see production, in some form or another.