Car News - : 2008

  • Quirky cars in Geneva

    11 March 2008 by Mark Walton

    Geneva is renowned for throwing up weird and wonderful concepts and prototypes from manufacturers you’ve never heard of, and will probably never see again. While the big manufacturers churn out the...

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  • Pininfarina Sintesi

    10 March 2008 by Guy Bird

    What’s new on Pininfarina’s Geneva Motor Show stand? Italian coachbuilder and design house Pininfarina showed another stunning concept at Geneva to follow the 2005 Maserati Birdcage and 2004 Nido.

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  • Italdesign Giugiaro Quaranta

    10 March 2008 by Guy Bird

    What’s new on Italdesign Giugiaro’s Geneva Motor Show stand? The Quaranta concept. It celebrates 40 years of Italdesign and its founder, Italian car design legend Giorgetto Giugiaro, the man...

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  • Bertone BAT 11

    10 March 2008 by Guy Bird

    What’s new on Bertone’s Geneva Motor Show stand? Italian coachbuilder Bertone might be in deep financial trouble – it didn’t have a stand at the Geneva show – but its styling division, Stile Bertone,...

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  • Chevrolet at Geneva

    10 March 2008 by Guy Bird

    What’s new on Chevrolet’s Geneva Motor Show stand? There were more exciting show stands at Geneva but Chevy did muster up a small – in every sense – global unveil in the shape of the three-door Aveo...

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  • Skoda Superb at Geneva

    07 March 2008 by Mark Walton

    What’s new on Skoda’s Geneva Motor Show stand?Skoda launched its second-generation Superb, aimed at the mid-sized, middle class Mondeo market. It’s a handsome car, with more than a little 1990s BMW...

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  • Alfa Romeo 8C Spider at Geneva

    07 March 2008 by Mark Walton

    What’s new on the Alfa Romeo Geneva Motor Show stand?Alfa’s youthful new CEO Luca De Meo swept into Geneva like the heir-apparent he no doubt is, to unveil the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider. Even though this...

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  • Fiat 500 Abarth show debut

    06 March 2008 by Jonny Smith

    What’s new on Fiat's Geneva Motor Show stand? Amongst the kinky white boots and retro chandeliers Fiat rolled out their eco-loving theme across the whole range with three uncloakings: the fresh...

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  • Toyota's production iQ

    06 March 2008 by Guy Bird

    What’s new on Toyota’s Geneva Motor Show stand? The brand’s biggest news by far was the production iQ city car. The road-going iQ keeps almost all of the 2007 Frankfurt concept’s great packaging –...

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  • Lexus LF-A roadster at Geneva

    06 March 2008 by Guy Bird

    What’s new on Lexus’s Geneva Motor Show stand? In global unveil terms, the Lexus stand had nothing new. The LF-A roadster concept first revealed at the 2008 Detroit show two months ago took centre...

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  • Audi Q7 V12, R8 and TT diesels

    06 March 2008 by Guy Bird

    What’s new on Audi’s Geneva Motor Show stand? The biggest news from a sales point of view might have been the A4 Avant – on an all-new chassis for improved driving ability and a bigger boot – but new...

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  • Opel Meriva concept

    05 March 2008 by Ben Barry

    What’s new on the Opel/Vauxhall stand at Geneva? Opel (Vauxhall wasn’t represented) chose to showcase the Meriva concept for the first time in Geneva. It features the FlexDoor system – a combination...

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  • Infiniti European range launched

    05 March 2008 by Ben Barry

    Infiniti FX50

    What’s new on the Infiniti stand at Geneva? Nissan’s upmarket Infiniti brand officially launched its European range in Geneva, essentially a slimlined and simplified interpretation of its...

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  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe unveiled

    05 March 2008 by Jonny Smith

    What’s new on the Rolls Geneva motor show stand? Just one car, but one enormous car with two doors and a hard roof: the Phantom Coupe is the final Roller to complete the Phantom range. It was never...

