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2006-02-03 07:41

The EDAG Biwak concept car - ready for Geneva 2006

The concept car, dubbed Biwak, comes from global design company EDAG, which stunned visitors to the Detroit Motor Show in January with a hard top version of the Pontiac Solstic sports car - on which the Opel GT, also to be unveiled at Geneva, is based.

The new EDAG concept car, sees the classic, half-rounded beetle shape has been converted into an estate silhouette, creating extra room for various new professional and leisure applications.

With the version for the Geneva Show, EDAG are going all out for a provocative exterior - the EDAG Biwak look was inspired by the spirit of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, and takes up a successful trend in the fashion branch.

A daring mix of materials in the interior and exterior, and patina instead of a high-gloss finish dominate the appearance of the avantgarde Beetle.

At the same time the EDAG Solstice will be shown at Geneva in its European debut.

The American sports convertible is delivered ex works with a fabric top which, once it is folded back, tucks away under the lid of the boot.

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