Every year, the world’s automobile manufacturers bring some of their best concepts and designs to the New York International Auto Show in the city’s borough of Manhattan. There is a plethora of vehicles on display, but four concepts in particular stood out at the 2015 edition of the show, which runs April 3-12.

Lincoln Continental Concept 12 The Lincoln Continental concept was unveiled ahead of its New York International Auto Show debut. The car will boast an all-new 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. Photo: International Business Times/Nick Deel

Lincoln Continental: Lincoln is the Ford Motor Co.’s frequently forgotten luxury brand, but it has made quite a few headlines in 2015 with this Continental concept. It’s the return of Lincoln’s most famous nameplate. “We wanted to bring back the elegance and beauty [of the brand] with the Continental,” said David Woodhouse, Lincoln’s design director. Making a new one is a huge leap for the brand: If it succeeds, Lincoln is back on the map. If it doesn’t, Lincoln will be in serious trouble. The Continental will go into production in 2016.

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 would be the first two-seater from the company since the original 1926-1930 Bentley Speed 6. Photo: International Business Times/Nick Deel

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6: Bentley Motors Inc. hasn’t made a true two-seat sports car in more than 80 years -- not since the original Speed 6. Now it has the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, a performance-oriented coupe that will give the company a true modern sports car. It will sit alongside its popular Continental GT, with a price starting close to $200,000. “It will not be an entry Bentley,” CEO Wolfgang Durheimer said. The EXP 10 is still three to four years away from production.

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept The Hyundai Santa Cruz, a Tuscon-based crossover/utility vehicle concept, is a few years away from market, but it's intended to serve the virtually vacant small-truck market. Photo: International Business Times/Nick Deel

Hyundai Santa Cruz: For the mortals among us, there’s the Hyundai Motor Co.’s Santa Cruz: a sort of truck-slash-funky-crossover thing that might fill the gaping hole that is the compact pickup market. It’s not pretending to be anything other than light-duty. “It’s a versatile vehicle,” Hyundai public-relations manager Miles Johnson said. “But it’s not really a rugged, off-road truck.” The Santa Cruz is still a few years away from production, assuming Hyundai actually builds it.

The 2015 New York International Auto Show is under way at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.