Geneva Motor Show

Nissan Takes to the 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»

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»

The Week in Reverse

And the winner is…Tupelo, Miss. For all the states that missed on Toyota’s latest plant—don’t worry, they’re like trains, there’s another one coming in six months. Is Ford finally getting its act together? Some sales are getting stronger, and a subcompact is...Read More»

2007 Tramontana
Geneva Microbrands: Gumpert, Tramontana

Two high-performance sports cars that made their debuts at last year’s Geneva Motor Show are back. First up is the exotic single-seat Tramontana, described by the Spanish manufacturer as “half Formula One car, half fighter jet.” Last year it was a prototype but now it’s in full production...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz VISION C 220 Concept
Benz C-Class Gets Diesel in Geneva

Mercedes-Benz is experimenting with a new four-cylinder diesel engine, which will make its way into the new C-Class as a concept at next week’s Geneva auto show. The new diesel engine, Mercedes says, will be clean enough to pass coming European diesel emissions rules for the year 2015. Those EURO...Read More»

2004 Lamborghini Gallardo
Lambo Superleggera to Geneva

Lamborghini will bring a special edition of the Gallardo supercar to next week’sGeneva show. The new version will be called Superleggera, and sources say it will weigh about 220 pounds less than the current car, putting it just shy of 3000 pounds. Lamborghini also will boost the output of its...Read More»

Will the U.S. Get Just One Smart?

Smart is bringing its two-seat city cars to the U.S. via UnitedAutoGroup. And in Europe, all sorts of special-edition smarts are offered - like the BRABUS twins coming to the Geneva show in a couple of weeks. But what will the U.S. smart fortwo look like? We can't imagine a pricetag of less than...Read More»

As if the 911 Turbo Needed More Power...

Geneva's annual motor show draws design concepts and (mostly) European production cars to the city's crowded, formerly smokey Palexpo hall. This time around, tuner TechArt is bringing an outrageous 630-horsepower version of the 911 Turbo. Dubbed the GTStreet, the modified Porsche will rush to 62...Read More»

Kia cee'd Cabriolet Takes to Geneva

Kia's just released this image of the cee'd concept cabriolet they're bringing to the Geneva show next month. The brand's first ragtop has been penned under Peter Schreyer, ex-VW designer now leading the Korean company's efforts. More on the ex_cee'd concept - TheCarConnection.comRead More»

2007 TechArt GTStreet
TechArt Mods the 911 Turbo for Geneva

Geneva’s motor show has a reputation for green machines and styling, but it might best be known as the tuner’s home. Year after year, microbrands like Rinspeed and TechArt show up in Geneva with their spins on existing production cars, with reskinned bodies, redone engines, or both. That’s...Read More»

2017 Bentley Mulsanne, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
Rinspeed at Geneva - eXasis Video

While we breathlessly await the Geneva Motor Show in two weeks, we'll keep scanning the YouTube airwaves for more videos like this one of the Rinspeed eXasis. The eXasis sports a transparent plastic body that Rinspeed likens to a 3-D effect. The plastic is tinted yellow, from its windshield down to...Read More»

Renault's Geneva Gamut

Renault's taking the dog's-breakfast philosophy to Geneva in two weeks. Maybe there won't be any blockbusters on the show stand, but a quintet of new editions could take some of the heat off the French automaker and off Carlos Ghosn, who's faced with slowing sales in Europe and a worldwide...Read More»

2007 Renault Megane Scenic Conquest
Renault at Geneva: Rip Curl, F1 and Conquest

Renault’s stand at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show will appeal to the sporty, active-lifestyle crowd with five vehicles tipped toward surf, sun, music, and, er, diesels. The most rugged version of the Megane Scénic yet is the Conquest, a new edition bound for Geneva with styling meant to give it...Read More»

Audi A5 and S5 - Embargo Victim!

Here's another car we've been telling you about forever - and finally, pictures of the new Audi A5 have broken free of the embargoes they've been under in advance of the Geneva motor show in two weeks. Details are still sketchy, but our past spy shots tell us that the 2+2 coupe-convertible adapts...Read More»

Gran Turismo - Not the Cardigans, but Maserati

This is all a bit too esoteric for early morning, but hey - remember the Cardigans? That catchy Lovefool song? The follow-up was a darker, less catchy, heavily art-directed brown disc called Gran Turismo that sported a couple of singles we like, including Erase/Rewind. You should catch it. VH1 even...Read More»

Shock and Awe: BMW's Geneva Plans?

The latest M3 spy shots have surfaced - and before you clamor for less spy and more real photos, know that our knowledge of BMW's Geneva plans is still sharpening. So far we've heard that BMW could bring a few cars to Geneva - an M3 Coupe concept, a convertible M3 concept, a four-door sedan version...Read More»

2007 Rinspeed eXasis
2007 Rinspeed eXasis Concept

Flying cars, cars that swim – and now a mirage of a car? Switzerland ’s Rinspeed is at it again, this time bowing with a concept called eXasis that will be shown off at the 2007 Geneva motor show. Working with Swiss engineering company Esoro, Rinspeed has sketched out the eXasis, it reminds us...Read More»

2007 Dodge Demon concept
2007 Dodge Demon Concept

SLIDESHOW: Does Dodge have a Caliber-based roadster on its mind? That’s the easy question to ask as the Chrysler Group brand drops the veil on a new two-seat roadster coming to the Geneva motor show next month. The Demon, Chrysler says, is a “nimble roadster with an attitude” – a roadster...Read More»

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