Geneva Auto Show
BMW says its new fwd models are too small for the U.S.

GENEVA -- BMW has decided not to bring either of its new 2-series front-wheel-drive models to the United States. The 2-series Gran Tourer, which debuted here last week, and the 2-series Active Tourer are too small for the U.S. market, a spokesman ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

Toyota aims to cut price of fuel cell vehicle

GENEVA -- Toyota may have a $57,500 price tag on its Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle when it goes on sale late this year in the U.S., but it is pressing for a much lower future price. Katsuhiko Hirose, project general manager for Toyota Motor Corp. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

Highlights from Geneva

Geneva has long been consider the show of exotics, and while there were plenty of those, there also were plenty of other interesting debuts. Here are a few models that caught our attention. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

2-seat sports car concept may become Bentley's 5th model

GENEVA --Bentley's EXP 10 Speed 6 two-seater concept unveiled here may join the British luxury brand's lineup before long. The EXP 10 shows how the brand's styling will evolve to become sportier and more emotionally appealing, Bentley CEO Wolfgang ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

Mitsubishi profit keys: Trucks, crossovers, EVs

GENEVA -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has rebounded from financial trouble to profitability. The secret, says President Tetsuro Aikawa, is a focus on a few profitable segments: light trucks, crossovers and electric vehicles. Sedans and performance cars, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

With CMA, Volvo plans to develop cars faster

GENEVA -- Volvo will slash product development time to 20 months when it adds a second new vehicle architecture, r&d chief Peter Mertens said. The replacement for the V40 and other compact cars will use Volvo's new compact modular architecture, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

Rolls crossover to make broad use of aluminum

Rolls-Royce's new crossover will use a new aluminum spaceframe that won't be shared with BMW, says CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes. The spaceframe technology will be adopted for all future Rolls-Royce cars, Mueller-Oetvoes said. The crossover, announced ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

VW Sport Coupe concept previews CC successor

GENEVA -- Volkswagen's Sport Coupe Concept GTE, a four-door fastback that debuted here, is very close to the production version that will replace the CC and eventually could be built in the U.S., VW executives said. The plug-in hybrid concept, which ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

Sergio speaks -- about Toledo, Ferrari and self-driving cars

GENEVA -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that the automaker is mulling a proposal from the city of Toledo, Ohio, to keep Jeep Wrangler production there. But beyond that, he was noncommittal. "I think we're working through ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

Crossovers, supercars show Europe is on the comeback trail

GENEVA -- The colors were hot, the curves were bold and the product splashes were clearly tilted toward racy crossovers and in-your-face supercars. If there were any lingering anxieties about the state of the European market, last week's Geneva auto ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

Ford's Odell, Farley inherit each other's challenges in new roles

GENEVA -- When you talk to Ford Motor Co.'s "trading places" executives, Stephen Odell and Jim Farley, it's clear: They have inherited each other's challenges. And it's hard to say who got the better deal. Odell, two months into his post as global ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8

Infiniti QX30 could attract new dealers

GENEVA -- Infiniti's QX30 crossover concept, unveiled here last week, should boost the brand's sales in North America and Europe, but it also will help Infiniti expand its dealer body in markets outside North America. "It's a very good business ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8

JLR CEO says U.S. plant decision is 3 years off

GENEVA -- A U.S. factory is a must if Jaguar Land Rover is to continue to grow and stay competitive, says CEO Ralf Speth. But the U.K. automaker has to find one product with annual sales of 30,000 to 40,000 to make a U.S. assembly plant worthwhile, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7

Wow, Geneva gives the industry a jolt

GENEVA -- If you stood at the intersection of two of the walkways crisscrossing the auto show floor here, you'd appreciate the wild contradictions of Geneva 2015. On one side, the tiny British company Radical Sportscars showed its RXC Turbo 500, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7

Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid

GENEVA -- Audi will offer its Q7 premium large SUV with two plug-in hybrid powertrains: a diesel variant for Europe and a gasoline version for the U.S. and China. The Q7 e-tron quattro will be Audi's second plug-in hybrid. The A3 compact car is ... March 7, 2015 06:01 European CT

Fiat's Mazda-based roadster will be called the 124 Spider

GENEVA -- Fiat will call its new Mazda-based roadster the 124 Spider, reviving a name from the 1960s. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed the 124 Spider name to journalists at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday after an impromptu check with ... March 4, 2015 14:24 European CT

Audi R8 e-tron signals shift by German automakers to high-end EVs

GENEVA (Reuters) -- German carmakers are shifting their focus towards high-end electric vehicles such as the Audi R8 e-tron and away from cheaper city cars in the latest effort to revive environmentally-friendly but unpopular zero-emission vehicles. ... March 4, 2015 16:12 European CT

