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2007 Kia Kee Concept
2007 Kia Kee Concept

by Joe LaMuraglia Kia used the Frankfurt International Motor Show to debut their Kee sports coupe concept. Designed not far from the Frankfurt Messe in Kia’s new European HQ and design studio, the Kee is an indication of the Korean’s new design language for the European market. The Kee is a...Read More»

2007 Frankfurt Auto Show
2007 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage

TheCarConnection.com is in Frankfurt this week for the IAA - bookmark this page to keep up with the latest new cars and concepts from the show, or use our RSS feeds to see everything from the Messe halls. New Vehicles 2009 BMW X6 Preview by TCC Team (9/11/2007)An active coupe—or a sporting...Read More»

2007 Citroen Airscape Concept
Citroen Bringing C5 to Frankfurt

In the recent past Citroën’s expertise with convertibles has been limited to the likes of the slow-selling Pluriel supermini. So this stunning car with a folding carbon-fiber roof should prove something of a show-stopper when it’s unveiled at next month’sFrankfurt auto show. It’s a class...Read More»

2007 BMW CS Concept
2007 BMW CS Concept

“This is where we can do a lot with romance and sex appeal,” suggested BMW’s design lord, Chris Bangle, as he pointed to the new CS concept car. The prototype, officially just a concept car – for now – took its bows at the 2007 Shanghai Motor Show, on Friday. Reviving a classic nameplate...Read More»

2007 Infiniti EX Concept
Infiniti EX Concept Takes on X3

Infiniti’s concept EX has broken cover before theNew York auto show, and sources say the new concept has been designed to take on the likes of BMW’s X3 and the Acura RDX. The EX comes to the Javits Center next week, built off the FM rear-drive platform that underpins the Nissan Z and Infiniti...Read More»

Tesla Roadster
Tesla Keeping It Indie: No Fusion Chassis For Electric Sedan

The Silicon Valley’s automaker, Tesla Motors, has no plans to use a Ford platform for its upcoming electric-powered luxury sport sedan. That’s what the company says, though it runs contrary to several speculative sources, including Ward’s, which had recently suggested that Tesla...Read More»

2007 Fiat Abarth
Fiat Abarth Returns at Geneva

One of European motoring’s most famous high-performance auto brands has been relaunched at this year's Geneva Motor Show. The scorpion badge of Fiat’s Abarth cars will live again on a new sporty version of the Grande Punto compact hatchback. The Italian company has already said it’s the first...Read More»

2008 Jaguar XJ
Jaguar Tweaks XJ; More to Come

The look is undoubtedly familiar, but a closer inspection reveals the “new Jaguar XJ” on display at this year’s Geneva Motor Show really is a different cat. Despite significant technical innovations and a radically restyled exterior, the British maker played it a bit too safe when it...Read More»

2007 Hyundai QarmaQ concept
Hyundai Has Good QarmaQ

Hyundai’s Geneva concept was the QarmaQ, a 2+2 crossover SUV, and it features more than 30 different environmental technologies that could appear on future production models. The plastic body has been developed in conjunction with GE Plastics and has produced a vehicle that’s 50-percent lighter...Read More»

2007 Hyundai i30
Hyundai i30 Hits Geneva Stage

Hyundai, South Korea's biggest automaker, is showing off its new C-segment hatchback, the i30, at the Geneva motor show. It’s the firm’s first ever vehicle designed specifically for Europe, and is based on the Arnejs concept from last September’s Paris exhibition. The production vehicle will...Read More»

2007 Toyota Hybrid X Concept
Toyota Hybrid X Bows in Geneva

With the launch of the Prius in 1997, Toyota carved a new path in the green-machine field. Ten years later, the Prius has sold almost 650,000 copies and Toyota is beginning to plot out what its next technology leader might look like. Geneva motor show audiences got a first taste of that...Read More»

2007 Kia ex_cee'd concept
Kia Drops Lid on Geneva Concept

Rumors of Kia’s first convertible have being circulating for years, and here’s the proof there’s no smoke without fire. The Korean firm has taken the wraps of the ex_cee’d concept at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s the first vehicle to be styled under the guidance of Peter Schreyer, the...Read More»

2007 Daihatsu Materia
Daihatsu Plays Scion xB Again

Europeans are aware of the success of Scion in theUnited States, even if the brand isn’t sold on the Continent. The Scion xB has been especially noted, since there is nothing quite like the boxy compact in Europe. Europe won’t get the Scion after all, but in Geneva, Toyota showed off the latest...Read More»

2007 Nissan X-Trail
Nissan Takes to the X-Trail

At the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan unveiled its new X-Trail, the SUV that has been on the European market since 2001. When Nissan launched the first X-Trail, it thought it might be lucky to sell 23,000 units a year. They were mistaken, and sales were over50,000 a year. With the new X-Trail...Read More»

2007 Tata Elegante Concept
Time for Tatas – Ten Years of Them

Tata Motors of India celebrated its 10th visit to theGeneva auto show with the introduction of the Elegante Concept. Tata is part of the Tata Group, India’s well-know and best respected industrial company. Tata Group had revenues of $22 billion in the 2005-06 fiscal year. The Elegante shows the...Read More»

2007 Opel Corsa VXR
Opel Gets OPC, Hottest Corsa Ever

GM’s volume brand in Europe, Opel, has just taken the wraps off its hottest supermini ever. The Corsa OPC boasts 192 hp from its turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine. It means a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph. The OPC is only available as a three-door model, with varios...Read More»

Dieter Zetsche 2007 Geneva
A Sale is Not Chrysler’s Only Option

While DaimlerChrysler is determined to “explore all of our options,” CEO Dieter Zetsche seemed to be stressing that there is no firm commitment to sell its troubled U.S. arm, the Chrysler Group, during an interview at the Geneva Motor Show. “I’m absolutely confident Chrysler will become...Read More»

2007 Geneva Auto Show poster
2007 Geneva Auto Show Index

U.S. VEHICLES 2008 Audi A5/S5 Preview by Marty Padgett (2/25/2007) The Nuvolari evolves into a stunner two-door. Preview by Marty Padgett (3/5/2007)New two-door spun from Arnage; 550 to be built. 2008 Jaguar XJ Preview by Marty Padgett (2/28/2007)A more contemporary look – or a bridge to the...Read More»

2007 Maserati Gran Turismo
Maserati Gran Turismo Wows Geneva

PHOTO GALLERY: The new Maserati GranTurismo made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, peering out from behind the unwelcoming walls of the Maserati stand, stunning show crowds with its daring shape. Styled by Pininfarina, the car is a four-seater and will fit into the Italian firm’s range...Read More»

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