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2020 Renault Megane spied

The updated Renault Megane has been snapped for the first time by photographers this week, giving us an early preview of what's to come for the small car's mid-life refresh...

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Next-gen Fiat 500 to go electric
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Next-gen Fiat 500 to go electric

Fiat will keep the 500 badge alive with an all-electric relaunch in Geneva next year, as FCA looks to sacrifice volume in favour of higher profit margins and some green-car credibility. Speaking with Auto Express, Fiat head and FCA marketing chief, Olivier Francois, said the new 500 will be "a new object. Totally electric"...


Geneva Motor Show: 10 past concepts we wish made production
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Geneva Motor Show: 10 past concepts we wish made production

Each year the Geneva motor show provides a testing ground of new ideas and concepts for everyone from established manufacturers to design consultancies and dream-weaving hypercar builders. Sadly some of the very best concepts miss their chance at production, be it due to their outright outlandishness, or perhaps because the brands proudly displaying them simply couldn’t get the sums to add up on some of the more courageous design choices...


Bentley Continental GT Number 9 by Mulliner revealed
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Bentley Continental GT Number 9 by Mulliner revealed

Bentley has revealed a very special version of its Continental GT created in collaboration with its bespoke coachbuilding division, Mulliner, inspired by the iconic Bentley 'Blower' of the 1930s. Limited to just 100 units globally, the Continental GT Number 9 by Mulliner celebrates 'No.9', the supercharged Bentley Blower that Sir Ralph Stanley 'Tim' Birkin raced at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours...


Mazda to extract 30 per cent more efficiency from internal combustion engine
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Mazda to extract 30 per cent more efficiency from internal combustion engine

Mazda remains one of the few automotive manufacturers still publicly committed to the internal combustion engine, despite the trend towards electrification. With that in mind, it's working to extract every last drop of potential from bang-suck-blow engines. The company says its next generation of SkyActiv engines will be able to extract at least an additional 30 per cent thermal efficiency over the just-launched SkyActiv X engine...


Mazda continues investment into rotary engines for ‘special characteristic’
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Mazda continues investment into rotary engines for ‘special characteristic’

Bringing back the iconic rotary engine is still a work in progress at Mazda, as the Japanese giant works to find the best way to use the unique internal combustion configuration while most manufacturers publicly focus their efforts on electric mobility. Mazda remains an outlier in the automotive industry, trying to inject a sense of reality into the electric vehicle (EV) frenzy...


McLaren SUV ‘against brand ethos’
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McLaren SUV ‘against brand ethos’

McLaren won't be trying to cash in on the SUV boom, seeing no way to deliver such a vehicle without compromising its promise of lightweight performance. Porsche broke the mould many years ago with the Cayenne, and now the likes of Lamborghini, Aston Martin and even Ferrari have followed suit with SUVs to feed voracious market demand...


McLaren 720S Spider gets MSO'd for Geneva
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McLaren 720S Spider gets MSO'd for Geneva

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has revealed a bespoke version of the 720S Spider at the Geneva motor show, which the company says "emphasises the cutting-edge aerodynamics" of the drop-top variant. Finished in a main coat of Meteorite Grey, the 720S Spider by MSO features accents that use a tri-tone paint, dubbed Coriolis, in the aero work – Cerulean Blue, Burton Blue and Abyss Black...


Piech Mark Zero concept unveiled
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Piech Mark Zero concept unveiled

The Piech Mark Zero concept has been unveiled at the 2019 Geneva motor show, the first vehicle from the Zurich-based automaker co-founded by Toni Piech. Toni Piech is the son of Ferdinand Piech, the former CEO of the Volkswagen Group, and the great-grandson of Ferdinand Porsche...


2019 World Car Awards: Top 3 finalists named
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2019 World Car Awards: Top 3 finalists named

The World Car Awards countdown continues at the 2019 Geneva motor show, with the top three finalists in each category announced this week. A jury of 86 journalists narrowed down a pool of 40 new models to 10 finalists last month, now down to three, with the winner to be announced at the New York motor show in April...


