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Geneva Motor Show: Ford iosis MAX Concept Looks So Cute When It's Angry
Geneva Motor Show: Ford iosis MAX Concept Looks So Cute When It's Angry

Ford is dropping its new iosis concept in Geneva--the eternally italicized iosis MAX--and we're kind of on the fence. Maybe you could help us out? On the outside, the iosis MAX looks like a reasonable continuation of the "kinetic design" cues defining previous iosis iterations. The grill is...Read More»

2010 Mazda3 MPS
Geneva Motor Show: Mazda Unzips The Mazda3 MPS

Mazda's unveiling a third version of its Mazda3 model in Geneva today: the snazzy, jazzy, 2010 Mazda3 MPS. In contrast to its siblings--the respectable Mazda3 sedan and C-segment-ish Mazda3 hatchback--the MPS seems geared toward enthusiasts and weekend tinkerers. In fact, given the added detail of...Read More»

2010 Opel Ampera
2010 Opel Ampera: Headshot Unveiled Before Geneva Motor Show

What with all the protests and financial hoo-ha, Friday wasn't Opel's best day. Today, however, the company seems to have regained its footing--or at least it's got the common sense to put its worries aside and focus on what really matters: gussying up for the Geneva Motor Show. In doing so, the...Read More»

Heidi Montag atop a Camaro
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Gullwing FAIL, GM's Aim Is Off, And Who Is This Heidi Montag Person Anyway?

Thursday is like an amuse-bouche: not quite Friday, but tantalizingly close. Here are some links to keep you occupied while we finish watching Top Chef on TIVO. Cue the sad trombone -- We don't often play the schadenfreude game around here, but it's hard not to go a little "Nelson Muntz" when we...Read More»

2010 Kia Sorento SUV
2010 Kia Sorento Revealed In Sketches; Four Engines Available

Fans of the Kia Sorento SUV have something to get excited about: Kia just released new renderings of the 2010 model--dubbed the "XM"--and they're pretty darn tantalizing. The company leaked a single photo earlier this month, but it was dark and didn't give away much detail. In the sketches, though...Read More»

Giugiaro hybrid
Link Love From The Car Connection: Giugiaro's Hybrid, Porsche's Museum, And Anderson Cooper's 'Nads (Seriously)

  Did someone get that license plate--you know, the one on that Mack Truck that just ran over our weekend? Call 911, 'cause we have been robbed of our leisure time yet again. Join us in some mild infotainment as we try to collect ourselves. Most unnecessary news item of the day -- Michigan psycho...Read More»

2010 Kia Sorento
2009 Geneva Show: 2010 Kia Sorento Leaks All Over

The 2010 Kia Sorento bows at the 2009 Geneva motor show, which opens to the press on March 3. Worldcarfans grabbed this preview shot from some Kia media site that crashes our browsers--must be that hideous Internet Explorer--and says the new crossover will be shown off proudly at next month's...Read More»

Infiniti Essence detail
2009 Geneva Show: Infiniti Essence Concept Comes Bearing Luggage

  Okay, so here's what we do know about the mysterious Infiniti Essence concept: We know that it's called the Essence, and it's a new concept car from Infiniti. We know that it's meant to celebrate Infiniti's 20th anniversary and to be "an inspiring exploration into the brand's future". We know...Read More»

Fiat 500C via AutoExpress
2009 Geneva Motor Show: Advance Pics Of The Fiat 500 Cabriolet

Fiat has kindly thrown out a few publicity shots of its new 500C model in advance of the coupe's Geneva Motor Show debut next month. As you can see from the photos, the profile and styling of this cabriolet are almost identical to the Fiat 500--the notable exception being the 500C's sexy...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
2009 Geneva Show: 2010 BMW 5-Series GT, Now in Concept Form

•    What is it: Part sedan, part crossover, part wagon—sigh, another acronym •    Key facts: GT concept looks production-ready; new BMW 5-Series due next year, may be previewed at fall’s Frankfurt auto show •    On sale: Early 2010 •    Price: At least $50,000 For the 2009...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-3X
Saab Goes Rugged With The 2010 9-3X

Like sports but hate sport utility vehicles? Then Saab has the perfect car for you: the 2010 9-3X. Given the press release issued by GM this morning, the station wagon-ish 9-3X is targeted almost exclusively toward extreme sports types who want to hang ten, parasail, and swim with sharks before...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Spark, as painted by British artist Ian Cook
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»

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»

EDAG light Car concept
Link Love From The Car Connection

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»

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