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'The X-Type is a big step for Jaguar'
BBC's Nigel Cassidy speaks to Jonathan Browning, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars
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'We're unveiling four new models'
BBC's Rebecca Marston speaks to Peter Stevens, Director of Product and Design, MG Rover
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Thursday, 1 March, 2001, 12:20 GMT
Geneva Motor Show: Extreme Machines
The 71st Geneva Motor Show is the car industry's most important European event. This year there were a record number of exhibitors and model launches.

They again came in all shapes and sizes. Gull-wings made a come back, speed is still king for some and while four wheels was standard, an eight-wheeler appeared too.

Concept cars always form an important part of the show indicating the latest trends in styling, engineering and design.

DaimlerChrysler cabrio Smart car
The cabrio Smart Crossblade variant on the Smart car with 3-cylinder turbo engine, also get their first outings.

Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche shows off the most powerful production car it has ever built, the 911 GT2.

Opel Astra Xtreme
The Opel Astra coupe OPC X-treme, a two-seater based on the Astra V8, also has gull-wings. It has a 4-litre engine and comes in a convertible form too.

Citroen Osee concept car
The Pininfarina Osee, which means "daring", is a research prototype making its debut for Citroen.

Nissan Chappo concept car
After the takeover by Renault, Nissan presents a new concept in Franco-Japanese in the form of a car called Chappo.

Japan's Keio
Japan's Keio University researchers turned up with one of the most unusual cars at the show. This is the concept car called KAZ, with eight wheels, room for eight passengers and is powered by an electric motor.

Peugeot 206
The Peugeot 206 Cabriolet, in a choice of 1.6 or 2.0-litre engines, won the awarded for Cabriolet of the Year.

Ford Ka Roadster
Ford develops the Ka car range with a roadster version called Street Ka.

Ford Mondeo
The Ford Mondeo ST220 is a high performance version of its predecessors and shares quite a few shared components under the bonnet with the Baby Jag.
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