Geneva Motor Show

Lotus Supercharges The EV Range Extender: 2011 Geneva Motor Show
Lotus Supercharges The EV Range Extender: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

If you're familiar with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, you probably know that it carries an onboard 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that acts as a generator, powering the electric motors that drive the wheels (under most circumstances, anyway). Today at the Geneva Motor Show, Lotus unveiled a new take on...Read More»

Screencap from Opel's design contest website
Design Students: Opel Wants You To Create A 'Lounge In Motion'

Like Whitney Houston, Opel believes that children are the future -- of cars. The German subsidiary of General Motors has just launched a contest for design students, with the goal of creating a concept car that could one day roam the roads. The contest rolls out in two stages. Stage one centers on...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
2010 New York Auto Show: 2011 Volvo S60

• What is it? A stylish four-door with a Swedish twist • The basics: Coupe-like styling and efficient powertrains • On sale: In the second half of the year • Price: $32,000-plus (est.) Fresh from its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the 2011 Volvo S60 made its North American debut at...Read More»

Nissan Global Compact Car (Micra/March)
2010 Geneva Motor Show Debut For U.S.-Bound Nissan Micra

The Nissan Micra (known as the March in some markets) is an affordable sub-compact whose first generation dates back to the early 1980s and is currently sold in Europe and parts of Asia. The car’s funky styling and convertible option has seen it win many fans at the café strip and soon the...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2WD 4-door I4 Auto XSport Grille
2010 Geneva Motor Show Debut For Redesigned Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki is determined to make a bigger impact on the U.S. market and is planning a raft of new models it hopes will be able to lure buyers away from current favorites. To do so the automaker is building a range of models decisively sportier than many of its rivals and packed with plenty of standard...Read More»

2011 MINI Countryman
Preview: 2011 MINI Countryman

• What is it? MINI's fourth model and the first with four doors and a rear hatch • The basics: Front-wheel or optional all-wheel drive • On sale: Early next year, with a public showing at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show • Price: From $29,000 (est.) Just yesterday we brought you...Read More»

2011 Audi A1 and Justin Timberlake on LA photo shoot
Leaked: Audi A1 / Justin Timberlake Photoshoot Pic

Although Audi officials have expressed serious interest in bringing the new Audi A1 to North America, to date, the company has announced no official plans to do. The global economy has made automakers more cautious in the marketplace, and America's lack of familiarity with premium compact cars...Read More»

Aston Martin Cygnet Concept
2010 Geneva Show Preview: Aston Martin Cygnet

Aston Martin says these photos of its petite Cygnet concept show the idea's still alive--and heading to reality. Six months ago, Aston Martin first showed the tiny four-seat city car. It's essentially a rebadged version of the Toyota iQ hatchback--which is headed to the U.S. as a Scion model in the...Read More»

2010 Audi A8
Audi's 2010 Countdown: A8, A7...and A6?

Audi is in the midst of a transformation--according to company executives, it's the right moment in history for the brand to push through brand prejudices in the U.S. and to find a place alongside Lexus, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Change has already come to Audi for the 2010 model year: this week, Audi...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series
Preview: 2011 BMW 5-Series

The 2010 BMW 5-Series GT world debut is just weeks away, at the Frankfurt auto show. Now, according to BMW and to new details confirmed by BMWBlog, the new sedan version of the mid-size 5er family will add an interesting twist or two, when it joins the family next year. The new 5-Series Sedan is...Read More»

Lagonda SUV Concept by Aston Martin
Best News Of The Day: Aston Martin's Lagonda SUV Shelved

When Aston Martin unveiled the Lagonda SUV concept in Geneva last March, reviews ran the gamut from "mixed" to "ow, my eyes!" Not surprisingly, the automaker recently announced that the clunky SUV won't see the light of day anytime soon. In doing so, Aston Martin used the currently fashionable...Read More»

2009 Infiniti Essence concept
Poetry In Motion: Infiniti Essence To Hit The Track

At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March, Infiniti rolled out its sleek, stylish Essence concept. Boasting the company's first gas/electric hybrid drivetrain--featuring a zero-emission 160hp electric motor and a 430hp twin-turbocharged V6--the rear-wheel-drive two-seater made jaws across the TCC...Read More»

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Spy Shots: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Yesterday we showed you the photo excerpts from our recent test drive of the Aston Martin Vantage. The V-8 version of the car's pretty thrilling--but there's more to come from the British marque in short order, even as it launches its One-77 supercar and the upcoming Aston Rapide four-door. The...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 GT3
Porsche Shows Off 2010 911 GT3 At New York Auto Show

Today at the New York Auto Show, Porsche showed its new 2010 911 GT3 for the second time since its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The U.K.'s AutoCar calls the GT3 "the hardest ever 911." A bigger flat-six spits out more power, and a host of electronic chassis aids help the driver play hero in this...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf
VW Rabbit Becomes Golf Again For Sixth-Gen U.S. Release

Claiming an "important step in realigning with our global heritage," VW is welcoming the Golf nameplate back for the vehicle's sixth generation U.S. debut. For its fifth generation, the vehicle was dubbed Rabbit, harking back to the boxy VW sales success from the early 80s. The "Golf is...Read More»

Rolls-Royce 200EX Concept Geneva
Rolls-Royce RR4/200EX V-12 Gets More Power Than Phantom

The new baby Roller may shrink in the shadow of the gargantuan Phantom, but it gets more power according to Rolls-Royce. Today they released more details of the RR4 project that was named 200EX in concept guise at its Geneva Motor Show debut. In addition to spreading the rumor about coupe and...Read More»

VW Polo Hatchback Rendering
VW Polo Sedan, Hatchback Slated For U.S. Production In 2011

Volkswagen has decided that small cars will only rise in prominence as fuel prices inevitably climb again. As such, they've decided to bring the new Polo to the U.S., which will slot beneath the Rabbit in VW's American lineup. However, for U.S. duty, they've made some tweaks to the vehicle that...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz SLK 2LOOK
Mercedes-Benz SLK '2LOOK' Edition Says Opposites Attract

Opposites attract. So sang Paula Abdul back before she was reduced to incoherent babbling on American Idol and drunk appearances on morning news shows. Mercedes agrees with the 80s pop icon, but they're talking specifically about the colors black and white, the only colors applied to every inch of...Read More»

Dodge Circuit EV
80 Journalists Drive Dodge EV During Geneva Motor Show

Chrysler reports a "phenomenal amount of interest" in their ENVI electric vehicles, on display at the Geneva Motor Show. 80 journalists apparently took the chance to drive the Dodge Circuit EV on a test track in close proximity to the show's exhibition hall. They made a Dodge Circuit EV available...Read More»

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