Geneva Motor Show

Alfa 8C Spider Blows its Top for Geneva
Alfa 8C Spider Blows its Top for Geneva

Alfa’s taken a nontraditional route in getting its 8C Competizione out in front of the world. Instead of showing the coupe at a traditional auto show, it flaunted the hot two-door instead at the 2005 Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, when Alfa Romeo was the featured manufacturer. But...Read More»

2008 Kia Soul concept
2009 Kia Soul Preview

There was little doubt the Kia Soul concept was going to spawn a production car when it was unveiled at the Detroit auto show in 2006. It’s just the sort of segment-busting compact funky car that the Korean firm needs to boost its image. Nothing had been heard of the car since, though prototype...Read More»

Which Fiesta Comes First?

I wasn't really old enough to remember the first Ford Fiesta that jumped the ocean in the midst of the second 1970s oil shock--at the time, my family was still hip-deep in jade-green Thunderbird vinyl. But Ford's new Fiesta has me interested, if only because it's so close to the stunning Verve...Read More»

Chevrolet Aveo Adds Hatch in Geneva

Five months after the five-door Chevrolet Aveo was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, first pictures of the three-door have been released by the firm’s European arm. The new car's getting a world debut at the Geneva auto show in March. Together the pair will replace the Kalos, one of the...Read More»

Toyota's Low, Small iQ Gets Geneva Debut

It’s been a "will they, won’t they" debate in the motoring media for weeks, but Toyota has finally come clean. Next month’s Geneva Motor Show will see the world debut of the production version of the innovative iQ concept. There will be very little detail until the Swiss expo, but...Read More»

Meriva Getting a Geneva Premiere

GM has announced it will have a trio of world debut cars at next month’s Geneva Motor Show – and this is the first to break cover. European bosses have released a single sketch of a new small car, and the clue is in the title. It’s the Meriva concept, which obviously hints at a...Read More»

Mazda Confirms Three-Door 2

For the first time, the Mazda 2 will be available as a three-door car, and it will make its debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show. The news means a sporty “hot hatch” version – to wear the Mazda Performance Series (MPS) badge in Europe – is now more likely than ever. The Mazda2 is based on...Read More»

Saturn – Kermit's Favorite GM Division

Without a doubt, Saturn is clanging pot lids together in order for people to consider it a green, with-it division. To support their positioning, during their 2008 Detroit Auto Show press conference, Saturn trotted out the Opel Flextreme Concept hybrid (first shown in Frankfurt) with new Saturn...Read More»

Porsche Plans Hybrid #2

Porsche’s confirmed that the Panamera will be offered in a hybrid flavor when it finally bows in 2009. The hybrid version will share its gas-electric running gear with the Cayenne Hybrid, which was introduced at the 2007 Los Angeles auto show. Porsche promises a 30-percent boost in fuel...Read More»

2008 Rinspeed sQuba Concept
2008 Rinspeed sQuba Concept

While the world preps for Corvette ZR1s, Hyundai Geneses, and Ford F-150s aplenty at the upcoming Detroit auto show, wacky Swiss aftermarket tuner Rinspeed continues its contrarian tack by releasing this sketch of its next concept car — a zero-emission machine capable of diving. Yep, diving. This...Read More»

We Drive Chrysler’s 2007 Concepts

Chrysler's recent crop of concept cars haven't been approved for production-but that didn't stop the company from letting the press get their hands on them for a spin. The automaker brought an assortment of show cars - a handful from each category - out on a warm spring afternoon, some just to sit...Read More»

Rinspeed 911 Turbo
Rinspeed Dubs Up the 911 Turbo

The next Geneva Motor Show is the better part of a year away, yet there’s a new model from Swiss tuner Rinspeed. This one’s fairly sensible though – an exclusive accessories program calledLe Mans for the Porsche 997 Turbo. The front skirt with integrated carbon splitters produces greater...Read More»

Hakaze Turning Into CX-5

Mazda’s totally into SUVs now. The Tribute was their first taste – and the CX-9 and CX-7 are proof that there’s some zoom-zoom potential in crossover utes. Now, Mazda may be filling out its bottom end with a CX-5 based on the Hakaze concept from Geneva. The new ute would carry...Read More»

2008 Maserati GranTurismo
Automakers Push the Envelope at Geneva Motor Show

It’s one of the year’s most important industry gatherings, with dozens of manufacturers from all over the world coming together to display their latest products at the Geneva Motor Show. And this year is no exception, with products ranging from the new Audi Coupe to the Rolls-Royce...Read More»

Audi Rolling a Pair of 5s

Audi’s big display of product last week at the Geneva motor show proves two things: there’s nothing the Germans like more than a party with lots of orange backdrops and halogen lights and shaved ham, and secondly, that big things are in store for the A5 coupe they unveiled...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

We’re so glad to be home from Geneva. In our short 48 hours on the ground, we saw a BMW M3 lightly guised as a concept, a passel of hookers on the formerly respectable Rue du Berne, and experienced five Academy Award-nominated movies, only one of which we really “got.” So, can anyone tell us...Read More»

MINI Clubman: The Name Sounds Familiar

For almost two years, reports out of Oxford said the long-wheelbase MINI was going to be called the Traveller. Concepts came and went—and we waited, and waited, and the blogs came up with Clubman as the putative name of the stretched MINI. This week in Geneva, no less than Dr. Michael Ganal...Read More»

Betting on Kia Convertible? Don't.

Concepts often point the way to production models, but do they point the way to production models of other brands? That was the question on journalists’ lips at the unveiling of the Kia ex_cee’d, a convertible version of the Cee’d hatchback that’s just been launched in...Read More»

X-Type: Not Dead Yet?

Could Jaguar be working on a new X-Type? While the upcoming XF is largely locked down, Jaguar designers are reportedly still working hard to develop an acceptable replacement for the much-aligned X, the brand’s smallest model. Numerous skeptics have urged Jaguar to get out of the entry-luxury...Read More»

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