Geneva Motor Show 2014

  • Now that the Geneva Auto Show is over, one has to wonder what manufacturers will do to keep our attention. If you’re Mercedes-Benz, you unleash the new S63 AMG Coupé featuring a dynamic new design, 585 hp biturbo V8, all-wheel-drive system and world first suspension innovation.
  • Most autonomous cars are rough, experimental versions of current models, with all kinds of added sensor hardware. The recent Geneva Motor Show flipped the autonomous vehicle inside out, showcasing several futuristic design studies that peeked inside the autonomous car cabin of the future.
  • As always, autos were the main focus of this year's Geneva Motor Show, but a smaller category of vehicle made its presence felt. Electric bikes and scooters had a strong showing. One interesting design we found, the FEDDZ strikes a balance between electric cargo bike and motor scooter.
  • At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen was determined to show a few different looks for all-wheel-powered vehicles with off-road intentions. It revealed a utility convertible in the T-ROC concept and also debuted the Multivan Alltrack concept, an AWD van for "all roads and any track."
  • The Geneva Motor Show is known for hosting its share of new green cars. This year, everyone from manufacturers to university teams showed designs built from ultralight components, powered by alternative fuels and otherwise designed around fuel- and emissions-frugal commuting.
  • At the Geneva Motor Show, Gumpert introduced the Explosion, a humbly styled and powered sports car with a price just north of €100,000. Despite drawing power from a modest 2.0-liter engine, the Explosion still shoots off the line to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere three seconds.
  • Ever since we first laid eyes on the Alfa Romeo 4C, we've been thinking that the top needs to come down. A convertible version of the ultralight two-seater is finally on the way. Alfa Romeo revealed the Spider last week at the Geneva Motor Show.
  • Italdesign Giugiaro’s Clipper MPV concept car was unveiled last week at the Geneva Motor Show. The four-wheel drive, six-seater with fully independent all-electric drive sports a design based on a study of future cities and is billed by the maker as a “veritable automotive research design lab.”
  • It's de rigueur for upmarket brands to have an e-bike in the stable, so it was no surprise that Qoros should show its eBIQE last week. The big surprise was the cloud connectivity and a five inch touchscreen dashboard with an astonishing array of information services. Cheap? NO! Cool? YES!
  • Ducati has upgraded its devilishly photogenic Diavel supercruiser with a new 1198cc Testastretta engine, new exhaust, full-LED headlight, reduced emissions, better fuel consumption and more mid-range grunt ... as if it needed it.
  • Each year, the Geneva Motor Show serves as one of the world's hot beds for high-tech cars and concepts. Step inside a world of freshly buffed carbon, crazy experimental body styling, extreme supercars pushed to further extremes, and brands you may have never heard of and may never hear from again.
  • One of the wildest cars at the Geneva Motor Show, the Nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine (not the punchiest name) is a research prototype that's powered by ionized salt water. More accurately, it's powered by a flow battery that uses ionized salt water as its energy storage medium.
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