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The original S80 was the first 'post square' Volvo that introduced most of the design elements used on all subsequent Volvos.
The S-MAX shares much in common with the new Galaxy but aims to have greater dynamic appeal and retain a closer connection with Ford of Europe's new 'Kinetic Design' ethos, as previewed on the SAV and Iosis concepts from last year.
This is a joint venture between Suzuki and Fiat, with production at Suzuki?s new Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary that already produces the Swift and Ignis models for Europe.
The Urban Cruiser aims to build on Toyota's heritage in SUVs and suggests a possible additional model for the line-up in future below the current RAV4.
Up close, the Rosso Monza red example on the stand looks more modern and with crisper edges than it appears in photos.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.