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March 19, 2009

Auto Briefs

Europe's big auto show picks its favorites, from best in show to most fun

AutoWeek picks best of Geneva auto show
Europe's big auto show wrapped up on Sunday after a week of world debuts. AutoWeek's editors picked their favorites in four categories.

Infiniti

Infiniti Essence (AP)

Best in show: Infiniti Essence Concept
"The Essence is the best car in the Geneva show by a wide margin," says Managing Editor Roger Hart. The two-seat, rear-drive hybrid has a 434 hp engine.

Best concept: Ford Iosis Max
"The Iosis Max is cool," Hart says. "The project leader even hinted the multipurpose vehicle could come stateside."

Most significant: Volkswagen Polo
"This is the first Polo that will come to the U.S. in Volkswagen's effort to capture more of the youth market," Hart says.

Audi TT

Audi TT RS (Audi)

Most fun: Audi TT RS
"It goes 0-to-60 mph in four seconds," Hart says. "Sounds like a Most Fun award winner to us, hands down!"

--NWautos staff

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