General Motors design chief Ed Welburn scouted competitors' wares at the show. One trend Welburn noted: The rugged SUV is still alive. Although ever more carlike sport wagons continued to spring up, Nissan displayed the rugged-looking Zaroot concept, and Seat SA, Volkswagen's Spanish unit, showed the Jeep-like Yeti.
One of those sport wagons caught the eyes of Lexus' Geneva contingent. Korean maker Ssangyong displayed a sport wagon called the RX320 - a mere 10 digits below the popular Lexus RX 330. Coincidence?