In an age of downsizing and crossing over, Infiniti is bucking trend with the launch of the FX50 SUV here at the Geneva auto show. The second-generation FX gets a complete exterior redesign to look a whole lot more menacing than the current FX range, especially at the front end, where its new headlight and grille arrangement gives it the impression of wanting to eat other road users alive. And eat them alive it just might do, as the updated model comes with a monstrous 5-liter V-8, which Infiniti says is capable of more than 380 horsepower. (A V-6 version … Read more
Is this the wackiest car on Earth? Yep. With its rotating body, pivoting wheels, and space-age profile, the Pivo 2 may represent the future of personal transportation. Then again, it might just be that Nissan's designers are starting to feel the strain of all those late nights. Check out our video.
Alfa Romeo is set to return to the U.S. soon. While you wait, Brian Cooley thought you'd like to see the car you can't get in the U.S. right now, but probably should. Take a look at the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, as well as a few other offerings from the Italian automaker.
Haven't seen Lancia 'round these parts in a couple of decades, but its new Delta is high tech and typically quirky.
At the 2008 Geneva auto show, Brian Cooley takes a look at BMW's new Diesel Hybrid system on the X5: a clean-burning engine that still surprisingly packs a lot of punch.
One of our favorite aspects of the Geneva auto show each year is the weird and wonderful design concepts that that that the event attracts. This year's show played host to an array of novel ideas including a self-cleaning windshield, a "hybrid" convertible roof, and a new in-car communications language. Check out our photo gallery.
Mercedes-Benz had a slew of new and updated models to unveil at this year's Geneva auto show. Apart from the S-Class sedan, almost every car in its lineup got some kind of update or replacement, including an all-new SL class, a four-wheel-drive version of its CL coupe, and the worldwide debut of the CLC-class coupe. Check out our photo gallery from the show floor.
Audi's big news from this year's Geneva auto show is the release of its updated A4 Avant. The all-wheel drive wagon is six inches longer than its predecessor, giving it more than 50 cubic feet of storage space. The Avant comes with a choice of two direct-injection gasoline and three diesel engines: the top-of-the-range V-6 is good for 265 horsepower. The Avant is based on the same layout as the updated A4 sedan that we saw in Frankfurt last year, and features the same suspension configuration and the same Audi drive select system, which lets drivers influence how … Read more
Amid all the news coming from the Geneva auto show, Scion slipped out a news release on what it will unveil at the upcoming New York auto show. The company released few details on the new concept, other than to write in the news release: "The sporty interpretation of the box concept was developed by Tokyo Design Division which studied global, youth-inspired trends." That statement could describe almost any Scion model.
We are looking forward to seeing the concept at the New York show because Scion concepts are few and far between. The picture Scion released is only … Read more
The Chevy Volt and the Tesla Roadster might be getting all the press in the States, but in Europe there are a few more contenders in the electric-car market. Check out our roundup of the, ahem, current crop of new electric cars at the 2008 Geneva auto show.