Tag: Geneva Motor Show

Nissan Introduces All New Juke NISMO RS: Details Inside

Expanding its model range, Nissan has introduced the all new Nissan Juke Nismo RS model for Europe. The Juke Nismo RS has been slotted as the flagship model of the new Juke range and comes with a number improvements including more power, stronger brakes, a sharper chassis and extra equipment. The new Juke Nismo RS is based on the very potent Juke Nismo and features motorsport inspired engineering, aerodynamics and design, taking the performance benchmark set by by the latter even higher. Powering the Juke Nismo RS is the 1.6 liter DIG-T engine which has been uptuned to deliver even more power and torque.

The fine tuned 1.6 liter DIG-T on the Nismo RS produces 218 PS of power and peak torque of 280 Nm, a decent increase of 18 PS in power and 30 Nm in torque compared to the standard Nismo version. Nissan has also added a mechanical



Toyota Unveils New Aygo City Car: Specifications And Features

Toyota has unveiled the 2014 Model Year Aygo hatchback which is even more eye-catching and fun to drive than its predecessor. The 2014 model’s design is based on Toyota’s J-Playful language which is about the youth culture in Japan. To enhance the appeal of the new Aygo, Toyota will also be offering a range of customization options to the customers. The design of the 2014 Aygo is new and so are the proportions. At 3455 mm, the new iteration is 25 mm longer and has a reduced overall height (by 5 mm) of 1460 mm.

It also offers 7 mm of more headroom, thanks to the changed dimensions. The front features a distinctive X-graphic styling that covers elements like the headlamps, upper and lower grilles, side mirrors and glazing, and foglamps. The overall profile of the Aygo features a lowered roof and readjusted forward. The sides have a sloping beltline



SsangYong Unveils XLV Hybrid Crossover Concept

At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, SsangYong unveiled the XIV-1 which was the first of the series of multi-interface concepts the south Korean carmaker has planned for the masses. The latest addition to this multi-interface concept series is SsangYong XLV, a hybrid crossover aimed for the B-segment that will underpin many of the future SsangYong models. The design of the XLV concept is based on SsangYong’s new design philosophy – ‘Nature born – 3 Motion’. This is the same design language that was first adopted for the XIV concept series.

The name XLV used for the latest concept stands eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle and as per SsangYong, the XLV concept is a multi purpose vehicle that also offers pleasurable driving. On the exterior, the XLV has a robust yet elegant feel to it thanks to the dynamic character lines that flow along the length, striking headlamps, a sleek grille, wider



Skoda VisionC Concept Debuts At Geneva Motor Show

For Skoda, making practical and simple cars has been a passion for decades but in the recent times, the Czech major has started focusing on appealing designs. The latest concept from Skoda’s stables is the Skoda VisionC, a design achievement that will lead to a five door hatchback coupe expected to hit the production line sometime in 2016 and will go head to head with Mercedes-Benz’s CLA. The styling of the VisionC is expressive enough and is the next step of the new design language Skoda adopted three years ago.

The design of the car features sharp character lines as well as convex and concave surfaces, along with slight contours all across the length. The front of the car has a dynamic look featuring a wide grille, stylish headlamp design and fog lamps, vertical fins, a large air inlet and an elongated bonnet. Moving on to the side view, the



Maserati Alfieri Concept and Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Unveiled At Geneva

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in the automotive industry, performance car manufacturer Maserati has unveiled a new sports concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Christened the Maserati Alfieri, this four seater concept that showcases the design trend the brand is going to follow for its future models. Named on Alfieri Maserati, one of the engineering geniuses and the most popular of the Maserati brothers, the concept was created in Turin by a team of young designers who worked under the direction of Marco Tencone.

