There's a pretty clear-cut star of the Geneva show for me and that's the Nissan Qazana concept.

The Qazana is innovative, funky and, hopefully, not too far away from the mini-SUV that will be rolling off the production lines in Sunderland in around a year's time.

Close-run second for me, though, is the Lagonda concept. Just for the sheer audacity of the thing. It may just be proof that timing isn't everything.

And the biggest disappointment? The VW Polo. After the latest Golf and the Scirocco I was looking forward to this one. What I found was a cheerless and rather humdrum supermini. Of course it will be a big success and doubtless will be highly competitive to drive and painless to own. But surely a little more sparkle wouldn't have gone amiss?

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