First Look: ItalDesign Proton Eco-Cars

First Look: ItalDesign Proton Eco-Cars
2010 ItalDesign Proton Eco-Cars - 2010 Geneva Auto Show Coverage, New Car Reviews, Concept Cars - Automobile Magazine
With a little help from ItalDesign and Lotus, Proton builds a microcar.

It’s taken Volkswagen several auto shows to unfold its vision for microcars of the future, but Malaysian automaker Proton, coupled with ItalDesign, are introducing a concept car and a crossover spin-off at the 2010 Geneva motor show.inline_mediumwraptextright28194499/green/news/1002_italdesign_proton_eco_cars1002_05_z+italDesign_proton_eco-cars+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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2010 Rolls Royce Ghost – Paranormal Activity

2010 Rolls Royce Ghost – Paranormal Activity
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The Rolls-Royce Ghost proves to be a screamer.

After a long flight, it’s always a good idea to let the jet lag ease a bit before jumping into the pricey car that doesn’t belong to you, in the foreign country where the roads are scary narrow and the steering wheel is on the wrong side.inline_mediumwraptextright26754476/reviews/driven/1003_2010_rolls_royce_ghost1003_01_z+2010_rolls_royce_ghost+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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2010 Acura ZDX

2010 Acura ZDX
2010 Acura ZDX - Acura Coupe Crossover Review - Automobile Magazine
Like a venomous, egg-laying mammal, the ZDX leads to more questions than answers.

I was one of the first journalists to drive the ZDX, and I enjoyed my entire experience. I was, let me say, up around Monterey and Carmel in California, enjoying a fabulous couple of days of sightseeing, dining, and staying at the wonderful Post Ranch Inn. It was a luxurious vacation experience in the lavishly appointed and trimmed ZDX, a car that follows in the design shadow of the ungainly BMW GTs, cars I find grotesquely unattractive. The second I set eyes on the ZDX, I gasped audibly. But on second glance (when I opened my scrunched eyes), the ZDX was definitely more shapely and better proportioned. And I quickly got used to driving it on the twisty narrow roads around Carmel Valley and south on Highway 1.inline_mediumwraptextright32354727/reviews/editors_notebook/1002_2010_acura_zdx1002_04_z+2010_acura_zDX+rear_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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First Look: 2010 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT Awards Edition

First Look: 2010 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT Awards Edition
2010 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT Awards Edition - 2010 Geneva Auto Show Coverage, New Car Reviews, Concept Cars - Automobile Magazine
To celebrate the fact that its Quattroporte has won nearly 56 different awards, Maserati has created a new special model — the Quattroporte Sport GT S “Awards Edition” — that will be unveiled at the 2010 Geneva motor show.

To celebrate the fact that its Quattroporte has won nearly 56 different awards, Maserati has created a new special model — the Quattroporte Sport GT S “Awards Edition” — that will be unveiled at the 2010 Geneva motor show.inline_mediumwraptextright26937065/features/news/1002_2010_maserati_quattroporte_sport_gt_awards_edition1002_01_z+2010_maserati_quattroporte_sport_gT_awards_edition+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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First Look: 2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo

First Look: 2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo
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Volkswagen already announced it is going to unveil a new Polo GTI at the 2010 Geneva motor show, but that’s not the only new Polo variant headed to the show.

Volkswagen already announced it is going to unveil a new Polo GTI at the 2010 Geneva motor show, but that’s not the only new Polo variant headed to the show. The German automaker announced today that the new CrossPolo will also debut in Switzerland.inline_mediumwraptextright26936717/features/news/1002_2010_volkswagen_crosspolo1002_05_z+2010_volkswagen_crosspolo+profile.jpgTrue

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First Look: 2010 Citroen DS3 Racing Limited Edition

First Look: 2010 Citroen DS3 Racing Limited Edition
2010 Citroen DS3 Racing Limited Edition - 2010 Geneva Auto Show Coverage, New Car Reviews, Concept Cars - Automobile Magazine
Citroën has been a competitor in the World Rally Championship for many years and has celebrated numerous victories including five manufacturer’s titles and six driver’s titles.

Citroën has been a competitor in the World Rally Championship for many years and has celebrated numerous victories including five manufacturer’s titles and six driver’s titles. Now Citroën Racing, the company behind all those winning rally cars, has built a car for the street, the Citroën DS3 Racing.inline_mediumwraptextright26936246/features/news/1002_2010_citroen_ds3_racing_limited_edition1002_04_z+2010_citroen_dS3_racing_limited_edition+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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First Look: 2010 Audi RS5

First Look: 2010 Audi RS5
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By our count, there are only eight days until Audi unwraps its RS5 sport coupe at the Geneva motor show, but that’s not stopping the automaker from spilling the beans on its latest model.

By our count, there are only eight days until Audi unwraps its RS5 sport coupe at the Geneva motor show, but that’s not stopping the automaker from spilling the beans on its latest model.inline_mediumwraptextright32380389/features/news/1002_2010_audi_rs51002_03_z+2010_audi_rS5+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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The Camry Hybrid is the most unobtrusive of hybrid vehicles.

