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Blogs from the Geneva auto show
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Renault Twingos demonstrate their turning circle in Geneva.
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Ferrari FF owners can now link their iPhones to the car's entertainment system.
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European and U.S. deliveries of the Lamborghini Huracan start in the second half.
DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:
Apple’s new CarPlay system is as simple to use as you would expect from a company that has perfected the art of easy-to-use technology.
Apple unveiled Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo as its first partners to use CarPlay in their vehicles at the Geneva auto show this week. I tried it out in a Ferrari FF at the Italian carmaker’s buzzing stand. The FF is Ferrari’s version of a &l ...
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Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann predicts that the supercar maker's newest model will start breaking records in 2015."Next year the Huracan will exceed the Gallardo's best sales year of 1,844," Winkelmann told me in an interview at the Geneva auto show.The Gallardo, the most successful Lamborghini model of all time, had its best sales year in 2008. That sales total is also the highest ever for a ...
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The Renault Twingo will stand out in Europe's crowded minicar segment because of its rear-engine layout and rear-wheel drive.The little hatchback, which uses Daimler's platform for the upcoming Smart ForTwo and ForFour, has cute looks and its engine setup helps make the car highly agile and maneuverable in crowded cities.To prove it, the company had four Twingos drive around in circles on its stan ...
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| Douglas A. Bolduc is Managing Editor at Automotive News Europe.|
BMW sales chief Ian Robertson says that the auto industry's next-generation leaders will need to have open minds and international backgrounds.These characteristics will be crucial as automakers adapt to megatrends, he said.One example is the growing number of people in megacities such as London who want a mobility solution -- such as a car-sharing scheme -- rather than the responsibility of car o ...
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| Luca Ciferri is Editor of Automotive News Europe.|
Incoming PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares wants profitability to be the key priority for the ailing French automaker.The former Renault chief operating officer, who joined PSA in January, is happy with the quality of executives he found at his new company, but not with their profit culture."Making money was not the core value here," Tavares said at the Geneva auto show.Tavares's operational ...
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Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath has been turning heads and winning awards since joining the Swedish automaker from Volkswagen Group 20 months ago. There is a good chance the hot streak will continue at the Geneva auto show.The Volvo Estate Concept is a sleek and striking representation of what the brand's future station wagons will look like. It also has a sophisticated but simple interior whe ...