Geneva Motor Show

Chevrolet Spark Will Debut In Geneva
Chevrolet Spark Will Debut In Geneva

GM has been teasing its new Chevrolet Spark for some time. In fact, the company's reps were so anxious to bring a prototype to the Detroit Auto Show back in January that they rolled out a 2007 Beat concept--the platform on which the Spark is based--just to have something to put onstage. (To recap...Read More»

Kia MPV
Embargoed No More: Kia's Million Possibilities Vehicle

Embargoed information is awfully fun to receive, but it's even more fun to share--especially when it's vague and provocative and fairly silly. Case in point: this release we received from Kia, which we'll share in its entirety. Kia Motors to reveal new concept car in Geneva - New Kia small MPV...Read More»

Aston Martin V12 Vantage
When Little Means Big: The Aston Martin V12 Vantage

We thought good things came in small packages: Money. Gold. Cupcakes. All great stuff.  But then half-pint 'ho Tila Tequila entered the picture and threw our theory for a loop. (Not that we wouldn't mind taking a shot at her. Elephant gun, please.) Now comes something else to vindicate our...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Mazda3 i-stop To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

We now know that Mazda's trick engine start/stop function will be dubbed "i-stop," and its world debut will be this March at the Geneva Motor Show. It will first be fitted to the compay's Mazda3 compact equipped with a 2.0-liter DISI (direct-injected) four-cylinder. Mazda will also be displaying...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 GT3
Porsche Debuts 2010 911 GT3 At Geneva Motor Show

Among all of the other high-performance goodies being unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche will release its new 2010 911 GT3, a model that the U.K.'s AutoCar calls "the hardest ever 911." A bigger flat-six spits out more power, and a host of electronic chassis aids help the driver...Read More»

Bentley Supercar/Victoria
Video: Bentley To Reveal Its Fastest, Most Powerful Car In Geneva

Bentley is set to reveal the "extreme Bentley" on March 3 at the Geneva Motor Show. It is to be the marque's fastest and most powerful production automobile ever. The title of the press photo you see here leads us to believe the new supercar could be named the Bentley Victoria. Click here to view...Read More»

2009 Opel Ampera concept
Opel Not Left Out of the Volt Race

digg_url = 'http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1017988_opel-not-left-out-of-the-volt-race'; GM's well-oiled press machine looks like it's putting in overtime--this photo of an "Opel Ampera" just crossed the wires, and if our past experience with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt holds true, the...Read More»

2009 BMW Alpina B7
BMW Alpina B7 To Sport Twin-Turbo V-8 With 507 hp

Seven's the magic number for the range-topping Alpina version of BMW's 2009 7-series, the Alpina B7. Seven horsepower, that is. Eschewing the last Alpina B7's 5oo hp, supercharged 4.4-liter V-8, the new version will use twin-turbos to huff out a rumored 7 hp more. Above is a teaser sketch of the...Read More»

EDAG light Car concept
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UK crackdown: Britain is planning to enact tougher auto insurance laws, with penalties for simply owning an uninsured car. That's good news for insurance premiums, bad news for tinkerers with lawns covered in "projects". [Autocar] Best headline of the week: We can't believe we missed this headline...Read More»

Rinspeed iChange
2009 Geneva Show: iChange We Can't Entirely Believe In

If you're heading to the Geneva International Motor Show next March, there are two things you ought to know: (a) we love chocolate, and (b) Frank M. Rinderknecht is unveiling another wacky concept car. Yes, the Swiss mystery man is adding to his conceptual stable of autos that morph at the press of...Read More»

2010 Audi A5 / Cabriolet
2009 Geneva Show Preview: 2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet

While Detroit stews in Washington and the auto show season shifts into a darker gear, Audi's brightening up the picture significantly with its new 2010 A5 Cabriolet, due out next year and previewed for the media today. Walter d’Silva, Audi’s head designer, once called his A5 Coupe the most...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
2010 Porsche Panamera--First Official Photo

Porsche has revealed the first production photo of the 2010 Panamera sedan, but you'll have to get a Lasik tuneup to get much out of the first official shot. This photo shows the new sedan's front end from the wheel forward, accompanied by the briefest of releases that play up a new online magazine...Read More»

2011 Rolls-Royce sedan

We showed you spy photos of the new "baby" Rolls-Royce sedan earlier this year--and now, Britain's Autocar magazine reports the smaller RR sedan is due for a world debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The magazine says the car will be shown as a concept, much as the recent Phantom Drophead and...Read More»

BYD Is No P.Y.T.

There was a new name from China at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and it was BYD. The initials stand for Build Your Dreams, and the company was formed in 1995 with the merger of two smaller Chinese car firms. Its ambitious plans include wanting to get into Europe by 2010 and into North...Read More»

Delta Takes Over Lancia Stand in Geneva

For Lancia, the arrival of the all-new Delta was so important that bosses decided to clear the Geneva Motor Show stand of any other distractions. None of the Italian brand’s other models were there for press day. At 177.2 inches long, the five-door compact hatchback is a striking piece of...Read More»

Peugeot's New Wagon: Borne from the 308

Peugeot is on a roll. Like the 206 before it, the 207 supermini is Europe’s most popular car and the larger 308 isn’t far behind. More than 100,000 have been sold since launch last summer. The French firm used the Geneva Motor Show to unveil the 308 SW, the wagon version of the compact...Read More»

Renault at Geneva: Megane Coupe, Koleos, and Active Drive

World debuts for three new production cars plus a concept that hints at the future design direction of another – that was the big news from Renault at the Geneva motor show. The star of the show for the French automaker was undoubtedly the last of these; called the Megane Coupe Concept, with...Read More»

Opel Meriva: A Saturn in the Offing?

“Suicide is painless,” goes the theme song from “Mash.” But don’t use that word around General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner. “We’d rather you don’t use that word,” he explained, during a conversation at the Geneva Motor Show, following the debut...Read More»

Alfa 8C Spider: The Showstopper, Sans Cliche

The word "showstopper" is used too frequently by lazy journalists, but in some cases it is genuinely true. A case in point is the new Spider version of Alfa Romeo’s stunning 8C Competizione, which had its world debut at the Geneva motor show. Despite the fact that production will be limited...Read More»

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