Though the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit isn't flush with new concept vehicles, we managed to find a few — some full-blown concepts, a near-production prototype and one that claims to be one but isn't even a concept. Here our editors pick the winners and losers from this show.
2014 Detroit Auto Show: Production Cars Winners and Losers
Acura TLX Prototype (above)
Joe Wiesenfelder: Loser
Sorry, kids, but this isn't a prototype. It doesn't have an interior, which means it's barely a concept car. To my way of thinking, we can't judge a replacement for the TSX and TL — two different-sized current models — without getting inside.
Aaron Bragman: Loser
C'mon already, Acura, get rid of the damned beak. That metal prow up front that makes the thing look like it needs an orthodontist has to go. The rest of the car looks tepid but inoffensive, like an ILX XL. It might keep Acura fans happy, but it isn't likely to draw in anyone new to the brand, not when you've seen the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class.