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Volkswagen Concept A

11 March 2006

The Concept A is Volkswagen's teaser for a forthcoming Golf crossover, containing elements of sports coupe and SUV, in some ways not unlike the Renault Egeus concept shown at Frankfurt last year.

Skoda Roomster

11 March 2006

Speaking at the show with Satoru Tai, Vice President of Nissan Design Europe, he explained how the Terranaut aims to be less aggressive than most SUVs and features ?Cartier-like? jewel type lamps at the front a rear ? not dissimilar perhaps to the Nissan Foria concept shown at Tokyo.

Skoda Roomster

11 March 2006

This is the international debut of the production Roomster, a car that stems from the Roomster concept shown at Frankfurt in 2003 and the legacy of recently departed head of design Thomas Ingenlath (now head of advanced design at Volkswagen).

Renault Altica

11 March 2006

Although lacking the ultimate impact and beauty of the Saab Aero X Concept, the Altica is a deeply impressive concept car, packed full of innovative and interesting design features and executed to an exceptionally high standard.

Saab Aero X concept

11 March 2006

In many ways the Aero X is a classic superficial concept car; a sleek sports coupe with little relevance to any forthcoming Saab production car. But it is also a great signifier that this beleaguered brand is still on the map and a luscious design in its own right.

IED Haizea concept

11 March 2006

Italian design school IED presented a full scale milled mockup of a joint project conducted with Lancia. The Haizea ('wind' in Basque) is a 4.7meter mid-engined vehicle with a strong cab-forward profile and electric motor assist for the front wheels. The side view is characterized by a long front overhang and lean-forward snout to the car, with a correspondingly short lean-forward rear overhang. S

Dodge Hornet concept

11 March 2006

There is something slightly ironic about the Hornet being shown in Geneva. After a dearth of forward looking, compact and modern American car design at Detroit, here is one of the big US brands showing just that; a very American but very innovative and appealing small car. The chunky exterior has various Dodge cues such as the DLO and most notably the surface that rolls forwards from the shoulde

Audi Roadjet concept

08 February 2006

It's hard to know how to take the Roadjet. Audi invented the term 'Avant' for its shallow-raked tailgated station wagons in the early eighties, but this car is neither Avant nor sedan, more of a tall hatchback in the mould of the unlovely European market Fiat Croma.

Dodge Challenger concept

08 February 2006

When Trevor Creed introduced the Challenger concept he described it as a concept that set out to 'get it right' ? to iron out the imperfections of the original 1970 design.

Chevrolet Camaro concept

08 February 2006

Unveiled to universal rapture is a new everyday hero: the Chevrolet Camaro. Drawing from the 1969 original, this new interpretation designed under Tom Peters is derivative yet contemporary, with bold lines defining tight surfaces.