As opposed to the Prius, which with its distinctive profile fairly screams its eco-friendliness to passersby, the Camry Hybrid is the most unobtrusive of hybrid vehicles. Disguised as a run-of-the-mill combustion-engined Camry, the only outward indication that there is a hybrid powertrain lurking under the skin is a small Hybrid Synergy Drive badge.inline_mediumwraptextright28167016/green/reviews/1002_2010_toyota_camry_hybrid1002_05_z+2010_toyota_camry_hybrid+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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Driven: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

Driven: 2010 Hyundai Tucson
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The laggard gets a boost.

The wretched economy of the past year has been a boon to Hyundai, which enjoyed its biggest-ever market share in 2009. Hyundai’s Tucson, though, has been a laggard: fewer than one-tenth as many have been sold as the segment-leading Honda CR-V. The redesigned, 2010 Tucson should fare better. First of all, it has shed the stubby look of its predecessor. The new car is lower, wider, and longer but is about fifty pounds lighter.inline_mediumwraptextright32138784/reviews/driven/1003_2010_hyundai_tucson1003_01_z+2010_hyundai_tucson+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Sonata

First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata - Hyundai Midsize Sedan Review - Automobile Magazine
A good bet.

With eight different model lines, one might hesitate to single out Hyundai’s most important car. President and CEO John Krafcik, though, does not. “Sonata is the brand for Hyundai,” he says. That explains why, for the new 2011 Sonata, Hyundai is spending twice what it did to launch the Genesis — which was the brand’s first-ever luxury offering and first-ever rear-wheel-drive car. Hyundai is betting heavily on this car, and the wager is likely to pay off. The new Sonata is at or near the top of its hyper-competitive class in a broad range of categories — some you might expect (low price, fuel economy, light weight) and some you might not (power, torque, interior space, and driving dynamics).inline_mediumwraptextright32348628/reviews/driven/1002_2011_hyundai_sonata1002_01_z+2011_hyundai_sonata+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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First Look: Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept

First Look: Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept
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Future Substance Trumps Style in Technological Showcase Vehicle

Despite its name, the most intriguing part of the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept isn’t its style at all: the Geneva motor show concept is also an amazing rolling showcase of the German automaker’s future alternative powertrain and convenience technologies. With the possible exception of its sliding rear doors, expect to see many of the gee-whiz gadgets on the F800 on an E- or S-Class sedan in the coming years.inline_mediumwraptextright28166584/features/news/1002_mercedes_benz_f800_style_geneva_concept_carmercedes-benz-f800-style-side-motion-view.jpgTrue

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First Look: 2010 Subaru Impreza XV

First Look: 2010 Subaru Impreza XV
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So, what’s so “crossover” about it?

We’ve just read over Subaru’s plans for the 2010 Geneva motor show — in addition to showcasing its Hybrid Tourer concept from the 2009 Toyko show, the Japanese automaker is debuting a new Impreza XV model — a crossover model which will be offered exclusively in Europe.inline_mediumwraptextright32343768/features/news/1002_2010_subaru_impreza_xv1002_01_z+2010_subaru_outback_sport+rear_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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First Look: 2010 Alfa Romeo Spider Concept

First Look: 2010 Alfa Romeo Spider Concept
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2010 marks Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary, and to celebrate, the design firm plans on building a special Alfa Romeo concept car for the 2010 Geneva motor show.

2010 marks Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary, and to celebrate, the design firm plans on building a special Alfa Romeo concept car for the 2010 Geneva motor show.inline_mediumwraptextright26902646/features/news/1002_2010_pininfarina_alfa_romeo_spider_concept1002_04_z+2010_pininfarina_alfa_romeo_spider+concept_sketch.jpgTrue

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First Look: 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Hybrid

First Look: 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Hybrid
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Hybrid - 2010 Geneva Auto Show Coverage, New Car Reviews, Concept Cars - Automobile Magazine
In addition to unveiling the new 2010 F10 Formula 1 car, Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo used this morning’s press conference to briefly announce a hybrid version of the company’s 599 GTB Fiorano will be shown at the 2010 Geneva motor show.

In addition to unveiling the new 2010 F10 Formula 1 car, Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo used this morning’s press conference to briefly announce a hybrid version of the company’s 599 GTB Fiorano will be shown at the 2010 Geneva motor show.inline_mediumwraptextright32341977/green/news/1002_2010_ferrari_599_gtb_hybrid1002_01_z+2010_ferrari_599_gTB_fioranno_hybrid+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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First Look: 2010 Renault Wind

First Look: 2010 Renault Wind
2010 Renault Wind - 2010 Geneva Auto Show Coverage, New Car Reviews, Concept Cars - Automobile Magazine
It may share its name with a neat rear-wheel-drive concept convertible from 2004, but the new 2010 Renault Wind is Renault’s way of lopping the top off its subcompact Twingo.

It may share its name with a neat rear-wheel-drive concept convertible from 2004, but the new 2010 Renault Wind — which will be unveiled at the 2010 Geneva motor show — is Renault’s way of lopping the top off its subcompact Twingo.inline_mediumwraptextright32342826/features/news/1002_2010_renault_wind1002_01_z+2010_renault_wind+side_view.jpgTrue

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