What are Concept Cars anyway?
A concept car fulfills many important roles in the automotive
industry. Concepts can be used by manufacturers to gauge public
opinion of a new model, or even an entire design philosophy.
Or they can be used as experimental design projects, called
styling exercises. Ultimately vehicle manufacturers use concept
cars to push forward the boundary's of manufacturing and production
techniques, while showcasing their more advanced technology.
Some concept cars although important, are rather uninteresting.
Face-lift concepts where the basic structure of the car remains
unchanged from previous years but minor styling cues are altered
for the new model year might fall into this category.
Fortunately owing to the many auto shows which take place every
year, and the imagination of car design professionals and students
the list is ever growing.