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Checking out the forward-looking concept vehicles and the notable new releases is always a highlight of the Auto Show.






The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 had a better showing of exciting concept vehicles with integrated self-driving technology, innovative cabins and connected technologies. Unfortunately, the Auto Show’s displays were not as strong. There seems to be a shift toward CES being the place to show the truly boundary-pushing concepts rather than the Auto Shows.


some concepts from Chicago auto show 2020

some concepts from the consumer electronics show 2020

Kia HabaNiro


The Toyota LQ was on display at CES and the Chicago Auto Show.


Acura Type S



kia habaniro

Kia calls its HabaNiro an “all-electric Everything Car or ECEV – commuter, crossover, sport utility, state-of-the-art technology workroom and adventure vehicle.”


300 mi



All Electric Range (AER)

rearview video display in place of physical mirror

electric motors supply its e-AWD


photo: https://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/models/habaniro/0

most exciting production vehicle

The Land Rover Defender is a purposefully designed machine with iconic styling. Accessory packs aimed at different lifestyles: Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban, make it the right vehicle for anyone.


The round lights are immediately recognizable.

Alpine lights add to the vehicle’s personality and shed light in the cabin.

audi's vehicle line up

In the past we’ve critiqued an overabundance of screens in dashboards that seemed mismatched and overdone. Audi, in contrast, has done a nice job of having two screens that are still clean and unintimidating.


While the two screens enabled interaction in the dash, most physical buttons were moved onto the steering wheel and doors.The styling on doors, use of materials, and design language beautifully carried through from model to model.

for  more exciting mobility concepts,
visit our ces 2020 report

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