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2014-08-06
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European Union proposals affecting the length of semi-trailer trucks and cabs are set to have a dramatic effect on European cab-over truck designs and will also allow for folding aerodynamic aids to be fitted to the rear of trailers.
2013-09-24
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Volvo’s stand at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show left no doubt about the design influence for the Concept Coupe unveiled at the show. It was billed as the next-generation P1800, and a version of the 1960s coupe was on prominent display on the Volvo stand, overlooking the concept.
2011-10-05
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The latest version of the Bentley GTC convertible, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, incorporates a number of developments including an extensively redeveloped structure and body elements that make strategic use of steel, aluminum, composites, and magnesium.
2009-03-19
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Rolls-Royce unveiled the 200EX experimental car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, which the BMW subsidiary described as a design study for a contemporary four-door saloon that shows the direction for RR4, a new model series from Rolls-Royce due for production in 2010.
2013-03-13
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Touring Superleggera unveiled the production version of its Disco Volante model at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, having introduced a full-scale model in 2012. The model makes a clear reference to the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante (flying saucer) C52 of 1952, produced by Carozzeria Touring, the forerunner of Touring Superleggera.
2015-03-11
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The company hints that the Concept XR-PHEV II unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show could be the basis of a second plug-in hybrid electric vehicle model, following the Outlander PHEV of 2012.
2009-03-18
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Concept or preview? That was the question posed by Nissan in displaying the Qazana concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
2009-03-19
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Hatchbacks take a large slice of the European market, dominating the volume sectors. But shift up in size to large cars and there is a marked shift to sedans. Volume manufacturers have dabbled with large hatchbacks, but few can claim success.
2010-11-30
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While all utilitarian open cars can possibly trace their ancestry back to the Willys Jeep, the Lacoste concept owes more to post WWII European beach cars.
2011-09-27
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The name of the concept may have been drawn from Opel’s 1928 RAK2 prototype rocket powered car, but, with a tandem two-seater layout, it has more in common with the Renault Twizy electric two-seater and other 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show concepts such as the Audi urban concept or Volkswagen NILS.
2011-03-14
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The PhoeniX gave 2011 Geneva Motor Show visitors a glimpse into future thinking from the car manufacturer. Its powertrain is being developed for future Saab models, as are many of its other design and technical features.
2014-03-10
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Shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the concept uses a new construction method that brings together lightweight steels, a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic structure, and power from a hydrogen fuel cell.
2013-03-13
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The VIZIV plug-in hybrid crossover concept unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show was said to show the future direction of the brand. If so, it could signal a move away from conventional four-wheel-drive systems for the company’s products.
2016-03-06
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At the 2016 Geneva Show Audi unveiled the Q2, the smallest in the company’s Q series SUVs to date. It's based on VW Group's MQB architecture.
2015-05-14
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Wirth Research has formed a strategic partnership with U.K. trucking company Eddie Stobart to deliver a truck and trailer aerodynamic kit.
2012-03-14
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The new model will replace the existing Tourneo and Transit and the long-running E-Series Econoline in North America.
2009-11-30
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Scania has developed a new coach for the European market in partnership with Chinese coach body builder Higer. The cooperation will produce further models in the future. The body was designed by Scania’s design department and then developed jointly with Higer.
2011-03-08
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The small MAV unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show features sliding rear doors and no B-pillar, and it's powered by what will be the latest addition to the Ford small engine range.
2008-12-19
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A proposal for a new city bus for London, England, is the basis for a new vehicle designed to carry both passengers and freight for urban collection and distribution. The objective is to exploit periods when demand for passenger transportation is reduced, with a vehicle that can be adapted to carry both freight and passengers.
2010-10-20
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For its C-X75 concept revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Jaguar based the drive system around a range-extender plug-in hybrid-electric architecture. The electric drive system uses wheel motors in each wheel to give four-wheel drive with torque-vectoring capability.
2008-10-23
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Nissan displayed the NV200 concept cargo van at the IAA Hannover Show, before beginning production for Europe next year.
2009-03-18
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The Kia Number 3 Compact MPV concept unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show presented the future face of all Kia models, which will combine the radiator grille, headlamps, and brand logo, as seen on the Number 3 concept, in varying sizes to suit the particular model.
2013-09-24
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Renault unveiled the Initiale Paris concept at Frankfurt, designed as a replacement model for the Renault Espace and also to show Renault’s thinking for future high-end vehicles.
2013-03-18
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Paying homage to Sergio Pininfarina, who died last year, and the mid-engined configuration that he persuaded Enzo Ferrari to adopt in 1965, his namesake company, Pininfarina, devised a striking barchetta concept car, based on the running gear of the Ferrari 458 Spider, which was displayed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
2011-09-27
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Citroën's 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show concept, the Tubik, is based on the Hybrid4 diesel hybrid drivetrain that will soon power a production DS5 model, but some Citroën enthusiasts may recognize some of its design cues from the past. The company cites the 1950s H van as an influence, which appropriately was based on DS running gear.
2009-03-18
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Although presented as a concept vehicle at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, the Mila ev was designed to demonstrate the company’s expertise in producing a platform that can be readily adapted to a variety of OEM needs.
2013-03-12
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On display at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show was a full-scale model of a project created by students from IED’s Masters in Transport Design program. It was a collaborative project with Alfa Romeo for a sedan that would also appeal to the American and Asian markets.
2010-10-22
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Electric cars were central to the Renault booth at the Paris Show, with the Zoe Preview and DeZir Preview concepts unveiled by Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn.
2016-11-28
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Alfa Romeo gave the new Stelvio SUV its global debut at the LA Auto Show. If Porsche, Bentley, Jaguar and Bentley can do SUVs profitably, why not Alfa?
2014-10-10
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The evolution of the DS into a brand separate from Citroën was marked at the 2014 Paris Motor Show by the Divine DS concept, a four-door compact sedan of about the same length as the DS4 at 4.21 m (13.8 ft) long. The Divine DS is designed to show what customers can expect of DS from now on.
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