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  • Cadillac at Geneva

    05 March 2008 by James Foxall

    What’s new on Cadillac’s Geneva Motor Show stand? It was a festival of silver on the General Motors brand’s stand. But even combining anonymity in colour with gloomy lighting couldn’t hide the lack of...

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  • Mitsubishi Prototype-S at Geneva

    05 March 2008 by Jonny Smith

    What’s new on the Mitsubishi Geneva motor show stand? A whole family of Lancers. And finally, Lancers with strong memorable faces. The final (third) jewel playing centre stage in Mitsubishi’s crown is...

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  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

    04 March 2008 by Ben Barry

    What’s new on the Lamborghini stand? The Gallardo LP560-4. The 560 stands for the 560ps (552bhp) that’s come courtesy of the all-new 5.2-litre V10 engine (previously 5.0-litre and 520bhp – and 20kg...

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  • Honda Accord at Geneva

    04 March 2008 by Gavin Green

    What’s new on the Honda stand? The big news is the all-new Accord. This is the eighth generation of Honda’s Mondeo. Trouble is, try as it might, Honda has never managed to tickle the taste buds of the...

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  • Citroen C5 Touring and Berlingo Multispace

    04 March 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    So what’s new on Citroen’s Geneva Motor Show stand? Citroen has gone in big with its new C5 Touring estate, which arrives in the UK in June, two months after the saloon’s debut. After the hideously...

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  • Smart ForTwo Edition Limited Two

    04 March 2008 by Ben Barry

    What’s new on the Smart stand? The Edition Limited Two – hardly the most breathtaking world premiere on show. There’ll be 2000 made and owners will be treated to brown leather – ‘cognac brown’, says...

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  • Aston Martin at Geneva

    04 March 2008 by Ben Barry

    What’s new on Aston’s stand? Nothing. After a flurry of activity pre-Ford sale (V8 Vantage Roadster and DBS) and the recent V12 Vantage RS, it’s not surprising to find Aston Martin in something of a...

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  • Mercedes Vision GLK Bluetec hybrid

    04 March 2008 by Ben Barry

    What’s new on the Mercedes stand? Quite a confusingly long list when you include facelifts and revised engines. But the big story is the Vision GLK Bluetec hybrid, a concept SUV with a four-cylinder...

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  • VW Scirocco and eco models

    04 March 2008 by James Foxall

    So what's new on Volkswagen's Geneva Motor Show stand? By far the most exciting offering from VW was the production version of the new Scirocco. The good news is the firm has managed to combine the...

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  • Mini John Cooper Works

    04 March 2008 by James Foxall

    So what's new on Mini's Geneva Motor Show stand? It was all about John Cooper Works at Mini with the firm showing off the most powerful version yet of its car in hatchback and Clubman forms. Impact...

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  • Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder

    04 March 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    So what’s new on Porsche’ Geneva Motor Show stand? Not a lot, to be honest. There’s the enticing sounding RS 60 Spyder limited edition Boxster, which couldn’t be more of a disappointment if it tried.

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  • Volvo XC60 at Geneva

    04 March 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    So what’s new on Volvo’s Geneva Motor Show stand? It’s all about the new XC60 on the Volvo stand. Based on the V70/XC70 architecture – there’s no commonality with Ford’s new Kuga – the XC60 is...

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  • Ford Fiesta shown

    04 March 2008 by Ben Pulman

    What’s new on Ford’s Geneva Motor Show stand? The Fiesta of course. Both three and five-door versions of the supermini were on display, and both looked brilliant. Ford also showed off the facelifted...

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  • Geneva Motor Show 2008 A-Z

    28 February 2008 by Ben Pulman

    Click here for all the latest new cars and news from Europe's best car show with our handy A-Z. The CAR Online team has spent the past week in Switzerland for the 2008 Geneva Motor Show to serve up...

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