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    Los Angeles Auto Show 2006 - Highlights

    2015-06-19T16:48:36Z

    The GX3 is a surprise debut from Volkswagen's California design team, which recently moved to Santa Monica. It's a pure driving machine with three wheels and two seats, not unlike the Peugeot 20Cup seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Powered by a 1.6liter 125hp engine, the GX3 would ...

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    Chicago Auto Show 2006

    2015-06-16T11:10:20Z

    The Tundra was unveiled in Chicago as the production version of the super-sized FTX concept that was shown in Detroit two years ago.

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    2006 Detroit Auto Show Design Trends and Overview

    2015-06-08T14:01:24Z

    Feb 27, 2006 – There is always something energising and exciting about the Detroit Auto Show, the first major international motor show of the year and the most significant auto show in the states. Detroit has some of the most theatrical new car launches; this year the Chrysler Aspen was ...

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    Geneva Motor Show 2006 Highlights

    2015-06-08T11:22:39Z

    The Geneva Motor Show marks the first of the major auto shows in Europe each year and the venue has seen the première of some classic concept and production cars during its history. We have all the highlights, an extensive photo gallery featuring over 1000 photos from the show floor, ...

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    LA Auto Show 2011 - Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T12:04:17Z

    But the most conspicuous absence was that of the BMW 3 Series. Revealed by the Bavarian automaker just before the LA show, the omission further accentuates the increasing trend for automakers to launch vehicles outside the traditional auto show arena. While BMW showed the i3 and i8 concept cars in ...

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    LA Auto Show 2011 - Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T12:04:10Z

    The LA auto show is historically not quite as vast and influential as some of the other more mainstream automotive exhibitions we attend, and there's not usually much to say about it. This year's LA auto show, however, has proved worthy of coverage for a few different reasons - namely ...

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    Geneva Motor Show 2009 Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T12:02:17Z

    The DS Inside turned out to be something of an enigma, as Citroen rather strangely decided to preview it inside a box at the back of its show stand, which made it easy to miss. Additionally, only members of the press were being allowed access, resulting in most designers being ...

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    Geneva Motor Show 2009 Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T12:02:11Z

    An odd mood hung in the air of the Palexpo in Geneva this year. 2009 looks likely to go down as a historic year for the auto industry for the wrong reasons, but the 79th Geneva Motor Show provided the year's first real barometer of where things stand, and what ...

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    Frankfurt Motor Show 2009 Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T12:00:15Z

    Many of these elements are shared by Volkswagen's L1. The tandem concept has a scarcely credible Cd of just 0.195 (the BMW is almost as impressive at 0.22) and, like the BMW, the boundaries of what is possible with technology today are being pushed, resulting in a new form. A ...

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    Frankfurt Motor Show 2009 Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T12:00:08Z

    Recent auto shows have been dominated by green issues and, on the face of it, the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show was no different. It was barely possible to pass a stand without seeing a green concept center stage, to the extent that the topic feels no longer newsworthy. Dig a ...

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    Busan Motor Show 2008 Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T11:59:43Z

    And Hyundai isn't the only one trying to capture the lucrative luxury car segment by making full use of their acquired advanced technology. With the help of Daimler's E-Class rear-wheel-drive package, the Ssangyong Chairman W was unveiled as both a conventional sedan and a limousine version.

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    Busan Motor Show 2008 Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T11:59:35Z

    Located on the southeast part of the Korean peninsula, Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and its biennial Motor Show will cap off what has been a busy early year for the Asia Pacific automotive industry, with the New Delhi Auto Expo, Australia's Melbourne Motor Show and ...

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    Moscow Motor Show 2006 Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T11:57:01Z

    The Moscow Motor show, which opened last week, is increasingly becoming one of the more important motor shows as the Russian car market, now worth one and a half million car sales per year, grows at the rate of around 50% every five years and the rate of sales increase ...

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    Detroit Auto Show 2010 - Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T11:56:48Z

    This year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit was overshadowed by another exposition: the Consumer Electronics Show, America's biggest rollout of high tech products, held in Las Vegas just days before. It was at CES that Ford CEO Alan Mulally gave the keynote address, not at Detroit, and the ...

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    Frankfurt Motor Show 2007 Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T11:53:24Z

    Two environmentally-focused Frankfurt concepts progressed the partially covered grille - pioneered by the Volkswagen Lupo 3-Liter eight years ago - with transparent covers over the whole grille: the Opel Flextreme and Hyundai i-Blue. Relating to this trend is the use of transparent plastic single-piece tailgates as seen on the Citroen ...

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    Frankfurt Motor Show 2007 Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T11:53:20Z

    The Frankfurt Motor Show is home to the European moguls of the automotive industry. BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, the Volkswagen Group, GM Europe and much of Ford Europe all have their head offices within a few hours drive of the Frankfurt Messe, so it's only right that these automakers would bask ...

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    Geneva Motor Show 2011 - Recap

    2015-05-09T11:49:13Z

    Last week, the Car Design News team headed out to Geneva to cover the motor show, just as we've always done. But there was something different about it this year.

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    LA Auto Show 2009 - Trends and Overview

    2015-05-09T11:45:14Z

    The 2009 LA Auto Show delivered some impressive concepts and some important new production debuts as well as the Design Challenge and the engaging ‘car design vibe' unique to the show and California generally. But the biggest take-away this year was that it was a show dominated by Asian and ...

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    Geneva Motor Show 2010 - Trends & Overview

    2015-05-09T11:45:09Z

    Alongside a return to more classical exterior design qualities, one exterior design trend of note is an increased experimentation with ‘floating blade' surfaces - typically a C-pillar section which sits away from the body or glasshouse, as first seen on the Ferrari 599. Concepts illustrating such surface treatment here included ...

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    Geneva Motor Show 2010 - Trends & Overview

    2015-05-09T11:45:02Z

    Geneva is the annual litmus test of the auto industry's health. The neutrality of Swiss ground, the sense that spring is just around the corner, and the Palexpo's compact nature combining to make this level playing field a place where it is easy to gauge the collective mood.