Tag Archives: Geneva 2009

Geneva Concepts: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

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One of the main attractions for many at a motor show are concept cars. At the 79th Geneva Motor Show, there was no shortage of concept vehicles. However some will never see a traffic light, and some are within months of going into production. Here is a list of some of the interesting concepts from this years show. Continue reading

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Ford Ranger Euro

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It has been one of the longest running, single generation vehicles in the North American market. The current Ford Ranger pick-up truck that is still being sold in North American showrooms, has been with us since 1993. In the last 16 years, Ford of America has done little to change the vehicle, limiting it to just minor cosmetic and mechanical changes. Continue reading

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Faces of the Geneva Motor Show

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A retrospective look at the hard working models of the Geneva Motor Show…

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Italy’s I.DE.A Institute to Intro ERA Concept in Geneva

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Other than the wild and wacky Tokyo auto show, Geneva is the auto event where dreams become reality, or at least take on 3D metal and plastic form. In this particular case the creator is the I.DE.A Institute, an engineering and consultancy company based in Turin, Italy. Continue reading

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Mazda3 i-stop

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Engine stop-start systems are becoming more common and not only on hybrid-powered vehicles. Until now, carmakers had used the conventional starter or a starter-generator to restart the engine. Now Mazda engineers have come up with a simple, ingenious and effective way to do it better. Continue reading

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Top 5 production Geneva debuts, with something to say

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Chosen, semi-randomly, by Michael Goetz Continue reading

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Spyker C8 Aileron – Calgary bound

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At the 79th Geneva Motor Show, the Dutch car builder Spyker unveiled their new car, and it is a stunner. It’s called the C8 Aileron. While mechanically this new version isn’t any different from their previous offering, hence it still has an Audi sourced 4.2-liter, V8, producing 400 hp. Thanks to its 354 lb/ft of torque it can propel from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, and onto a top speed of 300 km/h. Continue reading

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