Vehicle type: Mid-sized crossoverSeats: 5Base engine: 3.5-liter, 260-hp DOHC V-6On sale: Late 2014Base price: Not availableWhat's cool: Nissan's San Diego design team gave the model a curvy body and a floating roof to make the same fearless styling impact the first Murano had in 2002.
Vehicle type: SUV conceptWho designed it: Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design directorWhat's cool: Will use a new Jaguar and Land Rover lightweight aluminum architectureWill it be built? Yes. U.S. sales begin in 2015 with a smaller model that will be called the Discovery Sport to replace the LR2.Show reaction: Drew crowds because it shows a design language for the new family of Discovery SUVs
Vehicle type: Small crossoverSeats: 5Base engine: 1.4-liter, four-cylinder turboOn sale: DecemberBase price: Not available (nearly identical Canadian version sells for about $17,000 U.S., before shipping)What's cool: 4G LTE high-speed wireless connection, fold-flat front passenger seat, awd available even on base model
Vehicle type: SedanSeats: 5Base engine: 2.4-liter, 206-hp I-4On sale: SummerBase price: Not availableWhat's cool: A zippier base engine than in the Honda Accord, on which it is based, teamed with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The V-6 gets a nine-speed. Four-wheel steering is standard; “super handling” all-wheel drive is optional. Has a suite of new accident-avoidance technologies.