Vehicle type: Combination luxury sedan and wagon concept, seats four
Engine: 3.0-liter V-6
Length: 188 inches
Width: 74 inches
Height: 72 inches
What's cool: Two-way wailgate, designed so that the lower half can open like a sedan's trunk lid when loading small items, or the entire tailgate can be lifted like a hatchback when loading large luggage.
Engine: 1.4-liter four-cylinder
Length: 147.8 inches
Width: 67.8 inches
Height: 62 inches
Future: DaimlerChrysler is sending a clear message that it is seriously looking at the compact segment in Europe.
What's cool: The seating position and roofline are high to enhance visibility, comfort and ease of entry/exit.
Daewoo Tacuma Sport
Vehicle type: Minivan, seats five; seven-passenger model planned
Engines: 1.8-liter, 2.0-liter; four-cylinder
Length: 174.1 inches
Width: 70.2 inches
Height: 63.1 inches
Future: The minivan market continues strong in North America and is expanding in Asia and Europe; Daewoo wants a piece of the action. The Tacuma goes on sale in Korea early in 2000; it might be sold in North America.
What's cool: Front passenger's seat swivels 90 degrees; small trays are integrated into the backs of the front seats.
Vehicle type: Two-passenger coupe with removable top
Engine: 0.6-liter three-cylinder turbo
Length: 128.9 inches
Width: 64 inches
Height: 46.8 inches
Future: Now that DaimlerChrysler is taking full control of Smart, look for innovative products off the Smart platform.
What's cool: Who says a micromini must be dull and boring?
Toyota Yaris Verso
Vehicle type: Five-passenger tall wagon
Engine: 1.3-liter four-cylinder
Length: 154.5 inches
Width: 67.6 inches
Height 67.2 inches
Future: Goes on sale in Europe late November.
What's cool: Lots of versatility designed into a small package; center seat folds into picnic table.