All Geneva 2010 articles

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    Ford Focus


    The US-spec Ford Focus never had the sales success of its European namesake, for obvious reasons: the ungainly vehicle always had the appearance of a spartan economy car that simply lacked the perceived quality of its European counterpart.

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    GMC Granite


    Arguably the biggest surprise of the first NAIAS press day was GMC's Granite concept - a design that expands (or rather contracts) the truck/crossover brand's ‘professional grade' philosophy to a compact hatchback aimed at urban hipsters and early adopters.

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    Volkswagen NCC


    If you are curious about the styling of the next Jetta then look no further than the New Compact Coupe (NCC) concept from VW. The car's front – minus the hybrid-style closed grille – pretty much represents the new face of the sixth-generation production Jetta due on sale this November ...

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    Toyota FT-CH


    Toyota chose the Detroit auto show to unveil the FT-CH concept, a compact four-passenger vehicle that was created in response to customer and dealer demand for a greater variety of hybrid choices.

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    Renault Megane CC


    The sixth member of the third generation Renault Megane family - the Coupe Cabriolet - was unveiled at Geneva 2010 and completes the range.

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    I.DE.A Sofia


    Turin-based IDEA Institute presented its Sofia showcar at the Geneva show, showcasing a new design direction for a hybrid-powered four-seat sedan.

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    Seat IBE


    It surprised many to see this concept on the Seat stand. A white exterior model only, it was missed by many designers at the show - its limelight stolen by the VW stand next door and Audi's A1.

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    Mitsubishi ASX


    Mitsubishi joins the compact crossover party currently dominated by the Nissan Qashqai in late June 2010 with its ASX model, in a move that will lessen the brand's traditional reliance on large 4x4s and pickup trucks and their associated weaker economy and emissions.

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    Mazda 5


    Proclaimed as the first-ever application of the ‘Nagare Flow' design language in a Mazda production car, we unfortunately expect the new Mazda5 to be the final one too, now that former design chief Laurens van den Acker has departed to Renault.

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    Dacia Duster


    Not many people visiting the Geneva show, car designers included, will likely pay much attention to the Dacia Duster debuting there this week.

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    Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg


    Both the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg made their public debuts at Geneva, the two vehicles once again part of joint cooperation between what are now one and the same company.

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    Proton Emas Hybrid


    Proton and Giugiaro jointly revealed the concept version for a new city car that will become the Malaysian national car-maker's first hybrid model at the Geneva motor show this week.

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    Hispano Suiza


    In recent years the Geneva show has seen several attempts to revive great automotive names of the past - last year's Frazer-Nash by Guigiaro comes to mind, and this year sees the return of Hispano-Suiza - a legendary name from the 10s and 20s, but a name we've seen in ...

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    Honda 3R-C


    The 3-RC is a single seat, three-wheeled, zero emission urban concept vehicle which occupies the space between a car and a motorbike. Overall form is dictated by the seating position of its rider - similar to that of a scooter rider, with feet forwards and knees together.

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    Kia Sportage


    This is the third generation Sportage, a ground-up new design that was previewed in theme by the 2007 Kia Kue concept - one of the first Kia designs to have emerged since the appointment of Peter Schreyer as Kia Design Director in July 2006.

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    Citroen DS High Rider


    The DS High Rider is not so much a concept as a pre-production preview of the new DS4 model that will provide a B-segment SUV competitor to the new Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman when launched as a production model next year.

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    5 by Peugeot


    Peugeot unveiled the ‘5 by Peugeot' at Geneva, and despite referring to the number ‘5' in English in an otherwise French-spoken presentation, this large sedan - the basis for the forthcoming 407 replacement known as the ‘508' - marked an attempt to hark back to the days of more restrained ...

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    Audi A1


    Alongside the new BMW 5 Series, the Audi A1 is arguably the most important production debut of the show.

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    Opel Meriva


    The previous Meriva was a somewhat dull car but this model has all the hallmarks of being a real sales success for Opel.

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    Hyundai i-Flow


    The i-Flow had a mixed reaction in Geneva: in many respects this was another busy 'fluidic-sculpture' design - to use a Hyundai term - but it is more mature than some similar previous designs.