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Live From The Geneva Motor Show

Global automakers descend on Switzerland for the season's big show.

by on Mar.03, 2014

The 84th annual Geneva Motor Show is winding down. Many of the 146 new models have made their debuts and been dissected, examined and even fawned over by the world’s automotive press. The introductions have run the gamut from the new Jeep Renegade to the Maserati Alfieri and Lamborghini Huracan as well as BMW’s new 2-Series Active Tourer. has been scouring the show floor to bring you the new model introductions as well as all the breaking news, but all of that concludes today.

Check the jump page for our complete round-up…and keep coming back for the final updates from Geneva!


Porsche Planning Plug-in Hybrid Production by 2013

Stuttgart maker pushing three different hybrid technologies.

by on Mar.02, 2010

The plug-in powertrain in the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept could see production, possibly in a Boxster, within a couple years.

Look for Porsche to put its first plug-in hybrid into production something during the 2013 model-year, the sports car maker’s CEO told during a conversation at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

The lithium-ion based system is making its debut on the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid concept, one of three different hybrid offerings gracing the German maker’s stand at this year’s Geneva show.  What’s particularly significant is Porsche’s use of three different hybrid technologies, one for each of the models debuting at PALExpo.


That includes a “full” hybrid system that will debut in the second-generation Porsche Cayenne SUV, which launches next autumn.  The Cayenne will be able to drive for brief distances – at speeds of up to 98 mph – solely on battery power, but like other current hybrid systems, it is intended to run primarily on a mix of battery and gasoline power.


First Look: Mercedes-Benz F800 Style

The shape of things to come.

by on Mar.02, 2010

The shape of things to come for Mercedes, the F800 Style gives a hint of the maker's new design theme...and its green powertrain technology.

To get a sense of where Mercedes-Benz will be heading, in the years ahead, take a close look at the F800, which the automaker introduced at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

The coupe-like concept vehicle gives a good hint of what’s being developed by designers and engineers down in Stuttgart, both in terms of styling and powertrain technology.  And the environmentally-friendly drivetrain, hinted the maker’s CEO, could show up “in the next-generation S-Class.”

Geneva News!

“This gives a good indication of (Mercedes’) overall strategy, going forward,” said Dieter Zetsche, during a media roundtable following the automaker’s news conference, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.  The mustachioed executive noted that until now, Mercedes, “did not have comprehensive styling strategy for all of its steadily-increasing line-up.  The F800 Style will help correct that, though Zetsche quickly cautioned that, “This doesn’t mean there will be a fewer design that will be the same for all.”