The strangest trend at this year's Geneva auto show was the large number of sedans that appeared as concepts and production models. This was strange because in Europe the sedan body style has been losing customers for years to SUVs and crossovers.
Sedan sales dipped 7 percent last year to 669,393, resulting in a market share of just 4 percent, according to figures from JATO Dynamics.
Despite the steady decline, sedan concept debuts at Geneva included the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe, Hyundai Le Fil Rouge, Aston Martin Lagonda Vision, Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion, Pininfarina’s HK GT and the Sibylla from Hall of Fame designer Giorgetto Giugiaro’s new company, GFG Style.
Production sedan debuts included the Audi A6, Peugeot 508 and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.