2015 was a good year for the auto industry in the US: Auto sales jumped 5.7 percent to 17.5 million cars, an all-time high. That made for a celebratory mood in Detroit this week at the North American International Auto Show.
The show opens to the public this weekend, and once again, the world’s automakers have piled up dozens of new cars and concepts to be ogled by the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to attend this year’s show and see what’s coming for 2016.
Good stuff, it turns out. This is the year we finally saw an electric car for the masses—from Chevrolet, no less—and the resurgence of the minivan. Audi showed off a hydrogen concept car as well as a vehicle for the Moon. Nissan plunked down a pickup truck concept fit for Conan the Barbarian, and Buick—yeah, Buick—showed off the best-looking concept at the show.
If you’re headed to Detroit and don’t have all day to wander the show floor, here are the five coolest cars you’ve got to see.