McLaren confirms new 'Grand Tourer'
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McLaren confirms new 'Grand Tourer'

McLaren Automotive has previewed a new GT model that it plans to release later this year, with company CEO, Mike Flewitt, making the announcement at the Geneva motor show. "The fourth McLaren to be introduced under the Track25 business plan will be our interpretation of the Grand Tourer...


Hispano Suiza Carmen unveiled
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Hispano Suiza Carmen unveiled

The Hispano Suiza Carmen has made its debut this week at the 2019 Geneva motor show. The Carmen features two electric motors, one for each rear wheel, making a total of 750kW of power. Thanks to body panels and monocoque made from carbon-fibre, the Carmen is said to weigh just 1690 kilograms. Hispano Suiza says the Carmen is capable of completing the 0-100km/h dash in under 3...


Morgan sold off, new Plus Six revealed
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Morgan sold off, new Plus Six revealed

Morgan has pulled the covers from its new Plus Six, which debuts a new chassis and Toyota Supra power for the brand, having announced an Italian finance firm is now its owner. Having made a significant investment in Morgan, Investindustrial will look to improve the brand's Malvern Link factory and attempt to improve sales outside of its UK home...


Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV revealed

Mercedes-Benz has whipped the covers off the Concept EQV, a thinly-veiled preview of the production V-Class EV set for release at this year's Frankfurt motor show. In keeping with the EQC, the EQV is a mildly more futuristic looking V-Class, with Mercedes-Benz's new lighting signature and gloss black detailing the defining features up front, along with a light bar across the top of the grille...


McLaren sales up 44 per cent in four years
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McLaren sales up 44 per cent in four years

McLaren’s ever-expanding range of supercars have seen its sales increase by close to 50 per cent, as it takes on the traditional supercar makers of Ferrari and Lamborghini. Speaking this week with CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show, the brand’s executive director of global sales and marketing/member of the board, Jolyon Nash, said the company’s ‘purity of focus’ – delivering cars customers want – has allowed its rapid expansion around the world...


Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered: 'We ARE going to make it'
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Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered: 'We ARE going to make it'

Peugeot has confirmed it'll build the hotted-up, hybrid 508 Sport Engineered revealed as a concept at the Geneva motor show. Responding to a journalist saying there's a "slim chance" it'll build the quick 508 on Twitter, Jean-Philippe Imparato, CEO of Peugeot, responded with a fairly emphatic "It's not a slim chance... We ARE going to make it!"...


Koenigsegg Australia sells two Jesko hypercars at $6m+ each; 30-50 cars a year planned going forward
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Koenigsegg Australia sells two Jesko hypercars at $6m+ each; 30-50 cars a year planned going forward

Koenigsegg has big plans in Australia, having already sold at least two Jesko hypercars at a staggering $6.5 million each, ahead of plans to expand sales to between 30 and 50 cars a year when a range of more affordable models come Down Under in 2021...


Fiat Concept Centoventi revealed
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Fiat Concept Centoventi revealed

Fiat has revealed the Concept Centoventi at the Geneva motor show, a modular electric vehicle designed to shake up the way we buy and specify cars. Built under the 'ABC' formula of car design – that's Affordable But Cool, apparently – the Centoventi is something of a blank canvas waiting to be customised...


Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept revealed
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Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept revealed

Alfa Romeo has unveiled a thinly-veiled preview of what we can expect from its Jeep Renegade-based compact crossover, in the form of the slinky Tonale Concept. Alright, so it mightn't quite make the journey to production completely unscathed, but there's very little on the Tonale that isn't ready for the showroom floor...


Audi e-tron Sportback debuts in Geneva
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Audi e-tron Sportback debuts in Geneva

Audi has quietly revealed the e-tron Sportback prototype at the Geneva motor show, which will likely be fully detailed later in the year. Essentially a coupe version of the e-tron quattro SUV, the e-tron Sportback borrows its name from the sexy e-tron Sportback concept revealed for the 2017 Shanghai motor show...