First, we need to talk about automotive trade shows. Automotive trade shows, often just called “car shows,” are commercial events where major car manufacturers show off new models to both their dealers and the press. If you wander around at one of these shows, you will often see another type of car being displayed in addition to new models. They are often wild, futuristic automobiles called “Concept Cars.”

What are Concept Cars?

Concept cars are platforms for companies to show off new ideas. Some are showcasing technology that is almost ready for primetime, others have technology that is really just a concept for feedback and discussion. Let’s take a look at one.

The Concept-i

Announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Concept-1 is a concept vehicle from Toyota. Designed by Toyota’s CALTY Design Research in Newport Beach, CA with user experience technology development from the Toyota Innovation Hub in San Francisco, the Concept-i was developed with a particular focus: an immersive user experience.

Our Toyota experts at Lustine Toyota of Woodbridge, a Toyota dealer in Woodbridge, VA, tell us at the heart of Concept-i is powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that learns with the driver to better meets the owner’s driving needs. The AI system also interfaces with advanced automated vehicle technologies to help enhance driving safety technology.

Under certain conditions users will have the choice of automated or manual driving based on their personal preference. Inside, the Concept-i avoids screens on the central console to reveal information when and where it’s needed. Colored lights in the foot wells indicate whether the vehicle is in automated or manual drive; discrete projectors in the rear deck project views onto the seat pillar to help warn about blind spots, and a next-generation heads-up display helps keep the driver’s eyes and attention on the road.

A Vision for the Future

So, the primary reason to make a concept car is for a car maker to show off the futuristic car technology they are working on. Concept cars are not required to meet many federal standards so engineers and designers are free to let their minds wander and create. As a result, some very innovative ideas may be generated and shown off at carshows.


As we mentioned, a secondary reason for the construction of a concept car is so feedback can be obtained from the media, auto experts, and even the general public. This information is invaluable to the car makers because it can help them decide which concepts to continue to develop and which to toss.

Final Word

There is a common criticism of concept cars, some of which comes from the manufacturers themselves. Concept cars are often considered a waste of time because lots of buzz gets generated and the vehicle itself will never be built for public use. That being said, these cars have invaluable benefits from the media exposure and the gathering of feedback. Although some manufacturers are scaling back on their concept cars, they are unlike to go away. They simply provide too much value to the car manufacturers.

Acura has revealed the Precision concept car at the ongoing 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Acura Precision Concept was developed by the Acura Design Studio in California to reflect “Precision Crafted Performance” of the brand. The new concept car also hints at the designing of future Acura models.

Acura Precision Concept Front Fascia
Acura Precision Concept Front Fascia

As for exterior styling, the Acura Precision pre-production model gets athletic and aggressive layout with 22-inch wheels and tires. Needless to say, there are signature lighting designs, comprising of Jewel Constellation LED headlights and floating LED taillights. Just so you know, the design theme is being touted as “quantum continuum” and it transites the same elements from exterior to the interior cabin. Surprisingly, there is no B-Pillar in the concept model which compensates for the rear floating seats. Also, the rear center high-mounted stoplight becomes an architecture element piercing the rear glass.

Acura Precision Concept Rear
Acura Precision Concept Rear

The interior cabin has a compact, race-inspired, sports steering wheel with paddle shifters and Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) controls, a floating center meter, a driver’s head-up display, a cantilevered center stack and an ultra-wide, thin and curved center display screen. In addition, the double-layered instrument panel, the high-contrast front seat surfaces, the ultra-thin “floating” rear seats, evoking the look of modern lounge furniture, and the hand-crafted audio speaker grilles made of exotic wood are peculiar in their own way.

Acura Precision Concept Interior Cabin
Acura Precision Concept Interior Cabin

There are many concept cars that are in showrooms for people to admire and buy. One of the main concept cars is the Mazda Kabura. This concept was released by the Japanese manufacturers in the year of 2006. It was shown at the North American International Auto show. This car is known as a sports one and it has amazing style for people to admire. If you are looking for a nice concept car then this is the ride to choose. It has many features in the interior and exterior that will blow the buyers mind away.

The exterior of the car is has arches on the wheels and traditional coupes which make the Mazda Kabura have a nice look. There is also a seamless glass on the surface of the car that stretches from the B-pillar all the way to the cowl. The driver has the ability to amend the knob of the roof of the car the way the driver wants it to be. One of the best features about the exterior is that it has a solar cell which allows for it to not get over heated. It prevents the car from becoming hot and it controls the temperature inside. This car is battery powered and the solar cell on the exterior allows the battery to charge automatically. There is a cargo area for you to keep all your things and it allows for great storage space. The car is seen in the color red in showrooms and the fire red makes the car stand out.

The Mazda Kabura has three doors and there is space for four people to fit in this sports car. There are three seats upfront and a seat in the back. The interior consists of leather seating and this really adds a good look to the car. There is no glove box in the car which gives more space to the driver to move around. The car has nice stereo system and the interior looks very neat.

The engine of the car is made from 2.0 L Madza MZR engine. The engine has a DOHC of 16 valves which allows the car to have amazing speed. It is a fast car that is usually used for racing. This car is priced at twenty thousand dollars in the current market and the price is anticipated to increase because this is a concept luxury car that people yearn for. It is a futuristic car that allows people to travel in fashion and gives them a sense of personality. A car can depict what a person is like and this is why this car is very popular. The look of the car leaves people in awe and the speed of the car is out of this world. If you are thinking about buying a concept car then the Mazda Kabura Concept is great because it has everything that a person could ever want in their car and the look of it is just astounding.