Opel/Vauxhall touts connectivity as OnStar rolls out in Europe

GENEVA -- Opel/Vauxhall believes its OnStar digital service will help win new customers as the General Motors' unit seeks to boost sales and return to profit. OnStar will be initially be offered in 13 European markets -- including Germany, the UK, ... March 3, 2015 18:43 European CT

Lexus reveals potential Mini fighter

Lexus revealed the aggressively styled LF-SA subcompact concept at the Geneva auto show Tuesday. If built, the model would compete against the Mini hatchback and Audi A1 in Europe's entry-premium segment. “The SA stands for small adventurer. ... March 3, 2015 14:55 European CT | UPDATED: March 3 16:20 CET - adds comment

Aston Martin SUV may deepen Daimler partnership

GENEVA (Reuters) -- Aston Martin today announced plans for an SUV-styled crossover that may draw more heavily on its partnership with Daimler, as the UK supercar maker confirmed moves to raise more capital and expand into new vehicle categories. ... March 3, 2015 10:39 European CT

Infiniti will aim QX30 crossover at affluent young buyers

GENEVA -- Infiniti said it will target younger affluent customers with its QX30 compact crossover. Infiniti unveiled a concept for the crossover here Monday on the eve of the Geneva auto show. The production version will be “highly influenced ... March 2, 2015 20:06 European CT

Bentley unveils two-seat sports car concept that may become 5th model

GENEVA -- Bentley unveiled the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept for a two-seat luxury sports car that it says may join its lineup in the near future. The EXP 10 shows how the brand's styling will evolve to become sportier and more emotionally appealing, ... March 2, 2015 20:39 European CT | UPDATED: March 3 11:19 CET - Adds CEO comment

Supercars and SUVs will be show stars

Supercars will shine at this week's Geneva auto show alongside mass-market models taking aim at the fast-growing SUV/crossover market. Ferrari, Audi, Aston Martin and McLaren are among brands that will unveil high-performance sports cars while ... March 2, 2015 06:01 European CT

Magna Steyr to debut hybrid sports car concept

Magna Steyr is best known as an auto supplier and contract manufacturer, but at the Geneva auto show this week the company plans to debut a concept car. This is nothing new as Magna Steyr brings a concept to Geneva just about every year. But this ... March 2, 2015 11:30 European CT

Kia to roll out 1.0-liter turbo engine in Cee'd GT

In an era of tightening fuel consumption rules, Kia Motors Corp. wants to show that less is more. This week at the Geneva auto show, Kia plans to unveil the Cee'd GT, the first Kia model to use Hyundai Motor Group's new 1.0-liter, three-cylinder ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2

A peek into Audi's future

Audi has released pictures of the Prologue Avant station wagon concept that will debut this week at the Geneva auto show. The four-door wagon follows the unveiling of the Prologue coupe at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. In L.A., Audi design ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2

Lightning-fast McLaren

McLaren Automotive plans to unveil the 675LT, which zooms to 100 kph (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph, next week at the Geneva auto show. The sleek coupe is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 rated at 666 hp and a seven- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2

CLS fighter from VW?

Volkswagen plans to unveil a coupe-style sedan concept this week at the Geneva auto show. VW insiders say the concept, shown in these sketches the company released last week, likely would become a production model positioned between the CC sedan and ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2

Danish supercar builder Zenvo aims for success where DeLorean failed

BERLIN (Bloomberg) -- When Zenvo Automotive sought to promote its new ST1 supercar six years ago, the Danish company sent photos and performance details to auto journalists -- and was quickly rewarded with an outpouring of praise. Bloggers deemed ... March 1, 2015 11:24 European CT

Honda counts on roomy Jazz for sales boost

LONDON -- Honda hopes features such as segment-leading interior space will boost sales of its Jazz subcompact in Europe. Honda will debut a European-specified version of the Jazz, which is sold  as the Fit in the U.S. and Japan, at the Geneva ... Feb. 27, 2015 10:56 European CT

SsangYong Tivoli will join expanding small SUV segment

SsangYong will enter the booming subcompact SUV segment in Europe with the Tivoli, which will debut at the Geneva auto show on March 3. The car will compete with models such as the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur, a SsangYong spokesman said. ... Feb. 27, 2015 06:01 European CT

VW's sleek concept set to become image-carrier

FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen will preview a coupe-styled sedan at the upcoming Geneva auto show that is set to become a production model to boost the brand's image and attract customers from cars such as the Mercedes-Benz CLS. VW this week released ... Feb. 27, 2015 10:37 European CT

Audi says new R8 is its most powerful production car

Audi today released pictures and details of its second-generation R8 supercar. It said the top-range version will be the most powerful and fastest series-production Audi to date. The R8 is a halo model for Audi, which is spending 24 billion euros ... Feb. 26, 2015 10:54 European CT

