I guess we're down to picking the bellybutton lint of the Geneva motor show. Let's see what Ray has left...oh yeah, this wagon thing, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Another factory tuner model? Meh. Yawn. So over.
Professing admiration for the Juke requires a follow up of caveats like "it advances crossover style" and "not all cars should look the same." Renault's Captur concept approaches the same challenge as the Juke, but with a design requiring no qualifications.
With the world trending toward smaller but more stylish cars, Mercedes made the right call to revive this, the 2012 C-Class coupe. If you're going to buy a four-cylinder Mercedes, you might as well look like you're having fun.
Oh sure, who doesn't want a medium-sized, four-door pickup with a stout yet thrifty diesel engine that doesn't look like the fever dream of a barnyard welder? Thanks to Ssangyong, European and Asian buyers will get one similar to the SUT 1 Concept.
Budget-minded enthusiasts like hatchbacks, mostly because they only get one car and they have to make it count. The Audi A3 Concept challenges this preference by dropping all that's lovable about the RS3 hatch into a sleek sedan.
It's the concentration of batshit among the modest cars that makes Geneva such a fun show. Geneva's where we first laid eyes on Count Von Koenigsegg's sleds. This year, the Count showed up with the Agera R. Eight-9-10! 1099hp!
Volkswagen successfully transitioned from a car for '70s hippies to an entry-level status car for '90s yuppies. With the re-imagined VW Bulli Concept the company's making a stab at both markets. Hipyups? Yuphips?
I've heard the Gumpert Apollo best described as "functionally ugly," which is as apt as it gets. But the Nürburgring-slaughtering Apollo's new, Italian-designed brother, the Gumpert Tornante? You could almost picture it valet-parked next to an Audi. Yes, that Audi.