Geneva Motor Show

NEWS ANALYSIS

Flashy rainbow of colors lights up Geneva

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Automakers are turning to vivid, freely mixed interior and exterior color combinations to set apart their new small cars and crossovers. At the Geneva auto show this month, the colors were flashier than normal on new models from Nissan, Toyota, Renault, Opel, Peugeot and others.... Read More »

 

BMW: U.S. to wait for 2-series Active Tourer

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2014
BMW executives are convinced the new 2-series Active Tourer won't be a big seller in the United States, so they plan to wait at least 15 months before launching the vehicle there.... Read More »

 

BMW, M-B reduce number of architectures

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
BMW and Mercedes-Benz are reducing their number of vehicle architectures to speed development and cut costs.... Read More »

 

Like EVs, self-guided cars need infrastructure

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Autonomous driving features have become an industry obsession, judging by the buzz about them at Geneva's auto show.... Read More »

 

Ford of Europe works its way back

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
After Ford of Europe completes its current round of plant closings, it will bring manufacturing to 80 percent of capacity.... Read More »

 

Infiniti gets engine-specific on Q50

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Infiniti raised production expectation for its two-month-old Q50 Eau Rouge concept sports car here last week by identifying the specific engine it would receive.... Read More »

 

Hits & Misses

Daring design is the norm at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Automakers are looking for a healthier European market this year, and their new products reflect the confidence.... Read More »

 

Chrysler near China Jeep deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
Fiat Chrysler executives say they expect to complete an agreement this month for Jeep production in China.... Read More »

 

Mini Paceman, Coupe/Roadster may not be replaced

March 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Mini may not replace the Coupe/Roadster and Paceman as the brand moves to focus on core models.... Read More »

 

If everyone loves the Juke, Nissan's designers blew it

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2014
Nissan designers have retained one of the brand's most polarizing designs -- and want to keep it looking different in the future.... Read More »

 

Toyota reconfirms commitment to PSA minicar alliance

March 7, 2014 08:43 CET
Toyota reconfirmed its commitment to its minicar alliance with PSA even though the French automaker has agreed a capital tie-up with China's Dongfeng.... Read More »

 

JENNIFER CLARK

Apple's CarPlay is smart but simple

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
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.... Read More »

 

China's Qoros challenges Europeans on home turf

March 6, 2014 10:54 CET
Chinese automaker Qoros is out to challenge VW, PSA and other Europeans on their home turf, signaling a broader push by the country's car manufacturers to target Western customers.... Read More »

 

VW CEO Winterkorn bullish on T-ROC's future

March 6, 2014 06:01 CET
VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn is bullish about the future of the automaker's T-ROC concept, which shows what the automaker believes would fit between the Tiguan compact SUV and its planned subcompact SUV.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Huracan poised to blow away Gallardo

6:45 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann predicts that the supercar maker's newest model will start breaking records in 2015.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Subaru hints at plug-in hybrid diesel crossover with Viziv 2 concept

1:49 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Subaru's “green” concept vehicle dubbed Viziv 2 -- short for “vision for innovation” -- hints at a new crossover and possible replacement for the outgoing Tribeca.... Read More »

 

Maserati could add Alfieri coupe within two years

March 5, 2014 15:35 CET
Maserati could begin production of the Alfieri coupe within two years, shortly after the brand launches the Levante SUV in 2015.... Read More »

 

RYAN BEENE

Mazda concept signals a more polished Mazda2 on horizon

4:09 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
The subcompact Hazumi concept car Mazda showcased at the Geneva Motor Show is a near-spitting image of how the next-generation Mazda2 is expected to look on the road.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Why U.S. won't see BMW's first fwd car for now

11:53 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Why is BMW's first front-wheel-drive car, the 2-series Active Tourer, not coming to the United States right away? The crossover debuted at the Geneva auto show and goes on sale in Europe in October. It isn't likely to go on sale in the United States for at least 15 months.... Read More »

 

PAUL MCVEIGH

Renault Twingo: a new French revolution

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
The Renault Twingo will stand out in Europe's crowded minicar segment because of its rear-engine layout and rear-wheel drive.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

What BMW's Robertson looks for in a future leader

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
BMW sales chief Ian Robertson says that the auto industry's next-generation leaders will need to have open minds and international backgrounds.... Read More »

 

Jaguar plans compact sedan with new engine, aluminum unibody

March 4, 2014 16:14 CET
Jaguar's compact sedan will be called the XE and will be built on a new aluminum unibody architecture, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Nissan stays edgy with refreshed Juke

6:43 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Four years after introducing a small crossover with a polarizing design, Nissan plans to change as little as possible on the 2015 Juke. Except to make it a bit more polarizing.... Read More »

 

Jaguar plans compact sedan with new engine, aluminum unibody

10:14 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Jaguar's compact sedan coming next year will be called the XE, will be powered by one of the company's new engines and will be built on a new aluminum unibody architecture, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said today at the Geneva auto show. The XE will compete against the BMW 3 and 4 series, Audi A4/S4, Cadillac ATS, Mercedes-Benz C class and entries from Lexus, Acura and Infiniti in one of the most competitive market segments.... Read More »

 

Infiniti Eau Rouge would get 560 hp engine

5:30 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Barely two months after unveiling the Formula One racing-inspired Q50 Eau Rouge concept in Detroit, Infiniti has moved the car a step closer to commercial production – even referring to it as the brand's future performance flagship.... Read More »

 

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