This year's Detroit motor show was definitive proof, if any were needed, that the confidence of car buyers - and of car makers - has returned. The show revealed an intoxicating mix of concept cars, volume sellers, premium models and a range of stunning performance cars.
With so many models making their public debuts, here is our pick of the exhibits by Autocar's men on the ground.
Audi Allroad Shooting Brake, Mark Tisshaw
I could take or leave the evolutionary exterior styling of the Allroad concept, which previews the imminent Audi TT. But the interior was another story. The quality was outstanding, and the instrument display housing a large infotainment display that includes a sat-nav is a perhaps revolutionary step in freeing up space and de-cluttering the traditional dashboard and centre console.
BMW 2-series, Hilton Holloway
Don’t despair if you will never drive a true supercar. There’s really no need. The BMW M135i had the kind of deep-seated engineering excellence and the kind of aristocratic engine usually associated with mega cars. And the M235i will be even better.