Despite the trompe l'oeil, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne is actually 1.88 inches longer than the outgoing model, but it's also 396lbs lighter. The real controversy, other than it being a Porsche-UV, is the 380HP hybrid — the first since 1899.
The Lotus Evora 414E is a preview of the first hybridized vehicle to come from Colin Chapman's legendary brand. The hasty might say he's spinning in his weight-reduced grave, but upon closer inspection this EREV doesn't completely suck.
Upon first glance, Bertone did an excellent job styling the Alfa Romeo Pandion Concept — until you get to the back. The car's front 3/4 angle is uniquely fetching but the back end looks like an emo kid's bad haircut.
Aussie-owned Malaysian-based company Bufori will unveil the Bufori MkVI retro-saloon at the Geneva Motor Show. It'll look sorta like the above illustration except not drawn on paper and use a 6.1-liter V8. So it'll probably be Chrysler LX-based. [PaulTan]
The Peugeot 505 last saw production back in 1992, but judging by the 5 By Peugeot Concept planned for a Geneva debut, Pug's 5-line's headed for a boring, generic rebirth as the Peugeot 50-something. Interesting? Peut-être. French? Non!
Geneva Motor Show is coming up in March and there will be plenty of new cars from European makers, many of which will be compact and rather blah. Here's four we're probably not going to be going ga-ga over.
The Mazda5's a minivan that at least looks cool. Now, thanks to a new, Nagare-flavored restyling and a 2.0-liter direct-injection four, it may even have solidified its sub-zero status. If only suburbanites would buy it.
Peugeot's been strumming the same styling chords for a pretty long time now — lumpy, lots of overbite and wide grinning grilles. The Peugeot SR1 Concept will debut at Geneva with a busy but stylish new design direction.