Concept cars give manufacturers the chance to offer a glimpse of the future. Often they are way off the mark, but sometimes they are spot on.The more serious concepts are taken along to motor shows to test customer reaction, while the crazier ones may grab the headlines, but generally go back to the drawing board.Car makers listen to the feedback, and if the reaction is excellent, their creations may well go into production.

We’ve taken a look back at the concept cars unveiled so far in 2017 at motor shows, including Geneva and Detroit, plus the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas…

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