Posts Tagged ‘Geneva’

i40:Hyundai’s New European Flagship

Monday, December 20th, 2010
Hyundai i40 Rendering
© Hyundai Motor Co.

Hyundai Motor Co. has announced that its new D-segment car for Europe will be called i40. The i40, which was known by the codename ‘VF’ during development, arrives as the company embarks on the next phase of its brand and product evolution in Europe.

Set to make its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March, the new i40 aims to further shift European consumer perception of Hyundai to a more aspirational position, thanks to the vehicle's dynamic design and class-leading quality, performance and technical features.

The new i40 will be launched in wagon form, with a sedan version following later in the year. (more…)

Highly Efficient and Ultra-Fast: Concept Car with Plug-In Hybrid
Porsche Presents 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car in Geneva

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

Stuttgart — Presenting a high-performance mid-engined concept sports car with ultra-efficient, low-emission drive technology, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is further increasing the Company's competence in hybrid technology.

The 918 Spyder prototype combines high-tech racing features and electro-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities: An emission level of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometer on fuel consumption of three liter/100 kilometers (equal to 94 mpg imp) truly outstanding even for an ultra-compact city car, on the one hand, combined with the performance of a super sports car (more…)

SEAT IBE Concept
The young sports car for the electric age

Monday, March 1st, 2010
SEAT IBE Concept

Martorell — SEAT is delivering a powerful statement with a compact sports coupé that carries stunning design and great driving fun into the age of electric mobility. The SEAT IBE concept car uses the zero-emissions drive of the future in a sporty and dynamic concept for urban mobility, while the clean, athletic styling of the IBE concept offers an exciting perspective on the ongoing development of the next generation of SEAT design. Powerful proportions and a precise, clear design language define the continued evolution of the Spanish brand's design DNA.

Short, low and wide, an extremely low front end and broad shoulders — at first glance, the SEAT IBE displays the proportions of a classic sports car. (more…)

Introducing the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid

Friday, February 26th, 2010
Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid
© Group Lotus plc

The 80th International Geneva Motor Show sees Lotus Engineering unveil the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid concept, a high performance technology demonstrator with a plug-in series hybrid drive system and new technologies for enhanced driver involvement.

The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid, so-named because this latest environmentally-focused technology demonstrator from Lotus Engineering produces 414 PS (306 kW) of power, promises breathtaking performance from a highly efficient propulsion system. The concept showcases new developments in plug-in, range-extended electric propulsion (more…)

Alfa Romeo Giulietta, World Preview

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
© Fiat Group Automobiles

The Geneva International Motor Show sees the world debut of the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta which, from May this year, will be progressively on sale on all the major markets, thus relaunching the brand in one of the most important segments in Europe.

In the Centenary year, the name is a tribute to an automobile myth and Alfa Romeo. In the Fifties, the Giulietta caught the imagination of car enthusiasts throughout the world, making the dream of owning an Alfa Romeo and enjoying the high level of comfort and technical excellence accessible for the first time.

The Alfa Romeo Style Center has produced a new Giulietta, a sports car capable of expressing both great agility on the most demanding routes and providing comfort on everyday roads. (more…)