Geneva Motor Show

Fiat Abarth Returns at Geneva
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»

2007 MINI One and D
MINI One, Diesel Motor to Geneva

MINI’s lineup is maxing out inGeneva with the addition of two new models, the MINI One and the high-mileage Mini Diesel. Last year was a significant one for the MINI marque, a subsidiary of the German automaker, BMW. To keep up with strong, worldwide demand, production capacity was expanded 20...Read More»

2007 Mazda Hakaze concept
2007 Mazda Hakaze Concept

MORE PHOTOS: The third in a string of “nagare” design studies from Mazda has had its premiere at the Geneva show. The new Hakaze concept, Mazda says, is a four-seat compact crossover. Designed at the company’s European design center, the concept is aimed at middle-agers with active...Read More»

2007 Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept
2007 Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept

Hybrid technology has Honda’s attention — and has, since the introduction of the Insight hybrid in 1998. Based on its experiences with that model, Honda believes that hybrid technology is most advantageous in small, affordable cars. That’s why Honda will build a completely new hybrid vehicle...Read More»

2007 Mazda2
Mazda2 Takes a Geneva Bow

The first product in the second phase of “zoom zoom “ – that’s how Mazda was describing its all-new B-segment supermini, the 2. And in a move that’s contrary to what many rivals are doing, it’s actually smaller than the outgoing model by almost two inches. Based on a completely new...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»

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 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 BMW M3 Concept
BMW Calls M3 “Concept”

PHOTO GALLERY: Perhaps BMW really intended the M3 Concept to be seen as a preview of the real car coming later this year. But with production-ready touches and finishes and exotica like a carbon-fiber roof, the M3 Concept seems more than 90-percent ready to charge on to autobahns and interstates...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 Fiat Bravo
Fiat Bravo, Abarth Meet in Geneva

One of the most eagerly awaited new cars of the year, the reborn Fiat 500, is to wear the legendary Abarth badge. As previously reported on TheCarConnection, Fiat is relaunching its historic performance brand on the Grande Punto compact hatchback. The hot version of the 500 is expected to make its...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 smart fortwo BRABUS
BRABUS smarts Scoot to Geneva

As part of its grand turnaround plan, announced a year ago at the Geneva Motor Show, DaimlerChrysler’s smart brand abandoned several weak-selling models, but that doesn’t mean it’s become a one-trick pony. Last November, Smart unveiled an all-new version of the two-seat micro fortwo model...Read More»

Opel GTC A Saturn to Be?

What will happen to Opel’s GTC concept, after the Geneva motor show is done? Opel sources hint to TheCarConnection that a 2009 model-year production date in Europe is likely, with sales beginning in late 2008. That's for Europe, where the Opel brand is a mainstay. As for other brands, might...Read More»

Aston Sale Imminent – But Why?

The band blares a nameless pop tune as I lean in a little closer to one of long-time sources at Ford Motor Co. “Soon,” he shouts, hoping to be heard over the din at a Geneva preview of the automaker’s new Mondeo, “It should be done soon.” By “it,” I must explain, he...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»

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 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»

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