The whole project was supervised by Lorenzo Ramaciotti and is expected to take production form in the near future. The concept takes inspiration from Maserati A6 GCS-53, a masterpiece that was designed by Pininfarina in the year 1954. In simple words, the Maserati Alfieri is a modern iteration of the A6 GCS-53. Styling wise the Alfieri has a long and low nose – a characteristic seen



Audi TT Quattro Sport Concept With 420 PS At Geneva Motor Show

After plenty of sketches and unofficial renderings, Audi has finally unveiled the all new 2015 Audi TT and Audi TTS Coupe at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Alongside the two sports coupe, Audi also showcased a performance concept based on the all new TT. Dubbed the Audi TT Quattro Sport Concept, the car depicts how extreme the new TT can get. The most important thing about the TT Quattro Sport Concept is its engine which is a 2.0 liter, four cylinder TFSI petrol heart. It indeed is a regular sized engine but the power output is simply astonishing thanks to technologies like Audi valvelift system, dual camshaft adjustment, variable valve timing, and MPI plus FSI direct injection.

The 2.0 liter heart puts out a mind boggling 420 PS at 6700 rpm, meaning 210 PS per liter which is more than what 2001’s Le Mans R18 produced. It also produces 450



Honda Civic Type R Concept Debuts At Geneva Along With Other Products And Technologies

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Honda has a booth full of new products and technologies including the much awaited Civic Type R Concept, the 2014 Civic World Touring Car Championship race car, the FCEV Concept, the powertrain layout for new Honda NSX, CR-V Black and White Edition, Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC, and a bunch of safety technologies. Starting with the most important car as of now, the new Civic Type R Concept model makes its debut at Geneva. This hotly anticipated Civic is the most extreme Type R yet and boasts an aerodynamic styling which is sleek yet simple like any road car should have.

Highlights of the Civic Type R Concept include new headlight design with LED daytime running lights, front spoiler for increased down force, enlarged front grille, new rear spoiler with LED tail lights and 20 inch wheels with red brake calipers. Powering the upcoming



Aston Martin Brings Q-Customized V12 Vantage S And Vanquish To Geneva

Back in 2012, Aston Martin launched its bespoke customization program called Q by Aston Martin. It was well received by the uber wealthy class of Aston Martin customers and they loved the countless personalization options that were available, and are still there. This year at the Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin is showcasing two models loaded with bespoke features that come from the Q house. The British luxury marque have showcased Q by Aston Martin Vanquish Volante and Q by Aston Martin V12 Vantage S at the International Motor Show, and these two models are essentially the illustrations of what customized Aston Martins will look like in the future.

In fact it were not just the cars but a complete Q Lounge concept that was set up at the Geneva. Aston Martin says this lounge is the blueprint of bespoke specification rooms that will be added soon to select dealerships



New Nissan Juke For European Market Unveiled At Geneva

Nissan has unveiled the revised Nissan Juke SUV for the European market at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In short, the new Juke features a restyled exterior, advanced NissanConnect system, Nissan Safety Shield, Around View Monitor 4-camera parking system, 40 percent more cargo space, opening sunroof and Xenon lights. Interestingly, for this year as well, Nissan has managed to retain the not so pleasing styling on the Juke but it looks slightly better thanks to the new headlamps taken from the all new Nissan 370Z.

The front and rear look more sporty thanks to the slightly tweaked design cues and the new opening glass roof. Some of external highlights include Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, new trim beneath the front bumper and new door mirrors featuring LED side turn indicators. The car also gets a revised rear bumper which looks more aggressive. Nissan has also added a new



Volkswagen T-ROC Concept SUV debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Giving a preview of what future Volkswagen SUVs could look like, the German major has unveiled the Volkswagen T-ROC concept SUV at the 84th International Motor Show a.k.a Geneva Motor Show. The SUV is strikingly refreshing and has plenty of highlights including a two removable halves roof, LED headlights, and a progressive design. Volkswagen, who is Germany’s largest car manufacturer, currently offers two of the most successful SUVs of their segments, the Volkswagen Tiguan and Touareg. And in the coming years Volkswagen plans to expand its lineup and enter every possible segment.