Blazing-fast McLaren 675LT to debut in Geneva

British sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive plans to introduce the 675LT at next week’s Geneva auto show. The sleek coupe can top 120 mph in a faster amount of time than many normal cars can get to 60 mph. McLaren will offer the 675LT ... 9:20 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25

Aston says Vulcan supercar will cost $2.79 million

LONDON -- Aston Martin said its 800-plus-hp Vulcan will cost 1.8 million pounds ($2.79 million) in the company's UK home market. Aston today released details and pictures of the Vulcan ahead of the model's debut at the Geneva auto show on March 3. ... Feb. 25, 2015 11:06 European CT

VW says new Touran is lighter, roomier, more frugal

FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen’s new lighter, roomier Touran compact minivan will offer the biggest luggage compartment in its class, along with new active and passive safety features and seamless connectivity to Apple and Android smartphones, VW ... Feb. 25, 2015 12:13 European CT

Nissan Sway concept may preview new Micra

LONDON -- Nissan will unveil the Sway concept car at the upcoming Geneva auto show. The concept will preview the automaker's next Micra subcompact, reports said. The concept shows “how a future generation of small Nissans could look” ... Feb. 24, 2015 12:58 European CT

Powerful cars will take center stage at Geneva

Audi R8 supercar ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21

BMW minivan, Renault crossover join Ferrari, Mercedes debuts

Exotic supercars such as the Ferrari 488 GTB will line up alongside BMW's second front-wheel-drive minivan and key new models from Renault and Skoda at this year’s Geneva auto show.  The Geneva show press days are Tuesday and Wednesday, ... Feb. 21, 2015 13:29 European CT | UPDATED: Feb. 25 10:00 CET - Adds Aston Vulcan, VW Touran

Audi R8 seen on racetrack ahead of Geneva debut

Audi released a video of its latest R8 supercar undergoing test drives on the Ascari racetrack in Spain. The second generation of the mid-engine coupe is lighter and more powerful than the current car, reports have said. Audi will release details ... Feb. 20, 2015 11:49 European CT

Infiniti reveals photo of QX30 crossover concept

Infiniti released a full photo of its QX30 crossover concept in advance of the 2015 Geneva auto show.  Nissan's luxury brand, in a statement, said the crossover concept "hints at a future premium compact vehicle and gives a strong indication ... 9:16 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19

Lotus plans U.S. return with Evora 400

LONDON -- Lotus unveiled the Evora 400, a revised version of its flagship Evora sports car that will spearhead the brand’s return to the U.S. Lotus has moved the mid-engine coupe further upmarket to better compete with the likes of the ... Feb. 19, 2015 11:13 European CT

Lexus concept could become Mini rival, reports say

The Lexus LF-SA concept could preview a future model that would be a rival to BMW Group's Mini, the Audi A1 or Daimler's Smart ForFour minicar, reports said. Lexus said it will unveil the LF-SA at the Geneva auto show on March 3 but declined to ... Feb. 18, 2015 15:30 European CT

Station wagon concept previews new Kia Optima

Kia has taken the wraps off the Sportspace concept, a midsize station wagon that will debut at the Geneva auto show. The concept is meant to preview a next-generation Optima, which would replace a model that has been on sale in various markets since ... Feb. 18, 2015 14:35 European CT

Mercedes-Maybach Pullman S600 limo to debut at Geneva auto show

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first images of the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman S600 limousine prior to its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The four-door, six-seat model has been in development for the last year and a half, and like its ... 7:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17

Audi will showcase possible flagship wagon

FRANKFURT -- Audi has released sketches of the Prologue Avant station wagon concept that will debut at the upcoming Geneva auto show. Media reports said the concept could preview a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake. The Prologue Avant ... Feb. 17, 2015 06:01 European CT

Aston Martin will unveil Vulcan high-performance car

LONDON -- Aston Martin will unveil the Vulcan limited-edition supercar at the upcoming Geneva auto show. The Vulcan will be available for customers to drive on racetracks and will not be road legal, an Aston Martin spokesperson said. The UK ... Feb. 17, 2015 12:03 European CT

Skoda upgrades Superb flagship

FRANKFURT -- Skoda has released details and pictures of its latest-generation Superb flagship, claiming the midsize model is the best car it has ever made. The Superb, which will debut at next month's Geneva auto show, is an important image carrier ... Feb. 17, 2015 20:33 European CT

Hyundai touts fresh design for compact SUV

BERLIN -- Hyundai unveiled its new Tucson with an agile and dynamic design that the  automaker hopes will help the model gain ground in Europe's ultra-competitive compact SUV segment. Hyundai has revived the Tucson name in Europe after selling ... Feb. 17, 2015 15:52 European CT

Dead for 54 years, Borgward now staging a comeback

Of all the dead brands waiting to be summoned from the automotive graveyard, Germany's Borgward seemed among the least likely to return to life.Borgward declared bankruptcy 54 years ago and hadn't built a car since. We somehow missed the clamor for ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16

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