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It’s safe to say that aftermarket companies are coming in droves to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. We’ve already seen some from German tuner Brabus, but now it’s time to turn our attention toward its sister company, Startech.
The German tuner has a number of tuned Land Rover, Jaguar, and Range Rover models to Geneva, one of which is this recently unveiled Range Rover.
While Startech normally leaves the flair to its sister company, Brabus, it certainly put some splashes of it on the Range Rover, particularly on the redesigned front fascia that now includes an integrated spoiler with modified intakes, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights. The grilles have also been changed to be a little less distinguishable than the cheese grater from the production Range Rover. On top of that, the rear bumper was also modified with a sporty diffuser. Added exterior options include a stainless-steel sport exhaust system, a suspension lowering module, and a new set of 22" alloy wheels.
Inside, Startech went for a more bespoke look with leather and Alcantara treatment on the seats. A choice of exotic wood or carbon fiber trim can are also available while the yachting-inspired load floor adds a sprinkle of class to the cabin’s look. From there, Startech also added illuminated scuff plates and electrically folding rear tables with wood, carbon fiber or leather surfacing.
Moving to the engine, Startech gave the Range Rover its SD 30S package, which pretty much means that the SUV’s 3.0-liter LR-TDV6 diesel engine will see an improved output of 342 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers then translate to a 0-62 mph time of 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 137 mph.
Citroen will be further expanding its DS4 lineup with the addition of a new Electro Shot special edition that is will unveil at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The new Electro Shot will be built on the DStyle trim level and introduces the classic two-tone finish to the DS4 lineup.
The model combines gray exterior paint with a gloss-black roof and spoiler, plus chrome-finished door mirrors. The model will come with a set of black 17-inch alloy wheels. The interior will add leather seats, lots of metallic accents and a high-end infotainment system.
Citroen offered no details on the engine, but we are pretty sure the new DS4 Electro Shot will be offered with a 1.6-liter HDi 160 engine that will deliver a total of 110 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque.
The new DS4 Electro Shot will be the first Citroen model to be produced by the new customization workshop at the company’s Mulhouse production site.
Abarth’s booth at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show will feature a cavalcade of finely dressed vehicles and a quarter of that belongs to the automaker’s new “fuoriserie,” a program devoted to customers who prefer the exclusivity typical of custom cars together with top performance levels.
One of these models is called the Abarth 695 Black Diamond, a special-edition model from the “New Wave” collection, one that also includes the Abarth 695 Hype. Built and designed to cater to the customer seeking refinement and style on his Abarth, the 695 Black Diamond is arguably the most finely dressed of the four special-edition ’fuoriserie’ models.
The two-tone black and polished grey 695 Diamond was carefully designed to adhere to its name as a sparkling example of the fuoriserie’s exclusivity. Add the checkered roof bearing the same two-tone finish and you have one special edition Abarth 695 that definitely reflects the company’s inspired attention to ensuring that its customers can get the best things out of Abarth.
All four fuoriserie Abarth 695 models will come with the standard 1.4-liter 16v Turbo T-Jet that produces an impressive 180 horsepower.
Chevrolet Captiva was brought onto the market in 2006 and since then, just one minor update was released in 2011. At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Chevy will unveil a second update for the SUV.
The revised Captiva will offer an updated front and rear look, with new LED taillights, angular chrome exhaust tips and a redesigned bumper. There will also be a lowered front bumper, new grille mesh and restyled fog lamps. Chevrolet will also offer a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels.
For the interior, Chevrolet will offer leather seats in fresh new colors, new fabrics and restyled trims in the instrument panel.
The list of standard features will include a dual-zone climate system, an ambient lighting package and heated rear seats.
Full details on the 2013 Chevrolet Captiva will be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. We will update this review once we receive all of the information.
VW has just revealed plans to unveil a plug-in-hybrid variant for the seventh-generation Golf next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The model will join the already packed Golf lineup that includes versions like GTI, GTD and the more powerful R.
Few details have been offered, but you should expect to see the same plug-in hybrid drivetrain recently shown in the Audi A3 e-tron. We are talking about the 1.4 TFSI engine with an output of 150 horsepower combined with an electric motor that generates a total of 75 kW (100 horsepower). The hybrid system will be combined with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.6 seconds.
The future Golf hybrid will be delivering an all-electric range of 50 kilometers (31 miles) when driven to speeds up to 80 mph.
Full details on the new Volkswagen Golf Plug-In Hybrid will be unveiled during its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The 2013 Geneva Motor Show is around the corner and as early as now, you can feel the palpable excitement in the air as one of the biggest motor shows in the world is set to open its doors on March 7, 2013.
