When it comes to design, this years Detroit auto show was great.
The restyled BMW Z4 is a must-have toy for affluent young men (who probably will not know that the cars new look comes from two women.)
Designers at Ford, General Motors and Chrysler showed they can still deliver head-turning models. The new Ford Taurus is exactly what Americans love in their cars: big, bold and truly American.
But what impressed me most in Detroit is what I did not see on a couple of important models: trunks.
Two sporty European sedan concepts that debuted here looked stunning because they did not have a large backside.
One of the cars is the Audi Sportback concept, which previews the look of the A7 that will debut next year. The other is the Volvo S60 concept.