The T-ROC is supposed to be one of those new models which could take production form in the near future. Volkswagen is currently focusing on an international lineup by showcasing market-specific concept vehicles. In the recent past, the major has unveiled CrossBlue, CrossBlue Coupe and the Taigun, and now comes the T-ROC. Talking about the design of the



Ford To Unveil New Focus At 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Nearly ten days ago, Ford released the first pictures and official details of the all new Ford Focus and the latest buzz is that Ford will unveil the car at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Presented first at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new Focus features a completely new design which is on the lines of the new Ford models. The exterior features a new bonnet, inverted trapezoidal grille, chiseled headlamps and elongated fog lamps. Aside from the new design, another important change is the addition of SYNC 2, the latest version of Ford’s voice-activated in-car connectivity system.

The system features an 8 inch high-res color touch screen which responds to voice commands to control audio, climate control, navigation and more. For the European market, the SYNC 2’s navigation system will have a split-screen display to offer a more detailed view of the map. As far as the



Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic Limited Edition At Geneva Motor Show

Land Rover is going to unveil the all new, limited edition, Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic model at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. For all those of you who think it is merely a visually upgraded range topping Evoque model, it is not the case. In fact, the Evoque AD (Autobiography Dynamic) is the most powerful, performance-focused Evoque yet, and it will be a part of the 2015 Evoque lineup. So what is so special about the Evoque AD? Styling wise, as it has been the case with all Autobiography editions, the Evoque AD comes loaded with bodily upgrades including a slightly pumped up body kit and massive 20-inch forged alloy wheels.

As for the interior, customers will get premium leather upholstery with ‘Autobiography’ embossed on the headrests of the sport or climate seats. On the technical front, the Evoque Autobiography Dynamic features a chassis which has been retuned for



2014 Fiat 500 With TwinAir Engine And Cult Variant At Geneva Motor Show

Fiat is going to unveil the 2014 Fiat 500 at the 84th International Motor Show which starts in Geneva tomorrow. The new Fiat 500 has been improved both in terms styling and technological features, and the most important introduction is a new, segment-first, 7 inch TFT digital instrument panel. Developed in collaboration with Magnetti Marelli, the display provides all the information relevant about various features of the car. While the earlier versions came fitted with analogue dials, the TFT display is a major step up yet it seems extremely familiar to the previous layout.

The center of the screen, which displays the car by default, can be configured to display distance travelled, fuel consumption, etc. The same screen also warns the driver in case of low fuel, open doors etc. Apart from the all new screen, another important addition is the new TwinAir engine. From 2014 onwards, the Fiat 500



All New 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT To Be Launched This Fall

Recently, Lexus introduced the RC 350 sports coupe and RC F in the US and they were well received by the masses. But this is the not end as Lexus is going to expand the RC 350 lineup with an all new model which will be launched in the US this fall. Joining the RC 350 and RC F this year, is the all new 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT, the pinnacle of this range. Lexus is going to unveil the RC 350 F SPORT at the 84th International Motor Show a.k.a Geneva Motor Show in March. The RC is based on the GS sedan but is a completely new model.

It features a shorter wheelbase than Lexus IS and has the same width as the GS, which make it livelier than the two when it comes to spirited driving. The RC 350 F SPORT is the top of



Volkswagen T-ROC–All New Concept SUV To Dazzle At Geneva Motor Show

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is going to debut its latest SUV concept, the Volkswagen T-ROC. The T-ROC is the German manufacturer’s vision of how the brand’s future SUs will look like. In terms of proportion, the T-ROC is 4,179 mm in length, 1,831 mm in width and has a total height of 1,501 mm, which makes it 200 mm shorter than the Tiguan and 300 mm longer than the Taigun concept which is still under its development phase. Just Weighing just 1420 kg, the Volkswagen T-ROC is based on the manufacturer’s latest, modular transverse matrix a.k.a MQB platform.

