Italdesign has shown two ideas for small Volkswagens at the Geneva motor show.
The two cars are a rakish three-door Polo coupe concept called Tex and a more upright five-door MPV called Go, both of which have been built within a four-metre length.
The Tex has a full-length panoramic glass roof and its front end is dominated by a particularly slim headlight and grille treatment.
There’s a deep scallop in the door, drawn from what looks like a small vent at the rear of the front wheel arch. The car also features a ‘pinstripe’ of colour that runs from front wing to the edge of the tail.
Italdesign - the firm of Giorgetto Giugiaro, the designer of the original Golf and Scirocco - is also using both cars to experiment with ‘panels’ within the glass area. The coupé study has a spoiler in the middle of the rear hatch, while the five-door also gets a pronounced strip that floats within the side glass and houses a small camera instead of a side mirror.
The Go features a slimline front grille treatment that’s similar to that of the three-door concept, an angular waistline and a large glasshouse enhanced by a panoramic roof.