One thing that struck me at last week's Geneva auto show was the heavy emphasis that the European car market is placing on emissions rather than on fuel economy. In marked contrast to automakers in the United States, which now tend to extol their models' gas mileage at every opportunity, car makers doing business in Europe (even those from Japan and the U.S.) go to great lengths to provide figures on the carbon emissions that their models expel--given in grams per kilometer, or g/km. A good example of this was the launch of the new Ford Fiesta … Read more
Always a mix of fantasy, fashion, and the showroom-ready, Geneva is arguably the most fascinating car show of the year. Here is Brian Cooley's roundup of our favorite gems at this year's show.
At any auto show there is a world of exclusivity that lives just beyond the velvet ropes. Brian Cooley tries to keep his chin off the floor as he checks out the new supercars being unveiled at this year's Geneva auto show.
Positioned in tandem like in a jet fighter, two people can actually ride in this tilting electric-powered, motorcycle-like car. But they'd better like each other.
The Geneva auto show may be loaded with supercars, design concepts, and alternative-fuel vehicles, but it is also the launchpad for a host of new production models. This year's show saw a bunch of new models from Ford Motor Co., updates from Audi and Honda, and the return of an old favorite from VW. Check out our roundup of real-world models that debuted at the 2008 Geneva show.
From the size to the price--and possibly the build quality--everything about Tata's new two-cylinder ecomobile is "nano." It may not have a radio or power windows, but it proves that four wheels don't need to cost anywhere near five figures.
One of the more inventive concept vehicles on display at this year's Geneva auto show is the City Car from the unfortunately named Assystem, which touts the project as a way of exploring "different thought strategies on the future of the city car." The most obvious of these strategies from the outside is the layout of the car's wheels in a diamond formation--a principle that has been patented by Franco Sbarro, Assystem's partner on the project. The car's doors open upward in gullwing-style, not just to show that it is a concept car, but … Read more
Sure, finding a gas station might be a chore, but PGO's Cevennes Turbo, a sporty vehicle that is powered by natural gas, is still an efficient sports car. Brian Cooley takes a first look at the 2008 Geneva auto show.
Tired of changing those wipers every six to eight months? Fioravante's wiperless windsheild keeps your glass dry and clean. Brian Cooley showcases this new technology from the floor at the 2008 Geneva auto show.
Why should the smart car have all the fun? Toyota shows they can do a pocket-size ride as well, if not better.