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Chevrolet Orlando concept

20 October 2008

The Orlando is a new study for a potential crossover 7-seat MPV/SUV based on the new Chevrolet Cruze sedan, also launched at Paris last week.

Ferrari California

20 October 2008

The mainstream press reaction to this car has been quite negative, mostly due to the idea of Ferrari offering a Mercedes SL competitor and that somewhat-contrived side feature line.

BMW 7 Series

20 October 2008

When the last seven series was launched in Frankfurt 2001 there was the biggest outcry in the recent history of car design.

Nissan Nuvu concept

20 October 2008

At first glance the Nuvu seems to be a Tokyo show car that got on the wrong boat: it is a small whimsical concept that looks set to go on to have no impact in any production design Nissan.

Ford Ka

20 October 2008

Given its close visual resemblance to the new Fiesta, most observers will probably assume the new Ka is Fiesta-based, as was its predecessor.

Honda Insight

20 October 2008

Honda love recycling old model names and applying them to new cars - and the Insight is the latest example.

Audi A1 Sportback concept

20 October 2008

At first sight this is a simple development of the red Metroproject Quattro we saw last year in Tokyo but with five doors, not three.

Volkswagen Golf

20 October 2008

This is the latest version of the biggest selling car in Europe. Billed as the Golf 6, although commonly recognised as more of a Golf 5.5, the new car differs in every exterior panel relative to its predecessor, bar the roof.

Citroën C3 Picasso

20 October 2008

The C3 Picasso looks set to define a vehicle typology pioneered by Toyota with the first generation Yaris Verso and then Renault with the Modus: a car that sits between the conventional European ‘B-sector' hatchback, the B-sector based light utility MPV defined by the Renault Kangoo, and the mono-space B-sector based mini-MPV defined by cars such as the Opel Meriva and Fiat Idea.

Mazda Kiyora concept

20 October 2008

The Kiyora is one of those cars that at first sight don't immediately grab you, yet on closer inspection contain a wealth of new ideas that as a sum are highly impressive.