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2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Aston Martin revives Lagonda as ultraluxury electric brand

March 6, 2018 10:35 CET
Aston Martin will launch Lagonda as an electric-only brand with the aim of breaking the duopoly held by Bentley and Rolls-Royce in the ultraluxury sedan market.

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Volvo ends long European Car of the Year losing streak

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Volvo's entry SUV, the XC40 that starts at 31,350 euros in Germany, did something that no Volvo has done in the last 55 years: It brought the European Car of the Year title to Gothenburg.

RICHARD JOHNSON

VW still bullish on U.S. shows; Ratan Tata shows up in Geneva

7:57 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Volkswagen remains bullish on U.S. auto shows, including the one in Detroit.

RICHARD JOHNSON

VW still bullish on U.S. shows; Ratan Tata shows up in Geneva

7:57 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Volkswagen remains bullish on U.S. auto shows, including the one in Detroit.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

EZ-GO concept showcases Renault's robotaxi plans

March 6, 2018 15:12 CET
The Renault EZ-GO offers a look at the automaker's plans for a robotaxi service, which it aims to start by 2022. The driverless electric concept seats six passengers and Renault envisions attracting customers for the model from municipal transit authorities, hotels and other service businesses.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Renault offers 3 new Alpine A110 variants

March 6, 2018 15:48 CET
Renault is seeking to broaden the appeal of the Alpine A110 sports coupe with three new versions: a minimalist Pure edition, a comfort-oriented Legende model, and the track-only GT4, with a power-to-weight ratio of 3.2 kg per horsepower.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW, Daimler keeping the faith in diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
At Geneva: VW, Daimler keep faith in diesels; Tariff talk; FCA boss: We talked to Geely; Gran return for BMW 8 series; Benz C class; Polestar plug-in; A Range Rover not for the masses.

RICHARD JOHNSON

Opel's void stirs ghosts of Genevas past

6:04 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
In Detroit, they can't stop talking about Mercedes-Benz's decision to skip the auto show next January. But stranger for me was walking into the Palexpo and not seeing Opel at its accustomed spot.

RICHARD JOHNSON

Opel's void stirs ghosts of Genevas past

6:04 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
In Detroit, they can't stop talking about Mercedes-Benz's decision to skip the auto show next January. But stranger for me was walking into the Palexpo and not seeing Opel at its accustomed spot.

Polestar looks to turn curiosity into cash

10:45 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Showing the production-spec version of the Polestar 1 for the first time, the performance brand born out of Volvo Cars said it would begin taking deposits for the vehicle March 13.

VIDEO: First Shift: Geneva show sights and sounds

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
At Geneva: A Vizzion from VW; Porsche EV concept; Audi's new A6; Bentley goes hybrid; Lexus UX small crossover; Toyota revives Supra; A 'sensuous' Hyundai; Aston's aim for Lagonda.

4-door AMG GT to come in 3 variants

7:15 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Mercedes-AMG launches first four-door sports car in the GT line.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW Vizzion will launch in 2022 as flagship EV

March 6, 2018 10:39 CET
VW will launch a full-electric midsize sedan by 2022 based on the design of the I.D. Vizzion concept unveiled by the brand at the Geneva auto show.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Toyota will seek halo appeal with Supra coupe

March 6, 2018 11:25 CET
Toyota will use its Supra sports car to act as a halo model to bring more emotional appeal to the brand.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Audi seeks social media buzz with e-tron Geneva tour

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Audi is seeking to cause a stir by driving 250 of its electric e-tron SUVs through Geneva while the city hosts the annual auto show. The automaker is asking residents to take snapshots of the pre-production crossover and post them on social media to drum up a buzz ahead of the car's launch later this year.

Toyota will drop diesel cars in Europe this year

March 6, 2018 08:41 CET
Toyota will stop selling diesel passenger cars in Europe by the end of this year, opting to put more emphasis on its gasoline-electric hybrids. Diesels account for less than 10 percent of the automaker's car sales in the region.

NICK GIBBS

Aston Martin takes over Opel stand in its biggest Geneva presence to date

8:07 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018
When Opel said that it would skip the Geneva auto show this year, regular showgoers wondered which brand might claim the German automaker's prominent and large stand. The surprising answer was Aston Martin, which sees the move as a statement of its growing confidence.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Audi seeks social media buzz with e-tron Geneva tour

10:04 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018
Audi is seeking to cause a stir by driving 250 of its electric e-tron SUVs through Geneva while the city hosts the annual auto show here. The automaker is asking residents to take snapshots of the pre-production crossover and post them on social media to generate some buzz ahead of the car's launch later this year.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

Automakers, faced with CO2 fines and diesel slump, accelerate electrification

March 5, 2018 06:01 CET
Luxury and mainstream automakers are accelerating plans to electrify their cars, both with battery-powered and partially electric hybrid cars and SUVs. Their efforts will come under the spotlight at this week's Geneva auto show.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW saves Z4 debut for summer

March 5, 2018 09:53 CET
BMW will not present the successor to the Z4 roadster at this week's Geneva auto show, but rather in the summer at a dedicated event, a company source said. The Z4 was developed with Toyota's Supra successor, which is appearing in Geneva as a concept.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hyundai sees Germany as key market for Nexo fuel cell car

March 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Hyundai sees Germany as a key market in Europe for its Nexo fuel cell SUV because Europe's largest auto market aims to have 400 refueling stations in operation by 2025.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW will preview powerful 8-series sedan

March 4, 2018 06:01 CET
BMW will preview a four-door high-performance M-badged version of its upcoming 8-series range in concept form at the Geneva auto show.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Why Geneva is 'perfect setting' to debut Polestar, Cupra brands

March 3, 2018 06:01 CET
Two of Europe's newest brands – Volvo's Polestar and Seat's Cupra – are using the 'perfect setting' of this year's Geneva auto show to introduce their high-performance products to the public.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Carmakers tone down their booth models in Geneva

12:02 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2018
Automakers such as Toyota and Nissan have decided to tone down the appearance of their human models in Geneva, marking a potential sea change for an industry that has long pandered to male customers.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi A6 will get electrified powertrains

March 2, 2018 11:26 CET
All versions of Audi's new A6 large sedan will be fitted with fuel-saving mild-hybrid technology as part of a significant jump in technology advances compared to the old model.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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