MT Poll: Which 2013 Detroit Auto Show Concept is Your Favorite?

The 2013 North American International Auto Show has come and gone, leaving in its wake a trail of futuristic concept cars intended to stop show-goers in their tracks. Though this year’s Detroit show had far more production-ready concept cars than years past, there were still a few boldly styled concept cars at the show, as well. We’ve already shared with you our favorites, now we want to know yours.

Acura MDX Prototype: This Acura MDX is so production-feasible that Acura didn’t even bother with the concept moniker. The MDX prototype rather underwhelmed us — especially considering its design isn’t significantly different from the current model.

Acura NSX Concept front three quarters11 300x187 imageAcura NSX Concept: Looking just as good as it did last year, the Acura NSX concept was displayed at the Detroit show wearing a new interior the automaker is considering for the production car.

BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept: BMW uses the word “concept” lightly when it comes to the 4 Series concept. The sharp-looking 4 Series will see production in a year’s time as the replacement for the 3 Series Coupe.

Ford Atlas Concept: The Ford Atlas concept is the truck that turned the whole auto show on its side, taking the wind out of GM’s sails. The Atlas concept is our first preview of the next-gen F-150 and is full of innovative new features not yet seen in other vehicles in its class.

Honda Urban SUV Concept: The Fit-based Urban SUV concept is going to be Honda’s jab at the Nissan Juke. With the Urban SUV, Honda hopes to win market share with younger buyers in the growing compact CUV market.

Hyundai HCD 14 Concept front three quarter 21 300x187 imageHyundai HCD-14 Concept: The HCD-14 was one of the most controversial concepts of the show, with styling most diplomatically described as ‘polarizing.’

Lincoln MKC Concept: The production variant of the Lincoln MKC concept is going to be huge for Lincoln. A thinly veiled production car, the MKC might just be one of the most stylish vehicles in its class, along with the Range Rover Evoque.

Nissan Resonance Concept: The Resonance concept is our first look at the next-gen Nissan Murano. Though arguably the most ‘concepty’ vehicle on this list, the Resonance features an attractive design language that’s a further evolution of the Juke.

Toyota Corolla Furia Concept front three quarter2 300x187 imageToyota Corolla Furia Concept: Corolla buyers: here’s your next car. The Corolla Furia may preview the next-gen Corolla’s huge leap forward in styling.

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept: The un-offensive VW CrossBlue concept is Volkswagen’s attempt to get a piece of the midsize crossover action. The three-row crossover features a surprising amount of interior space and an innovative plug-in diesel hybrid powerplant.

Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept: The Passat Performance concept is a hot version of the Passat. The Performance concept features a sporty interior, a lowered stance, and a 1.8-liter turbocharged I-4 making 250 hp.

Which Detroit auto show concept is your favorite? Sound off below.

By Christian Seabaugh

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