Few concepts, but they turned heads
No doors? No windows? Flying cars? It’s concept vehicles that get the attention, with the North American International Auto Show in Detroit as the big showcase.
Many of the 40,000 expected to attend are vehicle owners looking to see and touch what’s new and exciting, and what better way to attract their attention than the concept vehicles NAIAS has become famous for.
In 2017 SUVs nearly outsold sedans and Nissan’s Rogue was the 2nd bestselling SUV in the U.S. Getting to number one means keeping the Rogue fresh with styling cues from Nissan’s Xmotion SUV concept. With suicide doors for the rear passengers, cutaway headlight cavities covered with black storm shutters and a military inspired black wheel design that overlaps the sidewalls, the Xmotion looks like it’s ready to go into battle.
Unknown brand names need something a little more radical to attract attention. China’s GAC Motors devoted major floor space to its Enverge concept. An electric powered crossover, the Enverge is a futuristic looking vehicle with a single door on each side that spans nearly the entire length of the body. The doors open up Lamborghini style and appear to be windowless. The Enverge won’t be in showrooms anytime soon, but the design elements are sure to appear in future vehicles from this major Chinese manufacturer.
NAIAS 2018 started on January 13th and kicks off nearly two months of similar new vehicle shows across America