The event will last until the 17th, which gives attendees plenty of time to soak in the experience of being in the presence of some of the finest cars and concepts making their debuts on the show.
Should you decide to pay the show a visit at the Geneva Palexpo Convention Centre located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport, we’re here to tell you that the show will be open from 10 am to 8 pm from Monday to Friday and 9 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
We’re not expecting everyone to be there, but fortunately, we’re going to make the trip to Geneva and will be on-hand to share everything we see, hear, touch, and maybe even get inside of.
That’s the beauty of the Geneva Motor Show, fellas.
Check out all the vehicles you need to look out for at the Geneva Motor Show after the jump
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A new teaser image confirmed today that the upcoming Rolls Royce Wraith will feature a fastback body design. The company also confirmed this will be the final teaser image before the car’s official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The new teaser image reveals the three lines that underscore the car’s striking profile. Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Design Director, confirmed that the new fastback profile is "Wraith’s defining element."
The upcoming Wraith will be defined by a graceful line running from the "top of the screen to the very rear edge,” a feature that will offer a "fast, yet effortless touring." A second line is running from the "side window graphic, gliding through Wraith’s glamorous coach door," while a third one "cuts through the shoulder line" and is most artful one.
Full details on the upcoming Rolls Royce Wraith will be unveiled during the car’s official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Jeep will unveil the 2014 Compass, which has received numerous upgrades over the 2013 model year.
On the exterior, the 2014 Compass received an updated exterior with an updated grille and headlamps and a new interior trim, plus a choice of two engines. Jeep will also offer new safety features, like front-seat-mounted side air bags and ParkView rear backup camera.
Jeep is also expanding Compass lineup with the addition of a new North trim level developed on the Sport trim line. It adds a series of cool elements like 17-inch aluminum wheels, deep-tint sunscreen glass and more.
The model will be put on sale across Europe in the second half of 2013. Next to the Limited version, Jeep will be also offering North and Sport trims. Prices will be announced at a later date.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Jeep Compass.
Abarth’s fuoriserie lineup that’s headed to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show comes with four pretty desirable models, all of which come with their own share of merits.
We couldn’t pick our favorite one so we decided that we loved all of them. Parity...you gotta love it!
One of these models is the Abarth 695 Hype, an aptly named creation, considering that it more than lives up to the hype of being part of the Italian brand’s fuoriserie program. That’s hard enough on its own, considering that individualistic nature of Abarth’s program.
But the 695 Hype pulls it off, remarkable considering the car it shares the stage as part of the New Wave collection - the 695 Black Diamond - is no slouch either.
The former is aimed at younger customers interested in cutting-edge trends, while the latter satisfies those seeking refinement and style.
The 695 Hype’s two-tone livery features a grey finish on the lower part of the vehicle, and a matching olive green color on the hood and the Abarth scorpion-adorned roof of the car, separated only by a yellow strip that goes around the entire length of the car.
Inside, it’s more of the same treatment, which particularly finds its way into the seats, adding a distinctive styling cue that fits in well with Abarth’s fuoriserie program.
The Abarth 695 Hype is powered by a 1.4-liter 16v Turbo T-Jet that develops 180 horsepower, giving the car even more reason to be as desirable as it should be.
With a number of programs headed to the biggest auto show of the year, ABT Sportsline is determined to show the gathered masses that it’s one of the best Audi tuners in the world. And what better way to prove that point by bringing a new program for the German brand’s resident supercar: the [http://www.topspeed.com/cars/audi/2013-audi-r8-v10-ar132905.html].
The GTR program for the R8 GT was actually developed sometime back, but the one that’s going to Geneva is a revised version that features new and exciting modifications.
With every intention of shaving off some weight to make the R8 lighter and faster, ABT Sportsline fitted the German supercar with a new carbon-fiber aero kit that includes a new hood, front and rear aprons, new side skirts and a rear wing. With all these new components in tow, ABT was able to shave 242 pounds off of the R8, no small feat for a car that now weighs just 3,340 pounds. Rounding out the exterior mods include a set of 19-inch forged alloy wheels a new stainless-steel exhaust system, and a coil-over sports suspension with adjustable dampers.
For the engine - the unquestioned highlight of the GTR program - ABT Sportsline did its usual array of magic tricks on the R8’s 5.2-liter FSI engine, increasing the output from 550 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque all the way up to an impressive 620 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque.
With these modifications, the German supercar is now capable of hitting 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds - three-tenths of a second faster than the production model. It is capable of hitting a top speed of 202 mph, a significant job from the standard R8’s 193 mph top speed.