Geneva Motor Show

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»

VW Scirocco Teases U.S. Dubheads, Again

The original was a hit in the Seventies, its successor was popular in the Eighties, and now, 34 years after its debut, one of VW’s most famous badges has returned. Finished in a vibrant red paint, the Scirocco coupe was one of the big attractions at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. At...Read More»

At Rolls-Royce, It's What Wasn't Mentioned

Late last year, an unnamed Rolls-Royce source told the media about the possibility of the development of a fourth model. Then the first spy shots of the smaller Rolls appeared in British magazines. So it's no surprise there were plenty of questions about the small Rolls-Royce at the Geneva Motor...Read More»

Fiat's 500 Gets the Abarth Treatment

Fiat continues to bask in the glory of having the retro-styled 500 crowned European Car of the Year, and two new versions were unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The first was a concept and badged the 500 Aria and is designed to be among the most eco-friendly vehicles on the road. Using a 1.3-liter...Read More»

Mitsubishi Prototype-S Headed to the U.S.

Mitsubishi doesn’t really do concept cars, just very thinly disguised versions of production models. Change the front the lights, swap the big wheels for more sensible ones, and you’re pretty much there. And so it is with the Prototype-S, the firm’s Geneva Motor Show concept...Read More»

Hyundai HED-5--Or Is the i-Mode?

Hyundai will launch a new compact minivan in the near future, and the Korean firm’s Geneva Motor Show concept hints at the styling and functionality. Bizarrely it has two names, either HED-5 – because it’s the fifth production the from Hyundai European Design center – or the...Read More»

Geneva Accord Redux

Photos of Honda's new Accord and Accord Tourer (wagon) were first released several weeks ago, but the automaker showed the vehicle in the flesh for the first time on its Geneva stand. Again, the model is a different car completely than what is sold in the U.S. under the same name but closely...Read More»

Nissan Building Worldwide Momentum

Nissan kicked off the Geneva show this morning with its GT-R super sports car. Even though the stunning, long-anticipated sports car was unveiled in Tokyo and shown at L.A. and Detroit, its European debut attracted as much attention. Carlos Tavares, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Corp...Read More»

2008 Hyundai HE-5 Concept
2008 Hyundai HE-5 Concept

Hyundai will launch a new compact minivan in the near future, and the Korean firm’s Geneva Motor Show concept hints at the styling and functionality. Bizarrely it has two names, either HED-5 — because it’s the fifth production the from Hyundai European Design center — or the i-mode. The...Read More»

2008 Geneva Motor Show
2008 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

The Geneva show hails the beginning of auto show season in Europe. As the second big international auto show, after Detroit, the Geneva show is traditionally the kick-off of the spring selling season on the Continent, as well as a way for the world's automotive braintrust to gather over new...Read More»

The 9-1 in Disguise? Saab Reveals 9-X BioHybrid for Geneva

Saab has just released the first details of the 9-X BioHybrid, the concept car it will unveil tomorrow at the Geneva motor show. The 9-X could be the precursor to a new 9-1 hatchback, if Saab enthusiasts and brand directors have their way. For now, Saab only says in a press release that the new...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

The Geneva motor show is upon us--the ever-predictable diesels, hybrids and city cars as well as the Rinspeed flake-o-rama. What keeps us up at night: why is Geneva a "motor" show and Detroit an "auto" show? Who's got Jerry Seinfeld's cell? Despite some clever electronic traps set--like, um, FTP...Read More»

Lithium's Working? Daimler and GM Promising Better Hybrids

We've had our doubts about lithium-ion battery technology for hybrids. But with General Motors, Toyota and Daimler AG working on the more powerful batteries, a breakthrough was more likely than not. The great leap forward has happened--and it's hybrid latecomer Daimler that says it will deliver the...Read More»