2013 NAIAS: Acura Debuts New NSX, MDX Prototypes

Acura is using the 2013 NAIAS to debuts new concept cars like its NSX supercar.

John Scott Lewinskiby John Scott Lewinski

Crave Online is on the floor of the 2013 North American International Auto Show here in the historic backyard of the American car industry.

Known unofficially as the Detroit Auto Show for short, NAIAS is annually the official kickoff of the automotive year. Within the U.S., the New York and Los Angeles Auto Shows are big deals, but Detroit is the calendar's first epicenter of car news.

Acura got rolling early with a pair of rollout events for its NSX Concept and MDX prototype vehicles. The NSX would like to become Acura's halo car,  come the 2015 model year. The car has come and gone from Acura's world over the years, and we haven't seen a new one since its latest incarnation was cancelled in 2008.

The new NSX promises to be a more environmentally friendly supercar when it shows up in two years.

The Acura MDX for 2014 is well beyond the concept stage and will hit showrooms for the 2014 model year. It's a luxuriously appointed SUV designed to compete with the Mercedes Benz and BMW entries in the same class. The 2014 version extends the wheel base, introducing more legroom for all seating rows.

More rollouts will be speeding out of NAIAS by the hour. Stay in gear at Crave Online for quick peaks in at the coolest cars emerging from Detroit this week.

Check out all of Crave Online's coverage from NAIAS 2013 here!