The front and rear track of the T-ROC stand at 1,578 mm and 1,564 mm respectively, and it has a wheelbase of 2,595 mm. The T-ROC features really short overhands: 811 mm at rear and 772 mm at rear, and rolls on 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 245/45 tires.



Volvo Concept Estate To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

Volvo has set the state for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show where it is going to unveil its latest concept car, the Volvo Concept Estate. Lately, Volvo has been very keen on showcasing their advancements in the design area and the outcome of their hard work is a couple of concepts including the Volvo Concept Coupe, Volvo Concept XC Coupe and the all new Volvo Concept Estate. This is the first time when Volvo showcases how the interior of their future models will look like. In short, the design is simple and extremely elegant, and instead of using a bunch of buttons on the central console Volvo has replaced all that with a large tablet-like touch screen panel.

The touch screen will not be just an aesthetic element but will display the information related to all the in-car technologies. While majority of the buttons will be replaced by the touch



Vauxhall Astra VXR EXTREME To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Vauxhall will present its most powerful front wheel drive car ever. Dubbed Vauxhall Astra VXR EXTREME, the car has been derived from Astra Cup race car that competed in the Nürburgring Endurance Championship last year. Taking the Astra Cup race car as the base, Vauxhall has developed the EXTREME model which is even lighter and more powerful. Vauxhall used a good number of carbon fiber components, and the result is the VXR EXTREME which is 100 kg lighter than the Astra Cup race car.

This car is a complete track ready machine and Vauxhall plans to go ahead with the production of the car provided it is well received by visitors at the 84th International Motor Show. Powering the track-oriented VXR EXTREME is a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine featuring direct injection and variable camshaft phasing. This little engine produces a mind boggling 300 PS



MINI Clubman Concept To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, MINI is going to unveil its latest concept car. Named MINI Clubman Concept, the car is 26 centimeters longer and 17 centimeters wider than the currently available MINI Clubman. The concept car as just as radical looking as you can expect, while carrying most of the familiar MINI elements. The Clubman concept is a four door, five seater vehicle which would aim at supporting the active lifestyle of urban consumers. Design wise it is very much familiar, thanks to the hexagonal radiator grille, Side Scuttles, short overhangs, the Black Band and elliptical front and rear headlights.

Proportion wise, the concept is 4223 mm in length, 1844 mm in width and 1450 mm in height. Externally, the design of the Clubman Concept is very appealing and features a range of elements which not only look good but have a function too. The highlights include black



New Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake To Be Unveiled At Geneva

At the soon to commence Geneva International Motor Show, our beloved Jaguar is going to unveil the 2015 Model Year XF range. Jaguar says the 2015 model year XF is complete in all senses as it delivers real world efficiency and storming performance at the same time, without making any compromises on the luxury and refinement fronts. But the biggest surprise of the entire range, will be the 2015 Jaguar XFR-S. This is the first high-performance sports estate model to be developed by Jaguar and is expected to be the showstopper at 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

You must be wondering what makes the new Jaguar XFR-S so special? Leaving the styling aside for moment, which obviously is familiar, it is the powerful engine that sits under the hood of this estate model. The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 is good enough for 550 PS of max power and an astonishing 680 Nm



New Citroen C1 To Debut At 2014 Geneva Motor Show

With plans to stir the European hatchback segment yet again, Citroen is going to premier the all new Citroen C1 small car at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Launched back in 2005, Citroen has sold more than 760,000 units of this car and with the freshly designed C1, the French major expects to set new benchmarks. Interestingly, for 2014, Citroen will offer the C1 in both three door and five door versions, as well as an open top variant called Airscape. The exterior of the new C1 has been sincerely updated and features black windscreen pillars, chrome-finish weather strips, two-part headlamps and round inserts, vertical daytime running LED lights, a glass tailgate, and square lights which create a 3D effect.

Citroen will offer the C1 city car in eight exterior color options which include Lipizan White, Gallium Grey Caldéra Black, Carlinite Grey, Smalt Blue, Olive Brown, Sunrise Red, and Scarlet Red, as well