2010

2010

Chrysler unveiled today the 300C eco style today at the Geneva Motor Show. The model is individually accessorized with eco-friendly materials such as cork, bamboo, recycled jute carpeting and suede seat inserts and feature refurbished wheels while providing high-end luxury and elegant design.

The 300C eco style is painted in Vanilla exterior color with black roof and features unique pewter finished exterior accents and large 20-inch wheels. It is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI® engine with Multi-displacement System (MDS), a system that alternates between smooth high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is needed.

Press release after the jump.

Mansory unveiled the G-Couture today at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a tuning kit based on the G 55 AMG and limited to only seven cars. Tuner worked on both the car’s appearance, but also on improving its performances. The entire exterior up to the lower window edge and the roof of the SUV are made of carbon.

For the engine, all the components are replaced with high-performance components from the Mercedes-Benz SLR. The result is in impressive 700 hp and 880 NM of torque.

Press release after the jump.

Volkswagen is set to unveil tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show their next generation Sharan MPV. Available in three equipment versions, the Trendline (base version), the Comfortline (mid-level version) and the Highline (the most exclusive version), the Sharan MPV is likewise scheduled to go on sale this summer.

In addition to the three equipment versions it is set to come in, the new Sharan will also be offered with a choice of four engines, both direct injection turbo petrol (TSI) and turbo diesel (TDI) with outputs ranging from 140 horsepower to 200 horsepower. All of these engines will be made available in combination with the direct shift gearbox (DSG) systems.

Measuring 4.85 m in length, 1.9 m in width and is 172 inches tall, the next generation Sharan features the brand’s new front fascia, first used in the new generation Golf. Also a first for the MPV is the use of sliding doors at the back.

Press release after the jump.

Bugatti’s second special-edition offering at the Geneva Motor Show is the Veyron Grand Sport Grey Carbon. Similar to the Royal Dark Blue , this one-off Veyron Grand Sport has already been sold for 1.65 million euros.

Even if you can’t get a piece of this Veyron - or the Royal Dark Blue, for that matter - you can actually hop over to Bugatti’s booth at the auto show and play a little customization game where you can tinker with your own Veyron according to your tastes, courtesy of Bugatti’s "Customisation lounge".

For the Grand Sport Grey Carbon, the upper section of the body – including the doors and side panels – is made of dark gray carbon fiber while the bottom part of the car is finished in polished aluminum.

The interior of this one-off supercar is the same as the Royal Dark Blue, with the exception of the car’s silver color not contrasting as much to the white stitching as its blue counterpart, thereby giving it a more regal and luxurious feel.

Press release after the jump.

It’s been quite some time since Bugatti has unveiled any other car at these motor shows that isn’t a Veyron, opting instead to keep churning out special editions of their $2 million-dollar ride. While the variety leaves a lot to be desired, we don’t really have a problem with it because it’s, well, the Veyron.

So when they revealed today two special edition Veyron Grand Sport models at the Geneva Motor Show, none of us are complaining. The first of these two one-off Veyron Grand Sport models is the Royal Dark Blue, which if you’re curious to know, already has an owner who paid an impressive 1.75 million euros for the supercar.

The Royal Dark Blue Veyron Grand Sport features a carbon fiber made bonnet with a monocoque and rear section that’s painted in Royal Dark Blue, the same color as the air intakes and most of the grilles with the exception of the highly polished radiator grille. The central part of the car is painted in Arctic White.

On the interior, the dashboard, center console, seats and interior trim panels are all made of dark blue Indigo Leather, while the steering wheel, seats, center console and gearshift knob are painted in white.

Press release after the jump.

The German tuner Brabus unveiled the EV12 Coupe - world’s fastest Gran Tourismo - today at the Geneva Motor Show. The E V12 will be built in limited numbers and will carry a price tag of 478,000 euro ($650,000 at the current rates).

The E V12 is powered by a 6,3 liter V12 twin-turbo engine that develops a total of 800 hp and 1,420 Nm of torque (but limited to 1100 NM). It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds, to 24 mph in 9.9 seconds, and reaches 186 mph after a mere 23.9 seconds. For street-legal use the top speed of the Gran Tourismo is limited electronically to 217 mph, but can go up to 230 mph is you remove the limiter.

The aerodynamics kit includes: air outlets in the sides, special carbon-fiber sport fenders with integrated air vents, special carbon-fiber rear fenders, rear apron with carbon-fiber diffuser and a rear spoiler.

Press release after the jump.

Renault extended the Megane family today with the addition of two new sporting models: Megane GT and Megane GT Line. Available for Hatchback, Coupé, Estate and Coupé-Cabriolet versions, the GT line will go on sale in June 2010.

The GT Line models are distinguished by: sports chassis settings,
restyled front and rear bumpers, 17-inch Celsium aluminum alloy wheels (GT Line) or 18-inch Jetow wheels (GT), Megane R.S.-specification seats with specific GT cloth upholstery and extra lateral support, aluminum pedal set and a dark charcoal interior trim with polished carbon highlights and bespoke badging on the grille and tailgate/bootlid.

Press release after the jump.

Bufori unveiled the Geneva luxury sedan today at the Geneva Motor Show. The company decided to name the car "Geneva" as an honour to the city it was launched in. Production is scheduled to start in June 2010 with the first units delivered before year end.

The Bufori Geneva is powered by a 6.1Lt V8 engine with hemispherical cylinders and produces a generous 430hp and 569Nm of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels via an adaptive automatic transmission and limited slip differential. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds, while top speed goes up to 160mph. The company is also offering a supercharger version that delivers a total of 560hp and 690Nm of torque.

The luxury sedan combines classic design elements such as the long running boards with noticeably modern styling cues such as elegantly integrated bi-xenon headlamps and LED rear lights.

Press release after the jump.

Lotus unveiled the Evora Carbon Concept today at the Geneva Motor Show. The concept is in fact a standard Evora painted in white and featuring stylish carbon fiber, leather and alcantara interior, aggressive carbon diffuser and an evocative high tech composite body.

The concept’s exterior is defined by a structural carbon fiber roof, Lotus Motorsport influenced carbon diffuser and carbon splitter, but also diamond cut forged 19” alloy wheels front and rear. The interior combines the lustre of the carbon panels with perforated leather and matte alcantara.

Press release after the jump.

Nissan unveiled today the fourth generation Micra at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Micra is built on Nissan’s all-new V-platform, and will go on sale in Thailand in March and European sales will begin in November this year.

For the European market the new Micra will be offered with a choice of two engines: both are variations on Nissan’s all-new naturally aspirated HR12 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine. Both of them are mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or Nissan’s all-new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

The new Micra will be offered with a new ‘parking space measurement’ (PSM) device with three skill levels (amateur, normal and expert), an Intelligent Key, Nissan Connect, Nissan’s accessible touch-screen combined audio and satellite navigation system, glass roof, automatic wipers, speed sensitive volume on the audio, a push button start-stop system in addition to a drive computer which supplies drivers with real time fuel economy information, cruising range and outside temperature.

Press release after the jump.


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